Thursday 8 August 2013

Sunset Silhouettes

Today my card is for five challenges

First is Try Stampin' on Tuesday with this sketch,

secondly is Less is More with this photo for colour inspirations,

third is Make My Monday who want

fourth is Stampin' Royalty who want us to USE SMALL SCRAPS

and lastly, but no means least, Addicted to Stamps want us to MAKE YOUR MARK using markers.

Here is my card

I started by sponging four colours across a circle of white card with a Post It note masking where the sun would be. (I scribble my SU Write Markers onto my acrylic block to make it easier to pick up the ink with a sponge). The mask was removed and the silhouette flowers and birds were stamped over the sponged sunset. This was mounted on a recycled brown scallop circle, and scraps of cards made into the banners and butterfly. The finishing touches were the sentiment and gem on the butterfly body.

Supplies :
Card = Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, and Ivory base FMS
Stamps = Upsy Daisy, Papillon Potpourri, Clarity, and Docrafts
Inks = Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, Sahara Sand, and Soft Suede
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Post It, Sponges, Elegant and Bitty Butterfly Punches
Extras = 3D Pads and Gems

I have enjoyed playing about today, with my brayer and sponges, to make the sunset sky, but I preferred the sponging result ( I cant show you the brayered result as it's on the reverse of the sponged sky, and I forgot to photograph it before sticking it down!)

Thanks for dropping by and hope you can call back again soon.


  1. What a lovely serene scene!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Just beee-ooo-tiful!


  3. Wow Bev, I love this, the sponging and blending gives a gorgeous warm look. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  4. This is such a lovely card, thanks for sharing with us on Make My Monday this week
    Rosie x

  5. Gorgeous card! I love all the sponging and how you have used the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

  6. Hi Bev. Love your card. Fabulous soft colour scheme and great sponging. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Good Luck! Monika

  7. Gorgeous card Bev... so soft and subtle! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!!!!

  8. Soooooo pretty!!! beautifully done! Great layout! love what you did with it! Thanks for playing our Stampin' Royalty Challenge this week!

  9. This is just gorgeous. A fabulous scene in beautiful colours.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM silhouettes challenge.
    Fliss x

  10. Oh wow is this every beautiful! I love your sponged sky. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M. Don't ya love it when those challenges fall in line so nicely!? I know I do :o)


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