One Day Fae Digi Giveaway – Aja the Autumn Leaves Fae
» » » One Day Fae Digi Giveaway – Aja the Autumn Leaves Fae

One Day Fae Digi Giveaway – Aja the Autumn Leaves Fae

posted in: Events | 62

It’s that time again!

Our One Day Fae this month is Aja the Autumn Leaves Faery.

Aja the Autumn Leaves Fae by Amanda S Byron www.faeryink.com
Please meet Faery Ink’s first distinctly African character series – Aja! I thought a great way to introduce everyone to this new character was to make her into October’s One Day Fae. This month our faery represents the warm and vibrant beauty of the changing autumn leaves..

In the Yoruba religion, Aja is an Orisha goddess of the forest, the animals within it and herbal healers. The Yoruba people live in the southwest part of Nigeria as well as the adjoining parts of Benin and Togo which are all located in west Africa. Their religion is very old and has spread beyond Africa into “new world lineages” including Santeria, Candomblé, Trinidad Orisha, and Umbanda which are practiced throughout the Americas.

I chose to name this character Aja because I think it is a beautiful name, and this Orisha represents the most important things certainly in ‘modern fairy culture’ – taking care of mother nature, her animals and healing.

I hope you will enjoy coloring this faery as much as I have enjoyed drawing AND coloring her =)

When you do color her, be sure to share your project in the Facebook group and feel free to comment on this blog post with a link to where the project is featured on your blog!

After 24 hours this stamp will only be available in the shop (the shop version includes three additional PNG versions and one bonus JPG with ‘blank’ hair so you can make her curls as tight or loose as you want or experiment with different effects in creating curly hair with color rather than line). Please be sure to use this digi in accordance with the Terms of Use found here: http://faeryink.com/terms/. Please do not contact me asking for the digi if you miss the opportunity. Please make sure that you are not trying to download this digi onto a phone or some other device that has trouble downloading JPGs 😉 I recommend downloading to your computer or tablet <3 If you have trouble downloading the image try Right Clicking and choosing SAVE LINK AS.. =)

In exchange for this free digi, please leave a comment letting me know what your favorite forest animal is =)

 

 Giveaway has ended!

Have a great day =)

Manda
Follow Manda:

Graphic Designer

Daydreamer, faery believer, dandelion wisher, artsy bookworm, fortune-telling witchy woman. I draw pretty girls with wings and things so you can bring them to life with color... I'm the artist behind the digital stamps here at Faery Ink. I live for my family & for making pretties. I'm an Aquarius with Cancer moon & rising. (So I'm a little eccentric and my feelings run super deep). I love to make stuff, draw, paint, cook, read, play guitar, bargain hunt, read tarot & runes and listen to music. I'm trying to love living a more active lifestyle, but I'm an introverted hermit so active's not so easy!

Manda
Latest posts from

62 Responses

  1. Jarka Ef
    |

    autumn…i like every season 🙂 autumn is nice for colors of nature. My favourite forest animals are doe and squirrel. Thank you very much for the digi :o) have a nice day

  2. Sofie
    |

    Thank you for your Give away, favorite animal in the forest – hm…fox I think.

  3. KatieE
    |

    Autumn is my favourite season. I love the colours of the trees, the crisp mornings with frost around. Thank you for another beautiful One Day Fae xx

  4. Marie-Anne
    |

    She’s a beauty. Thank you for sharing her and her story.

    Marie-Anne

  5. Marie-Anne
    |

    She’s a beauty. Thank you for sharing her and her story.

    It’s hard to choose my favourite forest animal, because I like many animals. One of them is the Bobcat.

    Marie-Anne

  6. Helen van der Gaag
    |

    Thanks, love wolves

  7. Holly
    |

    Manda, She is Stunning, truly a new favorite for me.
    My Favorite forest critters (that I don’t see enough) Cougar/Panther/Puma (only 3x in my life) 1 in Florida, 2 in Arkansas.
    Foxes Red and Silver- used to see them play in the front of our land, but not any more.

    Favorite Critters I get to see almost every day Squirrels (grey & fox) and white Tailed Deer
    Thank you so very much for Aja, and have an AWEsome week
    mwah ! Holly

  8. Karen Paynter
    |

    Oh thanks so very much she is lovely, I love all creatures great & small but horses & Owls & Marmoset monkeys are stand outs!

  9. Bonnie aka raduse
    |

    My favorite forest animal is the bear cub.

