Saturday, 19 November 2011

Welcome Christmas silhouette

Good morning! Just popping in with a quick card for the Less is More challenge where this week's theme is 'silhouettes'. The minute I saw this I thought of the gorgeous silhouettes in the Welcome Christmas stamp set and whipped up this snowy scene:


It was quite hard to photograph this predominantly white card so please bear with all the photos! The sponged and stamped panel has been mounted onto Cherry Cobbler card stock although you really can't appreciate the gorgeous rich colour of it here...


...or here! Still, you can see that I masked off the snowy ground with a torn piece of scrap paper and sponged the sky in Baja Breeze ink. I sometimes like to add a touch of pink at the skyline for a winter scene. The sledging children silhouette was stamped in Basic Black ink over the top of the sponged background and then I added snowflakes with my versamark pen and embossed them with white embossing powder.


You can see them a little bit better in this photo. I zoomed in here because this is my favourite part of the whole card! The flourish is from Season of Joy - isn't it fabulous?! - and I stamped it off before stamping onto the panel. It makes such a lovely base for the sentiment I think.


This group of sledging children is a gorgeous image too and perfect for making outdoor winter scenes.


Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Season of Joy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Basic Black
Card stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Versamark pen, white embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

Christmas is definitely on its way - my youngest son started humming Away in a Manger yesterday. You'll get some idea of life in our house if I tell you that my daughter joined in, but meowing instead of humming, after which we all joined in. When we had finished meowing our way through Away in a Manger, my eldest son beamed around at us. "Now that's what I call Christmas spirit!" he said.

I'd better go off and do my chores now, but I shall be back later to enjoy all your silhouettes.

Hugs,


62 comments:

  1. Hello Vicky

    Your card is brilliant and so gorgeous. Love, love it.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. Beautiful card. Perfectly designed.

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  3. Fabulous card Vicky, and as Susie says - perfectly designed. Carol x

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  4. Hola Vicky, fantastic card, this stamp is wonderful!!!, well done as always:D.
    In my house the christmas time is since september, my son love the christmas carols and we listen every day christmas carols in the bath time:D:D:D:D.
    A hug from Palma and take care

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  5. Fab card again Vicky as always, such a fun scene too :O) Viv xx

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  6. Great scene love the stamp, another gorgeous creation :)

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  7. Brilliant and I so love your delicate background - perfect. Great stamp x

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  8. So a bit of a cat's chorus then? lol Bet it was a hoot

    Stunningly beautiful card....as always!

    Thanks so much Vicky
    mandi LIM

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  9. Fabulous Vicky, so elegant and classy!
    M x

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  10. Stunning,gorgeous Christmas Card.

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  11. Fabulous, love that flourish

    Kathyk

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  12. Vicky - a lovely card - the kids sledding is lovely, and I do like the subtle hint of colour in the winter sky!

    I adore singing Christmas carols and songs - and as soon as December arrives I dig out my CDs and play them loudly!!!

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  13. Fabulous card, Vicky. I loved this image when you used it on another card. It's so nostalgic.

    Love your new photo...you're looking very glam!!:)

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  14. Wauw this is so BEAU-TI-FUL ! love the sillouette image of the children

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  15. Hilarious tale of the humming/meowing!

    Great silhouette card too x

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  16. Love this image Vicky so nostalgic! I love Christmas carols and we are singing next Sunday at the turning on of the lights at Hampstead, no carols though:) All pop and gospel. Love your new photo!
    Val x

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  17. Beautifull cards as always. Love your new profile pic!

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  18. Super card Vicky ! I too love the flourish, I find this silhouette quite tricky to use , but you have given me inspiration ! Thank you ! Also love the blushing bride ink on the horizon !
    Jane x

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  19. You are all mad in your house! Lovely card today but I suspect it looks even better in real life.
    Thanks for adding a new photo I might not have recognised you when we meet up!
    Linda x

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  20. Your son might like this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HEMsoBLR1o

    Beautiful card! I really love the subtle background. Just gorgeous!

