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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Silhouette Sentiments and Less is More - A touch of red


Oh dear once you get started on something...... well my favourite colour is red!  

As I am still enjoying playing with the masking and sponging technique, I wanted to have a go at sponging an area and putting a silhouette in front.  Silhouette sentiments are perfect for this.    I punched out a mask using the 1 1/4 square large, punching it twice to create a rectangle.  Then sponged using real red, pumpkin pie and so saffron onto the whisper white card base.  The image and sentiment were stamped using chocolate chip.  

I'm really chuffed with my first attempt at this style. Have a look over at the Less is More blog there are loads of very talented entries. 

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mums out there! x  

51 comments:

Dawn said...

I love the simplicity, yet the image can say so much.

Love Dawn xx

Jess said...

this is just way too cool!

Chrissie said...

Love your sponged backgroundAIleen... but then you know how much I love this technique too!
Super card.
Emjoy the rest of the weekend!
Chrissie
"LIM"

Gerda Weiland said...

this is really beautiful!

Jo said...

Wow Aileen, I love your card, it's really beautiful. Jo x

Mandi said...

Gorgeous card Aileen
Love your interpretations of the touch of red
Appreciate your entry
mandi
"Less is more"

CarolCel said...

love your card - being from the US, I am not sure what "chuffed" means, but if it means happy or pleased, then you you should be!!

Pooh Bear said...

the sponged background is fab! great card

Ali x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Fabulous!
Hugs, Sandra

kelly said...

I love coming across other SU demo's on this challenge!
Great job, I have this set but it's never seen ink, think this will be changing soon, can see this gorgeous creation being CASE'd.

Kelly xx

Fiona said...

Very pretty Aileen and love your bird stamp, is it SU?

Lynne K said...

I love this technique, and this is a wonderful example of it. It's gorgeous! Lynne x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Beautiful design. Is this the silhouette technique done by my friend Joanne Wardle in Craft Stamper?

Carla said...

beautiful

Stamps and Paper said...

WOw this is just stunning.

Anne

Monica said...

Hi Aileen, this is so pretty and so very professional.

xxx Monica

Lauren Hatwell said...

Aileen this is completely fabulous. It IS very addictive isn't it. Lx

Angelnorth said...

Lovely card, perfect to have the silhouette image breaking the boundaries of the sponged area!

Kathyk said...

Oo-er this is lovely and I can quite agree, CAS is well addictive!!

Kathyk

Hello From Texas said...

wow ... one layer, one stamp, one sentiment. This is the ultimate CAS card. It is also fabulous. That layout would work with a blue or lavender sky as well. Great card.

Faith A said...

This is stunning

Katina said...

You have every reason to be chuffed with this Aileen as it really is stunning! Love it! xx

Suze Bain said...

Another fabby card - gorgeous colours. x

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE that bird! your sky is perfect! Wonderful sponging!

Deena said...

this is great....really like this style

Diane J said...

Your card is so lovely xx

Susan said...

Fab job on the inking...awesome card!

massofhair said...

Way to go with your sponging and stamping. Your card is very elegant and i like the silhouette bird stamp, goes so well with your sunset:-)

Sheila in Cyprus said...

WOW, this is stunning. The sponged area is a fab choice of colour, the little bird devine. Love Sheila x

shobanarravi said...

Stunning card! :) Just .... super!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I shall be looking forward to CASEing this one!

Lesley said...

Really lovely card.

Maureen said...

Beautiful!!

Viv said...

Perfect CAS card, well done :O) Viv xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous card, love it.
Lynne xxx

Sandra said...

lovely card, love the blending. Sandra

pickle said...

spot on!
Kerry x

dutchstamptramp said...

What an adorable card! Love it very much

mustavcoffee said...

Beautiful grading with your background, gorgeous card, love it:0) xxx

Princess4Wiz said...

Truly gorgeous! I love it. xxx

Brenda said...

Wow! What a beautiful design! Really a beautiful card!

Joan said...

A beautiful card

Kathleen said...

thisis a technique i've been wanting to have a go at since i saw it featured in craft stamper magazine. love the idea of the bird!
kathleen mc xx

Craftilicious said...

just beautiful!

Lizy said...

This is very striking Aileen! Love it! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog :) Always appreciated!
Lizy x

Jenny said...

Great card Aileen, love that red sky.
Jennie X

cardz said...

This is gorgeous, the sky especially, and totally my kind of a card. Masking and sponging is one of my favourite techniques.
Heather T.

caroline said...

As usual you created a stunning card!
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SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow - what a stunning CAS card - love the graduation of the colours in the background panel. Sylvia x

ding said...

Truly GORGEOUS! love it
Diane x

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card!

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