Thursday, November 21, 2019

New Release Showcase - November

Welcome to our November Showcase!  This is a special showcase as we all get ready to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends.

Today, we have three adorable little Angel Sprites joining the ever-growing AW Sprites Collection today.  This season, I am introducing the musically inclined angels, each holding an instrument, ready to play lovely music to usher in the holiday season for all!

First up, we have the Harp Angel Sprite.  This one just may be the youngest of the trio (He looks smaller than the others.), wearing a star head wreath and holding a harp.  He stands ready for the cue to start playing.  Let's see what our talented designers have created with this image, shall we?

Harp Angel Sprite
1500 x 2100 pixels, 5 x 7 inches/ 12.7 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi

Next, we have the Trumpet Angel Sprite.  It was fun reading the response to the sneak peek image of this angel.  Some of you thought he was cooking or stirring something. He surely also looked like he was holding a broomstick.  To me, he looks like he's catching a breath after playing.  This instrument looks like it requires quite a lung power.  Check out what your designers have created with this guy!

Trumpet Angel Sprite
1500 x 2100 pixels, 5 x 7 inches / 12.7 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi

Up next, we have the adorable Lute Angel Sprite to complete the Music Angel Sprite Trio!  He wears a head wreath of mistletoe and holds a medieval lute, which looks to me almost like a halved avocado with a neck coming out.  The old-fashioned lute's neck is the strangest looking thing when we are so used to looking at instruments like guitars, mandolins, etc.  The lute's neck goes backwards at 90 degrees, adding to its somewhat odd appearance.  Let's check out what our fabulous designers have created with this one.  Enjoy!

Lute Angel Sprite
1500 x 2100 pixels, 5 x 7 inches / 12.7 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi

And here are projects with all three of the Music Angel Sprites together, and additional pics/presentations that are just too spectacular to miss!

As you can see, they look great together on a single project, and they are great to use to create a series or a collection of themed projects - ornaments, gift tags, etc.  And of course, they would make wonderful print-at-home coloring pages during the holidays for your young ones to color.  Busy hands and minds cannot get in trouble by causing mischief!  Coloring is a great creative activity for young and old alike.

Oh, wait, we're not done yet!  I know I said three new Sprites at the beginning of this post, but wouldn't cha know?  I managed to draw one more!  Meet Peace Angel Sprite!  I almost thought of having her holding a triangle when I was drawing, but no, she holds a dove, a symbol of peace, and she herself wears a head wreath of olive branches.  Perfect for Christmas, don't you think?  And as always, I was so last minute with this baby, and yet, some of our amazing designers managed to pull off some amazing feats just in time for this blog post!

Peace Angel Sprite
1500 x 2100 pixels, 5 x 7 inches / 12.7 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi

And we know I won't let you have a New Release Showcase without a discount code or two.  So here they are!!

And here's a last-minute surprise for you!!  Even I wasn't sure if I was going to make the deadline...

 Check out what Donna made with this image!  (Is she amazing or what?  I finished the digi on Wednesday afternoon and she had this for me to put on this post before dinner.  *applause* )

Just as I thought I was all done, I almost forgot to mention the new Animal Sprites PDF Coloring Book!  Just like my other Sprites Coloring Books in PDF format, included in this volume are 12 adorable Sprites from fantasy creatures to farm animals.

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This concludes our final showcase of 2019.
The Aurora Wings family of designers and I wish you Happy Holidays~!!

Meanwhile, though, don't forget to join our November challenge on FB for a chance to win prizes and custom blog badges (brag badges?).

Click here to go the the group!
Our challenge album is pinned to the top of the group page to make it easy to find.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

New Release Showcase - October

Welcome to our October New Release Showcase!  Today, we have three brand new Sprites joining the ever-growing AW Sprites Collection.

Let's start with the adorable Kitsune Sprite.  "What is a kitsune?", you ask?  Well, kitsune is a mischief-making fox of Japanese folklore.  Sounds innocent enough, but some are quite scary in the stories, having lived for so long and attaining 9 tails and extra psychic powers.

Kitsune, the demon fox of Japanese folklore, usually first appears as a beautiful woman to entice an unsuspecting man, and once he lets his guard down, ... well, I'm sure you can guess how the rest of the story goes.  Other less scary versions of the stories of animal spirits are more about the mischievous young fox and racoon, trying the shape-shifting magic, but giving humans clues as they often forget to hide their tails because their powers are not strong enough and they need more practice.

Here, we have a little young one with just 3 tails.  She is holding a stem of a Chinese Lantern plant.  Check out the lovely samples our Showcase DT has created for you!

Hath Thi
 Kitsune Sprite
1650 x 1800 pixels (5.5 x 6 inches / 14 x 15.2 cm at 300 dpi)
Available in JPG or PNG

Next up, we have a little wildflower known as Hepatica (or Liverwort) as a Sprite.  These little flowers can be found in the forest of Europe as well as Northeastern parts of US, and they come in pretty shades of blue, lavender, rose, and white.

Check out the inspirations by the AW designers, and see how versatile this baby is, as you can color her pretty much in any palette you wish.  She'll turn out adorable no matter what.

Hepatica Sprite
1500 x 2100 pixels (5 x 7 inches / 12.7 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi)
Available in JPG or PNG

And last but not the least, we have a pretty Indian Corn Sprite.  Considered to be the original corn that the Native Americans taught the European settlers to grow, this type of corn (also known as Flint Corn) features gorgeous array of multi-colored kernels that are shiny as if they're glass beads.  Just imagine how fun this image will be to color!

 I have a very fond memory of my grandfather growing a small patch of this corn (much larger patch was dedicated to the sweet yellow corn), and as a child, I loved these pretty ears of corn so much more than the 'boring yellow ones'.   But don't let the title of this Sprite limit your imagination.  This baby will look great as a sweet yellow corn or white corn as well.  Now let's check out what our designers have done with this image!

Indian Corn Sprite
1500 x 2100 pixels (5 x 7 inches / 12.7 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi)
Available in JPG or PNG

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Our October Challenge at the FB group continues through Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31.  Still plenty of time left to join with new OR old projects.  See you there!

Till next time, happy coloring!