Monday, 5 September 2016

Wisteria Sprite from Aurora Wings

Today is a BIG BIG day for me!! It's my debut as a member of the Stella Design Team at Aurora Wings!! I was so excited when Mitzi asked me to join the team! Of course, I said YES, and here I am today bringing you my first project as part of the team and announcing the new Stella challenge theme which is "Fantasy". Most everything at Aurora Wings is fantasy, so the door is wide open for you to create something wonderful with one of her amazing images. 
I used Wisteria Sprite to make a card. The image is printed at about 5" x 4" and I've mounted it on a 6" x 6" card base. I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils. A list of the colours I used for her petals and leaves is at the bottom of this post. To colour her skin, I followed along with a Kit and Clowder Create & Learn class from a few months ago. The skin effect in that class was quite luminescent and had that purple undertone that I thought would work well with my Wisteria colours. The purple/blue colour I used on her skin was also incorporated into her petals so it all tied together.

All of the paper is from Michele R Design's Sophie Rose collection. I've used a few different dies on this card including: By DieZyne Butterflies & Puffy Things and Stitched Ovals, and Stampin' Up Flourish Thinlits. I used Liquid Pearls for the little details in the flowers near her hair because I wanted them to pop and I needed the dimensional effect the Pearls gave me.
By DieZyne Butterflies die, detail of the Liquid Pearls
I've layered the card with cheesecloth, lace, and shapes from the dies mentioned above. After I attached the image with foam tape, I added some mulberry paper flowers.
Stampin' Up Flourish Thinlits
As usual, working with pencils is time consuming. It always a labour of love to create something with pencils, but I think it is totally worth the extra time and effort it takes.

Please check out the AW blog for details about the current challenge, and check out my fellow team member's blogs too. They are so talented and deserve some love! Don't forget that the Facebook group (Stamps by Aurora Wings) has a monthly challenge as well. If you aren't a member over there, go join! There is always some super amazing inspiration!

Here is the list of the Prismacolor pencils I used on this image:
Indanthrone blue
Dahlia purple
Parma violet
Deco pink
Sunburst yellow
Lemon yellow
Dark green
Grass green
Spring green


  1. Fabulous first project, Myndi and what glorious coloring of little Wisteria Sprite. I'm blown away at the depth of color and amazing shading you achieved with the pencils. Such a sweet card and fabulous details. I love every inch of it. Welcome to the team! xxD

    1. Thank you, Donna!! You know I'm super excited to join you all!! xxx

  2. It's with great pleasure to welcome you to the Stella Team at Aurora Wings, Myndi! And what a gorgeous inspiration from you today! Love that you used colored pencil (And I LOVE colored pencils!!) - it is time consuming to color one tiny pencil tip stroke at a time, but the distinct look and the softest, smoothest blends are well worth the time. Your Wisteria Sprite looks exquisite! Your card is like a visit to an enchanted cottage garden. So lovely! Thank you so much for this beautiful inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings today! Mitzi xxx

    1. Thank you, Mitzi! I'm going to try to quit gushing about how excited I am to be part of your team... but I'm SO happy!! xxx

  3. that is so sweet, love the sprite you have choosen and how you coloured it, pops up so nicely on the card, hugs, Marion

  4. Beautiful first project for the team and your colouring is stunning. Welcome to the Aurora Wings family x

  5. Woow.. What a gorgeous card.. love your design and specially your superb colouring on the cute sprite.. purple green is a very beautiful combo.. Love it.. And sooo happy that you're join the Stella team.. yeaay.. <3 xx ~RoRa

  6. This is so darn beautiful. I love the whole thing and your colouring is superb... Makes me want to haul out my pencils to. xoxo

  7. Myndi You did such a beautiful job with this image!! I can't believe you ever considered scrapping it!! Its stunning!! I love the soft background you created! Makes that little Wisteria just pop!! Welcome to the Team Love!!! Sooooo happy to have you as a teamie!!