Saturday, October 10, 2020

Twofer Silhouettes

 Hello Everyone,

Today I am proud and thrilled to be one of the guest designers at the Twofer Card Challenge! Their theme these next two weeks will be the word- silhouettes. 

How was I going to create a silhouette design? What to do... I needed inspiration so I hopped on Pinterest and found a plethora of silhouettes. You name it and there is its silhouette. I must admit it was a bit overwhelming. I had a professor explain to me a million times- there is a time when the design process has to stop. Now, you just have to produce. So here are my products for today, enjoy!

My two cards feature the silhouette of a young lady. However, I didn't notice that I created silhouettes within my silhouettes. The slimline card features silhouetted leaves among the young lady's hair. The ocean scene of the young lady is filled with silhouettes of aquatic life.

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First Card
I found this .svg file on the internet for free. I loved it and decided THIS was going to be my design! I downloaded the file, turned on my Cricut, and got to work. I took out the positive space for the next card. I was left with an opening to stencil the hair.

The rainbow hair is the star of the show so I wanted to keep the sentiment simple.
A minimal heart design popped up from the card base is all this card needed.

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Second Card

This is the result of the area I took out of the last image. All I did was lay the positive space on a white piece of cardstock. I trimmed it down and started sponging. I used Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, and Iced Spruce Distress Inks to create the ombre ocean water. I then stamped the sea creature in black and gray to create depth in the ocean.

Sponging it lightly will skip over some of the raised
areas of the card creating a white outline.


Challenges Entered
I am entering my aquatic scene card
I  am entering my rainbow slimline card

Well, that is all for me!! I want to thank Twofer Challenge again for this amazing opportunity to be their guest designer for this challenge. I also want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to join me at TheGrandStampede. If you are new to my blog, please consider following me to get all my postings. If you are so inclined to leave a comment and let me know how I am doing, that would be great too.

I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. Stay safe and healthy!!

All the best,

12 comments:

Anita in France said...

Your colourful stencilling on your leafy silhouette is so rich and warm, Shawna ... it emphasises the sentiment set in the popped up heart beautifully! Your ombré ocean is gorgoeus ... there's such a great sense of movement both in the girl image (which puts me in mind of a mermaid!) and in the sea creatures swimming through her! Thanks so much for inspiring our players as our Guest Designer at Twofer! Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

Shawna, you've taken "silhouette" to a whole new level. Blown away doesn't even begin to describe the impact of these cards. The young lady is a wonderful image, and you've used her so beautifully on both of your cards. Incredible. Thank you so very much for Guest Designing and sharing your creations with us this month at The Twofer Challenge. These are so inspiring. Take care and stay safe. Bev

Darnell said...

I love that your designs just flowed from your imagination and you didn't even realize that you were creating silhouettes within silhouettes, Shawna! I can just see the grin on your face when you discovered what you had done! Both your compositions are stunning works of art with beautiful blending and depth! Thank you for being one of our Guest Designers this month! Keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

Cat Craig said...

Shawna your cards are beautiful. The colors and added silhouette added features create such an impact. Thank you for joining in as one of our guest designers for Twofer Card Challenge #32.

Kara Lynne said...

The first thing that caught my eye with your cards was the intricacy of the silhouettes within the silhouette! Both are beautiful! I love the colorful hair in contrast to the white on your slimline card! Your ink blended ocean looks amazing with the variety of sea creatures! Thanks for being a guest designer for us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Birgit said...

These are both so great! I love the wild look of the girl and the colours. It reminds me of the artistic styles of the late 60s.

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...both your cards are works of art Shawna and definitely frame worthy!! I love the image you used and how you used the positive and the negative to create both cards! Loving the silhouettes inside the silhouette too! Lovely, lovely cards Shawna and thank you so much for guest designing with us this month...your cards will definitely inspire!! Hugs. :0)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Absolutely stunning! Both are amazing, but how you used this cut file just blows my mind away! I am not quite sure I really understood you you made those, but that's ok....

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties with that woman silhouette, Shawna - just love all the additional silhouette images within each one!! Congrats on being a guest designer at Twofer!!

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful work! I love the abstract approach! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Lisa Kind said...

Wow! These are amazing! I love that silhouette image and how you used the positive and negative pieces with ombre inking. Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! I am in love with your twofers! What a unique and fun way to use a silhouette. I love how you other silhouettes within your silhouette, to creative! This woman's face is so cool and the way you did it makes it even more cooler. Well done! Hugs, Brenda

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