Thursday, 14 July 2011


As part of my ongoing clearout, I'd been going through some of my old Take Ten mags, tearing out the pages I wanted to keep and filing them in a ring binder, so that I could get rid of the rest. In one of them was the most beautiful set of cards by Tilly McLeod, with gorgeous coloured backgrounds and silhouette details, exactly the sort of  style which really appeals to me. Tilly has very kindly allowed me to case her cards, and share the result here, although my method was slightly different from hers. Do go and have a look at Tilly's blog, her work is fabulous.

Tilly made her backgrounds by inking up a palette stamp with various colours and stamping straight on to the card, then adding definition with watercolour pencils or the edge of an inkpad, whereas I painted mine with a wash of distress inks and mounted it separately with a thin black border. The stamped couple (Stampscapes) and birds (part of a stamp by Inkylicious) were added, along with the sentiment (The Craft's Meow).

I really like this clean and simple style. Thanks for the inspiration, Tilly!


mamapez5 said...

I just love this card. I use silhouettes quite a lot, though C&S isn't really my style. Strangely I usually like it when other people do it! I think your card is just great and I shall look at the originals too. Kate x

Netty said...

Beautiful design, love this. x

Sally H said...

totally gorgeous, Lynne! I love it. Off to check out Tilly's blog x

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a beautiful scene . i love the sky .. so oretty
Lisa x

Stella said...

Oh this is lovely; it made me think of a wonderful midsummer sunset. Absolutely fabulous; love it!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Lynne love the shading of the colours that image is great I love it.
Lorraine x

jany said...

fantastic really nice card i like so much

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