Monday, June 10, 2013

Variations Week: Aletha's View

Hello again! Aletha here, to share a little Sweet Pea goodness. This week is what Sweet Pea Stamps (SPS) calls Variation Week. Each SPS Design Team member is given the same image to create something in our own style of design. I love looking at all the artist’s different styles. You receive so much inspiration from each one.

Our image this week is “Red, White, and Blue” by KarenMiddleton. This darling little girl is available in Sweet Pea Stamps online shop. You can search for Plate #161. There are a couple of other amazing images on that plate too.

I did color her with my Copics, but added some highlights with a white gel pen. Just a touch of Stickles on the stars added the much needed sparkle. I die cut the image with Spellbinder’s Labels Twenty-Five, and cut the label again on cardstock. These two die cuts were mounted together with the bottom one offset just a smidge. My swirls are from a Magnolia die. I cut out a few stars that I drew and added Stickles to them also. The rhinestones and designer paper are from my stash. I did distress in a few places with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 11, BV000
Hair: E11, 33, 50
Skirt: B21, 24, 26, 28
Socks: B000, 02, 05, R20, 22, 24, 29, 89
Shirt: B000, 02, 05
Boots and Satchel: E15, 18, 25
Stars: Y13, 19
Background: W00, 1, 3, Y13

Don’t forget about One Sweet Challenge. The theme is to use buttons and ribbons as embellishments. You can use any stamp you want, rubber or digi, but for the “larger” prize you must use an SPS image

Thanks for stopping by! Check back every day this week and be inspired.
Aletha Jane
SPS Design Team


  1. Beautiful Aletha. Love the coloring and the swirls. Great idea to cut off one Of them!

  2. Aleyha, I love this. The background paper is gorgeous with this image and the diecut scroll with the added stars and rhinestones give it a nice touch. Awesome

  3. This is *gorgeous*. Your colouring on the image is fabulous - the image really pops! The papers are perfect and I love the swirls and the offset label shapes... everything on this card just works so well together! :)


  4. Wow, that's stunning. I love the background paper you used and the beautiful die cuts. Amazing work.

  5. Aletha, this is lovely. I love the shadowing around the image. It makes it feel very magical. I've always loved this time of the month on Sweet Pea Stamps for the Variations Week. It's amazing to see how cards/creations differ so much using the same image. Take care, Kym xxx

  6. Aletha you Rock as always, and that's the way i love it. Gorgeous coloring my Friend.
    Hugs Nat

  7. Gorgeous!!! The swirls and starts are wonderful. Love the shape you used to cut out the image and the way you inked the edges.

  8. Wow! Fantastic coloring!! I love how you've framed the image and all the shading. The papers are just perfect for this image!!

    Lots of love, Randi WS

  9. Gorgeous, Aletha! Love your colouring. The shading you made looks so great. Also love the layout of your card.
    Hugs, Karina