Friday, August 28, 2015

Featured Creation by Jane

Hi, everyone!  Thank you for stopping by for another crafter showcase today.  I have a cute card with a Sprite by Jane Bradshaw right here.

AW's popular Poppy Sprite looks beautiful here colored in rich scarlet, bright yellow green, accented with black.  Jane's card is completed with lovely patterns in red and white, grosgrain ribbon with 'hugs & kisses' print, and pretty paper poppies for a darling birthday card.  Poppies have such a universal appeal as they grow wild in so many parts of the world, and are associated with the sentiment of remembrance.  It is a perfect image for cards that say, "Thinking about you".

"Poppy Sprite" is available at AW Etsy in JPG and transparent background PNG, and at AW website in JPG.  Comes in 5" x 6.5" (12.7 x 16.5 cm approx.), 1500 x 1950 pixels at 300 dpi.

In case you missed the announcement on the Facebook, the first volume of Sprites coloring book in half-size mini format is now available at AW Etsy shop right here.  For this publication, all of the previously traditionally rendered (meaning, drawing in pen on paper) Sprites were digitally redrawn, resulting in much more crisp lines for the coloring pages.  12 Sprites are included in this book.  You can view all the inside pages at this link.

Are you itching to treat yourself to add more digis to your AW digi stash for your crafting and coloring fun?  Don't forget to use the discount code for 20% OFF available this weekend!!  The minimum is only $5 USD.  Don't miss this chance to save at the AW Etsy shop.  The code is good only on digital stamps.

AuroraWings is one of the proud sponsors of Coloring for Clean Water fundraiser that is taking place tomorrow, Saturday, August 29.  (*Clicking on the above link will take you to the Facebook event page for more info.)
I am donating a brand new, exclusive PNG digi, which you will be able to get with a donation to the cause.  Cristena Bagne, the host and organizer of this event, has several different digi companies/artists donating images, and I believe you can choose the one you like to receive.  There is a coloring contest that you'll be able to enter, using the digis offered through the fundraiser.

Here's the third and final sneak preview of the donated digi of mine.  ^_^  Combine all three images, and you'll have a pretty good idea what this one looks like, I'm sure.

There will be prizes at the fundraising event, also.  Be sure to check it out.
Have a great weekend, everyone!!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Featured Creation by Marlene

Hi, everyone!  Once again, I let the crafter feature lapse with a huge interval... My bad!! It's summer and we typically have so much going on with vacations/holidays and family activities.  And since the weather is nice (unless it's storming and going crazy as we're seeing more and more...), we're not cooped up indoors as much.  Well, it's August and kids have begun (or already been in school) to head back to school and it's the return of the routine for many of us.  I'm hoping that I can also get back into the swing of featuring crafter creations regularly once again here.

Today I have a lovely work from Marlene Ekeblad Andersen, using the challenging "Ribbons and Braids" digi.

She used the classic combo of yellow and blue, but they're muted and softened to achieve the sophisticated and feminine look here.  Blond hair with blue ribbons woven throughout makes this image come to life.  The liquid pearl dots and rhinestone details add sparkles.  The pretty flowers, butterflies, and a charm all add interest and dimension, and the ever-handy cheese cloth is a wonderful addition of airy light texture.  You can find her blog post of this lovely piece right here.

"Ribbons and Braids" is available as a 1500 x 2100 pixels JPG digi measuring 5" x7"/ 12.7 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi.  A great image to play with (or practice your skills on) hair coloring.  Available at AW Etsy here and at the digi shop located at AW website here.

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AuroraWings' special fundraiser event Color for a Cause is coming to a close.  At the time of this writing, the campaign has raised $490, just $10 short of the $500 goal.  All donations are going to Project Numbat, an Australian non-profit which is dedicated to the conservation of endangered numbats through fundraising, education, and awareness.  With every donation, regardless of the amount, a donor will receive the exclusive 'Numbat Fairy' digi, which can be then used to enter into the Color & Craft Contest for two chances to win either the $30 USD worth of digi of choice or one of Mitzi's coloring books!  It's a win-win situation!

Be sure to check out our current challenge 'Anything with Wings' (Easy one!) at AuroraWings Challenge Blog  and our monthly Facebook group contest 'Three of Something" (album is right here.).

If you're shopping for digis this weekend, don't forget to choose from the two codes here.  These codes are for AW Etsy shop (

The code below is for the digi shop at AW website, and there is no minimum requirement.  Also, please note that this code is valid through the end of the month (11:59 pm GMT, Aug. 31, 2015).

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone~!!

Friday, August 7, 2015

New Release Showcase - Ice Cream Sundae Sprite

Welcome to our new release showcase!!  So happy you can stop by today for our fun showcase.  Today's new release is another 'food' Sprite - Ice Cream Sundae!  Lots of details in this one for you to play with.  Enjoy the lovely inspirations from the ladies of our showcase design team, joined by Donna and Glo from challenge blog design team ~!!



"Ice Cream Sundae Sprite" comes a little bit wider than most of the AW Sprites at 5.5" x 7" (13.9 x 17.8 cm approx.), that's 1650 x 2100 pixels, and as with all AW digis, the resolution is 300 dpi.  This baby is available as a JPG digi or a PNG digi (with transparent background around the main image) at AW Etsy, and the JPG version is available at the AW website's digi shop.

Shown here is the PNG preview.  All PNG digis have a thumbnail preview of orange dots background at AW Etsy for easy identification.  This image demonstrates the line art with the white background within the image so you can use the layering function in many image editing programs such as Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro to overlay the digi on top of the background file (seen here as the yellow and orange background).

Here's a coupon code for you for this weekend!  Save 25% with AWSAVE25 on all digi purchases of $10 USD or more.  As with all discount codes, non-digi items are excluded, and if this code is used on an order that include non-digi items, such items will be cancelled from your order with refund.  The code is valid through 11:59 pm EDT US on Sunday, August 9, 2015.

While you're at the AW Etsy shop, be sure to check out the weekly SALE digis section.  Digis in this section are offered at 30% off regular price for a week.  The sale digis are refreshed every Sunday, so be sure to stop by every week and check out what's new and find a great deal!

Thank you for stopping by today for the new release showcase!  If you liked what you saw, please leave a comment either here or on the designer's blog post.  We all love comments.  Have a great weekend!!