Hello my lovely bloggy friends.
Gosh, can you believe we are heading towards the end of August?
It really doesn't seem five minutes since my grandchildren were opening their Christmas presents amidst "oohs" and "aahs" and "Mummy look what I've got!!"
Bless them they get so excited - I think they feed of each other lol.
Anyway, I digress, as we are in August and not Christmas - yet!!
So as we head towards the end of the month you know what that means don't you?
Yes, that's right - time for a new release over at Aurora Wings.
There are four new releases this month, two full size colouring pages and two gorgeous new little sprites.
I am showcasing the two sprites here today and I hope you like them because let me tell you, these little darlings are right up my street.
Well, they would be wouldn't they because they are both Sprites - and what cute little beauties they both are.
So firstly, here are the two new images:
So first off we have that gorgeous little Dragon Sprite - now how cute is that?
As luck would have it, because I am a fully signed up member of Kit and Clowder Online Colouring Classes I was lucky enough to receive the latest free colouring class - and would you believe it - this month it is all about colouring dragons!!
Now that has to be a sign to go buy a lottery ticket don't you think?? Well I'm going to anyway - you never know do you? Hahaha.
Here are all the details you will need to find this little beauty at the Aurora Wings outlets:
Dragon Sprite JPG at AuroraWings.com - https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p654/Dragon-Sprite-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings
Dragon Sprite JPG at AW Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/listing/622270994/dragon-sprite-aurora-wings-digital-stamp
Dragon Sprite PNG at AuroraWings.com - https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p655/Dragon-Sprite-PNG-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings
Dragon Sprite PNG at AW Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/listing/622271526/png-dragon-sprite-aurora-wings-digital
Here is my take on this little dragon sprite:
Now, you know how you "see" something in your mind's eye and think, Yes, that's how I will do it!!
But then it never turns out quite the way you think? Well this is how it was with this little fella. Now don't get me wrong, I am really pleased with how this has turned out but it wasn't quite what I had in mind. Having said that, if I hadn't had the free dragon colouring class it wouldn't even have looked this good so - every cloud eh?
(By the way, if you are interested in learning more about how to colour, with either markers or pencils, then why not pop along to the Kit and Clowder website at www.KitandClowder.com and have a look at what is on offer? They also have a fabulous Facebook page where you can post anything crafty, doesn't even have to be colouring, it can be whatever your craft obsession happens to be. If you do decide to sign up to any of the colouring classes, just mention that I sent you - there could be a little something in it for you!)
Coloured with my prismacolour pencils and the background is done with Pan Pastels. I really need to explore more uses for those Pan Pastels, I know they can do so much more than what I use them for.
Background papers are from Clarity Stamp - there are about six different pads to choose from, all double sided and such absolutely gorgeous quality - have a look here for all the details.
I shall enter my little dragon sprite into the following challenges:
Now onto my second project, this time using that gorgeous little Hummingbird Sprite.
Here are all the purchasing details you will need:
Hummingbird Sprite JPG at AuroraWings.com - https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p656/Hummingbird-Sprite-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings
Hummingbird Sprite JPG at AW Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/listing/636103807/hummingbird-sprite-aurora-wings-digital
Hummingbird Sprite PNG at AuroraWings.com - https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p657/Hummingbird-Sprite-PNG-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings
Hummingbird Sprite PNG at AW Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/listing/622273776/png-hummingbird-sprite-aurora-wings
I decided that this little fella needed to be a bit special so I gave him his own little frame and even some pretty little flowers for a plentiful supply of nectar!
I did use good old Google to look at colours and was a bit disappointed to find that a lot of hummingbirds have quite dull wings. Took me ages to find one that didn't! Lol
I used my Faber Castell Polychromos to colour this image. I do find they have a more vibrant colour range than the prismas but I am so glad I have both sets as they are equally brilliant for different reasons.
So remember to pop on over to the Showcase Blog and have a look at the other fabulous DT projects featuring these and the other two new release images - trust me, you won't be disappointed.
Now a new release wouldn't be a new release without some super discount offers would it?
So here are some codes for you to use at either the AW Etsy store or the AW store.
Who knows what other fantastic images you will just NEED whilst you are browsing??
I shall enter my Hummingbird Sprite into the following challenges:
(always associate hummingbirds with paradise)