Monday, July 21, 2014

Silly for Sprites!

Today begins the new challenge at 
The new theme is 

I instantly fell in love with Mitzi's flower Sprites the minute I saw them.
I honestly can't remember the very first Sprite I added to my ever growing
collection, but I can say that I love them all! 
Especially the "Corpse Flower Sprite". He's wickedly awesome!
So, to say it was difficult to choose which Sprite to use in this project,
is an understatement. 

So I narrowed it down to eight of them,
and I made an accordion book to keep them all cozy.

I just wanted to show how glittery this little guy is in real life.
Everyone got an adequate dusting of glitter. All sprites sparkle, don't they?   

Front cover.
Painted with black gesso and Silks acrylic glaze in Black Ice.

Back cover.
After the black Silks paint dried, I added some of the same
paint in Iridescent Copper for some highlights and distressing.
I really like the copper Silks. Nice coverage and shine.  

I used some Sizzix dies to cut out various shapes and embellies for the book.
I cut everything out in back card stock, and glittered accordingly. 
For the covers, I painted the die cuts with TH distress crackle paints in 
antiqued bronze.

I really love the crackle effect.

I'll probably make a belly band or a sleeve for the book to slide into,
so it stays safe and protected when not being adored by everyone.
But, that's for another day.

Please be sure to drop by the challenge blog and check out all
of the Sprite projects that the talented DT have created for this challenge.
So much eye candy, you can't help but be inspired. 


  1. Glo,
    I sat and starred at your Sprite accordion book for a long time looking at each of your Sprites. You have colored them so amazingly. And I love how you have decorated the front and back and each page of the Sprites.

  2. Just LOVE your accordian book, Glo! Each Sprite is colored so artfully and the backgrounds are a perfect match to each. Fabulous project! Yeah, it really is hard to choose among these adorable guys. They're all so stinkin' CUTE! xxD

  3. What an awesome accordion book, Glo! I love your coloring on the sprites - how you make them sprite-like and not so humanoid by giving their skin plant colors. Outstanding all the way around! Love, love, LOVE!!! Mitzi xx

  4. Um...WOW! I am speechless (good job I can write a comment) this is a wonderful project, beautifully crafted and coloured and the sweetest little sprites... a very special keepsake.

  5. Fantastic way to show off these little cuties - love the vibrant colours against the black :)

  6. This is an amazing piece of art. I am so glad that you have show each sprite. Beautiful work!

  7. AWESOME in the extreme !!!!!

  8. So above and beyond spectacular! Beautiful work on each image and sooo pretty. Backgrounds are wonderful and gorgeous layouts for each fairy. WOW!


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