Friday, August 19, 2016

New Release Showcase - Lady of Compassion

Welcome to our new release showcase!  Today we have two new releases of totally different subjects and styles.  Variety is the spice of life, as they say, and I like to go different places in my art and imagination.  That's why you see a wide range of images at AW - from the whimsical and adorable Sprites to beautiful ladies in flowers, all the way to the other end of the spectrum with dark fantasy images.  I know that not everything is eveyrone's cup of tea, but I, for one, love drawing them all.

First up is the digi release of the 'Lady of Compassion'.  Please note that she will be a LIMITED TIME RELEASE of 1 month.  This image was previously released in my coloring book titled, "Gardens & Goddesses".  I have kept her as the 'coloring book exclusive' for many years, but due to repeated requests, I am making this image available as a digi for a limited time only.  So I hope you take advantage of it and add her to your AW digi stash if you've had an eye on her all this time.

Laila (previously colored from the coloring book)


The 'Lady of Compassion' is a full size coloring page or a very large digi, coming in at 2400 x 3150 pixels (8 x 10.5 inches/20.3 x 26.7 cm approx.).  Available only in JPG, and for a limited time only (Aug. 19 through Sept. 18, 2016).  Once this period is past, it will become available only in the Gardens & Goddeses coloring book.

Now to the second release today.  It is 'Jellyfish Adventure'!  This was originally illustrated as an ACEO, which means the original drawing was only 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.9 x 8.9 cm approx.).  I had to redraw digitally in order to make a digi version of this, and I have also made the file larger.  6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm) to be exact.  There's just too much going on to squeeze it all into the tiny digi!   I've made two versions of the Jellyfish Adventure - one with the background of smaller jellyfish (full version), and the other with the main image only (simple version).

Silvia using the simple version

Donna using the full version

Laila using the full version

Jan using both versions

Hath Thi using the simple version

The 'Jellyfish Adventure' Full Version is available in JPG and PNG at the AW Etsy shop.  This version comes in at 1800 x 2400 pixels, with lots of details for a full scene.

The 'Jellyfish Adventure' Simple Version (no background) is also available in JPG and PNG.  This version comes in at 1500 x 2100 pixels.

And of course, no new release showcase is complete without discount code for the weekend!  I have two codes for different levels of saving for you.  These are good at AW Etsy shop, now through Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm EDT US (That's 3:59 am GMT, Monday, August 22).

Happy coloring & crafting, everybody!!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

New Release Showcase - Snow Queen

Welcome to the second new release showcase of our celebration weekend!  This post today marks AW Showcase Blog's 100th post!  Wow!  Another reason for us to celebrate!  *happy happy* We now shift gears a little bit and go from adorable furbabies to a world of fantasy!  I am pleased to introduce "Snow Queen - Blooms of Ice" to the AW digi lineup.  This line art is executed more loosely for an impresisonistic feel, like my "Petals in the Wind" and "Winter Lullaby" digis.  It's great for watercolor washes or quick, loose coloring, and also great for experimenting with texture techniques with salt, wax, alcohol, and more.  This image comes in at a full-page size of 8 x 11 inches, so you can really go into the details if you want to.

I think you're going to enjoy the inspirations gallery by the ladies of the Showcase team, who worked so hard on such a short notice to bring these beautiful works to you today!

The Snow Queen - Blooms of Ice - digi is a large, full-page digi/coloring page, coming in at 2400 x 3300 pixels.  That's 8 x 11 inches/ 20.3 x 27.9 cm.  Available only in JPG.  This digi is now listed at AW Etsy.

We're still going strong with the games all day.  And at 6 pm EDT US, I'll make the freebie digi available at the FB group.  There will be a coloring/crafting contest with the digi (the contest will stay open through the end of the month), so don't forget to grab it.  *Note: This contest will also be open to anything made with the new releases from this weekend.  So if you bought (or buying) the Beach Kitty or Beach Puppies digi  or the new Snow Queen, get busy and join the contest with your new creations!!

Friday, July 22, 2016

New Release Showcase - Beach Kitty

Welcome to our new release showcase today as we kick off our 2,750 Members Celebration event at Stamps by AuroraWings Facebook group!  For the next two days, my designers and I will be bringing you lots of inspiration, games, and prizes, for our milestone celebration.  Be sure to stop by periodically and check at the FB group for game announcements, new releases, and special offers!!

First, we are so happy to bring to you not just one, but two new releases today in our showcase!  I hope you like them, as these images are for animal lovers - both kitties and puppies - and seasonal, well, at least for those of us who are in the northern hemisphere right now.

Without further ado, please enjoy the gallery for our new release "Beach Kitty"!

Marion from Stella Team

Donna from Aurora Team

And below, we have inspirations made with our second new release today, "Beach Puppies"!!  

Jan using both digis

The "Beach Kitty" digi is available in two different versions - with or without the beach scenery background.  

Beach Kitty with Background  JPG(available in JPG only)
All Beach Kitty digis come in 6 x 6 inches /15.2 x 15.2 cm square (1950 x 1950 pixels at 300 dpi).

Beach Puppies in PNG
The Beach Puppies digis come in 7 x 5 inches/ 17.8 x 12.7 cm (2100 x 1500 pixels at 300 dpi).

All are now available at AuroraWings Etsy location.

Now, no celebration is complete without a special discount code ... or two ... or THREE!  I have three different codes for you for different level of discount, depending on your total order amount.   Choose the code that works best for you, depending on how many digis you're buying.

You can now head on over to the Stamps by AuroraWings Facebook Group to check out our game contests!  Keep checking back periodically to find new games and other announcements on the group wall.  But before you go, I want to remind you that there will be ANOTHER, yes another, new release showcase right here tomorrow (Sat, July 23).   It'll be an interesting change of pace from the cute furry animals of today's release.  That's all I'm going to say for now.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

New Release Showcase - Butterfly Sprite

Welcome to our showcase of a brand new member of the Aurora Wings Sprites family - Butterfly!  She's a girly girl, dressed in a fluffy petal dress.  She lives in a flower garden, and every day is a garden party.  Here's a colorful showcase of the works by our Showcase Design Team along with a few designers from the Aurora Team of the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.  Enjoy!!

Jan with Simple Wings

Jan with Fancy Wings

Julie with Fancy Wings

Laila with Fancy Wings

Laila with Simple Wings

Debra with both versions

Kevin with Fancy Wings

Donna with Simple Wings

Gloria with Fancy Wings

As you can see from our gorgeous gallery, the great thing about this Sprite is that you can play with so many different color combos!   All Sprites are fantasy fairy babies, so there's no color combo that is not 'correct'.  Anything goes!!  Now I have a great news for you.  I am rolling the two versions of this Sprite - the Fancy Wings (with dot patterns) and the Simple Wings (without patterns) - into a single listing, so you get both versions for the price of one Sprite!  How fun is that?

Fancy Wings color preview

Simple Wings color preview
As usual, these digis are available in standard JPG/JPEG (with solid white background) or transparency-supported PNG (the white of the background is removed so you can use this digi over another layer of a background image or digital/printable paper).   Both sets are available at AuroraWings Etsy shop.

And as if getting two versions of the digis for a price of one wasn't enough of a bargain, today is the last day for the digi discount codes* shown in the ad below!  Be sure to write your review/feedback on your purchase so you can be entered into the Christmas in July $50 USD Shop Credit Giveaway.  Today is the last day!!  A winner will be randomly picked tomorrow.   * Please note: These codes are for digital stamp purchases only.

Have a colorful, crafty weekend, everyone!!