Thursday, April 18, 2013

MAWTT and RSD and Mariposa, Oh My!

I guess that is some title, huh? I thought maybe it would catch your attention. ;o)

This week I have the pleasure of being a guest designer on the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) challenge blog. 

Another plus to this is that one of my favorite artists (I’m on his design team too) is the sponsor… Rick St. Dennis MFA (RSD). His prize to the lucky winner at MAWTT is three digis of the winner’s choice from his Etsy shop. Please hop over and see the amazing little pieces of art MAWTT’s design team has created with Rick's images.

As most of you know I love to color with my Copics. Rick’s images are perfect for this type of work. Rick’s images are the most expressive and eclectic.  I have yet to find one that I do not want in my collection. Now the question is…will I ever color them all? The answer…nope, but I have them “just in case.”

Over at MAWTT the theme is “Fairies and Fantasy.” I wanted something unique and I found the perfect one, “Mariposa.” I did a Google search for “mariposa” and it is a synonym for “butterfly” (Portugal) and “moth” (Brazil). I am going to say she is the Goddess of Butterlies. I love her!

I chose some bright colors trying to depict spring and summer (really tired of winter). Mariposa was colored with Copics and then accented with Spicas and Wink of Stella glitter pens. I then did a fussy cut around her and mounted her on two pieces of SU cardstock cut with the Labels Six die. These were distressed with Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap.

My card base was created using cardstock and designer paper. The corner dies were done with the corners from the Lace Doily Accents die. Those intricate butterflies were created with the Les Papillions Two die. I doubled up on the butterflies to make them more dimensional. The roses are from my stash. The roses and butterflies were painted with Inspiration Paint in Pumpkin.

I would like to enter Mariposa in the following challenges:
Divas by Design – Butterflies or Birds
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

That’s it for today. If you have any questions, you can contact me. Come join the “Fairies or Fantasy” fun at MAWTT.
Aletha Jane
RSD Elite Design Team

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