  10. Suze
    |

    Thanks for the digi. My favourite forest animal is the fox.

  11. Ameera Crafts
    |

    Autumn is always so beautiful and full of wonderful colours. My forest animal is the Fox. Hes a beautiful creature. Thank you for another beautiful freebie 🙂 x

  12. MammaMia
    |

    Hi Amanda – thank you so much for this gorgeous fae. We live close to the New Forest in the south of England which has a varied and rich history including being a hunting ground in medieval times. Nowadays, it’s a National Park with lots of walks and cycle ways through it. My favourite animals in the New Forest are badgers and deer although you have to be very quiet to be able to see them!
    Hugs, Helen x

  13. Cathie Borowski
    |

    Hi Amanda, absolutely gorgeous image, thank you. I would have say here in Australia our forests are a little bit different, but from the standard forest animals I would say the owl would be my favourite, they can be wise or cute depending on how you feel.

  14. Katharina Caldas
    |

    thank you for this lovely girl, my love goes to the rabbit . hugs

  15. Sherry
    |

    Thank you so much Manda, she is beautiful! I miss seeing all the beautiful Fall leaves in Kentucky…though Washington does have a few trees that the leaves turn. 🙂 I think my favorite animal in the forest is deer, although I love owls and bunnies too. 🙂

  16. melanie
    |

    Thank you o much ,I absolutely love her. <3

  17. Tammy Poland
    |

    Thank you for sharing the lovely digi with us. My favorite forest animal is the wolf.
    Hugs,

  18. Nerida
    |

    Thank you so much Amanda, she is just beautiful. My favourite forest animal is the deer, they are just so beautiful and graceful. I would love to see one in person someday

  19. Tammy Valley
    |

    Another beautiful digi, thank you! I always have a tough time with that question since each one is special in its own unique way. I’d have to say river otters. They are fun, chatty & loveable.

  20. TracyM #6773
    |

    Thank You for this lovely freebie, can’t wait to start colouring her 🙂
    My favourite forest creature is the owl.

  21. Roz PEEL
    |

    Such a beautiful digi. Thank you! My favourite forest animal is the deer.

  22. treebug
    |

    Thank you so much, she is beautiful! My favourite forest animal is the bear.

  23. Racquel Black
    |

    She is gorgeous, Thanks Amanda for creating her, I really appreciate it!!!!! I have to be honest here, I am not a animal person. Thanks for another beautiful image.

  24. Cindy
    |

    Thank you for the lovely Aja. My favorite forest animal is the owl.

  25. Lynsey mccord
    |

    Thank u she’s gorgeous, I’m a wolf 🐺 girl myself well actually love all animals x

  26. Diana Sowers
    |

    Thank you for the freebie image Amanda. This one will be a challenge for me. I would have to say my favorite forest animal is the fox. Mostly because I have a little Chiweenie dog that looks exactly like a fox. LOL

  27. Jenn Borjeson
    |

    Thank you so much for the gorgeous freebie! My favorite forest creatures are owls and bear! 🙂

  28. Betty Rae
    |

    Thank you! I love deer

  29. Danni
    |

    Thank you so much! My favorite forest creature, hmm, that’s tough as I love them all but I’d probably have to say deer.

  30. Maryann Laursen
    |

    Thanks soooo much for this cutie here Amanda.

  31. NanaConnie
    |

    I absolutely love fall more than any other season. This is a fantastic image! Thanks so much.

  32. Sharman
    |

    I really like fall because I enjoy the quietness of the season and I think my favorite animal would be maybe the Owl ..

  33. AJ
    |

    She is beautiful. Thank You. My favorite forest animal… mmm.. let me think for a second…. mmm.. squirrels and deer.. I know that is two animals, but in general I love all animals. (^_^)

  34. Karen Kizer
    |

    Beautiful digi, Amanda.
    All forest creatures are beautiful. I love the intense but serene beauty of the cougar. We have a great many of them here in the Pacific Northwest but as we encroach on their territory, more and more are killed because of proximity to humans and personal property. So sad. Breaks my heart every time one is killed rather than an attempt at relocation.

  35. Belinda
    |

    Amanda! You rock girlfriend! I love your art and this one is making me do my happy dance. Aja is absolutely beautiful and I am printing her right now so I can color her up. I usually miss the freebie days so I am thrilled I was able to get in on the goodies this time around. Have a blessed day!

  36. Tina Goodwin
    |

    Thank you very much! She is absolutely gorgeous! I love the history you shared also.

