Saturday, July 2, 2022

Nature Silhouettes

Hello and thanks for stopping in.  Nothing is more appealing to me than silhouette images set against a colorful background.  The concept for this card came to me a few nights ago and I had to sit down and make it happen today.  Does that ever happen to you?  You get an idea in your head and can't wait until you can sit down and make something with that idea?

I loosely watercolored a small background panel of watercolor card using Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks.  I've had the nature foliage dies in my stash and bring them out when I want to add fillers to floral arrangements.  This time, my idea was to let the die cuts be a focal set of images.  I die cut them from 110 lb black card for stability.

Once dried, I splattered the background with white acrylic gloss spray and the silhouettes with gold watercolor paint.  The sentiment is from the Altenew Beautiful Quotes Stamp Set.  The foliage has been adhered flat to the panel, the panel and sentiment strip have been popped on craft foam for dimention and clear sequins added for added interest.

I love this color combination and will ink blend the same 3 colors next time for a different look.  Thanks for visiting and until next time, Happy Crafting!


**Challenges Entered:
SSS Mon Challenge - What's Love Got To Do With It....because of the sentiment


  1. Such beautiful silhouettes and gorgeous colors for the background! Glad you were able to bring your idea to life! Thanks so much for joining in with my theme of Flora and/or Fauna with AG option at Allsorts!

  2. That background is stunning! Love the black against the bold colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  3. Love the willowy silhouettes against your beautiful watercolor! Thank you for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous card - fabulous coloured background, and the silhouette foliage looks so perfect against it with the white and gold spatters. Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week
    Pauline xx

  5. Donna, what a pretty watercolored background, so bright and cheery and love the splatter of the white spray. The silhouettes look so sharp against your beautiful background. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  6. What a gorgeous watercolour background. Those sihouettes really pop against it.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  7. Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the background that helps to focus on the silhouette. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.


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