Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Sprite Flight

Spring is finally in the air here. Although it is still in the minus temperatures some mornings, it is now getting warm in the afternoon (unfortunately some snow and rain forecast for Easter though).
I won some Aurora Wings images and couldn't resist colouring up 'Butterfly Sprite' and 'Hibiscus Set' up to go together.  I wasn't sure what kind of card I was going to make with them, but luckily I found some inspiration over at the Power Poppy Blog.  They are using a few sketches for inspiration in their latest challenge, so I decided to have a go as I don't normally go by sketches.  I have used Sketch 3 and turned it 90°. 
I've used a strip of acetate and a washer for weight to make the Butterfly Sprite 'fly' for a 3D effect.
Products I have used to create my card:
  • Card blank
  • Recollections & K&Co DP
  • X-Cut oval die
  • Acetate
  • Metal washer
  • ProMarkers - Magenta, Carmine, Cerise, Fuchsia, Pink Carnation, Blossom, Mulberry, Gold, Satin, Canary, Pine, Forest, Moss, Lime Green, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Dusky Pink, Black, Cool Grey 5, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Sandstone, Mustard, Arctic Blue, Powder Blue, Saffron & Oatmeal

I've added a quick video from my phone to show the movement. 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Aurora Wings FB - April 'Flowers'
  2. Classic Design Team Open - #13 AG
  3. Come and Get It - In The Garden
  4. Crafting By Designs - Girls or Flowers
  5. Crafty Cardmakers - #186 Things With Wings
  6. Crafty Gals Corner - #118 Pastel Colours
  7. Fab 'N' Funky - #346 Fantasy
  8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #55 AG
  9. Passion for ProMarkers - Wk390 Flower Power
  10. Power Poppy - Pick-A-Sketch
  11. 613 Avenue Create - #196 AG/twist Spring
  12. A Perfect Time To Craft - #4 AG
  13. Aurora Wings - #47 Easter Pastels


  1. Wow your image looks fantastic, I love her and you have coloured her to perfection too. Love how you have done your complete design with her. Looks great. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  2. Back again, and again just absolutely gorgeously stunning work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  3. Oh Wow!! This is beautiful! Love the background and the way the cute image just pops off the page and actually moves!! Incredible!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. x

  4. This is a gorgeous card! Your colouring of this sweet image is amazing and I love the movement you've got with her - that is such a clever idea. Love the colours you've used as well, a really lovely card. Thanks for joining in with my challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers and good luck! Hugs, Karen xx

  5. Oh I just love how you've combined the stamps and your coloring is gorgeous, Nicola! Beautiful papers too and I'm amazed at how Butterfly Sprite hovers over the flowers. Fabulous creativity! Thanks so much for joining our Easter Pastels challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  6. I love your fantasy design. Great colouring and a lovely idea to hang your fairy on acetate so she is actually flying!

    Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky.

    Sharon x

  7. That is so cool how you mounted the Butterfly Sprite on acetate to fly above everything, Nicola! So creative and original, and the effect is simply stunning. Gorgeous coloring and wonderful design. Thank you for playing at Aurora Wings! Mitzi xx

  8. OMG NICOLA!!! You had me at the beautiful card... and then the close up of the colors.... AWESOME!! But the butterfly wiggles!! Shut the front door I'm in love!!!! Amazing job!!!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog!!

  9. Beautiful coloured and gorgeous card
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  10. Wow this is gorgeous - love all the little details!

    Hugz Tinz

  11. Love the interactive element on this! I am sure it is so much fun in real life! The colors you chose are so vibrant and fun!

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  12. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge. Marlene DT

  13. Beautiful card Nicola. I love the gorgeous images and your colouring is perfect. Brilliant job on the 'flying' element. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  14. This is beautiful love it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  15. Still love that gorgeous background paper and the interactive element! The combination of the border and the sprite are just perfect.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Pastel Colors challenge.

  16. Wow! Your colouring is fantastic Nicola! Her little dress has such depth. What a cutie!

  17. I have to agree with many others, your coloring is amazing! Love the movement of the little fairy. So cute. Thank you for joining our Things with Wings Challenge at Crafty Cardmarkers!
    :) Pam

  18. This is such a beautiful card! Great composition and gorgeous coloring as always.

  19. What a sweet little fairy. I like the vibrant colors and great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.


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