Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Artist of the Week at Sweet Pea Stamps


Welcome to Sweet Pea Stamps (SPS) “Artist of the Week.” Our artist this week is Rachel Anderson. I love Ms. Anderson’s fantastical images. I chose to create with “Forget-Me-Not.” You can find her images in digitalformat or rubber stamp format on Plate #173, whichever you prefer for your little pieces of art.



I kept “Forget-Me-Not” very simple. I used Copics in blues and greens and added some Spicas in blue and green. I did some highlighting with a white gel pen. I also thought that the little forget-me-nots needed some centers, so I dug up my gold acrylic paint and a detail brush and went to town making little gold dots.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 11
Blues: B21, 24, 26, 28, 29
Greens: G40, 43, 46, 29
Background: W00, 0, 1, 2, and B21

The cardstock is Stampin’Up’s Brilliant Blue and Garden Green layered with Tim Holtz’s Ideology Vintage Shabby. I finally got the courage to use my new Spellbinder’s Radiant Rectangles die. They were rather intimidating to me, but once I got started playing it was fairly easy. I did use wax paper between the die and my cardstock. This helped with the removal of those intricate cuts. The last item was some flat-backed light green pearls from my stash.



I hope that you can play in Sweet Pea’s challenge at One Sweet Challenge. If you do enter, and you use an SPS image, please share your creations with us in our SPS Facebook group. To keep up on all the happenings at SPS, take a visit to our SPS Facebook page.

Thanks for your visit today. I hope you stop by our SPS blog every day for some Sweet Pea inspiration. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate contacting me.
Aletha Jane

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