Thursday, July 11, 2019

New Release Showcase - July



Hi, everyone!  Welcome to another lovely showcase here at Aurora Wings. This month, we are taking a break from the Zprites (the Zodiac Sprites), and going feminine, super detailed fantasy in full glory!  Our first image is called "Gemini - Abundance Twins".  This image is the first in another zodiac-inspired series that will be in a very different style.

 Jan

 Jan




Gemini - Abundance Twins
JPG, 2400 x 3000 pixels
8 x 10 inches o 20.3 x 25.4 cm at 300 dpi

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Next, we have another image loaded with lots of detail, titled 'Abundantia's Blessings'.  (My garden has been a huge inspiration this month, producing an abundance of flowers and vegetables, nourishing not only my family, but a countless insects and birds as well, and there seems to be no sign of slowing down.)  Goddess of plenitude gives you the blessing of never-ending profusion of fragrant blooms ... and all good things in life, of course.  May our lives always be full of beauty, health, contentment, and joy!




 Abundantia's Blessings
JPG 2400 x 3000 pixels
8 x 10 inches or 20.3 x 25.4 cm at 300 dpi

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In case you weren't here when we did a special blog hop, Remembering Aletha, on July 6, I have released a new Sprite called Passion Flower Sprite.

Available as an exclusive at the AuroraWings.com location.
JPG     PNG

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Below, you will find two codes to choose from.  These are good at both shops - AuroraWings.com and AuroraWings.Etsy.com - today through Sunday.  And yes, these codes can be used more than once during the weekend - just one per order.


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And please remember.  We have our monthly challenge on Facebook!  And you can join now with NEW OR OLD projects, with just a coloring or a full craft project, with or without a blog!!


Make your world bright and happy!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Remembering Aletha Blog Hop


Hi, everyone!  Mitzi here.  This post is part of a blog hop happening today in celebration of the life and talent of our designer friend and DT sister,  Aletha J. Williams, who has been a part of the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog and the Showcase Blog, off and on, since 2014.  You can still read the interview that I did with her from when she first joined the DT.

I was one of the digi artists, who were fortunate to have Aletha on their design teams.  She was one of the earliest members of Aurora Wings' FB group, too - all the way back ... since November of 2013!  She was also one of my early customers/supporters through my Etsy shop by commissioning me to design a Petunia Sprite.  She then became the proud owner of my original Petunia Sprite ACEO.

The original ACEO at 2.5 x 3.5 inches or 6.35 x 8.89 cm


Aletha's coloring of the Petunia Sprite
Sprites really came to life with her coloring as Aletha loved using rich, saturated colors.  There definitely was a love of life that came through brilliantly with her use of vibrant palettes.  Many of her projects were done in the signature rich jewel tones, and had a certain inner glow, that showed through the petals, that was distinctly hers - a velvety opulence.

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I was originally just going to create one big collage of Aletha's work, that I was able to find on my computer for this post of mine today, when I first signed up at the FB event page set up by Alison Heikkila.  As days went by (after clicking 'going' and making a commitment), an inspiration came to me that said, "Why don't I create an Aletha Sprite?"

Aletha
One of the first things I noticed when I first saw her profile pic when she came on board the Challenge DT... was her HAIR - an abundance of ringlets!  So when I thought of turning Aletha into a Sprite, I had to start with the ringlets.  My mind went from 'ringlets' to 'tendrils', and before I can say the name, Passion Flower Sprite came out of nowhere and just posed for me in my mind.  I could only wish that all creative sessions of mine were this productive...

I also had this pic from the most recent time she was on our Showcase DT.
You can see how Aletha in this pic and her Sprite are posing kinda same...
This is weird as I did not consciously plan the image this way.
And because she's an artist, I had to properly equip this new Sprite with a brush and a palette.  From there, I kind of had the character just play out the story.  She went ahead and painted her outfit!


I hope you like this little Sprite, Aletha.
Have fun coloring!

If you'd like to own this image in PNG, without the sentiment or copyright text, you can purchase it at this listing at AuroraWings.com shop.


This code is good at both AuroraWings.com and AuroraWings on Etsy for Sat & Sun.


Next stop on the hop is Suzi's post if you're here for the Remembering Aletha Blog Hop.

Below is the master list of the hop.



Mitzi Sato-Wiuff (You are here now.)







Thursday, June 27, 2019

New Release Showcase June - Zodiac Sprites Plus One More

Welcome to our New Release Showcase of June!  We're continuing with the Zodiac Sprites series this month, with an extra Sprite that is not a part of the Zodiac series.  This is going to be another huge showcase of gorgeous inspirations, so grab a cup of coffee or any other drink of your choice and get comfortable, and enjoy the show!


