Friday, April 29, 2016

Finally! A mushroom I can love!

As far as eating mushrooms go, I am not a fan.
Maybe it's the texture, maybe it's the flavor. 
Either way, I can do without them.

It's a Mushroom Flower Sprite from Aurora Wings!! 
Mitzi has done it again and created an adorable new sprite image.
The very second I saw her, I knew she was destined to adorn my 
Mother's Day cards this year. 
But then I thought, what about foregoing the standard card
and creating a little gift instead?
My family has enough of my handmade cards to last them forever, 
but maybe a small mixed media canvas would be a nice change of pace. 

I began with a 4"x 5" small canvas, painted it using DecoArt chalk paint in 
the Timeless shade, and then used the Tim Holtz Gothic stencil to add some
Finnabair Texture Paste in Platinum Crackle.

I colored this Mushroom Flower Sprite with my Grandma in mind,
using RV Copics. I added some Stickles for sparkle and interest.
I used a Spellbinders oval and Elegant oval to ground my image.
Also decked out in some Stickles magic. Sprites need their sparkle.

Grandma loves flowers, so I broke out my stash of paper
flowers, and even popped a tiny mushroom in for fun.
I added a lovely pearl stick pin and some pearl and gold
dew drops for a bit of fancy decadence. Nothing is too good
for this special lady. I just know she's going to love it.  

I didn't want to start a fight over special gifts, so I made another
canvas for my Mother in Law. This one is a little different in that 
I used a 4" x 4" canvas, but stayed with the same basic background and
textures as the first one. 

I used BG and YG Copics for this color scheme.
I like to mix things up a bit with non-traditional colors.
And so far I have yet to color one of these Aurora Wings Sprites    
using flesh tones on the skin. Just one of my quirks when
it comes to little magical  creatures.

I used a different embellishment for height,
but still popped a sweet little mushy in there to keep everyone happy.  

This adorable little mushy is available today in the 
To see more inspiring Mushroom Sprite projects be sure to stop by the  

Thanks for dropping by today.

I'd love to enter these canvases in the following challenges:


  1. EEEK! ADORABLE, Glo! No, no fighting this Mother's Day. Your canvasses are both to die for! Love the vintage feel of the background and framing and your coloring of these cuties is magical, as always. Looks like they're ready for Mother's Day brunch (and no, I don't mean as part of the quiche, LOL It's the texture...UGH!) Fabulous flowers and those teeny 'shrooms are precious! xxD

  2. Both of these are so BEAUTIFUL, Glo! What a great idea to make a little mixed media canvas for Mother's Day!! You already know that I'm a big fan of your signature coloring style. You've done an awesome job with the Mushroom Flower Sprite. I also love the design of these canvases with the decorative oval behind the Sprites with lace pattern and flowers tucked to the side. Also noticed those cute little pudgy mushrooms - LOVE!! So whimsical, so charming! Thank you for these great inspirations today for the new release showcase. Mitzi xxx

  3. Both are just beautiful Gloria..wonderful texture and colour combos..
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Southern Girls challenge..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. waow, love the little girl and love how you did make the card :)
    Thank you for joining us at inspirationdestination.
    Much greetings Geesje

  5. I love these Gloria, those little toadstool embellishments are beautiful, I neeeeeed them x

  6. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Fun-day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.

  7. these are both gorgeous, luv the flower embellies! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  8. Two very pretty canvases, love all the details, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  9. Wonderful work!!! Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month!!!
    Arlette DT

  10. Wow these canvases are stunning, they will love them
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Debbie DT

  11. Your Mother's Day canvases are very pretty! Love the sparkle, textures, and lovely embellishments you added to complement your beautifully colored mushroom flower sprites. They will love them!! Thanks for joining us over at the Mod Squad Challenge this week!

  12. Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge at A Beautiful Mess.
    I hope you can join us again for our next Challenge.
    Angie DT

  13. This image is so cute. Love the colors you used on both of them especially the blue and green. Great job and thanks for joining us over at Jo's scrap shack for Funday Friday Challenges.

    Amanda DT

  14. What fantastic cards. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge this week.

    Peggy T.
    DT Member

  15. Exciting creations!! Beautiful coloring!! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week! Hug Lena

  16. Absolutely gorgeous Gloria..both colour combos are just beautiful and love your textures..
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Southern Girls challenge..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  17. These are both so gorgeous!!! These will definitely be well received on Mother's Day. Love your colors and all the gorgeous texture. And your coloring is stunning! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  18. I love the canvases - they are both gorgeous! The texture is really scrumptious. Thanks for entering the Southern Girls challenge :) Kelly

  19. Happy news for your over on the Southern Girls Challenge hun. Go check it out! Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

  20. Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)


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