EEEK! Tell me he's not the cutest EVER! This little guy is the newest Sprite from Aurora Wings and he's being offered as a Gift With Purchase this weekend. More about that later, 'cause there's a coupon, too. WooHoo! Meet little Reindeer Sprite. I couldn't wait to color this little guy. He looks a little sleepy, or maybe a bit wistful so I made up a story about him while making this tag.
My original thought was to do him (or her) in pastel for a "Baby's First Christmas" card, but then remembered this week's Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge that also calls for "Anything but a Card", so I used the natural browns and red and made a tag instead.
My story is that this little reindeer is dreaming of "running with the big dogs" (or should I say "flyin' with the big DEER"?) and pulling Santa's sleigh, but he's still too little. Santa told him to "Believe" and he will surely grow up to be one of the chosen few. The reindeer clip and embroidered stag ribbon represent the current team and I've also added sleigh bells strung with twine from DL.Art and some punched snowflakes distressed with ink with Nuvo Drops for the centers. The stitched ribbon has been recycled from old Anthropologie shopping bags (got LOTS of it!) and there's faux stitching on the DP, as well.
Here's a closeup of Reindeer Sprite. He's colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped on the tag. I've used gold gel pen for his bell.
You want him, don't you? I mean who can resist that face? Well, as I said earlier, he's a Gift with Purchase for this weekend only with a $5.00 minimum purchase from either AW.com OR AW Etsy. And better yet, there's a Coupon you may use in conjunction with the offer! So hop to it! Ya snooze, ya LOSE.
Here's how to keep up with what's happening at Aurora Wings.
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog (current challenge ends TOMORROW!)
Aurora Wings FB Group (Nov. FB Challenge runs all month)
I'm entering this in the DL.Art November Linky Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #69 AG, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w/Critters November #8, Crafty Animals November #8 AG, CHNC November Christmas Challenge Extra, Aud Sentiments #193 AG w/Sentiment (5/5), Inspiration Destination #193 AG, Simon Says Monday It's a Stitch Up (faux stitching on DP and stitch detail on ribbon), Simon Says Wednesday Furry Friends, the World Wide Open Design Team #28 Nov. 15, the November Classic Design Team Open Challenge #19, Fab 'n' Funky Masculine Touch (for a little guy), The Paper Shelter Challenge #318 Add Some Snowflakes, Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #215 AG /Add a Tag, the Crafty Addicts November AG, TTRCD week of Nov 14th AG, 613 Avenue Create November AG and Crafty Girls Creations November AG.