Thursday, 15 October 2020

Fern silhouette

A few weeks ago in the Butterfly Challenge, I won a £5 voucher to spend at Buddly Crafts. It was several years since I'd visited the site and, erm, let's just say I spent the £5 and a bit more. Quite a bit more.... 

One of the items I chose was a Penny Black set called Every Happiness, a series of "negative silhouette"  images of plants and flowers with assorted sentiments. Today at last, I've got around to actually using it instead of just sitting cooing over it. 

I chose the fern stamp for it's serenity and because now autumn is here, there is so much beautiful bracken around. My first card makes use of the serenity. 

I stamped the sentiment frame onto my card, using Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, then blended the same ink over a scrap of white card. Then I heat embossed the image onto the sponged card with black powder and cut it out to place  in the centre of the sentiment frame, and finished the card with candi. 

I am sharing this with 

Cardz for Guyz - CAS  

Fab'n'Funky - Keep It Simple 

The second card took me several attempts - first I stamped the fern three times across the card front in the three autumnal colours. But I didn't get them lined up quite accurately enough and in any case it turned out to be one of those cards that looks just DULL rather than CAS. So next I cut a square of mustardy brown card slightly smaller than my card front, cut out my images and added them to it - but all that mustard overwhelmed them. 

I am sharing this one with 

Shopping Our Stash - Autumn/Fall  

And finally the two cards together: 

I am sharing this pair at 


Twofer Card Challenge - Silhouettes 


Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely cards, so elegant.

dj said...

YES!!!! Love these!! Perfectly CAS with all that awesome white space!! Thanks for playing along with our CAS challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

Dawn Phillips said...

Wow, these are all gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

Darnell said...

I love ferns. Have you ever noticed that they are always waving and smiling?! You really made these fern ends standout in your designs, Jane! I love that you used green against the black for a unique silhouette with a sweet wrap-around sediment on your first design. And I'm sorry your second design put up a fight! All is well in the end with this beautiful layout! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #32 and for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep safe and well! Hugs, Darnell

Happy Dance said...

These turned out beautifully, Jane. They speak right to my love for serenity and the beauty of simplicity. Gorgeous! Your single fern looks stunning in that green and black. Just the right technique, if you ask me! (Wish I'd have thought of it, lol!!) And your trio of ferns echos the colors found all around my neighborhood at the moment. It's rich, vibrant, and perfectly CAS. LOVE these! Thank you so much for sharing your works with us at The Twofer Challenge. Bev

Sue - said...

Beautiful designs Jane. I can quite see why you bought that stamp.