Monday, 8 April 2013

Serene Silhouettes aperture

I know I promised to show you method 2 for the faux chalk board effect, I'm really sorry but I will show it later in the week as I've got another challenge card to show and the deadline is looming.
For this card I have combined two challenges:
A colour challenge from 
Inkspirational :

Freshly Made Sketch
For pink, banana and slate I chose melon mambo, so saffron and basic grey, this is a combination I have never used before but I really like it! I used Serene Silhouettes stamp set and lots of punches.
Here is my card:
I don't know if you can tell but the circle is actually a window, the photo below should make it clearer:
Here is a close up:
For the butterfly I stamped the image then punched out a butterfly. I also used the simply scored borders plate to emboss some lines at each side of the melon mambo strip;
I really enjoy doing challenges, I am using colour combinations I would never think of, it certainly gets the mojo working! I was really chuffed that the card I made for the last inkspiration challenge was named in the top 5.


  1. How pretty! I love your use of negative space and the double butterfly! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

  2. Love how you framed the butterfly and flowers!

  3. It's a lovely card Anne-Marie! Don't know about you but I'm totally in love with the SU butterflies... and can't keep away from the Secret Garden Bundle either! xxx

  4. love how you used the grey as the base card as it really makes the other colours pop. And the score line adds a lovely texture. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational

  5. I love the way you've placed the butterfly on the ribbon instead of a bow. Very pretty card.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next week! Marina

  6. Love those colours together and why did I forget that I have the new borders plate?
    Must be losing the plot.

  7. Great job with the sketch! I love the window and and the way you did the butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Such a lovely card Anne-Marie, I love how you stamped the silhouette and then punched the butterfly, that's a very sweet touch! Love the circle window too! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Inkspirational, please come back soon! Ruth x

  9. Love your color scheme! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  10. This is absolutely lovely! I adore the images and the CAS feel of this! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

  11. Wow, love you have created the stamp set Anne-Marine on the butterfly and in the circle/scallop. Very creative and great card for our challenge at Inkspirational. Thanks for sharing with us hope to see you again soon. Meighan