Thursday, March 5, 2020
We're really on the ball this month, with 3 new Sprites on the AuroraWings Showcase Blog the first week, plus another exciting surprise. We're gearing up for Spring in the Northern Hemisphere so, of course, our thoughts turned to flowers.
First of we'll start with Peony Sprite, a flower I ADORE, but have had not much success at growing in my own garden. That doesn't stop me from having bouquets of these lovelies throughout our house from the Farmer's Market, whenever possible, however. The hardest part is choosing colors. So here I decided to add the lovely Peony Bouquet, available HERE, in the Floral Section at AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy, to give me more luscious petals in the mix.
Here's a closeup of the combined images. Peony Bouquet is available in jpg only, but when given a choice, I always opt for png in case I want to merge images. I've used a Spellbinders Grand Decorative Oval die and Graphic 45 Floral Shop DP.
Here is what the new Peony Sprite digi looks like all by herself. Still plenty of gorgeous petals to color.
I'm adding this to the DL.Art March Linky Challenge, the Unicorn Challenge Flower Power, ...
Next we have Dogwood Sprite, as sweet as can be and carrying a flowering branch from her tree in bloom. I decided to keep her as "Springy" as possible with basically white blossoms with just tinges of pink and yellowish green. She's fussy cut and popped atop a mat that was cut using only the lacey interior of the Spellbinders Venice Lace Designer Series set and using a larger Spellbinder's oval to cut the interior. The added Dogwood Blossoms were cut with Susan's Garden by Sizzix and the branches from Spellbinder's Ivy Die D-Lites. The interior of both the die cut and image blooms were done with Prills from USArtQuest.
I"m entering this card in the Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Challenge, ...
Finally, we have Agapanthus Sprite, an abundant border flower in our garden, also known as Lily of the Nile. The flower heads remind me of fireworks and I often use them in arrangements for our party on July 4th along with white hydrangeas and red roses. I've colored her in the light lavender of the majority of our blooms, as well as the deeper bluish purple of the giant variety. (my favorite!) What a gorgeous image for a bride or wedding attendant, especially a sweet flower girl. The lovey die here is from Jeanine's Art.
I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Something Feminine Challenge, the OUtlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode Challenge AG, ...
So are you ready to go shopping? Don't forget the coupon, available for use in either shop on both new and current images.
But who is this? Mitzi surprised us with another GWP! Meet Popcorn Sprite, yours free with a qualifying purchase this weekend after coupon. Be sure to check out the AW Showcase Blog to see the amazingly creative ways my DT sisters have used this cutie. I chose buttery goodness and a bit of a pun and drizzled a Viva Pearl Pen in yellow (the best match of all of the goo I have in my stash) over her fluffy kernels to make her irresistibly YUMMY! I managed to isolate part of her hair and manipulate it behind Popcorn Sprite In my Printmaster Pro program to keep the image, at least, flat (another example of why I choose the png images when they are offered) but I couldn't resist adding 3 blooms that reminded me of popped corn. Isn't she adorable? You know you want her, so go! Mitzi will send the image via email within 24 hours.
I'm entering this in the Outlawz Festive Fridays AG challenge, Creatalicious #182 AG w/ optional Monochrome, ...
So there you have it! Another fabulous AuroraWings Showcase that I hope inspires you to color and have fun. And when you do, be sure to pop over to the Stamps by AuroraWings FB Group and enter our March FB contest for the opportunity to win free images. New rules allow coloring only and even past projects, so we'd love to see you there.