I wanted a really bright color block background, so rather than inking my acrylic blocks, I used acrylic paint. I did not want a completely solid image, so I painted, stamped off, and then stamped off again for the final background for my silhouettes. The paint gives a much brighter, bolder affect.
After it was dry, I stamped my silhouette image which is from Cornish Heritage Farms, punched out some butterflies, and glued all the pieces together. You might not be able to tell that I weaved some pale yellow nylon ribbon through the double edged border punch in the background. It has an irridescent sheen to it in person. While this challenge really was a challenge for me - lol - I am happy with the result.
Thanks so much for checking it out, and let me know what you think. I always appreciate the comments :)
P.S. OOPS - I forgot to mention this fits this month's July Fan Club challenge to use stars, stripes, polka dots, or all three (background DP has faint polka dots)
Date: Monday, July 18, 2011 GMT Views: 840
Registered: April 12, 2006 Location: Connecticut Posts: 1179
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 @ 4:48 PM
So striking! I love the bold colors and the ribbon adds a certain softness. Great card!
------------------------------ "Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don't look at it and wish you had painted something different".