Monday, 5 August 2013

Silhouettes With Make My Monday

Good morning folks, hope you all had a lovely weekend. Mine was very busy with optician visit (new contact lenses on the way) and an unexpected shoe shop visit after I wore some new shoes to work on Friday and I kid you not here, they squeaked the entire day and nearly drove me up the wall! I got them replaced and great hilarity ensued at the till as the staff worked out which refund button to use - there wasn't one for squeaking!
I then spent some time trying to get ahead on my DT work and was partly successful although I still have a long way to go yet. Here's one of my creations for this week's challenge at Make My Monday where the theme is SILHOUETTES and I admit to being a bit stuck as I knew the image I wanted to use but couldn't think what background technique to create for it. Happily my Craft Stamper came to the rescue as I tried out Kay Carley's fab technique. Mine isn't quite like hers of course but I hope you like it.

The silhouette image is one I've had for ages by A Stamp In The Hand and I stamped the poppies on thick smooth cartridge paper with VersaFine Crimson Red ink.
I then used Kay's technique (I can't really put the details here so hopefully you have the mag to refer to) with Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap and Bundled Sage Distress inks using a Paper Artsy flourish stamp (from HP1005). The only difference to Kay's technique being that I added extra stamping round the edges with Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap as I wanted a little more definition. I was quite surprised how much the inks lightened up once I dried them with my heat gun so if you do try it out, don't be put off if you think it looks a bit dark.
I added faux stitching round the edges with the Tim Holtz ruler and a brown fine pen and finished off with some text from an Inkylicious stamp called Live Life which has lots of lines of text just begging to be cut up!

My DT sisters have made some fabulous cards to inspire you so do hop on over for a peek - I promise you're in for a treat.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx


Fiona said...

This card is stunning Fliss, the CAS style is right up my street.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Fliss, Stunning card, great work with the background.
Avril xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful, summery card! Hugs, Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss. This is so gorgeous! I can't wait to see how you have done this looks amazing!
Dot x

JayBe said...

Stunning, Fliss - it looks like a little clearing in the forest, as you peek through the leaves. Love the silhouette in red instead of the traditional black too.
Hugz, Jan xx

butterfly said...

Beautiful take on Kay's inspiration - it's lovely, Fliss!
Alison x

Fandhmum said...

I love your background and the whole card is stunning
Rosie x

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous design Fliss with fabulous colours, I love the ethereal background.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Karon said...

What a gorgeous card. Love this so much. It's almost liking peaking through a bush at a lovely crop of poppies! TFS and thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Buttons said...

Love this card to bits Fliss. Great colours, fantastic design. All in all a winner. Hugs, Jenny x

Sally H said...

wow, wow, wow! I Love this! Off to find my craft stamper and take a look!