Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Double D Silhouettes Challenge

Hello there!  I'm popping in with a sample for our Double D Silhouettes Challenge which starts today.  Show us your silhouettes, whether die cut or stamped.

I do have a few silhouette stamps, but I hadn't used these dies yet -- Memory Box Dragonfly Stems Left Corner, and Tall Grassy Stems Right Corner.  Very simple with ink rubbed onto the background, masked with a circle die cut for the sun.  I added a little ink into the sun area after lifting the mask.




Inspiration is here:




A prize for our Silhouettes Challenge is here:




I encourage you to pop over to Double D where the rest of the team samples are sitting pretty.  See the winners from our previous challenge, too.  We'd love to have you join us!

Have a happy day!



Stamps:  Stampin' Up Happy Harmony sentiment (retired)  Paper:  Strathmore mixed media vellum surface (for sponging), shimmery ivory (card base), gold metallic, black  Ink:  Stampin' Up So Saffron, Really Rust, Ruby Red; Versafine Onyx Black for sentiment  Accessories:  Memory Box Dragonfly Stems Left Corner and Tall Grassy Stems Right Corner, Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles Large and Standard Circles Large, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

27 comments:

Pauline said...

Gorgeous! I love your background, the colours blend so well from one colour to the other. Love the MB dies you used, I looked at these as well, but well you know, would love to have them all but a little at a time! This is a perfect masculine card, very well done Leslie! I've just pinned it :).
Have a wonderful day.

Donna Phelan said...

Fabulous! I love your sponged background, the colors are fantastic, they look beautiful! The tall grasses and dragonfly are so pretty! And of course that sentiment is perfect! This is just amazing!

Vicki robertson said...

Such a lovely card, Leslie! Amazing background with the sponged effect. I LOVE that sentiment too!

Anke said...

Stunning card, I love your background, the colors, the dies and the lovely sentiment.

Diane said...

Beautifully created and I love the background, so serene and peaceful looking, makes me want to be there. What perfect dies for the sponged background, too!! I am still making cards for Tutti, due today and I have 9 to go...let alone all the pics to take and transfer...YIKES!!

Diane said...

Beautifully created and I love the background, so serene and peaceful looking, makes me want to be there. What perfect dies for the sponged background, too!! I am still making cards for Tutti, due today and I have 9 to go...let alone all the pics to take and transfer...YIKES!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh is that ever pretty, love how you masked the sun and the coloring and blending of the background is just gorgeous. Love how you have used those two dies together, looks like one, terrific idea!

Lynette said...

Beautiful! I love the background. Such a great idea to use black die-cut pieces for the silhouettes.

nancy littrell said...

Leslie, Gorgeous sunset background for your die cut silhouette dragon flies and grasses. I love how you have used retired SU inks and your beautiful sentiment. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Yogi said...

oh!!! very nice. love the silhouette image and the colors you used. Nice quote too. Have a great day

Sherri said...

This is just stunning! LOVE that background and the sun is just perfect for it. That sentiment is really beautiful and perfect for that card! Love the die cut & sponging it to match the background was brilliant. The end effect is a gorgeous card!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Leslie, what a GORGEOUS card, and I love the vibrant sunset colors! And what a lovely silhouette with the tall grasses and dragon flies. Stunning! Hugs!

Linda said...

I am very far behind in my blog reading and have missed seeing your beautiful cards! Love this one. I so often use white card stock for die cuts This is a good reminder of the impact black card stock can make! Love it!

Pam Sparks said...

beautiful inking/designing Leslie!

pam said...

Gorgeous Leslie, stunning background, beautiful sentiment, and those Memory Box Silhouettes are perfect a finishing touch detail, love this beautiful card..
Hugs Pam x

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! What lovely, mystical, magical texture you've achieved around your masked orb! It's just like a sun rising in Florida, as the dew from the ground rises to form that flowing fluid appearance in the air. Sometimes, after a summer rainstorm at sunset, we have that same appearance from steam - where the pearls of moisture are trapped mid-air, heavy, not sure whether to rise for future storms, or linger back on the ground until morning - that's what your color-textures remind me of, Leslie. It's a beautifully delicate creation, with an equally delicate, yet strong, sentiment! I love that it is a business size card! Sigh - I don't want to leave - I want to inhale deeply the peacefulness of your garden....

xo

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a beautiful card - simple but stunning! The blended colors definitely compliment each other. It looks like a snapshot in time!!

Susan Raihala said...

Absolutely stunning colors, Leslie! What a beautiful, beautiful card!

Joan B said...

gorgeous, as always!

Kathy Krug said...

Perfect card for this challenge. Love the background you created and the sentiment.

Ros Crawford said...

It's a beautiful card! So serene and peaceful, who wouldn't love this!

Hannelie said...

Wow, love the vibrant colors. So perfect to show off that beautiful silhouette!

Darlene said...

WOW! Love it! Sorry I'm so late commenting! Easter holiday had me extra busy this year. Your background coloring is awesome and of course just perfect for your silhouette dies! GREAT job! (no surprise there! lol) Happy Weekend my friend!

Carol L said...

This is such a lovely make! I love how you sponged the sky leaving the sun shining through, but the way those dragonflies blend in with the tall grass silhouettes looks amazing! Gorgeous silhouette card for the challenge!

Linda Carson said...

This is one classy silhouette! Love the rich blended colors!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Gorgeous, Leslie!

aussie aNNie said...

Back to say I just love this, it wasn't posted when I last visited, must be the time zone.xxhave a lovely weekend.xx
[aNNie]

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