Monday, 1 March 2021

Sparkling silhouette

Still some months of cold weather and rain ahead and it looks like this poor girl got caught in a downpour. Should have stayed indoors it's lockdown here anyway!

I suppose I should mention that Silhouette is the new theme at Country View Challenge, which this month is hosted by Rachel.

The background started as a failed alcohol inks experiment, I thought I would try and save it by using Distress inks through stencils (Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Mini Stencil Set #39), a much easier technique for control! 

I then stamped my image (Visible Image - Sparkle In The Rain) in black.

Then I stamped the rain... I used Versamark only and embossed with clear powder. To give an impression of the rain falling both in front and in the back of the girl, I inked the stamp partially.

Finally I stamped the sentiment in black and embossed with holographic embossing powder for... sparkles! Closer look at this:

In the end I think that my grungy background works well with the stark black silhouette. What do YOU think?
Have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog for more inspiration and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Allsorts, Paperbabe, Stamping Sensations challenges.


  1. Always a big fan of silhouette images Christine so love this, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts 'Feminine' challenge this week.

    B x

  2. Fabulous card. Love how you have created the rain. The embossing against the background really does give it that effect. Hugs Flo x

  3. Such a beautiful card! I love how you saved the background, it provides the perfect rainy backdrop for the stenciling and the Visible Image silhouette stamp - amazing 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy March! Hugs, Jo x

  4. So nicely done with the colorful background and sparkly sentiment!
    Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge for our feminine theme!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  5. Thank you for joining Stamping Sensations with this entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Lovely card ! Looks a bit like mine... great minds eh? Have a happy March !
    Corrie xx

  7. Brilliant Christine - love the rain - fab! Hugs rachel x

  8. J'adore cette carte et ce chouette fond, en adéquation parfaite !!! Bises

  9. Great background, Christine!!! And the rain looks awesome with the clear embossing powder!!! Have a fabulous March!!! xx

  10. It turned out brilliantly. Visible Image stamps are just perfect for silhouette stamping! A great card .I love the rain details too. Happy March! xx

  11. Fantastic card Christine - great background.

  12. You did a grand job saving that background I agree distress inks are so much easier to control than alcohol inks. That stamp makes a great statement along with the sentiment. So happy to see you sharing over @ Paperbabe Stamps and joining our Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck & best wishes Tracey (DT) x

  13. This is fabulous Christine, I love the background and the sparkly embossing works perfectly! Take care and have a very happy March, Sue xx

  14. Amazing card, Christine! The partially embossed rain is so very clever, I love the effect it generates!
    Have a wonderful March and take care.
    Evelyn xx

  15. love this Christine, well I always love sparkle, but this is excellent, and she's definitely my kinda of girl.Hugs Debs xx