Friday, November 13, 2015

Christmas Sprites Mini Coloring Book Showcase

Welcome to our Christmas Sprites Showcase, celebrating the publication of the new Christmas Sprites Mini Coloring Book!!  The Aurora Wings designers from both the Challenge Blog and the Showcase Blog have created adorable samples for you from the brand new images that are exclusive to this new coloring book.  The designers received the images directly from me to work with for this special showcase.  But all images in this volume of coloring book were digitally drawn and printed at original size for an excellent print quality, so you'll be able to get scans/copies made of your coloring book pages to use on your craft projects such as the ones you see here today!  Enjoy the gallery of the Christmas Sprites by our fabulous designers!!

First up is the Amaryllis Sprite!  Anyone who has ever grown these amazing plants from giant bulbs knows how spectacular their blooms are.

Next up is the Candle Angel Sprite!  Wearing a crown of holly, this is a precious little angel, perfect for the holiday season.

Now a sweet little Candy Cane Sprite, all dressed up, ready to spread holiday cheer!

Holiday treats must include family fun time with gingerbread houses and gingerbread cookies!  Here is the Gingerbread Man Sprite, joined by his gingerbread buddies!

Of course, no holiday decor is complete without a gorgeous wreath accenting your front door, extending a warm welcome to all your guests.  Here is the Holiday Wreath Sprite!

And last but not least, we have the Stocking Sprite!  I have always enjoyed little surprises inside Christmas stockings, so I just had to tuck in a little Sprite in a Santa hat in this stocking.



 Here is a look at the 6 new Sprites that are exclusive to the coloring book. (Click on the image for a full-size view.).

And here is a look at the remaining 6 Sprites that are also included in this coloring book (already available in digital stamp format).  These were redrawn for the coloring book for a clean print (Because books are printed with black ink only unlike home printers that use cyan/magenta/yellow/black to create hundreds of thousands of shades of grey.).  Poinsettia Sprite, Holly Sprite, Mistletoe Sprite, Christmas Cactus Sprite, Little Santa, and Christmas Tree Sprite.

The Christmas Sprites Mini Coloring Book can be pre-ordered here now through the weekend.  Once I have the shipment of these books arrive at my house, I'll make a listing at Etsy for immediate dispatch (If you've shopped coloring books from me before, you know that in-stock items get shipped FAST!).  Keep an eye out at the AW Facebook Group for updates on availability.

Remember to check out the SALE Digis section at the AW Etsy for sale-price holiday digis.  And here's a discount code for the weekend that will give you 20% off on digi purchase of $10 USD or more.  And don't forget to join our Facebook Group Contest with your holiday Sprites creation this month!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Two New Releases

Welcome to Day 2 of our big celebration weekend event!!   We kick off the second day of our festivities with a new release showcase of TWO digis.  How exciting!

The ladies of the Showcase DT have worked extra hard to make this possible today, so please give them lots of love for ther time and creativity by visiting their blog posts if you like their work you see here.  Everyone appreciate words of encouragement and an occasional pat on the shoulder, so let's spread the love!

First up, this new image started out as a small scribble on a scrap paper measuring less than 5" x 7", but ended up so detail packed, it's vertically longer than most of my digis.  Please check out the beautiful inspirations made with "Mermaid and Her Baby" digi!

Silvia (second sample)



This elegant mermaid mother and her precious little mer-baby digi, "Mermaid and Her Baby", comes at 5.5" x 9.5" or 13.9 x 24.1 cm approx., at 300 dpit, 1650 x 2850 pixels.  This digi comes with an additional cropped or 'portrait' version of the mom and the baby at 5" x 7" (12.7 x 17.8 cm).  Available in JPG or PNG at AW Etsy, and also in JPG at AW online digi shop (found under the Mermaids Collection).

Now, the second release of the day!  Happy news for my Sprites fans.  It's a Christmas Sprite!  Meet "Christmas Lights Sprite"!   While most of the Showcase DT was busy with the first big digi (plus another showcase coming up next Friday!!),  Silvia, Jan, & Debra from Showcase DT, and Donna & Glo from Challenge DT were able to help me out on a super short notice for this new release (I almost thought I'd be releasing this one without inspirations...  ^^;  )  Thank you, ladies, for your help!


Donna (from the Aurora Wings Challenge Team)

Gloria (from the Aurora Wings Challenge DT)

The "Christmas Lights Sprite" digi comes at 5" x 7" (12.7 x 17.8 cm) at 300 dpi, 1500 x 2100 pixels.  Available in JPG or PNG.  Shown here with the PNG version preview.  Imagine what an adorable holiday greetings, special gift bags, tags, and more you'll be able to create with this adorable design! :D  And of course, Sprites are so kids-friendly, it will be a wonderful addition to your AW stash to print and color during holiday get-togethers with family.  You know sitting by the fire with a full tummy, coloring away, will be a cozy yet creative alternative to an after-meal boxed games, football games and parades on TV, or old Christmas movie reruns.

