It has been what feels like forever since I have had a chance to play with Haunted Design House. This week, the Macabre Monday challenge is Eerie Elegance. And I just knew I needed to use a Simply B Stamps image for it. But there are so many to choose from!!! I eventually decided to go with The Alchemist’s Wife Nightmares.
Seriously, how fabulous is this image? I used the Spotlight Technique to color my image, but with a bit of a twist. I printed the image twice, and cut out my spotlight from the colored version so that I could pop-dot it to the second.
I used colored pencils, watercolor markers and Copics to color this in. I aged the background image with Antique Linen Distress Inks. I also used a cream colored card, instead of white, and I sprayed it with a coffee colored spray from Tsukineko.
I recently became a Pampered Chef consultant (links on the side of my blog!). And I did pretty well my first month out, so I decided to give myself a little congratulatory gift. I bought a Tim Holtz flower die that I had wanted for a while. And I made those flowers with it. hen I inked them with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Aren’t those flowers fabulous? I am so happy that I got that die. And I think they work really well with this image. Here you can see that my spotlight is raised off of the card base.
I have really missed playing along with HDH, and I am hoping that now that I am down to only 2 DT’s, I will have a bit more time to play along. Thank you for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!