Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aurora Wings August Showcase



It's an exciting day in August as today there are 4 new images debuting on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog.  I'm thrilled to be joining the Showcase Team again with two adorable new Sprites.  WooHoo!  First off is this little rascal,  Dragon Sprite.  I thought is magical creature needed a magical setting, and with his fabulous wings he could soar above the clouds so I used a stitched clouds die from Mama Elephant inked with Distress as a base.  The DP is from a Christmas pack from Wild Rose Studios that conveniently fit the color scheme I'd used and the die cut sentiment (also Christmas from Tim Holtz for Sizzix) was cut three times  and layered with the top layer colored with Copics to match. The star he's holding, and those scattered in the sky have been in my stash forever.  Makes a cute birthday card or Wish Upon a Star...



Here's a closeup of Dragon Sprite.  He's colored with Copics in an abbreviated palette from this month's special Bonus Class for Kit and Clowder Monthly Class subscribers.  This one was particularly timely, as I had a ball adding dragon scales for texture here as taught in the class.


JPG at AuroraWings.com   PNG at AuroraWings.com


This precious little gal is Hummingbird Sprite, a favorite visitor in any garden.  I miss the hanging fuchsia basket we had to attract these darlings, but there are still many flowers they seem to enjoy.  I planned the card design around a new flip flop card die I just received from Tonic studios.  However, when I actually cut the card base, I realized I'd printed (and colored) the digi too large for the die cut opening that flipped when the card was opened.  My heart was still set on the perfect sentiment and frame from the Tonic set that reads "It's the little things that make life Big", so I fashioned an easel card from another new die from JustRight Dies (yes, it's an addiction) that seemed to fit the garden theme and there ya go.



Here's a closeup of Hummingbird Sprite and the gorgeous fuchsia she's carrying.  What fun I had choosing colors among the many variations of the species.  Since I colored the flowers first, I went with a bold combo I found through Yahoo pictures.  Are they true?  Who cares?  The point, as always, is to have fun, isn't it?  Again, this is mainly Copic coloring with a tiny bit of detail  from Prismacolor pencils.  Then she was fussy cut and popped atop a double layer of the filigree die cut to add even more dimension.


JPG at AuroraWings.com   PNG at AuroraWings.com

This concludes my contribution to the fabulous new Aurora Wings Showcase today, but there are two more glorious stamps and amazing inspiration from the Showcase Team so be sure to check them out HERE.

And just in case you might want to nab a few of them for yourself, here's a coupon good through the weekend at both stores.


The new challenge just started on the AWCB, too.  Hope to see you there.

Here's how to keep up with all that's happening at Aurora Wings.





27 comments:

  1. Oooh Donna I love both of these gorgeous sprites. Like you I added those fabulous scales that Alyce taught us in the extra Dragon class - perfect timing as you say. Love the colours you used for your dragon too - so beautiful. xxxx

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  2. I am drooling over these cards, such beautiful colours and work Donna.
    Faith
    x

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  3. Donna, your dragon, is AMAZING! Incredible job with the scales. Saw this on a challenge and had to pop in to tell you how fantastic it is! They're both cute, but oh my, that wee dragon! Love it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  4. I love your coloring and blending! Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us and good luck!
    Hugs Joy
    Craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com

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  5. Donna, these cards are beautiful! Your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for joining the Monday Greetings challenge on the Outlawz Challenges site.

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  6. Both of these are so gorgeous, Donna! Your coloring really shines. Thank you so much for the awesome inspirations for today's new release showcase at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xxx

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  7. Great project thanks for joining in at Crafting by Designs

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  8. These are fabulous Donna. Your use of colour is amazing!
    Laine
    x

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  9. Oh, wow!!! These are both gorgeous!! Your coloring is stunning and the way you ix colors is just fabulous! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  10. Gorgeous work Donna your colouring is always amazing xx Jan

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  11. So beautiful Donna, I love that you used the K&C class for your dragon he is stunning, still need to finish mine!! and your hummingbird is just gorgeous x

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  12. Hi this is a stunning card.Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for the current challenge which is always Anything Goes. The sponsor is Fred She Said. Hugs Jackie DT

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  13. I always smile when I see one of your creations in my inbox. I recognize your work right away!

    These two sprites are so beautiful. Aurora wings are lucky to have you on their team.

    Evelyn
    https://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com/

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  14. loving the way you coloured these lovely sprites and love that you added the scales so lovely in the face of the dragon suit as well, hummingbird sprite is lovely coloured as well. Both creations are so whymsical and lovely. Had to smile when I read about your cat on my blog, Droppie does this too, ticking in my face, mostly when I am asleep and he wants some space to cuddle up next to me :), lots of hugs, Marion

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  15. Both are stunning cards, Donna. I adore your little Dragon Sprite with his beautiful scales and your Hummingbird Sprite is just precious. Stunning colouring and beautiful dies makes this a wonderful card. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” August Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT

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  16. Thank you so much for entering the Monday Greetings challenge at The Outlawz Challenges this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Happy crafting,
    Angela
    Monday Greetings DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}

    theoutlawzchallenges.ning.com

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  17. The little dinosaur is so cute and so perfectly colored - love it!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  18. Wow I love your dragon great colouring 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 http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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  19. This looks so cool Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/


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  20. Both your cards are just beautiful! The color combo on the dragon sprite one is gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
    Monica C. DT CWAA

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  21. Amazing cards - love your colour schemes.

    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.
    Regards,
    TTCRD DT
    Made by Helen{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door
    ttcrd.blogspot.com

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  22. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies too.

    Helen x

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  23. Hi Donna, a super cute card, love the colour scheme and the sentiment die looks fantastic... Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

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

    Ania DT

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  25. Back with my GDT hat on Donna for Colour Crazy Challenge. You know how much I love this exquisite creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCC and come and play along again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo CCC GDT

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  26. WOW! These are great work! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Vicki DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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Thanks for making my day!