Saturday, July 6, 2019

Remembering Aletha

I did not know Aletha very well only having a short spell when we were on a DT together at Sweet Pea Stamps but I have heard so much of her, the encouragement she gave fellow colourists, the willingness to help with advice any time and most of all her love of art.  Her passing to the the next world came as a great shock to so many, so sudden, so hard to understand.

This hop is happening in conjunction with a very special celebration of her life and her art that her husband Bob is holding in her home city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Please join us in honoring our incredibly creative friend Aletha.

Aletha was on the Aurora Wings DT and in her name Mitzi, of Aurora Wings has drawn this adorable digi, a wonderful Passion Flower Sprite.  Aletha loved the colour purple and had a passion for art and life so this wee sprite couldn't be more perfect with her beautiful colours and artists palette too.

I used a photo of a Passion Flower which I edited digitally for the part of the background and then coloured over it with Pan Pastels after printing.  Pan Pastels were also for the rest of the background and the texturing using a feather stencil.  The feather does not show as the stencil was overly large but no matter, the feather had to be used as feathers appear when angels are near and Aletha is a beautiful angel now.  Passion Flower Sprite was coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment topper was created digitally.  I used gold to mount the finished image which I embossed with a sun rays embossing folder and then was mounted onto purple hand made paper made from amongst other things, torn up bits of newspaper which somehow seemed very fitting for this card.

Sleep tight Aletha and thank you sweetheart just for being you.  Aletha's blog is still active if you would like to pop on over and enjoy some time browsing her amazing artwork  - 

Blog Hop

Jane Bradshaw (you are here)

Cristena Concialloni-Bagne

Jan Thomson

I am entering this card in the following challenges :-


  1. This is jaw dropping GORGEOUS and so amazingly creative, Jane! Truly a lovely post, as well. Getting a little teary eyed, now. I'm sure she's smiling. xxD

  2. Aletha sure loved purple, and this is such a wonderful memorial piece, Jane! Enjoyed this beautiful tribute post and learning about your creative process of coming up with the background and feathers. M xxx

  3. Jane, this is stunning! I love how each and every element is so symbolic! I'm sure she is smiling down at this amazing tribute to her life and art ❤

  4. You've created a beautiful piece of art to honour Aletha, so much thought and emotion has gone into it, it's simply perfect.

  5. O wow, I love this, wonderfull background and adorable colouring of the image, awesome !! Wonderfull tribute to Aletha, x, Marion

  6. I absolutely adore what you've made for Aletha, Jane! The background is just stunning, and the way you colored the Aletha Sprite is just perfect. Thank you so much for joining the hop.

  7. Such a stunning and perfect tribute to Aletha.

  8. Wow, Jane, that background turned out STUNNING! I love the colours and everything about this card.

  9. Jane this is spectacular, just like Aletha's work was. She will be sadly missed.

  10. This is so beautiful Meems :-) xxxx

  11. What a gorgeous card/tribute to Aletha. Hugs Jan

  12. Oh this is stunning and she would have loved it and thanks for sharing at Passion for promarkers this week

  13. Great card with a charming image and sweet card design. Thanks for playing with us over at PFP last week. We now have a new fun challenge up to play along with.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, running a bit late this time.


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