Good afternoon everyone! It’s a brisk 18 degrees here and the weatherman is calling for 5-8 inches of snow this evening. I can’t complain too much — my friends in Boston are digging out from under more than 5 feet of snow! I can’t even imagine! Our kitchen pipes froze this morning so my husband started his day under the sink with my hairdryer. I’ve been running extra heaters in the kitchen and letting the tap drip all day. One of these times, Old Man Winter and the plumber are going to win ….
I decided to brighten the day with this beautiful image from Aurora Wings. There are lots of digital images of fairies and sprites available, but this series of flower sprites really caught my attention. This is the lovely Poppy Sprite and her colorful blooms really brighten a gloomy, cold day.
Rowhouse Greetings | Notecard | Poppy Sprite by Aurora Wings
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper in Patch
Patterned Paper: Recollections Green Gingham
Digital Stamp: Poppy Sprite by Aurora Wings
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: By Diezyne Half Circle (BDZ005); Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles (LG) (S4-114)
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug D’vine Swirl
Embellishments: Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps; Celebrate It Tempo Ribbon in sheer red
Copic® Markers: YR07, R20, R35, R37, R59 (poppies); YG00, G82, YG63, YG67, R20 (leaves); E000, E00, E02, R20 (skin)
A shout out and thanks to Amy Hurley-Purdie who featured this image in one of her Color Me Monday blog posts. I was guided by her color selections and they were poppy perfect! Instructions for creating a flip card with the By DieZyne Half Circle die are available at Passionate Paper Creations. See Allison Cope’s tutorial on the Power Poppy blog for instructions on how to cut the focal image.