First up, we have the sign of LEO for those born between July 23 to August 22 (Once again, I'm just going by the popular western astrology's dates.  There are many different schools of thoughts in astrology, and there are different opinions on dates.).  The Leos are often easy to spot as they tend to enjoy spotlight and know how to work it like no other signs.  Magnetic personality, talent in performing arts, creative and confident, Leos are hard to resist as they make fun friends.  Here, we introduce the fluffy little Leo Sprite to represent the sign of Leo.


 Marion



 Leo Sprite
Available in JPG or PNG 1800 x 2100 pixels
6 x 7 inches or 15.2 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi

JPG at AuroraWings.com
PNG at AuroraWings.com     PNG at AW on Etsy

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Up next is the zodiac sign of VIRGO.  This sign is for those born between August 23 and September 22.  Methodical, organized, and with great attention to detail, Virgo takes care and prepares for things most thoroughly with calm sense of analysis and practicality.  They may come across as quiet and shy, but that's because they're considerate and very polite!  Get to know them, and you'll find them to be awesome friends.  Here, representing the sign of Virgo, is our pretty Virgo Sprite!

 Julie

 Debra

 Donna

 Virgo Sprite
Available in JPG or PNG  1800 x 2100 pixels
6 x 7 inches or 15.2 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi

JPG at AuroraWings.com
PNG at AuroraWings.com     PNG at AW on Etsy


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Next in line is the sign of LIBRA, the scale.  This sign is for people born between September 23 and October 22.  Considered to be the most balanced sign in all the zodiacs, the Libras are well known for their love of harmony and fairness, they are diplomatic, cooperative, and gracious.  They tend to dislike conflicts of all kinds and will try their best to be the peacekeepers whenever possible.  Here, we have the Libra Sprite, balancing a scale over the shoulders, but placing a foot on a star rather precariously.  Keeping a perfect balance is a tricky job!



 Libra Sprite
Available in JPG or PNG 1800 x 2100 pixels
6 x 7 inches or 15.2 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi

JPG at AuroraWings.com
PNG at AuroraWings.com     PNG at AW on Etsy

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And finally, as the last of today's Zodiac Sprites release, we now cover the sign of SCORPIO!  This sign is for people born between October 23 and November 21. This sign is often a fascinating combination of cool, calm, and collected 'outside' and passionate determination on the 'inside'.  Mysterious, decisive, and resourceful, a Scorpio is also great at keeping a secret.  Meet the cute Scorpio Sprite, representing this feisty sign.

Scorpio Sprite
Available in JPG or PNG  1800 x 2100 pixels
6 x 7 inches or 15.2 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi

JPG at AuroraWings.com
PNG at AuroraWings.com     PNG at AW on Etsy

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The Star Wreath and Star Cluster digis, as seen in projects by Jan and Debra, are available as 2-digi Booster Pack at the AuroraWings.com on sale for $2 USD.  These make great backdrop and accents for many of AW's Christmas Sprites as well!

JPG at AuroraWings.com

PNG at AuroraWings.com


Before we move on to the final image of this showcase, I wanted to show off an on-going project that shows all four of the Sprites above in a single shot.  Aren't they adorable?


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Now, we are ready to introduce a bonus new release!  Meet the Hollyhock Sprite!  She is all dressed up in frilly petals and holds one of those precious little hollyhock dolls.  Did you ever make them when you were little?  These dolls are easy to make if you have access to those tall hollyhock plants in bloom.  
 Marion

 Marion




 Hollyhock Sprite
Available in JPG or PNG  1500 x 2100 pixels
5 x 7 inches or 12.7 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi

JPG at AuroraWings.com
PNG at AuroraWings.com     PNG at AW on Etsy

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Now, here's the extra to the extra above!  I have created a gift digi titled Hollyhock Babies, to go with the Sprite.  The Hollyhock Babies is this New Release Weekend's Gift-with-Purchase Special!!  Anyone who buys the Hollyhock Sprite digi between today and Sunday, June 30 (11:59 pm EDT US/ 4:59 am GMT on Monday, July 1) will receive this gift digi.  This will be fully automated with no wait time involved.  Happy coloring~!!

 Jan

 Silvia

 Donna


Hollyhock Babies Gift Digital Stamp
2100 x 1500 pixels
7 x 5 inches or 17.8 x 12.7 cm at 300 dpi

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And here are the discount codes for you to choose from!  These are effective immediately now through 1:59 pm EDT US on Sunday, June 30 (4:59 am GMT on Monday, July 1).  Remember, the Hollyhock Babies G-w-P Special can be combined with either of these two codes.  Happy shopping~!!