Monday, 21 November 2011

I see a little silhouetto of a man, Scaramouch, Scaramouch will you do the fandango

Thunderbolt and lightning - very very frightening me
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo Figaro - magnifico
And so on, LOL I've had fun with this today!
Chrissie and Mandi have a challenge, number 42 no less, for us over at LIM and it is


Silhouettes
 n. silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene consisting of the outline and a basically featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black.

My first card is for a chap, I find men's cards a bit of a challenge, but I'm going to keep trying.
Stamp by Papermania
Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge
This card is quite vintage in style, when I think of silhouttes I tend to think of the Victorian era when they were a popular item, so I've teamed mine with lace and an ornate frame.
My silhouette is a peel off, I have hardly any stamps that are silhouettes.
The lace stamp is from Katzelcraft I got mine from the Craft Barn:0)
My frame came from QVC many moons ago, I've painted it in black acrylic chalk paint and rubbed antique gold wax to highlight the relief. The peel off is mounted onto gold glitter card, which I shaded with copics.
Thank you so much for stopping and visiting, I really appreciate you taking the time to have a look at my cards:0) Thank you too for all the lovely comments it really means a lot, Gay x


44 comments:

TAM said...

Wow Gay two fabulous cards and totally different in style - love them both

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
How are you feeling....Two Fabby cards love what you have done with the snow boarder....i didn`t think i had many Silhouette Stamps but looking through them have loads.......
Hugs sylvie
xxx

Shirley said...

Wow! Your first card is so masculine and athletic. Wonderful!! Your second card is just lovely. I really like the contrast of the antiqued part with the gold glitter card and the silhouette is stunning against them!!

Chrissie said...

Great cards Gay!
I love that background treatment on the first one!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suzi B said...

Oh no I'll be singing that all day now :D.
fabulous cards Gay I especially like the second one..lovely
Suzi Bx

Suze Bain said...

Magnifico-o-o-o Gay! Great snowboarder and your cameo one is so elegant, stunning! xx

craftattack said...

Lovely cards! Valerie

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

2 super cards as usual! Great male one. xxx

Kathyk said...

I LOVE the guy card (though, of course, they're both fab)a really fun and funky take. Love the Queen reference too

Kathyk

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous cards, I love the background on the first one. both are stunning. Tracy x

Cath Wilson said...

Perfect image and lovely cards, Gay x

Loli said...

Hola Gay, great cards Gay, the background on the first one is fantastic, great job and the second is so elegant and very vintage, beautiful!, well done Gay.
A hug from Palma and take care.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Rock on, your guy card is fabulous, you can even feel the song in it a bit. Ha. And the vintage cameo card is absolutely beautiful.

Rosemary said...

both cards are fantastic, gay! love the elegance of the second one, though!

Linda R. said...

I love that song. And you card look Marvelous my friend.. I do hope you are having a happy Monday!!

Hugs, Linda

Debs M said...

2 great cards, that first one is perfect for a teenager x

Victoria said...

Fab cards. I especially like the top one; such a great background. I have that stamp but have never managed to achieve a lot with it. I'm tempted to go and give it another try! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.

Christine said...

Both are different but oh so beautiful!
Christine x

Netty said...

Both smashing cards Gay, but love the looseness of the design in the first. x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous cards Gay - the background on the first one really does give that feeling of speed - absolutely brilliant!
Love the feminine vintage look of the second one - the ornate frame and lace stamp are beautiful.
May have to give this week's LIM a miss, unless I can find something lurking in that dark corner again!!
Hope you are feeling much better now.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Beryl K said...

Two fabulous cards Gaye, love them both but the first is my favourite
Beryl x

Marrigje said...

great cards you made. I like you victorian card best I think. I think every thing works great together.

Jenny said...

Now you've got me humming the song!!

Fab cards Gay, love the grunge stamps on the first, they go so well with the snowboarder dude :)
Great cameo...all the elements have come together brilliantly to create a lavish centrepiece :)
Jenny x

Jules said...

Hi Gay

Two fantastic cards.

Both are gorgeous but the first one has to be my favourite .. .. love it!!!

Love Jules xx

Mandi said...

Sensational cards Gay
Thansk so much as always
mandi LIM

Vicky Hayes said...

Two very different cards Gay! I love the grungy background you've created on the top one but the Victorian antique feel of the second is my favourite. I love the effect of the frame and the lace border is the perfect background.

I've been catching up on your posts and saw that you'd gone off for your girlie weekend. What a shame you had to come home early. Really hope you're feeling better now - you must be fed up with it all. Take care, Vicky x

Debgem said...

Gay - these are so different, but both are just super. I like the elegance of the cameo card. But my favourite is the skater dude! Would be perfect for Ben!

lisa said...

Hi Gay
Sorry to be playing catch up, I've just realised how much I've missed this week.
I'm glad you enjoyed your break away. Sounds just what the doctor ordered.
Love the calendar pages as always and these silhouettes are gorgeous.. The snowboarder is great, so unusual.
I shall be singing that song all day now... thanks for that!!
Hugs Lisax

Viv's Visuals said...

Gay your man's card is brilliant ... and the cameo silhouette is awesomely beautiful. X

lena-dailyscrap said...

Hey there, I love that tune too...Queen ! Just the best! The silhoutte looks great - how very special to an urban style silouette! Very classy indeed...

Michelle said...

Both totally Stunning Gay
x Michelle

hazel said...

Fabulous cards Gay. I love the background on the top one.
xxx Hazel.

Marlena M. said...

Wow, they are both so awesome~! ;)

Junie said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW Gay both cards are OUTSTANDING !!!! love them !! I am looking forward to a new crafty year when all my orders are completed and can experiment, I want to come and play so you can teach me all your fab techniques that I admire so !!!

Linby said...

wow-two great cards. Love all the detail on the first one.
Linbyx
Now it's my turn for blogger not to let me leave comments arragh!

Isabelle Norris said...

Both cards are amazing, but the first one, my son would love. Has inspired me for a possible xmas card for him.
Thanks Gay
xxxx

kingstonmama said...

Two fabulous cards! The first is a wonderful guy's card, and the second is just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your tips about distress inks. I'll definitely check out some of the videos! :) ann

khushifairy said...

i think you should add some lace on the top as well, and place the frame in the middle then.
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Aileen said...

Two super cards. I find male cards difficult too but think you've nailed it. Oh dear I'll be singing Gallileo figaro for the rest of the day now. x

Susan said...

Two great cards, Gay! That first one is such a great guy card. I have SO much trouble making cards for a guy!

Karen said...

Two fabulous cards, but that ladies one is stupendous, love it, Karen x

The Crafty Elf said...

Two fantastic cards Gay! I love all the detail in the first card it is so cool and I bet any snowboarder would agree! Well done. Your vintage card is stunning to say the least.

Faith A said...

I would have said you have cracked men's cards Gay, the sillouette of the lady is beautiful too

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