Sunday, 15 November 2015

Clean and Simple........

                   Thinking of You........
Update...Thrilled and delighted to  have been given an Honourable Mention 
at The Male Room for this card...Thank you so much xx
The weather today is really miserable, so I have had a day of crafting.
This is my card....
I started with stamping the Poppy onto CS and heat set with clear EP.
I stamped again on a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask.
I also masked off a strip vertically over the Poppy mask.
Black embossing paste was used through a brick stencil.
I used red mica paints to colour the poppies. 
It has such a pretty shine to it.
Once dried I used a black and white pen to hi-light the poppies and stamped the sentiment.
Crafty Hugs x

I used the Poppy for what it represents and not as a flower as such, so thought it really perfect for a male card for the challenge this fortnight.

This time of year is the time we all Remember and not for one particular memory but remembering the horrors of war. My card represents that with the use of the Poppies as a symbol.

Artplorations-Stencil Blog Hop
Link up projects where you used stencils (any brand).
It can be any type of project, even non-card ones.

I have added another photo of my card, as I decided to pop another layer on it,
as it was starting to go wobbly from the embossing paste and stencilling.

Crafty Hugs x



31 comments:

carols handmade cards said...

A stunning card and very striking. Good luck in the challenge and thank you for entering. Xxx

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much x

crafty said...

Do love what you have done here so different but says all good luck in the clarity challenge xx

Claudia said...

Hi Mac Mable

What a lovely card. The impression of flowers in front of a wall is great. Thank you very much for your visit and your lovely comment on my blog. Wish you a wonderful Sunday evening.

With creative greetings
Claudia

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind, thank you very much x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments, most appreciated x

Ruth said...

Beautiful poppies on such a lovely card and yes poppies are for remembrance. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind of you and thank you for your comment about my poppies and remembrance x

janice stone said...

I love the black and red combo and the use of the stencil . Lovely .

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful!! Love the sheen to those poppies and the highlighting looks fabulous!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much x

Mac Mable said...

Thanks Ros x

Naomi said...

Eye catching a lovely card. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

Shelagh Metselaar said...

Such a dramatic colour choice, creating a stunning card. Best wishes in this month's challenge. ;~}

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments x

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind, thank you very much x

Sue C said...

Lovely card, the red really pops against the black background. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

Cathy Potosky said...

What a beautiful card! This would be a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge of Remember the Fallen!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much x

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind of you, thank you very much x

Cec said...

Stunning card with the bright red of the poppies against the stark black bricks. Your remembrance is so appropriate for November and the time when we think even more about those who fought for our freedoms. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.
Hugs!
Cec

Lesley Walden said...

Striking card with the red poppies and black wall and so poignant for this time of year. Good luck in the Claritystamp challenge x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments x

Mac Mable said...

Couldn't agree with you more x Thank you for stopping by and leaving such thoughtful comments x

*Vicki* said...

WOW! I love the dramatic red and black colors on this! Really stunning design!! ;) Thanks for playing along with us in The Male Room! – Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki* - November Guest Designer

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind of you, thank you very much x Congratulations on your guest designing at The Male Room.

Deborah Frings said...

I think your poppies look amazing against the embossed bricks! Really bold and dramatic, and I think a stunning card. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

Mac Mable said...

What lovely comments, thank you so much x

Chris Parker-Barnes said...

Your card is just stunning, I love the black bricks in the background, they are a wonderful contrast to your beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Male Room.
Chris (DT).

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments x

Carol said...

Thanks for joining the Flash Stencil Linky Party at STAMPlorations this month with your gorgeous card. Carol DT x