Thursday, April 5, 2012

Craft A Scene Challenge #4 Silhouettes


This morning I would like to share with you a card that I had great fun creating.  Since I have not had lots of time this week, I added a bit everyday until I was pleased.  The design team over at Craft A Scene have come up with an awesome challenge, to use silhouettes.  Here is what I came up with.


My image is from Far Far Hill.  I cut it out using a Spellbinders Label Seventeen, sponged with Memento inks, and drew an outline with a Zig fine point marker while the image was still in the die.  My base is soft sand card stock with a layer of white.  Both are Pure Luxury brand from Gina K. Designs.  The designer papers I decided to use are from Basic Grey's Little Black Dress collection.  My card is an easel design, which takes me out of my comfort zone, but I am pleased.

For my embellishments, I used Prima flowers, tons of Recollections pearls, and sheer blue ribbon.  I die cut two of the Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish pieces, and took them apart to use randomly on the card.  I wanted to make sure you could see that I left a spot inside to jot a quick note.  The sentiment, which I used for a stand, is one from Clear Dollar Stamps.  I added a sweet little dragonfly charm for the lady to watch in her garden.


That is it for me today.  I hope everyone is looking forward to the holiday weekend.  After my DH had some surgery last Friday, he seems to be on the mend.  At least the Dr. reassured me that she saw no reason for emergency surgery in the near future.  That means all of your prayers and well wishes worked, and he will be able to be at our DS's wedding.  Thank you ever so much!


17 comments:

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is drop dead gorgeous! I can't believe you bit the bullet and made an easel card. I'm so glad Jim is ok.

Theresa said...

Great card ...love your silhouettes and the easel card. Glad to hear your DH is on the mend.

Deanna said...

Mary Anne this is such a stunning card! wonderful silhouette and layout. Will pray that your Hubby mends quickly.

Carol L said...

This looks AMAZING!! I love all the details! I hope you can relax now and enjoy a wonderful Easter weekend!

NancyD said...

Mary Anne, I love all the detail in your easel card! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene this month. NancyD

The Other Patti Sue said...

So happy DH is doing well! Phew answered prayers for sure! Love your absolutely beautiful work of art GF!

Betty Benton said...

This is so, so gorgeous!! I love your silhouette easel card and all the beautiful details.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous..What a lovely silhouette.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Shut the door! This is stunning!!! What a masterpiece ....taking in every detail

Sheree said...

Gorgeous easel card Mary Ann! Love the image and colours you chose and.. just the perfect amount of embellishments to bring it to life! Well done!
Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene!
Sheree

Sue said...

Stunning, beautiful card. Love that image of Spring and your beautiful papers and colors.

So happy for your DH and you for the good news you receive and especially that he is feeling better and on the mend! Have a Blessed Easter.

Hugs
Sue

Janice M said...

What a GORGEOUS card Mary Anne! Love what you did with those sihouettes! So glad to hear your DH is on the mend and will be able to go to the wedding!

Scrap Affair said...

This is like the 3rd time I am coming here to look at her-shes stunning!

Olga said...

Absolutley gorgeous! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Craft a Scene challenge blog.

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

great card, Mary Anne...so much work!

stampinganja said...

Beautiful card, I love all the elegant details! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene!

JD said...

Oh Wow! This is so beautifully done!