Lily Sprite

Prairie Lily Sprite

Lily SpriteHello :)  I made this card using the adorable Tiger Lily Sprite from the one and only Aurora Wings.  As I live on the Canadian prairies, I grew up seeing wild prairie lilies in the ditches every summer, and quickly grew to love their bright, cheery pops of color in the long grass.  Prairie lilies are also the provincial flower of Saskatchewan.  This is why I just HAD to color this sweetie up in the colors of the wild lily :)  After coloring the image with my SN markers, I fussy cut it out.  I used a scrap of paper for the background, then layered up some green fiber paper, some glassine paper, a strip of burlap and some die cut circles.  I did the circles with 2 nesting dies each….I am frantically trying to build my stash of dies, but my budget does not keep up with my dreams, so I try to make do and improvise wherever possible!! I cut some banner shapes with the same colors as the circles and attached them to the corners.  After layering everything up, I tied some gold cording with a green heart charm along 2 edges, and sprinkled on some Frantage mica flakes.  If anybody could tell me the secret of how to randomly glue these flakes down, I would be forever grateful!! I dab glue here and there, but it always seems to not look as “random” as I would like…..  I hope you like this little prairie sprite :)

I’d like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Aurora Wings Challenge – Sprite Delite IV

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG #53

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Weeks 271/272

Dream Valley Challenge - #151 Lots of Layers

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #319 ATG

 

9 thoughts on “Prairie Lily Sprite”

  1. I love Tiger Lilies (my yard is full of them), and your colouring of this Sprite is spot on! Fantastic job getting that deep, deep orange. It’s perfect! Thank you for joining us at Aurora Wings for our Sprite Delight IV challenge! xxM

  2. Gorgeous coloring and your design absolutely ROCKs, Susan! Fabulous texture and the darker background makes your wild lily just pop! LOVe it! Thanks so much for joining us for our Sprite Delight IV challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  3. Wow Susan – this really is fabulous! Wonderful colouring and I just adore the way you’ve used up such a variety of snippets too!

    Hugs

    Di xx

  4. Susan, this is GORGEOUS! You colored the Sprite beautifully here and she’s fussy-cut to perfection. Love your use of burlap on the darker background, too. Thank you for joining our latest challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx

  5. What a gorgeous card, Susan, I love how you’vecoloured the adorable image! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  6. Beautiful card Susan, love all the texture you added. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

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