I'm thrilled to be joining the Aurora Wings Showcase Team to introduce the newest member of the Sprite Family. Meet Butterfly Sprite. I've gone a a bit out of my comfort zone making an altered canvas garden for her to play in.
Here's a closeup of this little cutie that I've colored with Copics and fussy cut. I've used the "simple wings" version, but she comes with "fancy wings" as well. Check out the Showcase post to see inspiration using both versions. You will get both versions and may choose between the jpg or png files in the Aurora Wings Etsy Shop. The png files have no background, but a white image to color, so they can be used with digital paper or merged with other digital stamps, if you like. The gorgeous ribbon here is from DL.Art Supplies.
My original plan was to do something pretty CAS with the new butterfly die from Memory Box. Instead, I went WAY out of my comfort zone with a mixed media extravaganza using paint and inks and frantage and stamping (with real rubber on the canvas, yea, me!) and even some stenciling with modeling paste and had a ball. Doesn't she look happy among the flowers, dancing with her friends?
Gotta say my inspiration came from Lisa's flower tutorial HERE. I was so enchanted by her gorgeous floral inspiration and shabby chic style as a DT member for DL.Art month after month, that I just had to try some of my own. Mine look slightly different because I didn't have the same floral die and I added centers I had in my stash and crinkled some leaves, as well. The light pink flower was made with mottled pink paper, the darker, smaller one started out white and was sprayed with Dylusions sprays. I had so much fun with them, I decided Butterfly Sprite would love them too, so her magical garden came into bloom. On the left corner you can see the bit of my stenciling with modeling paste. My paste was so thick, that most didn't stay on the canvas, but I kind of liked the shabby result.
Finally, there's the dimensional shot. I hope you like my project as much as I loved making it. Be sure to visit the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog to see the amazing creations from the Showcase Team and some of my Aurora teamies. You'll also want to check out the June Discount code and special "Christmas in July" giveaway that ends June 30, so hurry!
There's also a few days left for our Black and White Plus One Other Color Challenge which ends at 11:55 pm EDT on Saturday, July 2nd. Hope to see you there.
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I'm entering this in the DL.Art June Linky Challenge, Simon Says Wednesday ATG, Simon Says Monday Tic Tac Toe (using bottom left diagonal Spray, Stencil, and Stamp), Allsorts Photo Inspiration, Crafty Creations ATG, TTRCD ATG, Inspiration Destination ATG, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday ATG challenge, Tuesday Throwdown Fairies and Fantasy, Try it on Tuesday I Believe I can Fly, 613 Avenue Create ATG w/optional Sights, Tastes, Sounds of Summer (sights, Butterflies and Flowers), Shopping Our Stash How Does Your Garden Grow, Crafting from the Heart ATG, Craft-Dee Bowz June ATG w/bow, Corrosive Challenge June Lots of Layers, Left of Center Monochrome, Robin's Fetish Butterflies, A Gem of a Challenge Anything But a Card, We Love to Create ATG Mixed Media, Crafting by Designs July ATG and Crazy 4 Challenges Add a Butterfly.