Thursday, February 1, 2018

New Sprites Showcase at Aurora Wings!

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 and AW Etsy so you can choose your preference.

On  jpg HERE     png HERE

On AW Etsy  jpg HERE     png HERE

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!

I'm entering this in the DL.Art February Linky Challenge, the DL.Art Thankful Thursday Love/Thank you Challenge, Lil Patch of Craft Friends #74 AG, Simon Says Wednesday AG, Polkadoodles Crafting (wk 4 Jan 26) AG, Colour Crazy Wk 4 AG, Crafty Gals Corner #158 AG, Creative Moments #135 AG, Scrapy Land Challenge #82 AG w/die that Scrapy Land sells, Mod Squad Valentine-Love 613 Avenue Create New Beginnings (new Stamp, new heart die) Digi Choosday Wk 5 AGTTRCD Week of Jan 30th AG, the February Classic DT Open #22 and the Outlawz Tuesday Color challenge Bingo Board using the bottom row with flowers twist.


  1. Divine ! Super layout design and stunning colouring on that sweet image xx

  2. Wow! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  3. She looks stunning in bright rose pink, Donna! Great to see this new Sprite in colors other than the classic 'cornflower blue' indeed. She really is so girly with such cute outfit with clusters of tiny florets, she looks great on your Valentine's motif with lacy edges and conversation hearts. The black in the paisley DP and the lace ribbon spice things up beautifully. Thank you so much for joining today's new release showcase with your awesome inspiration, Donna! Mitzi xxx

  4. Gorgeous card Donna :-) the image is definitely a cutie pie and I love the papers and details, so pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  5. This is gorgeous Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Michelle DT

  6. Amazing card! I love your coloring. :)
    Thank you for taking part in the Digi Choosday challenge! Erika DT Member

  7. Gorgeous Donna, I had no idea that they came is so many colours, I have only seen the purple/blue ones, she looks so pretty in pink x

  8. What a great card. Thanks for joining our Polkadoodles Paper Crafting Challenge, hugs, Carol DT

  9. Thank you for joining us this week over at Polkadoodles xx

  10. Stunning as always, thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this week.
    Julie DT x

  11. Oh this is just gorgeous Donna. Love the colours you used on her. Thank you so much for joining in the Polkadoodles Anything Goes Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Polkadoodles Design Team

  12. Gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing with us at Colour Crazy Challenge.
    Jill ~ DT

  13. This is just lovely 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

  14. Your coloring is absolutely FANTASTIC. I'm pinning! Wonderful design too, great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating over at the Mod Squad Challenge Hope to see you back again soon!!!
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

  15. Fantastic card,great image and awesome coloring...thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  16. Fabulous card! Gorgeous image and the perfect embellies and 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


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