Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Art of Belly Dancing

First I want to apologize for my MIA. Life just got in the way and I had to take a short break, but now I am back in full swing. I had to give up most of my design team positions because of my life happenings. I did, however, manage to stay with Rick St. Dennis MFA. 

For my first project in over a month, I would like to introduce you to Fayuez. I decided to create an easel card. Rick’s image, Fayuez, is modeled after the real Belly Dancer. Isn’t she beautiful? The minute he sent this to me, I could not wait to set my Copics on her. Rick described her as having bright red hair, and wearing pastel colors and thousands of dollars of rhinestones. I hope I did justice to her. 

I did ask Rick to start critiquing my coloring and, guess what, he did. His one and only comment was that my light source was “wandering.” I am so glad he used that rather simple term (you all know that I am a very simple country girl from Oklahoma LOL) because I knew exactly where he was talking about. My wondering light source happened in her skirt. So my challenge to me is to practice more with clothes and light source. 

On to the nitty gritty…my supplies I used for my little piece of art are:

Fayuez would like to enter the following challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges – Anything Goes
Color Me Creative Classroom – Anything Goes 

That’s it for today! If you have any questions, please contact me.
Aletha Jane


  1. Your card is gorgeous. I love the image and the dies you used.

  2. Stunning card you made with her and I like your coloring. haven├Ąt figured out how to get the light right with my promarkers yet! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  3. Oh WOW this is stunning, I love the way you have coloured her in, Brilliant, Love Hazelxo

  4. She's gorgeous! Love the pastels and the blacks together. And the diecuts are all beautiful. Everything just fits togeher!

  5. Aletha,
    IDK about your light source but your card, and coloring are awesome! Yes, you have done her justice! Beautiful work my friend!

  6. I love your card too & your coloring is always awesome. So your preference is SU paper over anything else or is that b/c it is more budget friendly? Hugs~Patti

  7. Love the new card! Sorry to hear things have gotten in the way of your art making my friend! I've changed gears as you will see if you get the chance to pop by my blog...
    Oh, and I love the new look of your blog!
    Hang in there sweets,

  8. This is a very beautiful card for our challenge ! Thank you for joining us at NMWC. Christa.

  9. This is gorgeous! Love the high lights in her hair and the shading in her skirt! Thanks for sharing your craftiness at TTCRD.

  10. I am glad you are managing to get back into the swing of things, Aletha. I think your colouring is so outstanding always - a real masterclass. Your card design and colours are beautiful. Vee xx

  11. Beautiful card and awesome colouring. TFI

    Thanks for playing at NMWC this month.

    Happy Crafting


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