Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dream of Dahlia

I hope everyone is having a great and creative week. Mine has been very relaxing, except for the power outages. I am thrilled that ours came back on within eight hours. In Tulsa, alone, we had over 100,000 homes affected by the severe thunderstorm that swept through Oklahoma. Other than the rain, lightening, and thunder, we had up to 80 mph winds.

On to my inspiration piece…I chose an image from ching-chow kuik titled “Dream of Dahlia.” I colored her with Copics and they trimmed her with Spellbinder’s Opulent Ovals. I distressed the edges with Forest Moss Distress Ink and mounted her on another die cut of the Opulent Ovals. She is available as a digital image or in red rubber, whichever you prefer.

Copics used:
Hair: E51, E53,, E55
Skin: E000, E11 R20
Leaves: G82, G85, G99
Dahlias: RV63, RV66, RV69, RV91

My designer paper is from Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendor collection. The next Spellbinder’s die is the Classic Leaf. After I cut out the leaves, I used Viva D├ęcor 3-D paint in Moss green.

Thanks for stopping by. Check back here every day for more inspiration from Sweet Pea Stamps’ design team.
Aletha Jane


  1. Aletha, this is gorgeous. I love the dreamy feel to the whole card. The image is coloured perfectly and the papers/embellishments match so well. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  2. Stunning work Aletha. I just love the green you added on this card. Totally gorgeous. The coloring is top notch. Cheers, Holley

  3. Stunning! The purple really pops out From the card. Love it!!!

  4. Aletha.oh the warm tones are so totally gorgeous with this image. I love the green here..so beautiful.
    susan s

  5. This is truly amazing. Glad your safe from storms... We get that here too but tornados are out of the normal for us but horrible storms are frequent!

  6. Aletha this is beautiful, love the green and gold/yellow combo, so pretty. Your work is stunning

  7. This is gorgeous Aletha. I love your soft colouring and the so delicate shading on her hair. And so many gorgeous die-cuts on this card.. I especially love the way you've added the 3D paint to the leaves, it's a great effect. :)