Monday, 1 May 2017

Sunset shadows

Thanks to Jeanne H, my latest follower, for leaving a comment so I could find her blog, Reba Li Creates.  Please pop over to Jeanne's blog to see her lovely creations.  

I'm taking a break from tidying my craft room today to post this card.  I find it so hard to declutter my craft stuff, but I'm trying my best and I've already found a couple of things I thought I'd lost.  The theme of the Less is More challenge this week is 'Lucky Dip - Shadow'.  I immediately thought of this  lovely stamp, although now the card is finished, I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a shadow or a reflection!  I'm going with the shadow. 😉
I started by die cutting an oval from a piece of white card stock, slightly smaller than the base card.  I made a frame using two MB 'Stitched Ovals' die.  I made the background with Adirondack ink pads and Ink Dusters.  The stamp is by Little Claire 'Silhouette Elephants', which I stamper with Versafine 'Onyx'.  The image was attached to the base card, lining it up so the oval aperture would be in the right place.  The card with the aperture was punched with an inverted corner rounder and attached to the base card with foam tape.  I added tiny black Nuvo Crystal Drops to the corners.  I decide to leave off a sentiment so it can be used for any occasion.

I am joining in the following challenges:

33 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

wow Liz what a beauty this is
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Jane Willis said...

Oh my Liz, this is a real stunner!
Jane

Laurie Unger said...

This is gorgeous! Love the back ground you created with the inks!

Linby said...

Fab card Liz and a great take on the LIM challenge.

SARN said...

What a gorgeous card. Brilliant blending & lovely stamping x

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!! Really striking CAS, so elegant and beautiful!! Love the blended background for this wild scene!

Pat said...

Beautiful work Liz and I love the oval frame and the prettily inked background, and the corner detail looks great. x

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous!! The colors look amazing!! I love how the black image just pops!! Spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

pam said...

This is gorgeous Liz, love the colours of your background and your stamping in black looks amazing.
Pam x

Jean said...

A gorgeous card Liz, fabulous colours and a super stamped image.
Jean x

Gerrina said...

This is such a great stamp for that challenge (have it, but didn't think about it...) and great sponging too! Enjoy your week!

Bunny said...

This is very pretty. Love the colors.

Sarah Gray said...

Such a beautiful design, Liz! I love the seamless inked effect you got with the ink dusters and the silhouette image is perfect for our challenge this week. It is beautifully framed too. Great to see you at Less is More :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous Liz! I am partial to silhouette stamps and this one is awesome! Great card design with those inverted corners - so pretty!

laurie said...

Gorgeous scene...love that background, and that stitched oval die is awesome!

Janice said...

A beautiful card Liz, such a stunning silhouette scene, whether it's a shadow or a reflection! I love the coloured background too.
Janice x

Babs Watson said...

What a beautiful card, and a lovely scene. Thank you for your lovely comment on my card.
Hugs Babs

Cara said...

Beautiful blended background on your stunning card. Cara x

Esther said...

What a stunning card! The elegant oval aperture and fabulous inked sky are perfect counterparts to the silhouettes. Very dramatic and eye catching! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
oh this card is wonderfil and so very gorgeous.
I love your wonderful design and scene you have created.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Donna Coughlin said...

Hi Liz, just checking out your work. Wonderful as it always was and still is. Miss the old Hss gang but good we still keep in touch. Hugs Donna Ps I really love this card reminds me of the Animal Kingdom in Disney,

Liz said...

Hi Donna. Thanks for visiting my blog. Seems a life time ago we were all on the HSS forum, such a shame it was closed down, we were like one big family. It's good that some of us joined the Facebook group and still keep in touch.

Mrs A. said...

This is gorgeous. I love this scene you have created. So very African. Hugs Mrs A.

Kathyk said...

Just beautiful, glorious shading too

Kathyk

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply FAB-u-LOUS Liz. Beautiful design, Superbly CAS, perfect crisp inking and a spectacular use of your stamp, wonderfully shadowed and great for our challenge. Thanks for playing with us at Less is More

Carol L said...

The silhouette image has a beautifully colored background, and I really like how you adorned the corners too! Very pretty!

cotnob said...

A stunning card Liz, such a beautiful scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love the design of this card and that stamp is really cute. Lovely scene!

Di said...

Beautiful card Liz! Love the rich colours with the elephant silhouettes.

Hugs

Di xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card! The colors and the images are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Sharon said...

Heavenly scene you created there Liz! The light is so luminous from your amazing background blending and it is the perfect backdrop for that amazing stamp. The inverted round corners at the bottom are a fab touch. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is one cool card! Congrats on your LIM shout out! So deserved!

Sue - said...

Beautiful sunset scene Liz.