Sunday, October 30, 2011

Silhouettes and Masking


My PTI goodies arrived just in time for me to take part in A Passion For Papertrey's Sensational Silhouettes challenge.  I used a mixture of new and old stamps including stamps from Star of Wonder, Nativity Silhouettes and Mat Stack 2 Collection.  I also attempted some masking (which is something I very rarely try) although I kept it pretty simple - just masking the light beams behind the medallion.  The Mega Mat Stack die is new too and I really like the shape.  I'm also going to enter this over at Simon Says Stamp's Anything goes challenge.    

This picture is for you, Kim S!  You mentioned once that I always only show beautiful pictures of my view so I thought I'd share one from this grey and gloomy day today.  As you can see, the dock was underwater again.  We went across the harbour to our favourite pub for lunch and their outdoor eating area was close to being swamped!  Apparently these tides are due to the moon, earth and sun being in a very particular alignment at the moment.  Pretty fascinating how the world works huh?  
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Cream) Stampin' Place, (More Mustard, Not Quite Navy) Stampin' Up

Stamps:  (Bethlehem & sentiment - Star of Wonder, Beams of light - Nativity Silhouettes,  Medallion - Mat Stack 2 Collection) PTI
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Early Espresso, More Mustard) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Ranger
Dies:  (Banner, Mega Mat Stack 3) PTI

16 comments:

Kim S said...

I don't know if this counts as a picture of a bad day! An expanse of sea, sailboats...what's a few gray clouds?

I love the card! I got the silhouette set but not the other, nor the big die and now I am kicking myself. I love how those "rays" accent the silhouette.

Caryn said...

Erm, is that picture meant to look bad?! I am insanely jealous of your view - what a lucky girl you are! Stunning!

Oh, and your card is pretty gorgeous too! Love the layering with the die cuts.

Thanks so much for joining us at APassion For Papertrey.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Brandi said...

This card is so beautiful! I just love the layout.

Uh, hello! This picture is still beautiful! LOL! Face it, if you live that close to the water, you can never have a bad day, rain or shine!

lostinpaper said...

Love your window silhouette, and those awesome colours together! Stunning card Jen!

Karen B. said...

I'm shaking my head because I don't know HOW you do it. Each card you post is better than the last. What are you doing??? Can you share your secret? I love the deep blue gray background with the pop of white and mustard. Sooo beautiful!

Lindsey said...

What a fab colour combination! Beautiful card, Jen -- lovely for Christmas.

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness. Seriously! I just told you yesterday or the day before that you'd made one of my all time favorite cards, but this one is now at the top. Gorgeous. Every last detail. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous!

Jenny said...

Hey you got stuck into that new stash pronto!! Fantastic card Jen love how everything works together :)
Lol at Kims comment...I know what she means, still looks pretty good even on a bad day:)
Jenny x

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

That cutout with the silhouette is beautiful. Wonderful card.

Jay Gee said...

This is lovely Jen :) Really love the way you have done the light beams. I have this mat stack comming too and I can't wait.

kasia c. said...

Oh Jen, I love this! The colours are fabulous, and I love that "sunburst" of yellow. Gorgeous!

onecraftymama said...

Love the shape of this die - and the masking is perfect :)

~amy~ said...

Whatta fabbie card...& thanks for sharing the pic...neat fun fact!

Christy Q said...

Beautiful, love the rays of light coming out for the city of Bethlehem. Great use of that mat stack die! And that view is lovely, no matter the weather. Bermuda is a lovely place to visit and I can imagine it's even lovelier to live in year-round!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

it still looks like a beautiful place to live jen! the card is AMAZING ... love the sentiment with the stamping and the design is incredible as always ;)

victoria h said...

Lovely beams surrounding your silhouette image and the sentiment really stands out as a banner in the middle. Fab card.