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.
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I'm entering this in the DL.Art August Linky Challenge, 613 Avenue Create AG/ optional Fantasy, the Colour Crazy Challenge wk 33 AG (2/2), the Outlawz Festive Friday Birthday or AG theme, Crafty Creations AG #373 (1/2), Crafting by Designs August (3/3), the Classic DT Open Aug #8 AG (3/3), Crafty Animals Aug AG/w Animal (U), Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG (2/3), 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Aug AG/ w critters, A Perfect Time to Craft AG (1/3), Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #247 AG (2/3), Crafting with an Attitude AG (1/3), ...
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.
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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.
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