Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Silhouette Image

I love silhouette images.  I think they are romantic.  Did you just say you also think that they are romantic?  Thank you.  I thought I was crazy to use the word romantic to describe them.

Having said that, I don't have a lot of silhouette images.  I am very inclined to start a collection!  When I saw the Christmas stamp set released by Stampers Anonymous, I knew that I *need* it!  LOL. 

I have made a simple Christmas card with the silhouette image as the focal point:

The background is simple - I stamped a big polka dot background stamp with Versamark then heat emboss it with clear powder.  I then used four distress inks and an ink blending tool to add colors.  Those colors are Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Iced Spruce and Shaded Lilac.  I love that purple in between the blues and gray.  For the main panel, I used the same distress inks and employed the wrinkle-free distress technique on watercolor paper.  It's the same colors but much more subtle.  I added some silver stickles on the ribbon of the wreath but the picture probably can't capture that well.
I can't forget to mention that I love that sentiment - for the longest time in history I have been looking for the sentiment "Merry Christmas" printed vertically.  Isn't it nice and special?

The sketch is one from Atlantic Sketch Challenges.  The original sketch looks like this:

My card is also entering the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas is coming
Crafting Calendar Challenge - All things Christmas
CHNC - Bling it up
2 sisters challenge - Christmas without red or green

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That is a great card. Thanks for playing along with us this week and linking up at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  2. Great card, I love the non traditional colours. Very pretty. Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

  3. I love that you rotated the sketch...the background is magnificent.

  4. Lovely card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 149 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  5. Such a beautiful image. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC this week. x