Friday, July 17, 2015

New Release Double Showcase

Hi, everyone!  Glad you can join us today for a DOUBLE showcase of new release digis!  But before I start, I would like to introduce everyone to our newest AW design team sister, Hath Thi!

She joins the AW Showcase Team starting today!  :D You can view her bio and get to know her a little on the Meet the Design Team page.

Our first new release today is called 'Ladybug Sprite'.  With this sprite, I'll be starting a new little collection of insect sprites after 'flower sprites' and 'food/vegetable sprites'.  Be sure to comment if there's a bug you would like to see as a Sprite!

And joining us from the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog DT

The bashful Ladybug Sprite is available as a JPG digi here or as a PNG digi here. JPG version is also available at the's digi shop.  Both are 300 dpi, 1500 x 2100 pixels (5" x7"/12.7x 17.8 cm) files.

Now off to ANOTHER sprite!  Meet the pretty Columbine Sprite!  I've been wanting to draw Columbine Sprite for quite some time as this is Colorado's state flower (It's the blue and white kind that grows wild in the mountains.).  I also like this flower because of many cultivars that come in a beautiful range of single and bi-color variations.  So many possibilities as our designers have demonstrated with this image!

The Columbine Sprite is available as a JPG digi here and as a PNG digi here at AW Etsy.  She comes a little wider (because of her fancy hat!) at 1650 x 2100 pixels (5.5 x 7 inches/13.9 x 17.8 cm) at 300 dpi.  The JPG version of her is also available at the AW web site's digi shop.

I hope you enjoyed our double showcase today!   If you're heading out to go shopping, don't forget to use code DIGISAVE25 for 25% OFF with minimum of $10 USD in digital stamps purchase at AW Etsy.  This code is good this weekend, through Sunday at 11:59 pm EDT US. As always, the code is for digital items in the shop only.  Use of this code on orders that include non-digi items will result in the cancellation of such items, followed by a refund of that portion of your order.

Don't forget about your chance to save an endangered species (an adorable one, too!) AND get a chance to win $30 USD in digis of your choice OR one of Mitzi's coloring books, with international shipping covered!!   Please check out COLOR FOR A CAUSE!  A special summer event sponsored by AuroraWings to help the fundraiser for Project Numbat, an Australian non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of native marsupial, the numbats. 

And the final reminder is about the AW Challenge!  Sprite Delight II is coming to a close tomorrow, Saturday, July 18, at 11:55 pm EDT!!  If you have forgotten to add your entry, today is the day! :D

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Featured Creation by SilverMist Lark

Hi, everyone!  Thank you for stopping by today for a crafter feature (I haven't written one of these up in a while...  ^^;  Have fallen behind.).  Today, I have a gorgeous large coloring from SilverMist Lark, who submitted this beautiful piece to the submissions album at Stamps by AuroraWings FB group.

Her coloring is executed on an A4 size (8.27 x 11.69 inches) for framing.  This image is packed with details from her ornate hair-do with lots of accessories to patterns on the kimono, all the way to the spider lily flowers in the foreground.  I love the light versions of orange, green, and purple with white on this.  Very fresh!

The version of the digi she used here is what I refer to as the 'without skull' version of Along Came a Spider.  The original illustration has the Japanese oiran (pricey courtesan - and that is why her obi is tied in front) holding a skull as she is the deadly spider demon known as Joro Gumo (basically a man-eating giant spider, which in daylight hours can disguise in human form).  This non-horror version has plenty of charm of its own for those of you who do not like dark imagery.

Shown above is the no-skull version.  Available here.  It's 6" x 7" or 15.2 x 17.8 cm.

The above is the original version with the human skull peeking.  In Japanese folklore, red spider lilies are strongly associated with death and the underworld.  They are often seen blooming around the time of the o-Bon festival of the ancestral spirits, and along the river banks, which further suggests their connection to the spirit world.  The original darker version can be found here.

I'd like to point out a few specials currently offered at the Aurora Wings Etsy shop.

"Christmas in July" is a special promo, which offers you a chance at a $50 USD shopping spree.  All purchases during the month of June and up to July 26 will be automatically entered into a random drawing.  Leave reviews on your purchases for additional entries into the drawing.

Also, don't forget I have select kitty digis on sale at 30% off regular price at AW Etsy, too.

The ad only shows 5 of the 10 kitty digis that are on sale for the limited time.  Follow this link to check out all the sale digis in my shop.

You'll also find select Sprite digis at 50% off until the end of our current "Sprite Delight II" challenge going on at the AW Challenge Blog.

Our monthly contest at Stamps by AuroraWings Facebook group is "My Favorite Season".  You can create pretty much anything you want for this one, really.  Spring theme with flowers, Christmas theme goes well for winter, Halloween for fall, mermaids for summer, etc.  These are just some of the ideas.  You could also color the same image four times in different season-inspired color palette for a unique creation. :D

There's lots of time to join this contest.  Deadline is the end of the month.  ^_^