Monday, 21 November 2011

Less is More wk42 - silhouettes

Ooh I was very pleased to see the theme for this week's Less is More challenge - I have a bit of a thing about silhouette stamps!  I'm sure I'll be back again later in the week with another attempt at this one, I could play with this theme all day (if I only had more time!).


I wasn't sure what I wanted to make at first, and then I remembered some test pieces I made when I was playing around with alcohol inks for a project for Papercrafts TV last month.  I'd never used alcohol inks before, just because I'd not got round to buying any yet, so this piece was just me playing around to see what I could do with them.

So I've used a piece of glossy card that I'd already created the inky background on, added a Flourishes stamp and then sprayed it all with fabulous Goosebumps spray - although you can't see that in the pic.  Sentiment is Stampin' Up and the pearls are from my stash.

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges:

Well I've had a very busy day, and we're running late with everything because Morgan had a party to go to after school.  So I'll keep this short so I can have some time for commenting, will catch up properly tomorrow :o)

40 comments:

Victoria said...

Gorgeous background... I don't have any alcohol inks yet. So tempted now...

Feebsy said...

Oooh Lisa this is so pretty, I adore the background you created and the image is really sweet. I like how you picked up the colours with your pearls too.

How's your head/mouth doing?

Feebsy
xx

Ali said...

Love the background paper and the image very striking xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the background you've created.

Donna x

Claire said...

fabulous card, love the colours behind the silhouette - stunning. Hugs, Claire x

Debs M said...

love the colours and great stamp, fab card x

Carol said...

Great card Lisa, the alcohol ink back ground looks fabulous. Hope you're feeling better today. Carol x

Vicky said...

Oooooh this is gorgeous hunni loving the background.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

craftymum said...

This is so lovely Lisa
hugs sarah x

Scrap Affair said...

Gorgeous background...
And the whole card seems so refreshing, free spirited.
I just got the Goosebumps myself, it's intriguing... :)

Cath Wilson said...

What a lovely image and a great card x

Doreen said...

You have made a gorgeous background Lisa.xxx

Teresa said...

Good evening Lisa, love your card, what a beauty!
hugs Teresa xx

Louise said...

Wow,wow,wow,this is gorgeous! Love that stamp, the colours, the layout ...everything xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a gorgeous card, luv the colours on the background, lovely design, sue,x

heidy said...

Wow I love this Lisa,this is so pretty!
Hugs Heidy

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Gorgeous card Lisa - love the image and the fabulous colouring of the background.
Sylvia xx

Jenny said...

Love the inky background Lisa...I must admit I did think this would be your week for Silhouettes :) Sweetest image and perfect sentiment too :)
Jenny x

Helen said...

Oooh...this is fabulous Lisa - I love the inky background!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

StampnMichelle said...

what a beautiful card!

Kelly Schelske said...

Love the gorgeous background Lisa and that silhouette is adorable!

Christine L said...

Fab card Lisa.... love that alcohol ink background... always enjoy a mess with them myself!
Hugs
Christine x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

This is beautiful!

Great background and fab image.

Your little coloured pearls finish everything off perfectly!

Love Jules xx

Jackie said...

Superb card, I love your test piece. I also love silhouettes :o)
Jackie xx

Squirrel x said...

Wowza hun! Hugs Sxx

coops said...

so stunning lisa.i love the silhouette image ;D

xx coops xx

Marrigje said...

This card is stunning! The colours in the background and the pearls together make a perfect match. The silhouette is lovely.

sarah-Jane said...

Beautiful. I love the colours. xx

Nikki Byrne said...

Absoloutely stunning, I love the colours behind the image. thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. good luck. Hugs.

NIKKI DT

Katina said...

Beautiful!
xx

Molecraft said...

Wow Lisa, this is beautiful, love your background and great image!
Helen x

coldwaters2 said...

This is a card that looks so special Lisa that silhouette looks fantastic against that wonderful mottled background.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Chrissie said...

It looks fabulous, that background is awesome!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lorraine said...

Ooh gorgeous inked background - perfect with that silhouette! I'm hoping to play this one - have an idea in my head, hope to get it down on paper, lol.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. I've never used alcohol inks but they always create such a stunning background. Sue.x

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh this is so pretty Lisa! Vx

Susan said...

Lisa, the background you added behind that image is awesome! I have that little girl, and might just do something similar! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen said...

Your inked background is gorgeous, lovely stamped image too, looks fab Karen x

Mandi said...

SUPERB! Sincere apologies for being so late acknowledging your entry
thank you so much
mandi
Diva LIM

Cazza said...

Wow Lisa, this is absolutely stunning! Beautiful card honey :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx