EEEK! It's an exciting day on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog as Mitzi introduces the newest members of the Sprites family. I'm thrilled to be joining the Showcase team today, so without further ado, Meet Bachelor's Buttons Sprite. Isn't she a cutie?
A lovely blue always comes to mind when I hear the name of this flower. In fact, a particular shade of blue is named for it, as Bachelor's Buttons are also known as Cornflowers, but when I looked for images on Yahoo I was surprised to see that Bachelor's Buttons come in many shades. WOW! Who knew? So with Valentine's Day fast approaching, it was out with the blue and in with the deep pinks and reds and I concocted a lacy girly Valentine worthy of her frilly frothy petals.
So here's a closeup of Bachelor's Buttons Sprite. She's colored with Copics using the RV shades 10,13,17,19 and 69. (Amazing that I actually still know the colors, but they still happen to be sitting on my desk. LOL) I rarely do hair in colors that are not "naturally occurring" and don't know why because I always love the effect. Here I was aiming for a rather limited palette and wanted her to stand out from the busyness I had going, so green hair it is. (A combo of the colors used on her boots and dress, G 40, 43, 29, and YG 40 and 43. I think it's time to clean up my desk!) LOVE her!
Here are all the links to Bachelor's Buttons Sprite on both AW.com and AW Etsy so you can choose your preference.
With the layers of Spellbinders Decorative Grand labels One and my XL heart die from Die-Versions (that cut in two pieces, used separately here) and the mix of patterns from the old Madly in Love stack from DCWV there was already a lot going on. However, I couldn't resist adding a sweet sentiment via some little conversation hearts and a pretty bow with lace and ribbon from DL.Art. The center flower is actually layered bridal confetti I colored with the Copics I used for Bachelor's Buttons Sprite. Then I sprinkled just a few black gems for balance and called it done.
So are you ready for another? Check out my second post HERE, but don't forget to visit the Showcase Blog to see the fabulous inspiration by the Showcase Team.
And don't miss the Coupon available through the weekend. Woohoo! Have fun!