Saturday, 1 March 2014

Silhouettes and butterflies

Monthly crop today at the Bristol Scrappers!

I never know what to pack for crops. I fill my little car and take two trips to carry everything in and out. But even when I'm prepared (which doesn't happen often!) I always, without fail, want to use the one thing on my scrapbook pages that I haven't brought. Last month I made an executive decision to concentrate on cards at these crops instead. And last month I came away with 18 little "thank you" notelets, so that was a productive day.

Today I only made 3 cards but they were a learning curve and took some time. And I STILL didn't have everything I needed, but Susan, owner of a gigantic sack of paints (including 4 different shades of lime green!) very kindly let me use her acrylics and brush. In exchange I gave her the bull-rush template and die-cut for her art journals. I love how friendly and eager to share we all are at this crop - not just stash and tools but ideas, compliments, appreciation. They are such lovely people.

This week's Less Is More challenge is yellow and green. I brought along my Distress inks and made a wonderful mess.


And CASology's challenge is paint so this one was Susan's acrylics. I always think silhouettes are deliciously dramatic, especially with a colourful background to them - don't you? I'm not sure which I prefer. I'll add the greeting when I decide who and what it is for.


Finally Simon Says Stamp wants pearls, and Cute Card Thursday have requested "springtime". I nicked this design unashamedly off Pinterest where it appears in so many guises that I don't know who to thank for the original. If anyone knows, please leave a comment and tell me so that I can leave credit where it's due, because isn't it delish?

I also want to put this towards March's SIPIDI, as it is definitely a Pinterest steal.


ETA: Look what I won for these cards. Thank you so much!

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21 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

LOVE the drama of the silhouette being grounded by your colourful, masked shapes! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Liz said...

I love the two silhouettes cards - very dramatic! Liz x

Craft-E-Place said...

Great cards!
Elaine

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous cards xx Jan

Chrissie said...

These look super!!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Skye said...

Great cards. Love the colourful backgrounds used with the silhouettes

Dianne Gutchlag said...

your green and yellow silhouette caught my eye - a different choice of the colours - I tried but it didn't work for me - you have succeeded & your card looks really dramatic. I scrooled further down and saw your clever butterfly card - it is great - cheers, Dianne

Ann Tuck said...

Your card for the LIM challenge is superb, as is the deer card below - they are so dramatic! I must try the masking technique more, in the hopes that I can create something as stunning as these cards! I do like your other card as well, I should say, but it is softer, so not as eye-catching to me. Ann:)

Marianne said...

beautiful cards

Lin said...

That pastel embossed card is so fun, Squirrel! What a great design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I just LOVE your cards! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen one your creations as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com

Anne said...

Superb backgrounds for your silhouettes and a gorgeous group of cards.

Thanks for joining this week’s Less is More Challenge
Anne
(Guest LIM commenter!)

Gillian R said...

Gorgeous cards, love that silhouette. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Darnell J Knauss said...

These cards are all SO stunning, Rosey! Congratulations on the well-deserved HM honor from CASology!! Hugs, Darnell

Kathyk said...

FAB selection of cards and all my fave challenges too! GOOD LUCK

Kathyk

Nonni said...

I love your dramatic silhouette-cards! Beautiful!

Tanya Ham said...

WOW!! They are ALL so wonderful! :) I have loved that butterfly card too, but never made it - even bought punches and haven't made it, LOL! :)

Mistys Mum said...

I love the 2 silhouette cards - always dramatic I thibnk. x

Kate said...

Gorgeous cards!
Wanted to also thank you for stopping by my blog :)
Kate xx

Linda said...

Your silhouette cards are so beautiful.

Jen said...

great cards
Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
Less Is More