For this challenge I have used a sweet pea stamp - Rising Flame which you can find at Crafts and Me here. I have coloured her in promarkers using yellows, oranges and reds and blending together and added lots of shimmer with orange, red and yellow sakura stardust pens then finally the clear sakura stardust which I rubbed in with my finger to blend any obvious lines. The beads on her are fired brick distress stickles and the added sparkle to the paper roses are stardust stickles. The sky background is distress inks in spun sugar, mustard seed and spiced marmalade.
For the background I have used starburst stains in autumn maple leaf and california poppy gold and the leaves are punched from starburst stains in lucky shamrock green. I also used DCWV pocket full of posies paper and stampin up (one of the pastels) which I cuttlebugged using divine swirls folder to look like waves.
Have to confess to a bit of an accident with this one! Having spent 2 hours colouring her as I wanted a real depth of colour so I do a bit, leave it and come back then do a bit more I then put in the distress ink sky and my last bit was to add the spiced marmalade around the edge of the sun - then I dropped the inkpad across the image aaaargh! Very quickly wiped off but I left a line across the left eye. Not to be deterred I thought what I could do to cover it a bit so decided on my new toy I got at the weekend stampman workshop - a bottle of mica magic reinker which I've mixed with water to make a gorgeous spray. I kinda sprayed this into the air and wafted the image through the mist so its got a sparkly gold shimmer over it.
Hope you can join us at Crafts and Me challenge - sparkle!
Also entering into...
Sweet Pea Stampers - Under the Sea
My Time to Craft - Ruby ruby ruby ruby (that was No1 when my son was born lol!)