Monday, December 22, 2014

SPS - Lillith

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps for our Artist Week where the whole DT use images for the same artist which this week is Teresa Sherman.  I have chosen to work with the beautiful image Lillith which is available from the Sweet Pea Store.

I had originally printed this image on a printable mirror paper but when I started colouring it in I really as not happy with the result. Time to try again this afternoon <g>.  Now last night I had a bad night and got all wound up after watching the Science Channel for far to long.  The final straw was a program on how robots are infiltrating our lives so much and the rolls they are expected to fill by, I think it was, 2029 - now that is only 15 years away!!!!!  They estimate the cost of a personal robot in the home will fall in cost to make them readily available to the mass population.  Hey no problem in that but they will also be so prominent in the workforce.  Fine for the 'educated' behind a desk I guess but what about the manual labor force - the first that will more than likely be replaced.  WOW lots of free time to enjoy oneself I hear you say but where does the money come from if you don't have a job because you have been replaced by a robot.  All I could think of was the crime rate would shoot up as idle hands are the devils work!!!!!  OK, I stop now hahahahaha, I could go on but won't.  Needless to say I was not in the best of moods when I got up this morning but still had to do this card.

I then thought I would try something new, instead of colouring the image as usual I placed a gradient overlay over the image before printing.

Next I only used a black oil pastel pencil to colour the hair and add some shading to the face.  Rather interesting and I did have fun.  Those robots were not bugging me now hahahahaha
The background of the card was to be all black - OK maybe I am still thinking about those darned robots :).  Using a gray card base I then ruffled black lace on it.

Time to cut the digi - but I could not find a die I liked so in the end I decided to use a leaf die and create a sort of free flowing frame.  Once I had glued the dies into position I then removed the excess part of the digi.
 More black, this time flowers which were white but I airbrushed with black.
 Using a remnant of the black lace from the background I created a flower and a recycled bit of chocolate box decoration (the glass flower) was glued to the centre.
 Quick and easy for the inside, using a pre cut heart die to create the writing area.
 And here we have the finished card :) :) :)

  • Image -  Lillith by Teresa Sherman available from the Sweet Pea Store.
  • Black Promarker and black  Faber Castle Polychromos 
  • Dies - Crafts Too Leaf Flourish
  • Lace, glass gem etc. from my stash
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx


  1. This is a fabulous card, Mimi. The image is super - great way to print it - and love the lace and all the trimmings! Good to read all the instructional steps too! Thanks for sharing with LOC!

  2. Hi Mimi, wow I love this all in Black!! Love how you have done all the lace as the backing to this image and I adore that glass flower. Just Beautiful!!! Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Have a Great Christmas & Happy New Year.
    Hugs Amanda

  3. This is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at LOC! mo xxx

  4. Beautiful card! Great image & love all the lace!! Thanks for joining us for the weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  5. I love the lace on this great card. Thanks for joining us this week for Lots Of Layers at QKR Stampede and have a Merry Christmas.
    Karal DT

  6. Oh wow this is just so beautiful with a lovely sense of dram with the black. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season and a 2015 filled with tons of love and joy.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  7. Love how you showed us how you created your card. Fantastic job. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (GD)

  8. Such an artistic project. Very creative!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

  9. The robots put your mojo on high! This is so stunning I love the coloring technique!! Thanks for playing with us at LOC!!

  10. Wow what an amazing image and you have really brought her to life. I love all the extra pieces you have added to bring this together as a card it is stunning. Thank you for joining us over at That Craft Place
    Ria TCP DT

  11. I love the use of a colour gradient & oil pastel to shade. Very different :-) Thanks for playing with us at LOC.


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