Sunday, January 31, 2016

Lending a helping hand


    Although I had been saving this image I fussy cut awhile back for another idea I had, I decided to use it for Try it on Tuesday's current silhouette challenge. 

I carefully cleaned my scanner in anticipation of the silhouettes I was going to scan, then realized after I had it scanned and entered, I had actually caused more harm than good.  Seems I smeared the "goo" around, rather than removing it.

I used my favorite background technique for this: faux credit card swipe.  Although it's a simple spread, I spent a lot of time cutting it.  I call it "Lending a helping hand."

Thanks to everyone at Try it on Tuesday for this great challenge.  And thanks to each of you for visiting.  I'm truly grateful.

19 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That is gorgeous Elizabeth!
The background is amazing..I love the colors you used and the motif is super!
Thanks a lot for playing with us again at TioT's
Happy Sunday!
oxo
Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic page, the figures are very effective, and love their grungy look, just grrrrrrrrrrreat! Thanks for joining us again at TIOT with this super entry, have a nice Sunday, hugs, Valerie

Gaby Bee said...

Dear Elizabeth, the silhouettes fit perfectly to this grunge background. Love your color choices.

Have a nice Sunday!
Gaby xo

Viktoria Berg said...

I like this a lot, as I have been thinking much about friendships lately and how one best supports a friend in need. For me, green is a colour I associate with pain, and you have a very interesting range of shade and texture here. Lovely.

Karla B said...

Super pages, my friendd!

Krisha said...

WOW E! This page throws an impact of great per portions. What a great silhouette to have on hand.

chrissie said...

Wonderful background and a great silhouette image to add to it

Great to see you at TIOT and thank you for joining us

Love Chrissie xx

Pamela Gerard said...

Nice! Greens are my favorite -- and black!

Julia said...

A very nice background faux credit card swipe. Those silhouette's really pop against the background and a very apt title for this piece as well.

Sandra Cox said...

I love the helping hand. What a wonderful concept.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a brilliant silhouette this is - I love the faux credit card background - the colours you have used make a great effect! Add to that the great title and I must say that I feel cheered by seeing this! So pleased you linked to Try It On Tuesday again! Hugs, Chrisx

Meggymay said...

Love how you make your backgrounds, and those two silhouettes are fantastic. I do like the words, we all need that helping hand on occasions.
Yvonne xx
p.s. Thank you for joining us all over at TioT's again this time,

My name is Erika. said...

I really like this background. That green is my favorite color so it make me happy to see it. And I like the silhouette too. Hope you are having a nice Sunday-and winter storm Kayla isn't in your neighborhood. I had the weather channel on and it looked like you might have missed the worst of it- I'll keep my fingers crossed that I'm right about that. Hugs.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Faux credit card swipe is the best. I have taken to using my brayer roller too and my big gelli plate and slapping it down to fill a whole page at once. I did that to make my Christmas paper and it's kind of a stress reliever. Great for use with craft paints to give a good background. That might be a way for you to use your gelli plate and not get disappointed with it. Try it and let me know. We all need a helping hand don't we!!! xox

Mrs.B said...

This is such a brilliant silhouette image and looks stunning against your fab background.
Thanks for sharing again at TioT
Avril x

Darla said...

A great page, I like the layout, the size of the figures on the page.

Halle said...

LOVE!! <3

~*~Patty S said...

You page is very powerful E.
I appreciate all of the cutting that went into your silhouettes.
That is time consuming and you have to be careful not to snip off an arm or leg ;-)
Great background! That credit card swipe technique is a fun one.
oxo

Carol said...

I really like this page ♥ The contrast between the image and the brilliant background is very pleasing to the eye :)