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  21. Gorgeous use of the silhouette. I love the flourish grounding your sentiment too. x

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  22. I love this Vicky, just gorgeous!
    Suzi B xx

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  23. Love the pink in the skyline along with the snowflakes. Perfect!

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  24. Simply gorgeous as always Vicky. Love your new photo, you look very posh.
    Lynne xxx

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  25. Vicky, first of all: I LOVE ur profile photo!!! And second: I LOVE your card :) The silhouette is gorgeous and the decent pastel colours fit so well! You are still one of my favourite card-crafter, you really know how to create elegant cards! Have a nice day, Janna

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  26. Fabulous silhouette and I LOVE the flourish. xx

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  27. LOL! So nice to know y'all are getting in the Christmas spirit with a sing-a-long!

    Love this beautiful card. The flourish is just the perfect touch for it too. So pretty.
    Lynn

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  28. Fabulous card Vicky! Love that silhouette stamp and the added snow is perfect!

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  29. Another fab one Vicky... great new pic of you too!
    There are a lot of carol singing days left before Christmas!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  30. Oh how beautiful Vicky, I think your wintery scene is stunning, topped of brilliantly with the flourish under the sentiment :)
    Liking the new photo too :)
    Jenny x

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  31. PERFECT CAS card! I love that touch of pink in the sky, too.
    TFS
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  32. Hi Vicky

    This is one great look.

    Love what you have done here. the sentiment and the swirly background looks lovely.

    Sorry I haven't been around too much .. .. lots happening in the House of Hearts at the moment.

    Have a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  33. Your subtle background is superb and that stamp is so sweet. Your new photo looks lovely; I like the new 'do!

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  34. This is beautiful Vicky (I noticed this earlier today). I would never think to use a touch of pink in the sky of a winter card but it looks absolutely brilliant! Maria x

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  35. Beautiful card, love the detail in the background.

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  36. You're right Vicky. Those kids sledding on mounds of snow is a gorgeous image. As long as it's not in my back yard! I'd forgotten about the flourish in Season of Joy. It makes a nice background for the Merry Christmas sentiment.

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  37. Beautiful christmas card. I love the silhouette stamp. I am not yet into christmas. We have to celebrate a few other things first :D

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  38. Hi Vicky
    Wowee!!!!! another stunner ...love it .......
    Hugs sylvie
    xxxx

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  39. Beautiful card Vicky.. love every card you make!!! :)

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  40. Stunning Vicky, just gorgeous

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  41. this is beautiful, Vicky!! Love the swirl, especially with the snow scene..wow...lovely:)!!

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  42. Vicky, this is just beautiful, what a gorgeous silhouette.

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  43. Vicky this is a superb card, and I love the snowy scene and sentiment within the flourish.

    I like the new hair style too!! Hope you're feeling better now

    Bev.x

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  44. Vicky, your card is FABULOUS!! Love that silhouette scene and you've really made it pop with all the little extra inking! BTW...LOVE your new pic!

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  45. Awesome card....just love the scene!

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  46. Stunning card Vicky like the bit about the meowing not humming har har Luv Sue x

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  47. Wow! I love this Vicky!! The subtle sky line is fab and those kids with the sleigh are adorable!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  48. So beautiful - I love it.
    Linbyx

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  49. Just beautiful, love it
    Beryl x

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  50. It's fabulous Vicky, love that stamp and the design is wonderful!
    I love the caterwalling carol singing oh! what fun, I bet you all had a really good giggle, LOL Gay xxx

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  51. Yikes! This is fabulous, Vicky. I love the image, love the masked snowy field and subtle sky. I love how you stamped the sentiment and the flourish, too. It's brilliant! :) Ann Y.

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  52. Another beautiful creation Vicky. Love the sponging effects.

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  53. What wonderful details with the snow falling in the background and the beautiful swirl!

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  54. Fab card as usual, your attention to detail is amazing.
    Great new profile photo.

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  55. Your card is beautiful Vicky. The colored sky really gives it a wonderful softness.

    TFS
    Carole

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  56. A beautiful card, love the background you have created for the sweet silhouette of the children and the swirl is fabulous!
    Sandy

    You can view my card here

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x