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.
Wednesday Sketch Challenge on The Outlawz site. Go check this group out, it is wonderful, very friendly, and there’s a lot happening.
If you have any questions, please contact me. Have a great weekend!