Hey there 🙂 It’s Family Day holiday here in Saskatchewan, so I figured I had better use some of this free time to do up this blog post for my inspiration project for this month’s Aurora Wings Facebook challenge. Our challenges are ATG, either a coloring or a finished project…..plus….we love to see your past makes with Aurora Wings images, as well!!
A number of years ago, I started a “tradition” of making my own calendar, and for the last 3, these creations have featured images by Mitzi…the amazing artist behind Aurora Wings <3 As you might be able to guess, this year, I did a Sprite calendar!! There is seriously a Sprite for every occasion and season, and it’s sure to be a great year with these cuties frolicking their way through it 🙂 I do my calendars from February to January, to avoid any extra pressure over the Christmas holidays, but for this post, I’ll go in order and start with January 🙂
January in Saskatchewan is usually snowy and cold, so I chose the adorable Snowflake Sprite (HERE in the digi shop, and HERE on Etsy) to represent this month. The image is colored in Copics and framed with a die cut extended octagon (as are all the images for this year). I added a bit of sparkle and liquid pearl accents on this.
February is the month of hearts, so, of course I used the sweet Valentine’s Sprite (exclusively HERE in the digi shop). I added some faux sparkles on her dress with white Posca, and dressed up the hearts with Glossy Accents and red Stickles 🙂
Besides being my son’s birth month (no Landon Sprites yet, lol), March is St. Patrick’s Day month. I just had to make the adorable Shamrock Sprite (HERE in the digi shop and HERE on Etsy) an Irish beauty with red hair and freckles <3
This year, Easter falls in April, which makes the cuddly little Easter Bunny Sprite (exclusively HERE in the digi shop) the obvious choice 🙂
This Violet Sprite (exclusively HERE in the digi shop) had to be for May. For me, violets bring back special memories. Every year that my mom was alive, I would find some wild violets to give her. The year she passed away was a very late year, but I still was able to find some (the only?) violets to take to her in the hospital. Even though she was in a coma that she wouldn’t come out of, I believe that she knew <3
Like violets on Mother’s Day, lilacs were the bouquet that I would give my mom on her birthday at the beginning of June. So….here is Lilac Sprite (exclusively HERE in the digi shop).
July is my birth month, and a big reason why I started to make my own calendars. July’s picture is almost always the ugliest picture in a calendar, and I’d had enough of it!!!! Lol I figured that the sweet Ice Cream Sundae Sprite (exclusively HERE in the digi shop) was perfect for this month….I loooove ice cream, and this image is just the cutest!!!
August is just so full of flowers, and my old house was just so overrun with hollyhocks, that this sweetie was the perfect choice for this month!!! Hollyhock Sprite can be found HERE in the digi shop and HERE on Etsy 🙂
September is such a pretty month, with the leaves starting to change – some consolation for the the colder temps, and the knowledge of the long winter ahead!! Being a good Canadian girl, I had to use the playful Maple Sprite (HERE in the digi shop, and HERE on Etsy) for this month, and color her up in glorious autumn colors 🙂
Halloween has taken over the month of October, and everyone is getting their “scary” on. Pumpkin Sprite is way to cute to scare anyone, but still manages to convey the spirit of Halloween! He can be found exclusively HERE in the digi shop 🙂
Well, since there’s no Sprite for my eldest child, Eden, November is a tribute to Remembrance Day, and to all those who have fought for the freedoms that we enjoy today. I decided to color Anemone Sprite (HERE in the digi shop and HERE on Etsy) in poppy colors, and looove the end result!!
Well, that brings us to December, and the choices of Sprites for this month had me changing my mind numerous times! I finally settled on the beautiful Trumpet Angel Sprite. I highlighted some of the soft colors with a layer of clear sparkle. She can be found HERE in the digi shop and HERE on Etsy.
I’d like to enter this project in the following challenges :
Dream Valley Challenges – #219 Hand Colored Image
Crafty Calendar Challenge – Use Die cuts/punches (the frames and letters are all die cut)
Creative Moments Challenge – #184 ATG
World Wide Open DT Challenge – #02 February ATG
Let’s Craft and Create – #156 ATG + option Mother’s Day
Dreaming of Scrap – #76 Daily Life 🙂
Crafts Galore Encore – #72 February ATG
Classic Design Challenge – #2 February ATG