Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Silhouettes

This is my second post for the day.  Please visit HERE to see 'Parrot Tulips Valentine'.

I've not used a stencil on a card in a long time, but had the opportunity to play with one the other day.  I used Adirondack Color Wash to create a pretty silhouetted scene:


The stencil I used is from The Crafter's Workshop, available through Blockheads Paper Arts:

I protected an area on my table with paper, then laid my template on white cardstock and spritzed until I could see the images very clearly.  I let it dry for a few moments before removing the stencil.  After my paper was dry, I placed some heavy books on top to help flatten it out again.


I trimmed my image and added a strip of Pacific Point cardstock which had been border-punched.  A piece of seam binding ribbon - from my scrap bag - was tied around the layer, then I mounted it with foam dimensional stickers to the card base.  A little bit of olive bling helped finish off the card.

This template is an ample size (6" square), so I actually got two cards'-worth out of one project.

Challenges entered:


I visited my doc today about those x-rays on my hands.  He tells me it is osteo-arthritis, not rheumatoid arthritis (thank God!).  He recommended glucosamine-chondroitin, as did my friend who is a pharmacist.  I know I need to be careful about how much time I am on the computer, too.

Thanks for visiting me!

Colleen

Stamps: none
Ink: Adirondack Color Wash spray - Lettuce
Paper: Pacific Point - SU; White - PTI
Punch: Double Arches - Martha Stewart
Other:  Mini Butterfly Meadow 6 x 6 Template  - Crafter's Workshop; white seam binding; green rhinestones - Michael's 

20 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

This is so pretty! Awesome job with the stencil!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous colors, Colleen! Your stenciling turns out so beautifully! Good luck on the PC submissions. I am sure you will have some great result! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! xo

Donna Bowman said...

Love the stencil - and such pretty colors!

I submitted a few cards - maybe 5, but after a solid year of submitting to every PC call and having everything rejected I'm finally starting to grow a little weary. I made one new card and sent in a few rejects from other calls. It's been a rough couple of weeks-maybe I'll get my mojo back soon. I still have hopes of getting another one accepted by PC one day!!

But, I'm sure you'll have great success as always - you seem to have been very inspired this time! Fingers crossed for you my friend!!!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Good News with your hands! Hope they continue to et better. Maybe they will have affordable program we can talk our posts in. Can't live without blogging! Funny thing most of have only been blogging a year or two and lived fine without it all those years! Anyway, lovely card! The stencil is beautiful and that splash of blue is perfect!

Bonnie said...

Love the soft green silhouettes and the pop of blue in the trellis. Just beautiful, Colleen!

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Colleen! How clever to use a stencil! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Michelle said...

beautiful, Colleen! I love the silhouettes and the scalloped border!

Marisa said...

Love silhouette stamps and this is is fabulous with the punched border along the bottom. Great card :)

Benzi said...

I haven't used a stencil in a long time but I'm sure it would be fun to try it again. Your card is super.

Glad the news from the doctor was better than you were afraid you would get. Take care of those hands.

Marlena M. said...

I love the look of this Colleen! Gorgeous colors and images. I love the accents also-perfectly matching the silhouettes.

Linda R said...

Love what you did with this stencil.. such a pretty card..

Hugs, Linda

Lesley said...

Wow, such a cool look with the stencil Colleen. I love the look of silhouettes. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

Emily Keaton said...

That's a stencil? Wow! What a cool card, great colors. You did a fabulous job with the spritz--I never seem to be able to get the hang of those!!

What good news about your hands--that it's not RA!! I hope that you'll be able to find some relief now and will be able return to your normal activities without too much discomfort. Thanks for sharing the news--I've been thinking of you and hoping that the results would not be as dire as first feared. Hang in there, my friend!

LeAnne said...

Awesome card---I haven't seen stencils around for a long time! Hope the glucosamine works for you, too---We need you to stay around & stamp for a long time yet! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players!

Maria said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! Happy to hear that the dx is OA and not RA! Be good to yourself and rest those hands at times.:-) Take care, hugs!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

That's a stencil??? WHO KNEW! Looooooove the colors and I LOVE the silhouette image! Beautifully done, Col! Hope you are feeling better--and PRAISE the Lord for good results! HUGS!

Nance Leedy said...

What a gorgegous stencil! I never would have guessed that's what it was! Beautiful colors and so glad you joined us again at The Paper Players!

jaydee said...

Colleen you are on a roll and I am completely in love with this card! The colors, the use of the stencil - everything!
So glad you shared this one with the Paper Players, too!
Jaydee

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

I love what you did with the template Colleen! So elegant and crisp - reminds me of an early spring morning ;0)

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous use of the silhoutte images and your color combination is lovely!

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