Monday, April 8, 2013

Baroque Roses

I am constantly amazed and inspired by the beautiful creations of my lovely fellow-DT members here at Sweet Pea Stamps and this week I've taken inspiration for my card from the beautiful work of Milo and done my own take on her gorgeous, uber-detailed style. :)

I've used Ching Chou Kuik's beautiful Red Rose image and gone rather gothic/baroque with my card with a red and black colour scheme and lots of texture and detail:

I love the beautiful but slightly sinister look of this image, with hints of the Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls. I coloured her with Promarkers, using red and gold colours and keeping her skin super-pale.
I cut a card shaped card blank with My Cameo and added lots of texture and dimension with flowers and lace and fabric and trinkets, cutting out the image and layering it over the top of it all:
You can buy this gorgeous image in red rubber or digi format from the Sweet Pea Stamps store. Hope you like my card and that Milo doesn't mind me "borrowing" her fabulous style. :)


  1. Love your shaped card Ali! Especially like your black accents and the pop of red.
    Great job!!

  2. I love the cards shape and the coloring of the card, the way you color the face, immediately made me think of Dia de los Muertos which is huge here is south texas. The light grey with the bright colors. So popular. Amazing work. Cheers, Holley

  3. Such a beautiful card, Ali! Love the shape of the card and the papers you used. Fabulous embellishing as well.
    Hugs, Karina

  4. Beautiful Ali. Love the gothic look you used.

  5. WOW Ail, I love it! This is so darn beautiful, love the shape. Awesome job with this image.

  6. Love the shape! :) and she is beautiful with red and black details. Lovely!

  7. wow, this piece is stunning! I love it and that image - one I must have!