It seems like I have barely begun making Halloween projects,
and here it is almost Thanksgiving!!
And even more shocking, it's time to begin Christmas shopping...
Kill me now...
I think I'll ease into the holiday with a sweet little warm up in the
shape of an adorable Christmas Sprite.
Why stop there? I have three of the cutest, and newest Christmas Sprites
to share with you today. They are part of a new Aurora Wings mini coloring book.
These three images (along with three others) will not be sold individually as digis.
They are only available in the new Christmas Sprite Mini Coloring Book
Yes, I know she's kind of sickeningly sweet (in a good way),
but I was going for a non-traditional color scheme.
And I think we can all agree,
this is a very nontraditional color scheme.
I wasn't actually trying for a Cotton Candy Sprite,
but this Wreath Sprite can obviously double for one
with the right colors. I used Copic RVs and some Rs
to achieve the cherry pink and baby pink coloring.
I gave the entire wreath and the stripes on her bow
a healthy dusting of Rock Candy Distress Dry Glitter.
I also edged her furry bits with white flocking, and the stars
are covered with Diamond Stickles.
This baby is sparkly!!
I chopped up a snowflake border and added it to the corners
to bring in the glittery gold a bit more. I had to try and break
up all that pink.
Very fun to color this cutie!
Next up is the Amaryllis Sprite.
I am quite happy with how well this card came together.
I lucked out big time with the perfectly matching paper.
I rarely color my projects after choosing a paper. I admit it does
make for easier crafting when you choose your papers first,
but my brain is not naturally wired that way.
This little bit of gorgeousness was a dream to color!
I like to google images before I start coloring flowers in particular.
I like to choose a color scheme that is not unrealistic, but more on the
non-traditional side. I immediately think of a scarlet red when I think
of Amaryllis, not a variegated red violet.
Seemed a fitting sentiment.
Not an obvious Christmas card, since I hid the only snowflake behind
the Sprite's head. I have a bunch of birthday's coming up, so this
will also make a perfect birthday card.
Lastly, I have the cutest Stocking Sprite to share with you.
Super cute, right?
I went with another non-traditional color palette of
purples, yellow greens and blue greens.
I had fun coloring and decorating this stocking.
I used Liquid Applique for the snowballs and the fuzzy
parts of the snowman's hat. FYI, don't be impatient while waiting for your
Liquid Applique to run down to the tip, and decided it might be a good
idea to use your heat gun to speed up the painfully slow process.
It is not a good idea. The plastic of the pen is super thin and will,
and does melt very quickly.
Okay, that's it for today's special sneak peek of the soon to arrive
If you just can't wait to start coloring up Sprites, there is a wonderful
Be sure to stop by the Aurora Wings Showcase blog
to see all
of the incredibly gorgeous sample projects the DTs have made for this
coloring book release. And also to get more info on pre-ordering your
very own Christmas Sprite Mini Coloring Book