Make My Monday challenge this week is silhouettes. I love silhouette stamps and I have quite a few of them, so it was difficult to make up my mind which ones to use. In the end I chose a Clarity stamp Aliums. I haven't used this stamp much so thought this would be a good opportunity. I also thought of Clarity's dragonfly, so made a card using that stamp too. Technique Time Tuesday have a technique challenge making backgrounds (Smackin' Acetate) and this was right up my street so I thought I would combine the two challenges.
I have only got one set of Stampin' Up write markers, the New In Colour set. These colours are very soft so I used those just as the video showed. I made quite a few trial backgrounds and chose the one I liked the best. However they where all quite nice so I ended up stamping silhouettes on all of them so now have 6 extra cards to add to my stash. When it came to stamping the image I decided that as the colours where so soft, black would be too harsh, so I used a Distress ink in Tumbling Glass to stamp the faded image in the background and Stampin' Up's Pacific Point for the main images. I really like that colour, it is a lovely blue.
Assembling the card gave me some problems as I looked at the DT cards and cards that had been already been submitted and they were stunning, all beautifully mounted using ribbons and embellishments and shapes and imaginative layouts. I don't seem to be able to do this. My cards on the whole are just very simply mounted with nothing too fancy on them and I did feel that this stamp needed a simple setting. So here it is.
I did put a little bit of bling on it, by adding a gem in the centre of the blooms. I hope you like it.
Just for interest I am showing the dragonfly one I made, but wont be submitting this one in either of the challenges
Actually this doesn't look too bad in the photo, but I don't think it is as good a the Aliums. I am looking forward to your comments...thank you. Viji x