Aurora Wings has a second volume of Sprites coloring book coming soon!  Mitzi is still taking pre-orders of the "Christmas Sprites" Mini Coloring Book (half the size of the fantasy coloring books) at the Storenvy shop.  All pre-ordered books will come with extra goodies tucked in that are exclusive pre-order gifts.

If you like the new release baby  today, you will find 6 more BRAND NEW, coloring book EXCLUSIVE Sprites in this coloring book.  These six babies are not going to be available as digis, so don't miss this chance to add these precious holiday Sprites to your collection.  All line art in this book (including 6 other images that were previously released in digi format) have been re-rendered for clearner, crispier printing for this publication.  I know many of you like to scan the pages of my coloring books so you'll be able to color an image more than once.  The images in this book will make excellent scans.  Pre-order at this link today!

And finally, here's a sneak preview of the FREEBIE digi that's going to be released at the end of our weekend festivities at 6 pm ET on Saturday, Nov. 7!!

Check out this adorable sample by Silvia, using the Garland Sprite.  There's a lot of color combo possibilities on this baby.  Here, she chose a blue-gold-white palette, which looks fantastic on this Sprite.

And here's another sample by Jan, using the traditional red with gold for a different look.

Thank you for doing triple duty on this showcase, Ilvia and Jan!!

This baby will be available for download for 24 hours at the AW Facebook group  starting at the close of the celebration (6 pm Eastern US/11 pm GMT on Sat. Nov. 7).  This is my GIFT to the guests who come to the weekend celebration, and as such, I will not be accepting any special requests sent via email, FB private messaging, or Etsy convo, asking to have this digi sent to you either before the release time or afterwards.  This policy is non-negotialble.  And just like all AW digis, the same Terms of Use applies to freebie digis by AW.  This is a members-only gift.  Please, no sharing!  She will be available to the public for purchase once the download period at the Facebook group expires.

And finally, I'd like to mention again in case anyone has missed it on the group wall, here are two saving codes for you, the party guests for this weekend.  You can get 25% off on a single new release purchase with 2500THANKYOU, or buy a total of $10 or more and use 2500AWGUEST and receive 35% off.  A great opportunity to add to your growing stash of AW digis or start your collection!

Monday, October 5, 2015

New Release Showcase - Harvest Elf and a Bonus Release

Thank you for stopping by today for yet another round of new release showcase! We have a lovely autumn theme fantasy digi called Harvest Elf to kick off today's showcase.  Please enjoy the gorgeous inspirations our talented designers have created for you.


 Jan (Her second one)

 Silvia (Welcome back to the Showcase!)

Lorraine from AW Challenge DT

This pretty elf is all decked out for a harvest festival in autumn leaves, wheat, berries, goldenrod, and flowers.  Lots of details and LOTS of color possibilities!!  Because she is so full of details, I made this digi available at a larger size of 7" x 9" (17.8 x 22.8 cm) at 2100 x 2700 pixels.  You can print her out on a letter size paper with a nice margin around the image for a full coloring page as well.  She is available as a JPG file or a PNG file at AW Etsy shop.  The listing in JPG is also available at the AW digi shop.

She's perfect for your fall theme project, and certainly beautiful for a Thanksgiving greeting/decor as well.

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Now for a surprise second new release today!  Donna & Gloria from AW Challenge Blog had agreed to create adorable samples for this new little Bug Sprite to join the popular Sprites lineup today.  He is Horned Beetle Sprite!  He looks so tough, doesn't he?  When Glo first brought up the idea, I immediately thought of the Japanese Horned Beetle that I grew up playing with and collecting as a child.  We would get up early when it was still dark to go up in the mountain forests, looking for the biggest and the strongest.  We would bring them to school sometimes to have a wrestling tournament (the winner is declared as soon as a beetle is pushed outside of a circle or toppled onto its back) during recess.  Some kids actually had a detailed training plan for their beetles in between tournaments.  Everyone took such good care of these bugs, too, feeding them watermelons, eggplants, and cucumbers.  So this new Sprite is a wrestler (maybe even with a chip on a shoulder?), ready to take on anybody who wants to challenge him.

You can find this little guy at AW Etsy in JPG format or PNG format.  Also available in JPG at the AW web shop.  He comes at 1500 x 2100 pixels at 300 dpi, 5" x 7" or 12.7 x 17.8 cm approx.

Here's a special discount code for AW Etsy (There's a different discount code available at the AW web shop.  You can't miss the ad banner when you visit the shop's homepage here.).  This code has been in effect since Friday, so today (Monday, Oct. 5) is the last chance to use it.  Perfect timing for the new release, though, wouldn't you say?  Happy shopping~!