Monday, June 10, 2013

Variation's Week at SPS

Hello again! 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
AJ's Design Artz
SPS Design Team


  1. 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

  2. Your background is stunning and your image colored to perfection, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..

  3. I always tell you this but it is always true... you just keep getting better and better my dear friend!
    Hugs and enjoy the week,


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