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Macabre Monday 138: Eerie Elegance

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!


Alex said…
this is plain STUNNING Alison! I love this more than I can put into words. GORGEOUS!
DK Spins said…
This is absolutely beautiful, Alison! I love the flowers you made and that spotlight technique is so cool. Glad you've done well doing the Pampered Chef!
mark gould said…
I have seen these images and been meaning to get hold of them, you have done a great job with it, you have added colour to all the right parts for me. love it, mark
Kathi said…
Fabulous card. I love the way you used the "spotlight" technique on this. Works so well. Greata coloring and I adore that text flower.
DonnaMundinger said…
Oh ALISON! GORGEOUS! I'm hyperventilating! the spotlighting technique is just amazing. thanks for sharing with HDH this week. xxD
Andrea C said…
This is INSANE! I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House, always a pleasure when you do xxx
FABULOUS card Alison.....Love it! Thanks for joining us at Haunted Design House :)
Jenn Borjeson said…
Alison, this is just breath-taking!!!!!

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