Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Here Comes the Bride

I had such a fun time layer my image this week.I embossed the dress and rounded out the face with a stylist. I wanted to do this image as I find I never do enough Wedding cards.

Our sponsor this week is Deidre Mosher Designs.  Some of you may remember her images as Shirley's 2 Girls. I am so delighted to have Deidre sponsor us this week.  Her images are so fun to create with.  This week we also decided to add a theme:  Celebrating Women!  We would love you to play along at Sweet Sketch Wednesday by using an image related to Womanhood!  Let's see what you can create and if you are the lucky Grand Prize Winner this week, you will win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Deidre Mosher's shop.
Now a little about Deidre!

Wildly Whimsical and Seriously Sassy Art is definitely a trademark of Deidre Mosher.

I have been in the business of art for over 25+ years. Starting out as a fashion illustrator, moving into Art Direction, where I did everything from print to TV...and eventually I found my way back to illustration. My art is just plain fun and my love of color is clearly evident in the designs I create. I'm currently licensed with a variety of designs are used on craft products, greeting cards/paper products, kitchenware, business products and such.
I am first and foremost an...Illustrator and Designer. I am inspired by seriously sassy & bold colors, but also love the 'wow factor' of classic black and white designs. I'm crazy for stripes and dots, and they are a repeated theme in my work.
As an Illustrator, I work in many mediums and styles, ranging from the line art to pastels...having fun adapting them to the latest project. I am inspired by some my favorite artists ...Matisse's use of bold color, Klimt's knowledge of figures and lavish attention to detail, and Gauguin's wild approach to his subjects. They are all so 'awe inspiring'! I'm happiest when I am in my studio and starting a new project...making a mess, experimenting...and even throwing paint.
Any day in the studio is a great day!

I usually get an idea when I least expect when the 'light bulb' goes off...I sketch and sketch and sketch...(hence the reason I buy tracing paper in bulk). I always begin with a pencil and paper, and it evolves from there. My favorite part of the process?? EVERYTHING...from beginning to end.



  1. Hi Arlana, I do love this Wedding image of the Bride it's really pretty and I love your colours you've used. Love your added rose embellishments. This was such a fun sketch. Take care and have a wonderful week.

  2. Absolutely gorgeus card Arlana, I can't wait to see this one for real. It is beautiful. Your iamge really pops. have a great week.
    Hugs, Nancy

  3. Wow Arlana, this is one gorgeous card!!! I love all the fine details you've put into this. That's what has made it positively stunning.


  4. This is beautiful. Love all the little extras, the pearls, ribbon, and roses. Nicely done!

  5. Oh Arlana - what a gorgeous card. I love how you embossed the dress - really makes it pop!! All the detail is just exquisite!!
    Wishing you a wonder-filled week!!

  6. Fantastic card! Love the pearls and papers.
    Hugs, Heide

  7. scrumptiously delicious arlana! such a darlin image...and colored and embellished so beautifully...nice touch with the embossing

  8. Such a beautiful bride and I love all of the sparkle too!

    Peace & Luv,


Have a Sweet day!!!