Wednesday 12 October 2011

Lost Coast Dancer Silhouette

Hi, this is a very short post (for a change :-)) as it's way past my bedtime!  This is one of the stamps that I bought from Port Sunlight - it's by Lost Coast Designs, and I thought it was beautiful when I saw it (I'm quite pleased actually, as Craft-Room is going to stock a few of the Lost Coast stamps).  As my card stash has gotten quite low, I need to replenish it a bit so thought I'd make a card with this stamp:

The plain background has been covered with Tattered Rose DI, then overstamped with Darkroom Door Damask background stamp in Versafine Smokey Grey.  The background to the dancer is just in Tattered Rose.  I stamped her in Versamark then embossed with Wow embossing glitter in black twinkle, then went around the edges of the image with more Tattered Rose and a little Black Soot.  The "fabulous" sentiment is also embossed in Black Twinkle directly onto the background (can't remember who it's by, but from QVC quite a while ago).  I then mounted both the background and the image onto pearlised grey card, then black.  I cut the black card blank down a little, width ways, so that it was narrower than the image/background - just for something a little different.  I then punched a hole in the top and tied some black ribbon.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Papertake Weekly - Get in Shape (use 3 different shapes)
Tuesday Throwdown - Think Pink (#70)
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes (#53)
Creative Inspirations Paint - Embossing
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Handmade (I made my own pink/grey background paper)

I hope you like it.

Maria x


Debi said...

Maria, this is so eye catching- wow love it Debi x

Jean said...

This is a gorgeous card. I love the stamp and your lovely muted background.Jean x

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

Karen Letchworth said...

This card is absoultely gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Wags-n-Whiskers. Good luck in the draw, and please join us again - we are honored to have you with us.
Karen - Design Team Member

P.S. This card would fit nicely in the challenge at City Crafter Blog this week also. Great job!

NanaConnie said...

Lovely card. Great dancer image. Love the heat embossing. Thanks for playing at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
NanaConnie TT DT

Mervi said...

Hi Maria,
these silhouttes are just fabulous, loved the earlier one too, beautiful embossing.
Stunning and stylish cards,
happy weekend;-))m

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Maria! Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! :0)

craft-roomjulia said...

I love this Maria, that ballerina stamp is just lovely. The flourish is perfect behind the dancer, so elegant. Love Julia xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Very elegant!! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT