Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Victorian Winter with Lacy Sunshine


Welcome to Saturday and to my blog. I hope that everyone’s weekend has started out good.

My post today is my first post as part of the Creative Team at Lacy Sunshine. I was so intrigued with what she is trying to accomplish with her blog, Lacy Sunshine, that I asked if I could be part of this new journey. Her response was, “Come on aboard.” There is a lot happening in the Lacy Sunshine realm. I am sure that you will be hearing about some new adventures for Heather coming soon.



I created a 5¾” square card with the beautiful image Victorian Winter Emily. Isn't she gorgeous? She was also a lot of fun to color with Copics. After the coloring was finished, I trimmed her down and distressed the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. She was then layered with Stampin’Up!’s cardstock in Cherry Cobbler (my new favorite red) and Always Artichoke, perfect colors for the traditional Christmas.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 11, R02, 20
Hairy: YR21, E15, 13, 18
Dress, Coat, & Hat: R22, 43, 46, 56, 59
Bow, Umbrella, Leaves, & Eyes: G21, 24, 29
Fur Trim & Muff: W0, 1, 2
Background: W0, 1, 2, 3, 4

Now the second stage of the fun starts, all the embellishments. My designer paper is from my stash and that was layered with Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke cardstock. I found some vintage lace in my overflowing ribbon drawer that was perfect for a Victorian theme. I placed that under Emily, but before Emily was place on the card, I die cut some corners in Cheery Cobbler cardstock using Spellbinder’s Die D-Lite Corner Flourish. I sponged some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on the embossed areas of the die and then released it.


I wanted some kind of flower(s) on my project, but not poinsettias. I rather like the way the flowers that I chose to make turned out. I used two Spellbinder’s Die D-Lite, Blooms One and Blooms Three. As you can tell, I am loving these new little Spellbinder’s Die D-Lites, perfect size for smaller projects.  After my die-cutting was complete, I painted each cut with Viva Décor 3-D Stamp Paint in Metallic Carmine Red and Metallic Moss Green. These paints have the most amazing sparkle, and I like sparkle. I then shaped each petal with McGill’s Tool Kit and Molding Mat. I am finding myself using the tool kit every day.



You still have a few hours to enter our Lacy Sunshine FallColors challenge. If you miss this one, there is another challenge that starts tomorrow. That theme is…? I can’t tell you right now. You will have to visit the blog and find out. We would love if you shared your little pieces of art using a Lacy Sunshine image at our Lacy Sunshine Facebook group.

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate contacting me.  My project today will be available for purchase in my Zibbet shop. Come back tomorrow, I will have some more Lacy Sunshine for you.
Aletha Jane









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