Happy Silhouettes

It’s time for a new cue word challenge over at CASology!  This week’s cue word makes my CAS heart very happy.  There is nothing quite as simple as a silhouette!

I have a few silhouette images in my stash, but sometimes I wish I had many more!  Simple is good, though, and I just tell myself that a handful is much better than overflowing drawers containing things rarely used.  Oh wait!  I have drawers like that.  Oops.

It’s funny how card designs evolve for me.  The card I’m sharing today is not at all what I’d originally had in mind.  Not even close.  Many times I look through my stash of stamp images looking for something that catches my eye.  I then think about colors (or the lack thereof) that I feel like working with at that moment.  From there, it’s all about playing.  You probably thought I was going to go into some big, long explanation of my design process, didn’t you?  When it comes to designing cards, I’m kind of like those bakers who make their savory dishes without a recipe.  I leave technical plans and processes to my DH as he has the mind for that kind of thing.  Me?  I just go with whatever creative flow is actually flowing for the day and hope for the best.

So here you go…my go-with-the-flow card for the day!

I masked the colored strip, sponging it with blue and green inks.  I then stamped the silhouette image and sentiment.  A one layer card was the end result.  No embellishments needed.

I hope you’ll take some time to play along over at CASology this week!  Be sure and visit the design team members’ blogs as well as this week’s guest designer’s blog for more inspiration!  Then, be sure and link up your creation on the challenge blog by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CDT)!

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Guest Designer:  Deepti

I’m also linking this up with the current color challenge over at Dynamic Duos!
Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 09/10/2013 2:02 pm

    Melissa gorgeous OLC, your sponging is fantastic!

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Tuesday, 09/10/2013 2:53 pm

    Lovely, and super silhouette's!! Love it is CAS one layer terrific ness!!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 09/10/2013 3:33 pm

    Pretty strip of color Melissa, lovely card!

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 09/10/2013 4:33 pm

    My cards often have a mind of their own, too! lol! Love the fresh green and how you've positioned the sentiment!

  • Gillian R Posted Tuesday, 09/10/2013 5:44 pm

    Fabulous card Melissa, know what you mean about a card not ending up how you planned it.

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 09/10/2013 8:11 pm

    A one layer card is perfect for this challenge Melissa! Love those tree stamps for sure!

  • Rosemary Posted Tuesday, 09/10/2013 11:39 pm

    beautiful, Melissa… I love how you sponged just the strip. it really makes the silhouette images pop!

  • Janet Zeppa Posted Wednesday, 09/11/2013 1:19 am

    Love the sponging!
    Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  • Barb Ghig Posted Wednesday, 09/11/2013 1:56 am

    As always, Melissa…Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how your silhouette images pop against your inked panel! It was fun to learn about your design process, too 🙂

  • Deepti Posted Wednesday, 09/11/2013 12:48 pm

    What a lovely OLC 🙂 I am in love with the amazing inking 🙂 on the horizontal panel

  • Susie Wittwer Posted Wednesday, 09/11/2013 2:44 pm

    Oh, I know exactly what you mean about a card evolving. That happens to me often!
    Love your sponged panel, with the silhouettes…SO pretty!
    I'm so glad you're playing along with us at Dynamic Duos this week. 🙂

  • Jen W. Posted Wednesday, 09/11/2013 3:02 pm

    It's pretty rare that what I first see in my mind is what ends up on my card. Love that creative evolution! And I love your card. The inked panel is gorgeous – it has so much texture to it!

  • Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin Posted Friday, 09/13/2013 12:34 am

    Beautiful, crisp, clean card! I adore what you've done with the inked panel and the silhouettes are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Dynamic Duos!

  • lucyscraftycards Posted Friday, 09/13/2013 8:25 pm

    This is a happy card love the strio of fresh green!

  • Judy1223 Posted Sunday, 09/15/2013 7:26 pm

    I wish my cards went with the same flow your cards go with…this is amazing, as usual! Lovely inking in the background. CAS perfection!

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