Saturday, 19 November 2011

Firstly, I must say a big THANK YOU to all the LIMettes for your lovely comments.  Having looked at every entry for last week (I hope I didn’t miss any!) I have to say they definitely weren’t all justified.  There were some amazing entries and I learned so much from browsing entries and blogs, so a big thank you from me, too.
This week’s Less is More challenge is to use a silhouette stamp.
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In answer to a couple of questions, yes, it is an Inkadinkado stamp and the sun is sponged through a stencil, using DIs Barn Door, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade.  The words are from Stampendous, one of their earlier Clearly Stamping sets.
Having browsed through other entries, I’m not sure this image will be accepted because it isn’t solid, so I’ll be rooting out my other silhouette stamps and making another, lol.  Sorry, Chrissie and Mandi.
I’ll be perusing the entries whenever I get the chance this week and I’m sure I’ll learn a whole lot more from you all!
I really would recommend this challenge – it’s a fab way to make you think and plan before you stamp – something I seldom do.

52 very much appreciated comments:

Debgem said...

Wow! I love this card - the image is bold and beautiful and I love the warm sun! Fab!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, I love that pop of orange and the bird is gorgeous. Tracy x

Loli said...

Hola Cath, oooh Cath, your stamps is absolutely fantastic, beautiful card, well done Cath.
A hug from Palma

Ann B said...

'Think and plan before you stamp' a rare thing for me so I agree about LIM making you do so.
Love this stamp Cath, is it Inkadinkado? I have a similar Christmas set with angel and reindeer. Clever to silhouette against the evening sun.

JoZart said...

Really love that card!
Jo x

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS card love that image - is it Inkadinkado?

Kathyk

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful, love the inkadinkado stamp against the splash of Orange. XOXO Zoe

Paul Browning said...

Simply stunning. It's wonderful to see how with just two images, you have created something so jaw-droppingly awesome. Px

Netty said...

Loving your design, x

Helen said...

Beautiful, Cath - very elegant. I haven't time to do any of the LIM challenges for a while - must get back into them again!

Helen x

Carol said...

Fabulous card, love the stamp against the sun. Carol x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

stunning design--love it!

Carol Q said...

well whether it's acceptable or not Cath, it's a lovely card and your layering with the orange mat really brings it all together.

Suze Bain said...

What a fabulous sramp. A gorgeous card. xx

Dallying Debz said...

Wow, what a stunning card

Chris said...

Beautiful, elegant and stylish, Cath. Love the colours and stamp.

Chrissie said...

This is a super card, but you're right, strictly speaking it isn't a silhouette, it's a black and white image, but it looks gorgeous!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Di said...

Doubts or not (and I don't have any) it's simply gorgeous Cath! Di xx

Mandi said...

That's a gorgeous stamp, love the inked sun
Thanks so much
mandi LIM

StampnMichelle said...

Gorgeous card. Looks super. love it.

Suzilou said...

Beautiful card, love the stamp :)

Chrissie said...

This is super, I love those elephants!
Thanks AGAIN.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jack said...

Fab card, I haven't done a LIM for ages, must get the inks out. xx

Anne C. said...

These cards are so beautiful, Cath. I love this style,and the bird image is just fabulous, love from Anne xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Have this stamp but never seen ink (like a lot in my collection, LOL) - this is stunning. Love everything about it.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful LIM card.

Marrigje said...

beautiful card! I love this bird, and with the warmth colors behind it, it is even more beautiful.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Simply beautiful! That stamp is just perfect and I love that orange... well done!

Carla said...

a perfect stamp, a stunning card!

laurie said...

Love the warm color..so pretty!

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful card Cath, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

Wow, this is stunning. I love the sunset behind the trees, it really sets the card off. Sue.x

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This is gorgeous. I love that stamp too and have made a creation also with this stamp and the card is on my blog.
This creations is beautiful with the sun behind the elephants.
Lovely greet
Marja

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Sorry Cath indeed I have posted these elephants on my blog the 24 of September. (http://marjasstampaddiction.blogspot.com/2011/09/nature.html)
Thanks for your comment
Lovely greet
Marja

Tonje said...

Gorgeous card! I love the simplicity yet the warmth in the card!

Dezinaworld said...

Cath these silhouette cards are really striking
hugs June x

GinaA said...

Fabulous stamp, great shading from rd to yellow for the sun. Makes a beautiful card.

kingstonmama said...

A very striking card. Love that sun! :) Ann Y.

Vicky said...

Wow Cath! Stuning card!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

jolande said...

whow you make lovely things...thanks for your comment on the katzelkraft blog
Jolande

Beryl K said...

This is just beautiful
Beryl x

Jose said...

Great card, has the wow!

Stamps and Paper said...

What an eye catching card..love how you have stamped the sunset behind the images...

Anne

Lola Azul said...

Lovely image and the colour of the sun is perfect!.

Aileen said...

Beautiful stamp and looks gorgeous against the orange sun. x

ang said...

thanks for the comment on my card, youre cards are lovely will visit again angxx

eba said...

Hi,and thanks for taking the time to comment my blog! I love your card for the challenge, and the way you added the setting sun... Adoreable!
Eba.

Linby said...

Two great cards but this is my fav, so atmospheric with that gorgeous sun.
Linbyx

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous hun just adore the scene you have created here hugs cherylxxxxxxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful card Cath, Love the sinking sun, so atmospheric :0) Thank you for your kind comments, my wall was one stamp, stamped twice and the cat is an individual stamp, the links are on my post now, Gay xxx

Valerie said...

Love both your cards Cath they are so striking with that pop of colour!
Val x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Cath - you can almost feel the heat of the day on this fab. card - LOVE it!
Sylvia x