Thursday, March 15, 2018

EEEK! New Sprites on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog!

I'm so excited to be joining the Showcase Team again today to introduce THREE! new Sprites on the AW Showcase Blog.  Who could resist Easter Bunny Sprite, busy at work painting his eggs?  I've made a (sort of) egg shaped easel using Spellbinders Grand ovals and (ancient) pastel papers from Heidi Grace.

Here's a closeup of Easter Bunny Sprite. My first thought was to flock him, but Mitzi added fabulous furry, fluffy detail I didn't want to lose, so I colored him with Copics instead.  Gotta say, I LOVE coloring fur!  You can find Easter Bunny Sprite below on both and AW on Etsy.

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You can also see the tag that pulls from the egg shape behind with an additional message.  The DP I used for the large egg is actually only a border of a 12x12 sheet, so I cut the oval at the corner and then cut the white center out to leave a pocket for a tag.  The lace border to finish it off is a die from Whimsy Stamps.  The stitched tag and grass dies are from Gina Marie.

I'm adding this to Fab 'n' Funky Anything but Square, Addicted to Stamps and More #283 Holiday,  the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Tic Tac Toe using Die Cuts/ FREE/ Any shade of Green, Simon Says Monday Easter/SpringSimon Says Wednesday Easter Inspired, Crafty Sentiments Designs Easter, Do Al(l) Kreatives #15 Spring/Easter, Classic Design Team Open March AG, MAWTT Easter, Brown Sugar Spring/Easter.

OOOhhh!  And isn't this a magical new Sprite?  This beloved fantasy creature conjures up rainbows, sparkle and shine and that's just what I gave Unicorn Sprite.  I've used a variety of dies from Gina Marie, Mama Elephant, and Echo Park to create this scene and a fair amount of glitter paper, as well.

Here's a closeup of Unicorn Sprite.  I flipped and colored her in soft pastel Copics with a rainbow mane and tail.  I hope you can see the Stardust Stickles I've added to make her all sparkly.  I mean don't ALL unicorns sparkle and shine?  You can find Unicorn Sprite below. 

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I also used Copics to color the die cut rainbow that tucked neatly behind her and into the embossed cloud border.  It shines too, due to an unmentionable mistake with my Xyron.  See?  Guess in the long run it was serendipity.  LOL 

I'm adding this to Crafty Creations #362 AGthe Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode Fantasy, the Outlawz Festive Fridays Use a Die Cut, Word Art Wednesday #326/327 AG, Jo's Scrap Shack #224 AG

And finally, the new Anemone Sprite which just may be one of my faves EVER!  I took the liberty of flipping and cropping her to be able to bring a bit more detail to her gorgeous floral crown.  She's colored with Copics with some Black Nuvo Drops in the flower centers.  The hardest part of this one was deciding on which colors to  use.  Anemones come in such a vast array that I know I'll be coloring her again and again.  She's so perfect for just about any occasion, don'tcha think?

Here's what Anemone Sprite looks like in her entirety.  One of my favorite things about Mitzi's images is the resolution is unsurpassed among digi artists, allowing great freedom in sizing.  Mitzi is also open to creative cropping, flipping, merging and coloring, which is loads of fun for any colorist. You can find Anemone Sprite below.

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And what is a Showcase without a Coupon? (Besides loads of amazing inspiration, of course.)  Looky here!  WooHoo!

Now if you haven't already, I suggest you go check out the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog and see what other members of the teams have done with these cuties.  Such inspiration and talent there.  I'm so honored to be a part of the Aurora Wings family.


  1. These are fabulous projects Donna. Stunning use of these sweet images!

  2. They all are gorgeous! So is your coloring! Thanks for sharing them with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
    Sandy DT

  3. Donna these are gorgeous hun. I love them all and especially tje clever cropping of anemone sprite - brilliant idea. Xx

  4. You are so naughty! you make fabulous creations and a want becomes a need, LOVE those Sprites and how you have coloured them, they are ALL so beautiful, but I have to say I love the Anemone too. Although your fur colouring is awesome.

  5. I'm so thrilled to get your help for today's new release showcase, Donna! All these gorgeous samples for all three Sprites!! I love the egg-shape design and the fantastic coloring of the Easter Bunny Sprite easel card. You really have the fur coloring down. Downy softness is irresistible! I want to take him home. lol The Unicorn Sprite looks absolutely magical at your hands with the mother-of-pearl soft pastel iridescence plus sparkles and shine! And I LOVE what you did with Anemone Sprite - Cropping allows for the details on the flowers to be colored in, and you've done such a beautiful, realistic job to bring them to life! Thank you so much for these fabulous samples for today's new release showcase at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xxx

  6. Amazing creations! I love the images and your colouration. Really cute.

    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#15 – Spring / Easter}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#15 – Animals}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#46 – something new}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  7. Totally gorgeous, each and every one, love the texture on the bunny and how you cropped the Anemone sprite, lovely to have you join us on the showcase team xx

  8. Hey Donna. Just saw your messages on my blog and finally found your personal blog loll. These cards are just stunning and so cute plus your colouring is beautiful. Love these images too!. Wanted to say thanks do much for your message. For someone like me to inspire others means so do much to me! Means I must be good at something lolll. Thanks again xxx

  9. Oh Wow and Wow and Wow, all 3. Just jaw dropping work. Always a real pleasure to drop by and view your work on your blog. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  10. So beautiful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  11. Eeks! This are amazing! I love them all, my daughter of course just squealed with excitement with the unicorn. As always beautiful work on your creations! Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  12. Oh Donna, you know how much I love your cards, beautiful as always, thank you for joining us this week at Digi Choosday.
    Julie DT x

  13. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
    Marja DT.

  14. Very nice cards. Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  15. This is such a gorgeous card! Your coloring is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  16. Adorable. Love all what you made.
    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments Designs, and good luck.


  17. You make the most adorable cards and your coloring is fantastic. You know I love your creations. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  18. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Moving Along with the Times.

  19. Sweet cards . Thanks for joining us at MAWTT Zoe x

  20. Lovely coloring of those images. Thanks for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.

  21. Gorgeous cards, such cute images
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  22. OMG what super cute images! Wonderful makes and pretty colours. WOW...

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#15 – Spring/Easter)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik

  23. Wow love this love how you did the fur Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  24. Wow this is just stunning. Nice work. Love the colours, love the image which you have coloured so beautifully and just love your design. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

  25. Super card, thanks for playing along with our Easter Challenge @ MAWTT this week. Good Luck
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  26. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely project with Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog; it fits perfectly with our ‘Easter’ challenge theme. All your other cards are absolutely beautiful too. Hope you can join us again very soon.
    Diane Louise (DT member) xx

  27. Fabulous card! Gorgeous image and colouring and perfect paper!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  28. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

  29. sweet cards!
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  30. A lovely array of really beautiful cards Donna. The images are all adorable and beautifully coloured too.
    Thanks for joining in with our Spring challenge at That's Crafty! and wishing you luck.
    Fliss DT x

  31. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jacqueline DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


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