Monday, 19 March 2018

New challenge and a gorgeous new Sprite!

Hello again all you lovely peeps!
It was lovely to see so many gorgeous entries into our Bingo challenge.
Were you our lucky winner?  Pop on over to the Challenge blog to find out - you never know it might be your lucky day!

So onto our new challenge "Sprite Delight V"
To celebrate the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog's 4th birthday Mitzi has a gorgeous little present for you all so read on.
Now anyone who knows me will be fully aware of the fact that I love love love Mitzi's sprite images and let me tell you that this new little beauty is no exception.
She is called Lilac Sprite and she is free for you to use on this challenge if you want to, although it is not necessary to use this gorgeous sprite - you can use any sprite for your entry.
 Please do not share the image with anyone - just direct people to the Aurora Wings Challenge blog so that they can grab the unwatermarked image for themselves. Thank you.

Isn't she adorable?

Now just a word before I go any further - I know that there are some images, the big eyed girls that have Sprite in their title but please DO NOT USE one of those images for this challenge.
This challenge is purely about the gorgeous little mouthless sprite images and there are dozens for you to choose from - trust me - I have most of them!! Lol
So if you don't have any of them why not pop over to the AW store or the Etsy store and have a wander around - I am sure you will find at least one (or ten) that you like! 😉😉

So I best get on and show you my little piece of inspiration then hadn't I?
Here she is.....

Do you like her?  I do hope so - she was such a joy to colour.
I have used my Prismacolour pencils on this image - I do so love to use pencils.  I do have markers but for now it is pencils all the way.
Those little lilac flowers were a bit fiddly to do - would you believe that I have used five different colours on the flowers alone??

I would never have used that many until I joined Alyce Keegan's classes at Kit and Clowder.  If you have ever thought of taking a colouring class, I highly recommend you go and visit the website - there are so many different classes to join in with.  My colouring is waaaaaay better now than it used to be.  Okay, I still have a way to go with some aspects of it but I am so happy with what I have achieved so far.  
I would never have used my white pencil half as much as I do now - to add highlights and the like.  I love how her dress turned out, so vibrant.  Looking at it now, I think there are things I would do differently next time but for now I am happy.
Those gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I can't believe that they matched the dress so perfectly. The gorgeous butterfly is one of many that I have in my stash that I purchased off a fellow crafter quite some time ago now so I'm sorry I can't remember who you were - they are lovely though. 
The papers I have used are:
Pion Design - A Day in May - Birdsong
Lili of the Valley with Nitwits - Promises Paper Pad, sadly no longer in production 😢 although I know you can still buy some of the Christmas papers in digital format.
The image is coloured on Mi Teintes paper and I have coloured the background with my pencils.
The lace is from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Specials on Facebook.
The little gems I have had in my stash for simply ages.

So folks there you go, my Lilac Sprite card for the latest challenge at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.  Right, now I must get on and add this little beauty to a few challenges.
Can't wait to see all your gorgeous entries for this challenge.

Oh and just before I go I just want to say that Mitzi has some discount codes for the new sprite release which has been on over the weekend and this lasts through to Tuesday 20th March.  The new ones are just so totally adorable why not treat yourself to one or all of them and maybe you might find a few more you like whilst you are browsing.  😉😉😉😉