Hello Everyone! All month long, I have been itching to participate in the latest Dreamweaver Stencils challenge. It’s April Showers Bring May Flowers. You can check it out on their blog HERE. As it turns out, I had gotten a lovely rose stencil from Dreamweaver because I won their March challenge (yay me!). And it looked just perfect with my Bombshell Stamps Mi Amor set, so I knew I wanted to put the two together. Here’s what I came up with.
Seriously, don’t the roses in her hair go perfectly with the stencil? I started off by coloring Mi Amor with my watercolor markers. Then, I added the rose background with chalk in 4 colors. Here’s a closer look.
The colors match much better in real life. For some reason (I have complained about this before), my camera, no matter the setting/lighting, doesn’t photograph purples properly. I can never capture them right. They always look too blue.
Here’s another shot of those soft, pretty roses in the background. I sprayed them with a fixative after I finished chalking them. Next, I used some Pumice Distress Ink to dull down the color (specially the harsh white I started off with!), and then I topped it off with a couple of purples from Color Box.I did the same to the card itself.
After I added some cool green paper, my sentiment and a few pink pearls, I decided this baby was done. There’s still some time left if you would like to play along with Dreamweaver Stencils. I can’t wait to see what next month’s challenge is! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Ah, my little gothic lovely! You did such a nice job with the Mi Amor lady! 🙂
Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils says
Amazing Alison! I never would have thought of tucking that rose into the background, but you're right it is a perfect match. Thanks for playing with our challenge and hopefully next month too ( a hint…the color black is involved).
Lovely!!!! I really like the stencil with the mi amor.
Pam Hornschu says
There she goes…just to the edge, and plop! There's something gorgeous to tantalize with! Thanks for playing along with us again. Love how you used the rose!
Laura Drahozal says
Wow. This really goes together well. Such an interesting look with the stencils! Very creative.
wow- this is sooooooooooo pretty! You are super creative and come up with the best things with the stencils! Can't wait to see what is next 🙂
Gorgeous card! Great coloring! I also really love that background!
Wow! These look great together! Your coloring is wonderful.