Tuesday 9 March 2021

March Sunshine ...

March is here and along with it the Spring, or at least it seems like Spring is here!  It is amazing how much better life is when the sun shines and the sky is blue even if it is a little chilly in the shade.  It means that I have been able to get into the garden and begin the sorting ready for vegetables to be planted and the weeds to be removed before they take hold.  Even my Cherry Blossom tree is preparing to burst into flower - each day the buds are getting bigger and turning to pink.

I must have been inspired by the thought of my blossom tree when I chose the colour for today's card - yes a beautiful shade of pink!

I had spent time last week creating some background sheets - partly because I wasn't inspired to create anything else!!  This background is faux mother of pearl created using pearl effects and cling film to create the texture in the background and them, once dry, ink blending the colour across the whole panel.  I did create quite a selection of these in different colours to add to my stash so you could be seeing more over the coming weeks!  I decided that I would use a silhouette over the top so that the background is the feature.

I'm entering the following challenges:

They are celebrating their 7th Birthday so I really needed to create a card to celebrate this milestone - I love this challenge.

Country View Challenges - March Silhouettes
This challenge provided the inspiration for the silhouette stamp.

I hope you are all keeping well and safe!


  1. Thanks Elaine for your kind words about our challenge and we love to see you play! And this is one stunning card. Adore the way you created these backgrounds and such a good idea when you are not feeling like creating much else. Then adding this silhouette is all that was needed to make one amazing card. Thanks for celebrating with us at Time Out x

  2. Great card! What a brill idea for the background.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wonderful card. Thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts Challenge.

  4. Beautiful card - I love the vibrant pink background (I can totally see how the cherry blossoms inspired you) paired with the silhouette image. Looks so fab on a slimline card. Thanks so much for celebrating with us at TIME OUT! Jill

  5. Such a beautiful card! The pink panel and black silhouette flowers look amazing - love it 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges! Hugs, Jo x


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