  37. Vivian Foo
    |

    Thank you very much! She is gorgeous. I love Australia Koala Bears.

  38. Julie Hasell
    |

    Thank you she is so beautiful, the story was nice to read also love the hair 🙂 xxx

  39. Lanette MacAlister
    |

    Thank you so much for the beautiful digi. I’m going to really enjoy colouring this and, hopefully, improve my skills with darker skin tones – I’m really happy!

  40. Gabriela Acosta
    |

    is fantastic, precious, thanks so much

  41. Tindaloo
    |

    Oh my! Amanda, she is absolutely gorgeous ♥ Love the story behind it, so fun too know where the origin of such images come from. My favorite forest animal is the wolf and the owl ♥ and so many more! We often see the fox and the moose in our neighbourhood, and just the other day a really fast hare leaped past my porch! ..I hope he hides himself well from the eagle (havørn/White-tailed eagle I think it is called) that flew past our house and down towards the sea 🙂

  42. Susan Sudbury
    |

    Thank you 🙂 She’s gorgeous!! The animal I’m going to pick is a raccoon 🙂

  43. Nicola
    |

    What a wonderful new character series to have. I love that she has a story. My favourite woodland creatures are foxes. I used to have a fox family visit and it was so nice to see the cubs grow up and play in the snow during winter.

  44. Hanne M.
    |

    Thank you so much for the interesting introduction to this faery and thank you so much for the beautiful image! My favourite forest animal is hedgehog. Although it has spikes, it’s just so cute!

  45. Tazmadazz
    |

    Thank you for the lovely Faery, she has a great back story.

    • Tazmadazz
      |

      I forgot to say that my favorite forest animal is the deer, it is agile and graceful.

  46. Donna Mundinger
    |

    She’s gorgeous, Manda! Love her story. Thank you so much. I love seeing deer in the forest. xxD

  47. Christine
    |

    Thank you Amanda. I love Halloween so much and love to decorate for it. I have as many Halloween decos as I do Christmas. Even now that I’m stuck in a bed my hubby still decorates for me. Not like I did (of course) but he does put many of my things out…..Hope you enjoy your Halloween….MUAHHHHHHHHHH
    P.S. My sister’s b-day is Oct 30th so that’s just another reason to love it.

  48. Cathy Holford
    |

    Thanks for this lovely autumn fae. I think it is no secret that my favorite animal is the cat. I love all animals though. Sometimes I think they are so much better to be around than people. LOL!

  49. Olga Dendrinou Fink
    |

    Thank you so much Amanda! she is a beauty! and her story fantastic!
    I don’t have a favorite forest animal, I love Reindeers, Foxes, Owls, Wolfes, Bears… I don’t know I can’t chose!
    xoxo Olga

  50. April S.
    |

    Thank you!! I love bears and foxes!!

  51. Shannon
    |

    She’s lovely! Thanks so much! My favorite forest animal is probably a fox or a raccoon!

  52. Jan
    |

    Love her, thank you! Favourite forest animals are hedgehog and squirrel.

  53. Sonya van Stee
    |

    She’s gorgeous!!!!! My favourite forest animal is the timber wolf

  54. Natalie Godfrey
    |

    She is adorable. Love the coloring you did.

  55. MARG BYATT
    |

    Thank you so much for the freebie, Aja is adorable!! I will enjoy colouring her
    My favourite forest animal is the fox with badgers coming up right behind.

  56. Trina Flynn
    |

    She is absolutely stunning! My favorite forest animal is a fox. Thank you so much for the lovely image 🙂

  57. Rosie Scott
    |

    Thanks so much for this digistamp. It is very hard to find African-American images. I hope you make or have some more African-American themed images. My favorite animal is the jaguar.

  58. irmz
    |

    deer & elk (especially the babies)

  59. Cristina González
    |

    Thank you! I didn’t have any girl of this beauty! love her. My favorite animal is the owl.

  60. Jane
    |

    She’s beautiful, like all your other fae. I enjoyed reading he story, too.
    My favorite forrest animal? That would have to be the red fox. How could anyone resist that adorable face? I’ll post the pic to the FB group in case the link doesn’t come through here.
    http://bit.ly/2e8KSS3

  61. Camille Johnson
    |

    Thank you for a Character that looks like me and my daughters and nieces. I just wish my computer wasn’t hacked 😭😭 so I could have downloaded it. I tried to see her in the shop to purchase her. But I am unable to find her😢. Can someone please help me find her or can you please put her in the shop so I can get her!