I bought a new bridge camera in January and spent a month or two getting to grips with some of its features. So when I did an evening shopping trip and saw a lovely sunset I just had to take some photos of it. (I was reliably told that the lilac colour was due to volcanic dust in the atmosphere). This was one of my favourites. I always like photos that have a main view with foliage etc silhouetted around the edge, and I knew that one day I would use the photo as inspiration for a card. So when I saw the Create a Scene Challenge for this month was Silhouettes, I gave it a go, and here is the card I made.
I used glossy cardstock, and torn paper masks to give more contours along the horizon, and I sponged the sky with Adirondak peach bellini ink , and wild honey, victorian velvet and dusty concord distress inks. Then I reversed the masks and used Memento tuxedo black and London fog inks for the hills. When these were dry I used a collection of small foliage stamps by Lavinia, Stampscapes, Just for fun and A time to stamp, and the Tuxedo Black memento pad to add the silhouettes. I trimmed the finished image and double layered it with lilac card and then very dark grey card, and mounted it onto a square orange base card. Then I used the left over trimmings of grey card to cut and emboss two flourishes with one of my first spellbinder dies, and used these to hold a small lilac greeting. (The finished card is actually more colourful than it looks in this photo. The bright sun out here makes taking accurate photos quite difficult|).
I like scene cards but have a limited range of stamps for them so far, so I am pleased that I have finally managed to enter this challenge which I have followed since it started three months ago. Do visit their blog here, and see some of the other lovely scenes that have been created.