It's mid-inspiration post time for our Once Upon a Dream...or a Nightmare Challenge at Aurora Wings.
And surprise, surprise, I've got a DREAM for you. Well, maybe more of a nightmare for those of you who had snow in September, but for me, it actually WAS a dream I had.
Hubby and I moved to CA from Michigan in 1980. Although I love the weather here most of the time, I really was missing the idea of snow at Christmas. When we went to bed on Christmas Eve, I was wishing for snow so badly that I dreamt that night that I would wake up to snow. When I actually did wake up, the curtained window looked so bright I thought my dream had actually come true. When I was a kid, I could ALWAYS tell when it snowed because of how bright the curtains looked. Unfortunately it was not the case, but I still think it was a gift from Santa to make me happy, even if for only a minute. (Yes, I still believe!)
I've used the adorable Snowflake Sprite on one of my rather elaborate shaped card designs I did on my first generation Cricut Expression with my Cricut Design Studio software on my laptop back in 2009. It was before SVG files or any of the current fancy die cutting machines and was how I became a paper crafter.
Here's a closeup of Snowflake Sprite, available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy. She's colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped, with Stickles and a variety of Nuvo drops adding detail.
Here's the dimensional view. With all that going on in her setting, I couldn't just leave her flat, could I?
BTW, this cutie just happens to be on sale on AuroraWings.com along with many more of Mitzi's Christmas images HERE
, as well as a current 15% off ALL AW digis on AuroraWings Etsy. Use this coupon for an EXTRA discount through Sunday, November 11.
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I'm entering this in the DL.Art November Linky Challenge, Simon Says Wednesday AG, Jo's Scrap Shack #258 AG, the World Wide Design Team Open (Oct 15-Nov 12) AG, Die Cut Divas Nov, AG, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #93 AG, Papercraft Challenges #23 Inspired by a Song (Let it Snow), TTRCD Week of October 30 AG, the Outlawz PAM Cold Weather, the Classic Design Team Open Nov #11 AG, 613 Avenue Create #215 AG/opt.Christmas/Winter, and A Perfect Time to Craft November #11 AG,