Thursday, August 8, 2019

August New Release Showcase for Aurora Wings

It's an exciting day on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog as Mitzi releases the remaining 4 Sprites in the Zodiac Sprite series.  We're starting off with Sagittarius Sprite to which I've added one of the Stars 2-pack available exclusively on HERE .  I colored him first with Copics and then unfortunately set him aside.  My plan was to color a night time sky, but because I was a bit concerned about messing up, I then left him for last.  In the end, my eyes gave out, so I recolored a digital background in my Printmaster Platinum Program and added my already colored Copic work on top for the final project. Then I added a bit of chalking to continue the starry glow.

Here's the actual original coloring of these images, before I decided it was too late to color the background manually.  Because I had added the additional star cluster and it was late in the game, the idea of fussy cutting seemed daunting as well, so for the final project, I removed the white background, as printed and colored with Lunapic, added it to the digital background, and printed it with my Printmaster Platinum Program.  Phew!  Although this deepened and blurred some of the Copic strokes on the final project, in the end I was pretty pleased.

You can find all of the new releases on HERE 

Capricorn is my hubby's sign so I decided to make a birthday card using this adorable image.  This time I actually used two digital papers from Gecko Galz together, by cropping one to make more of a rolling sea (with what sort of looks like some jungley land in the background?), adding the png version of Capricorn Sprite and coloring him with Copics after printing.  I finished it off with papers from Graphic 45 and a peel off sticker sentiment.  (Kind of manly, don't you think?)

Here's the closeup for this cutie.  Hope I can still find the card when David's birthday rolls around.  LOL

I'm adding this to the DL.Art Thankful Thursday Birthday Theme (Happy Birthday month, Diana!), the August a2z Scrapbooking Birthday Challenge, the Outlawz Festive Friday BirthdaySimon Says Monday Happy Birthday,... 

You can find all of the new releases on HERE 
and on Etsy HERE

Beautiful Aquarius looks lovely and serene in this setting, don't you think?  After coloring with Copics I fussy cut her and added her to papers and sentiment from Heartfelt Creations.

Here is her closeup.
You can find all of the new releases on HERE 

And finally we have Pisces to complete the entire series.  Aren't they just fabulous?  Again I used the png version to print on a digital background from Gecko Galz and then colored with Copics.  The vibrant colors of the background seemed to beg for bright goldfish colors and I was thrilled that additional papers from Graphic 45 added to the look I was going for.

Here is their closeup.  I was hoping the star looked like a starfish to complete the underwater theme.

I'm entering this in the August 2 Crafty Critter Crazies ATG with Critter Challenge, The World Wide Open DT Challenge ATG (July/August), Crafty Animals #29 August AG, the Outlawz Festive Fridays ATG...

You can find all of the new releases on HERE 
and on Etsy HERE

Here's the fabulous coupon for this weekend, good in both shops on all images and PDF's.

And that's not ALL!  There's an extra special addition to the Showcase that you won't want to miss.  You can get all the the information on the Showcase Blog and please visit my second post showcasing these additional adorable Christmas images HERE.

EEEK!  Breaking news!  There's now a surprise GWP this weekend, as well.
How fun is this little cutie and friends?  You'll get them automatically with a qualifying purchase in either shop (after coupon) and it will be sent via email within 24 hours.

Gotta say, I had to look up Axolotl and found they are an endangered species.  I was not surprised since Mitzi has always been a champion of animals in trouble.  I say we should flood our blogs and FB groups with colorings of these cuties to increase awareness of their plight.  xxx


  1. wow all the creations are so lovely, love the different styles you have choosen and love how aquarius turned out, lovely creations for this Showcase, lots of hugs, Marion

  2. As always you pull off a stunning gallery of gorgeous eye candies for the showcase, Donna! You do the most creative and professional work I've seen with the digital papers and seamlessly incorporate the beautifully colored images. Every single one of these is my favorite now! Thank you so much for the exquisite samples for today's new release. M xxx

  3. Beautiful cards! These are absolutely amazing, love them and the fabulous images!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  4. OMG you make such gorgeous card and have such awesome coloring!!!

  5. Hi, Donna! Your coloring is pure Magic! Gorgeously done! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
    Crafty Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  6. Gorgeous creations Donna, lovely coloring and designs! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  7. Super sweet images and I so enjoy seeing how you colored them up. Thanks for linking up to our August Challenge gallery at a2z.

  8. These are all amazing Donna you just out did yourself.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART Anything Goes AUGUST 2019
    Monthly Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  9. Lovely card, and lovely colouring. Good use off colour. Well done. Thank you for entering A Perfect Time to Craft Karen Neil DT

  10. Very interesting images and I really like what you did with them. Thanks for joining in over at a2z for the August Challenge.

  11. So many wonderful cards. I do hope you find the birthday card when your hubby's BDay rolls around. So glad you joined us at The A2Z Scrapbooking challenge.


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