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Thursday, 12 September 2013

My first Silhouette!

Happy Friday Eve my friends,

I have a card to share that was inspired by the silhouette challenge at CASology. I wanted to have a go at the challenge but really didn't know what to use as my silhouette. After a hunt through my stamps I came across an unused stamp that I thought was perfect.

(hover over the image and click on the pin to save to pinterest)

I punched a circle and then used distress inks to make my sunset. I have tried to blend 3 colours so the centre is darker. I had a lot of fun with curving the sentiment. In the end I had to do some sentiment surgery and cut it in 2, then stamp it! The woodgrain base just seemed appropriate. The gems are a design element........they cover a black splodge that I left during my sentiment surgery (but that is just between you and me!)

I am also going to enter it into the Trees and Leaves challenge at Craft-Room Challenges.

Have a fun day x


17 comments:

  1. Perfect image for the challenge and I love the gorgeous background that you inked! And definitely a good call with the woodgrain. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  2. This is stunning, my friend! Love the blended colours.

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  3. I love silhouette images, and this one looks fabulous against the orange background. I also like how you placed the circle slightly over the edge of the card base - it gives this design an "edge".

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  4. Wow ... what a gorgeous sunset background, Sandie, and such a lovely image. Those 'design elements' are perfect! Anita :)

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  5. Wow - that's so rich and warm! Love the circle around the tree - perfect use of that image! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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  6. This is beautiful :) love ur inking

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  7. You chose the perfect stamp. The colours are gorgeous, Sandie!! LOVE this. xx

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  8. Sweet!! Love your silhouette stamp and your sunset is gorgeous - love the shades of orange. Your tree is perfectly paired with the woodgrain embossing - fabulous design element. Loll xx

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  9. Wow, stunning card!! You know it already but I love this kind of warm, autumnal colors... And the background is the perfect pair with the image. The gems add a fun touch too -I'm happy you had to add them! :)

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  10. I had to pop in and say I LOVE this card. Your silhouette is stunning and I'm really hoping to play along with this challenge because your card has inspired an idea for me! Love it!

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  11. What a beautiful ard. I agree - The stamp made a perfect sillhouette! It is stunning!
    Hugs,
    Marie
    ps. is am your newest follower! :D

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  12. Love the color behind that tree, Sandie - thanks for linking up at 52 Card Pickup!

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  13. That lovely sky is the perfect backdrop to your beautiful silhouette tree. And I smiled when reading about your "sentiment surgery"...been there, done that! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

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  14. just beautiful!!! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  15. A wonderful card, I love the background, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Oh my!!! Stunning, stunning, stunning!

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