I brushed through the stencil with Stonewashed Adirondack and used a make up sponge to add some extra shading. I decided on short sleeves so just added the blue a little way down the arms and coloured the rest with more of a flesh shade. I made the hat a shade darker by using Denim distressed ink. The stars were out of a Christmas set, which I stamped on very lightly and then went over carefully with a glitter pen adding a gem to the centre of each one. The belt was drawn in with the same pen.
For the background I covered the lady with a mask. then laid over the brick and Leafy swirl stencils together. These were carefully brushed over with Mountain Rose Adirondack ink and Bundled Sage distressed ink.
I added some shading around the base of skirt so that she does not look as if she is floating and stamped some grasses on edge. The handbag was cut out of some more card that had been coloured the same as dress and edged with peel offs. Some flowers in top corner completed this little creation.
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I think I might make another couple, these could be useful feminine cards to have in stock. I would like to play around with adding a shawl across her shoulders or maybe a parasol in her hand. Anyway in the meantime I will enter this one into competition and keep my fingers crossed.