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An Explosion Of Colour

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a fabulous Silhouette theme which was picked by the lovely Ellie.

My fabby teemie sister Avril has chosen to use the same stamp as myself.  How different they both look … mine an explosion of colour and hers (which you can see here) so soft and delicate.  CAS as it should be.

Definitely an explosion of colour going on here girls.  Wanted my silhouette stamp, which you can find here, to really stand out so what better way than to surround her with colour.

First thing I did was to stamp, then mask her off.  My background was made by using an Indigo Blu stamp called Blazing Poppies with a clear Versamark ink pad then embossed with a white powder.

Next came the colourful fun part.  Onto an acrylic block I dabbed  DI’s – Barn Door, Tumbled Glass and Mustard Seed, spritzed water over the colours before placing onto my cardstock.  Leave this for a little while so the colours soak in.  When dry lightly buff so you can see the white pop off the page.

Not sure if you can make out the butterflies around the edges, there are four of them.  These were stamped with a cream chalk paint and the butterfly is from a set called Nature I – also from Indigo Blu.

My flower was made by using stamps from PaperArtsy.  Used two sets one is here and the other is here.  Again these were stamped with a Versamark ink pad then white embossing powder, before being heated and cut out.

I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.

Entering for: Indigo Blu Challenge – Spring Blossom’s


16 Responses to “An Explosion Of Colour”

  1. Ann says:

    So love this, you are such an inspiration!

  2. Donna Ellis says:

    Good Morning, Shirl! Your silhouette girl looks amazing standing in the front of your colorfully crafted garden scene – just like a walk in the park on a windy Spring day – LOVE your imagination in how elements come together in your artwork to create a magnificent scene – true art. Thank you for always teaching me new things! hugs, de

  3. Shirley says:

    Gorgeous design, I LOVE your background ! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

  4. Meggymay says:

    Wow, the background looks amazing, love the colours. Its a beautiful card.
    Yvonne x

  5. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley. I think the background really suits the image, and gorgeous colours! I love this image too…
    Dot x

  6. Anne R says:

    I LOVE your explosion of colour Shirl, it is stunning and I love that beautiful silhouette too. So very beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Silvia says:

    Wow – it’s fantastic. Love this background and the silhouette.

  8. coco says:

    Oh Shirl, this card is absolutely fantastic… Love love love love this explosion of colours and all what you used on this!!!!! Thank you for sharing, hugs Coco xx

  9. Ellie Knol says:

    Beautiful Shirley… love that background, too!

  10. Annie says:

    Totally stunning make Shirley x love the fantastic background you have created in such lovely warm colours. The silhouette is stunning. TFS and thank you too for the sweet comments you leave on my blog. They are truly appreciated.

    Hugs Annie x

  11. butterfly says:

    Could have sworn I’d commented on this beauty – I know I saw it! I absolutely love the white embossing against all that fabulous colour, and the silhouette is so cool – full of windy life and movement.
    Alison x

  12. Buttons says:

    You have no idea how much I love this! Just might have to steal the idea, and I’m definitely pinning it Shirl. Jenny x

  13. Love your use of colour

    IndigoBlu Belle Clare

  14. Thanks for entering your card in the IndigoBlu challenge
    P xx

  15. Linda says:

    It certainly is an explosion of colour ….. love the white embossing too. Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge ….. good luck! Linda xx

  16. Avril says:

    Wonderful card Shirley, wouldn’t think we had used the same image –
    What a difference colour makes.
    Avril xx

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