Saturday, 19 November 2011

Well, since I messed up last time and this has almost become a black and white challenge (with a hint of colour, lol) I thought I’d make some more cos I love black and white and especially with a hint of colour!  This is the first of the batch – more to follow when I finish them off.

This is actually one of my favourite images but I don’t use it a lot because it’s big. I wanted the appearance of a sun setting low in the sky (yes, I’m into setting suns at the moment, can you tell?), so I sponged the sun (through a circle stencil) after I’d stamped and clear embossed the silhouette stamp.

LIM 42 2

I would normally add some more sky colour in pinks, blues and greys, but since this is LESS IS MORE, I’ll leave the white space!

50 very much appreciated comments:

Suzilou said...

WOW love this and looks brill with just that little bit of colour :)

Suze Bain said...

Love this. Stunning! xx

Christine said...

Just beautiful!

Hallo ich bins Julia said...

gorgeous - a great CS styled card!
I don´t own this great stamp, but a friend of mine lend it to me a couple of months ago. I made some prints of it and then ( because you wrote that the stamp ist very big - i write this now) I decided to cut the motiv in two pieces .. then you can have two fantastic ATCs with!
(sorry for my bad english -)

xxxx Susi

Deborah said...

Really striking! Love the blended sun and I think the white space is perfect.

StampnMichelle said...

The black silhouette are so fabulous against that sun.

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Wow Cath. This is simply stunning. I bought this stamp from you at stamp camp!!
Siobhan

Sandy said...

Wow Cath a stunning Africa card.
Wonderful stamp. Gorgeous.

Have a lovely sunday.

Femmy said...

fabulous card!!

Michelle said...

Cath, this is gorgeous. I'm loving your silhouette cards!

Kathyk said...

WOW, what a beautiful card, you were right not to add more colour

Kathyk

Suzanne said...

Lovely scene, I love the rich colours of the sunset behind the gorgeous elephants :)

Jack said...

Oh so great to see this stamp again. This is such a brilliant LIM card. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, love the images and the sun.

Victoria said...

The theme made me think of Africa too! Wish I had a stamp though as it took me ages to mess around with my computer! I adore the sun. Such a beautiful card :)

nicky said...

Wow wow and wow again , so love your card , its stunning.
Nicky

cockney blonde said...

I too have that stamp and love it but always put off using it because of its size. Daft really, x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the sun setting is perfect with this image. Tracy x

Carla said...

just perfect

Margaret said...

This is beautiful Cath
Margaret x

Sally H said...

Wow, Cath! That is Wonderful! I love it! Love the shading on your sun and you have used the stamp perfectly.

Tilly said...

Oh wow, Cath, a card after my own heart! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Love it. xxx

Marrigje said...

Beautiful card!I love this image.

Maribel said...

I love the African motifs.Beautiful card. Thanks for your comment. Greetings from Spain.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Brillianty stamping Cath, great atmospheric sunset too, love it, Gay xxx

Sue said...

Sorry, I put a comment on the wrong card. I didn't see the comment link at the top of the page. This is a stunning card and I love the sun behind the trees. Your Inkadinkado card is also beautiful. Sue.x

Viv said...

Great card , love those elephants :O) Viv xx

Tonje said...

Lovely card! Being raised up in Africa I fell in love with this one!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Oh Cath what a stupid human I am. Now I unerstand what you mean and indeed I had the wrong post.(lol)Sorry sometimes is the lanquage the problem.
Lovely greet
Marja

Mim said...

Beautiful - love the colouring in that sun.. I can almost hear them quietly munching and breathing!

Lottie said...

My goodness - your creative talent just pours out of you - your cards are awesome - I really adore all your different techniques and you sense of colouring is something that I could never aspire too - but enjoy visiting and drooling over yours.

Your latest 'less is more' are just - well phenomenal - such simple colour schemes make a huge impact!

What can I say about your Explosion of colour scheme on your journal pages. Drop dead gorgeous and by uploading the bigger photos of each page the colours and the texture really show - incredible!

Dotpat said...

I just love this Cath as you know I love that stamp too, am gonna have to get my animal stamps out again

Vicky Hayes said...

A real stunner Cath and I do think your restraint has paid off! Vx

Wishcraft said...

What a gorgeous stamp! Love your inky sun too :o) Lisa x

Bonnie said...

I love the elephants and the bird against the sun is gorgeous!

kingstonmama said...

This is beautiful. Lovely images and a gorgeous sponged sun.

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your input about distress inks. I appreciate it so much! :) Ann Y.

Julie said...

Love the colour of the moon and your great silhouettes! Very effective! Thanks for the comments on my black cat as well. I appreciate your visit!

Jenny said...

ooo now that's a cracking good silhouette Cath...love the big inked sun, just the perfect pop of colour :)
Jenny x

tiya-b.com said...

beautiful, just enough color

Petra Tillmann said...

Beautiful scene, Cath! Great stamp!

Marjie Kemper said...

These are just beautiful! Love what you've done with that circle and ink... if these are not a good visual for why we love stamping, I don't know what is. Off to check out LIM. Thanks for the nudge!

Georgie Horn said...

So glad I came to visit! What a lovely sunset...come by for a visit!
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Tessa said...

Wow... gorgeous! Love the subtile colour-change in the sun: you can almost feel the glow of the sun!

xx Tessa

Marlena M. said...

Such gorgeous work! It looks so realistic. ;)

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great splash of color with those sunsets! Really striking!
hugs Lynn

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous scene! Kim

Lorraine said...

glad you didnt add any more colours as it is just right and elegant the way it is.

thanks for your great compliments on my paintings

Lisa A. said...

This is STUNNING!!! WOW!!

Lizy said...

This is so, so beautiful Cath!
Lizy x

Yvonne said...

Wonderful card Cath! I love the big tree (which mark?), beautiful sunset.
Greetings, Yvon