Thursday, February 1, 2018

First New Release Showcase of 2018!

Hi, and welcome to our first new release showcase of 2018!  So glad you can be here with us today!  We have three adorable new digis to show you, but first, let me introduce you to the newest member of the Showcase Design Team.  It's my pleasure to welcome Lisbeth Bengtsson to the AW family of designers.

Please check out her profile on the Meet the Design Team page to get to know her.  (Please know that we will also be announcing the new designers joining our teams in the next few posts over at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.)

Without further ado, let's get started, shall we?  First up, we have the Happy Pierrot Sprite.  Do you remember the first Pierrot Sprite from a while back?  He was so sad... cute and precious and all, but so sad, holding a broken rose stem that was losing petals.  This time, I've given him a bouquet of roses and balloons so he can bring them to you, all happy and proud!  Hope you like him.  Both the roses and balloons will give you a lot of color options.  Plus, this image can be used for anything from Valentine's Day to birthdays and anniversaries.  Check out the beautiful inspirations our designers have created below.

The Happy Pierrot Sprite digital stamp comes in at 1500 x 2100 pixels (5 x 7 inches or 12.7 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi).  You can print it at full page size on your home printer and still not see any loss of quality if you want to color this image along with young children.

Happy Pierrot Sprite

Next up, we have a precious little harbinger of spring, Snowdrops Sprite!  Snowdrops often bloom from under a blanket of snow with the fresh color combination of green and white.  Their pristine beauty is a welcome sight after a long cold winter.   As these bulbs look great when growing in a cluster, I've given this Sprite a lot of blooms.  Check out the beautiful samples our designers have created for you!


Donna joining us from AWCB DTs

The Snowdrops Sprite digital stamp comes in at 1500 x 1800 pixels (5 x 6 inches or 12.7 x 15.2 cm at 300 dpi).  A little shorter than the usual Sprite digis.  This is a lovely image that you can use on cards of many occasions from 'just because' to weddings.  And because it's a fantasy image, you're not limited to the green and white color palette, either.  As you can see in Silvia's sample above, this baby looks great in other colors as well!  Have fun with your imagination.

Snowdrops Sprite

Now, I get to introduce you to the third digi of this showcase.  This Sprite is inspired by one of my favorite flowers of all time.  Meet Bachelor's Buttons Sprite!  I've grown these flowers - also known as Cornflowers - for literally decades from a single packet of seeds.  Although they are annuals, they readily self-seed season after season around my house, and if you love honey bees and other native pollinators in your area, you'll be pleased to know that these flowers are enjoyed by them all, and you'll be playing a wonderful part in conserving nature.  And the best part?  They're so easy to grow and most definitely rewarding.  If you deadhead (pinching off the blooms that are past their prime and drying up), you can prolong their blooming period by several weeks.

They are most well-known for their 'cornflower blue' color, but they do come in many other colors - pale pink, bright pink, lavender, white, deep purple, maroon (Some are so dark they look almost black!).  So imagine the color possibilities with this Sprite!  Lots and lots of fun.

Donna joining us from AWCB DTs

The Bachelor's Buttons Sprite digital stamp comes in at 1500 x 2100 pixels (5 x 7 inches or 12.7 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi).  As you can see in our designers' samples, this is an adorable image great for lots of occasions like Mother's Day, birthday, Valentine's Day, and even for a little girl's dance recital!  My daughter used to call these flowers 'tutu flowers' when she was little, and I thought it was such an apt name!  Children's imagination is so wonderful, don't you agree?

Bachelor's Buttons Sprite

I hope you enjoyed our first new release showcase of 2018.  And of course, what's a showcase without a discount code, right?  Well, here you go!  Take advantage of the code this weekend and enjoy these new releases.  Be sure to hop on over to our FB group and share your coloring and projects (Always feel free to post work-in-progress pics as I LOVE seeing them!), then blog it and join our Anything Goes challenge over at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog!   Happy coloring & crafting!!


DonnaMundinger said...

Congrat to Lisbeth on joining the amazing Showcase team! What fabulous work by all! Love the new Sprites and everyone's gorgeous creations. Thanks so much for letting me join you today! xxD

Annemi said...

Congrats Lisbeth. I'm not surprised... you are awesome sweetie. Great creations from all the dt's

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Thank you, ladies, for a spectacular start to 2018 with today's new release showcase! And welcome to the AW family, Lisbeth!

marion said...

The new sprites are so adorable, love them. Lovely inspiration from the DT as well. Love the pastel cards. Congrats and welcome to the Aurora wings group Lisbeth, lots of hugs, Marion

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Love all the new sprites!!! Wow...the DT inspiration is fabulous (as always)...congrats to Lisbeth for joining AW!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us Mitzi.