8 Oct 2012

Autumn Silhouettes

Hello bloggers on a dull wet and foggy day......My card to share with you  is bright and cheerful and yes I can hear you all shouting not the same stamp sets again ......I am just so in love with them and have made lots of inky backgrounds I can't help myself. :))

Today's card will be shared with a few challenges some of which are new to me and where I thought it  would be fun to play

The Stamp Man  October Challenge Butterflies, Birds, Bees
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog #73 Autumn
Cupcake Craft Challenges #213 Autumn/Winter
Crafty Cardmakers #76 Indian Summer

Reciepe for my card - background was made with DI Barn Door, Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed applied to white card with cut and dry foam.  Stamps~ I have used stamps from two sets Highland Silhouettes and Silhouette Grasses by Sheena Douglas which I  stamped with Black Soot DI for first layer and then stamped and embossed with Black EP, Owl was stamped embossed and cut out mounted on foam pad and settled on his perch, before mounting onto black card, Easil strip stop ~ same background and stamped in Rusty Hinge mounted onto black.

Thanks for looking 'till next time


  1. Love the ghost effect of the vegetation Maggie and the black ep really makes the foreground plants pop. Gorgeous sunset colours.
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  2. This is lovely! A fantastic take on our challenge. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Sharon x

  3. Beautiful! I can really understand you wanting to use these stamps again and again! Valerie

  4. Great inky background and love way you have used the silhouette stamps. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Cxxx

  5. Those distress inks absolutely glow! Lovely card.

  6. Maggie, this is EXACTLY what I had in mind when I wrote up my challenge! GORGEOUS colors and fabulous silhouette stamping! Thanks for joining in my Indian Summer challenge at CCM! :)

  7. Great take on this weeks challenge over at CCC.Thanks for joining in with us - Jane

  8. What a woonderful card. I acutally just recieved these exact pair of stamp sets the other day and your card is a great inspiration. I love the colours and the scene you've created, the owl at the centre is a brilliant focal point. Gorgeous and perfect for our current challenge!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  9. Stunning card Maggie! A lovely depth of colour! xx

  10. I love the ink background and the owl!Thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog

  11. I recognise these stamps, Maggie. You've made some really stunning creations with them. That owl is so great for big moons & lovely skies isn't he.
    I love the oranges and yellows in your background on this one.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman this time.
    Hugs Lisax

  12. Ooo wow this is gorgeous. Lovely stamping. Thanks for joining the Sarah Hurley challenge.

  13. Fantastic card, I love the colours and the details, especially the dimensional owl! Thank you so much for joining us at the Sarah Hurley challenge Blog!!


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