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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Autumn Leaves

I love working with silhouettes and the new autumn fairies offer plenty of scope for that.

For this card I started ink shading with yellow ink  across white card. I then used the Solace stencil and shaded with Spiced Marmalade Distress Distress Ink. At this point it is essential to make sure your background ink is really dry before embossing the fairy image in a plum metallic EP. I then added some darker ink shading at the very edge and to ground the mushrooms! I used pencils to add a little more shading on the fairy wings and stamped the sentiment in Plum Archival ink. To finish I punched little leaves from copper metallic self adhesive paper and mounted the panel on to black card to add a little contrast.

Hope you are enjoying the inspiration the DT have worked on for these lovely new stamps.



  1. Fantastic... Vibrant and gorgeous, Px

  2. Wow I love the orangey yellow and purple colour combo, I'm not really a fairy person but I do like this card the silhouette really stands out against your fabby background

    Jackie x

  3. What a stunner - made all the more impressive by using plum embossing powder for the silhouette ....... & with copper leaves. The detail of grounding the mushrooms & shading the fairy's wings really adds to the whole effect & the crisp black against white framing is utterly effective. What a powerful effect with the Solace stencil centre placed like that as the backdrop for the fairy herself.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Wow, this card really pops. Love the silhouette against the bright colours.

  5. That is beautiful. What a great idea to use the stencil on the background, it's so effective.

  6. Elaine, this is an awesome card! The colors are amazing, and the way you've shaded it is wonderful.


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