Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Spotlighting my Thistle Silhouette

Hello and Welcome.
Today I am showcasing a favourite Stamp
using a Silhouette image for Double D Challenges
and what else would it be for me but 
The Flower of my Homeland - A Thistle.

Something a little different from me here.
I had not planned to highlight my thistle
but the dark background just didn't show
the flower properly so thought I would
ink it up in white and colour it in it's true colours.
The background is a combination of 
various distress inks swiped from side to side
onto photo paper and then heat embossing 
my Lavinia Thistle in black.
I inked the edges with black archival ink
and  randomly swiping also from side to side.
Added some Art Alchemy in Rich Copper
and Stampendous Aged Copper embossing enamel
to ground my flower.
Die cut sentiment twice - black on white
and is from CUTplorations.
Popped my die cut thistle, sponging with a light lavender
to soften the whiteness,
 added a white mat and adhered to black card stock. 
This really was a fun card to make. 
Thanks for a great challenge DD.


*Vicki* said...

Wow that background looks amazing! I can see what you love this stamp! What a beauty this is!!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful take on our challenge, loving this gorgeous design and silhouette, many thanks for joining in our "SILHOUETTE" challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
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Darlene said...

OH WOW ... this is just gorgeous Ina! LOVE that striking background and your coloring & spotlighting of the thistle is AMAZING! GREAT job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Silhouette’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow! What a stunner this is Ina! I love how you spotlit the thistle - awesome idea!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is gorgeous and the colors of the spotlighted thistle are fantastic!

Mac Mable said...

OK Ina you had me at thistle....x What a unique and creative way to do the silhouetting. The background looks fabulous too, so vibrant and so perfect for that amazing thistle x. Loving this one Ina x

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my goodness, I sure do love what you have done with that thistle stamp. This card is simply stunning, and spotlighting your pretty thistle is GENIUS!!! So happy you played along with us over at Double D, well done!!!

lostinpaper said...

What an amazing way to make that thistle shine Ina!

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous background, Ina, and perfect for the thistle. The white moon against the thistle and your matting are spot on. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D.


Carol L said...

I'm loving those vivid, rich colors in the background and the spotlighted thistle looks amazing taking the spotlight!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Fabulous details on this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)