I've used some really glossy card for this so I've had to get the pic from a funny angle. I think I prefer the usual card I use but you don't know until you try. I've used 'Mars' Stardream card for the base card and added a couple of gold eyelets and some black velvet ribbon to break it up.
The brayered scene uses the red/orange end of Mountain Meadow B&J inkpad and tuxedo black for the brayering. The oriental lady is a stamp from Clarity Stamps, the grasses are from Elusive Images Eastern Grasses. The castle and cliffs aren't really a silhouette stamp (its from one of the new Elusive images stamps - Underwater Kingdom) and is actually a beautifully detailed stamp. I thought the shape would be perfect for this card so I stamped it in tuxedo black memento ink and coloured with a black promarker. It looked a bit too black so I added some highlights with a white gel pen.
The flowers are an old but well used freebie that came with Craft Stamper, stamped on the same card, embossed with gold EP and some black glitter in the centres.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Oh Alice: A sketch challenge with a twist - to break the rules and not use the sketch exactly, I've rotated the sketch for this card
Daring Cardmakers: Silhouettes
Gingersnaps GC61: Heat
Tanda Teaser: Oriental
Crazy 4 Challenges: Red, Black and White
Thanks for looking, bette get my skates on and get ready for work!!