Friday, March 25, 2011

ALETHA the Fairy of Truth

Happy Friday everyone! The weekend is on it’s way.

Here is a project that I sincerely loved doing. Tracey, owner/artist of The Stamping Boutique, created this illustration. She told me that after she finished it she did not know of a name. Well…she thought of my name “Aletha”! I was overcome with emotion. I have never had my name associated with anything so beautiful other than it’s Greek meaning “truth.” Also, while I was growing up, people (and this includes teachers) could never pronounce it correctly. They would always say “Althea.” I was on the verge of changing my name, but now that I am “all grown up,” I am so glad I didn’t! LOL I am truly honored. Thank you, Tracey, from the bottom of my heart!

On to “Aletha”…
Of course I used my Copics for coloring the image and the flowers. The image was printed out on Cryogen 80#. After coloring the flowers I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist Pearl. The inside was stamped and colored with Copics also. The butterflies are from Frost Creek Charms. I colored them with a black Sharpie. I was surprised they stayed so shiny.

The background on the front and the medallion on the inside were stamped on Neenah Classic 80# Solar White, with Now and Always stamp set from Ippity/Unity (which I sell, just follow the link). I used Versamark, and then embossed with clear embossing powder. After everything cooled, I then sponged Memento Inks in Rhubarb Stalk, Cantaloupe, and Sweet Plum, for the colors. I used the colors that were posted for The Play Date Café #73 challenge. I am too late to enter the challenge, but I wanted you to know where I got my inspiration.

I am also entering this in the Wednesday Sketch Challenge on The Outlawz site. Go check this group out, it is wonderful, very friendly, and there’s a lot happening.

Here’s more details on my little piece of art:
Copics: YR02, 12, 18; E0000, 07, 11; RV93, 99; R20
Inks: Versamark and Memento
Pens: Sharpie in black and white poster paint;
Spicas in Garnet, Pitch Black, Orange;
Gelly Roll in Clear Star and Glitter Orange
Glimmer Mist: Pearl
Other: butterfly charms,
paper flowers from

Other challenges that I have entered:
Flutterby Wednesday – Anything goes but must have a
butterfly, fairy, or angel
CRAFT Challenge 95 – New Baby
Do You Stack Up – Shine On

If you have any questions, please contact me. Have a great weekend!

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