More silhouettesPosted: September 15, 2013
The challenge at CASology this week is Silhouette and I have managed to just squeak in with a card. Edited to add: I finished this post only to find that I didn’t squeak in; the collection just closed 😦 Oh well, here are the details anyway!
My original concept for this card changed several times but that is a story you have heard more than once from me. I started by making three watercoloured small square backgrounds using Memento inks and a square acrylic block. I pressed the acrylic block onto the ink pads to pick up ink then added a drop or two of water to blend the inks. I then stamped the acrylic block onto water colour paper and let it dry before adding the silhouette stamps in black. As a background to the three scenes I masked and sponged in paler tones and added a large silhouette stamp in green and the sideways sentiment in black.
I have used a vertical three square layout many times before but it is only recently that I have been choosing to place all the elements on the right rather than the left hand side. (I was inspired by this lovely card)
Do you have a preference? When I searched my blog for examples I found that a horizontal landscape oriented card with three tiles in the lower half of the panel is also a very common choice for me. eg. fern fronds