Silhouettes are an interesting trend right now in scrapbooking layouts, products and beyond that, in decor. Gorgeous on their own or presented within a cameo, their solid outlines can add instant design and definition to a page.
Kim just loved the Hero Art / Studio Calico set of stamps with the sweet profile cameos and the complimentary circles of words. To highlight the stamped image, Kim has first hand painted a circle a bit larger than the stamp and then once the paint dried, stamped using a solvent ink.
The use of the cameo on this layout enhances the theme of the layout that Kim loves her son and the words in the circle (frogs & snails and puppy dog tails) add to the journaling that her son is 100% boy but with a big streak of sweet.
Jilly van Iparen created this glorious mixed media canvas by covering the surface in 7 Gypsies Paris Collage Tissue paper, spraying the surface in Tattered Angels Chalkboard (Valencia) and then adding some Prima Essentials paper flowers, drowned in Tattered Angels Seven Seas Chalkboard!
After highlighting the edges in brown paint, Jilly made her own silhouette by roughly drawing an image onto scrap paper, cutting it out, and then painting it in brown paint. To finish the canvas, Jilly has attached a title.
She didn’t stop there though! Jilly also made some quick gift tags in beautiful spring colours. She has cut strips of the We R Memory Keepers Good Day Sunshine range, arranged them on the tags and then added the Websters Pages bloomers to highlight the We R Memory Keepers cameos. To finish them off, Jilly has added some floral stamps to each tag.
Chris Millar coloured the Hero Arts Butterfly field background silhouette stamp with blendable markers, sprayed a little mist of water onto the stamp and then applied the stamp directly to white cardstock. Chris then stamped the Jenni Bowlin Whimsy Silhouette image using black ink onto white cardstock and cut the image out. Stamping the image in black gives a stunning effect on the coloured background.
Silhouette stamps are excellent for trying the 'kissing' technique on your cards. Anita Rex has used Hero Arts 'Getting Ready' cling stamp and kissed it against the Hero Arts Envelope Pattern Design Block. It really adds a whole new look to the Silhouette stamp and Anita said she likes to use dye ink opposed to pigment ink for the best results. Here is a tutorial by Shari Carroll from Hero Arts explaining the Kissing Technique.
Gillian Nelson has used a girls profile stamp to great effect on this very girly layout about her daughter's love for barbies. I love how Gillian has personalised the stamp by adding the bling necklace to it. Thanks for sharing your layout with us Gillian. You can see more of Gillian's work here on her blog.
Teka Cochonneau has used a profile of a little girls face as a delightful addition to this beautiful layout about her own little girl. Thankyou Teka for agreeing to share your layout.