Monday, 21 March 2016

Tulips........

Today's card.......
Inspired by a photo inspiration, colours and a sketch.
Spring is on the way........
I stamped the tulips and heat embossed with white EP.
I also stamped again to use as a mask.
Using the mask I stamped the background in green archival inks using stamps 
from the mixed media elements set.
The stamped background text has been heat embossed in gold.
I popped on a little gold to the bottom of the Love text too,
which is from the trendy butterflies set.
I used clear embossing paste through a stencil at the top left hand side to add texture.
Clear embossing paste adds another dimension to the card without intruding on it.
The tulips have been water-coloured using Gansai paints, which I am learning to use.
The edge of the card has been heat embossed in gold, layered onto Linen card 
and then onto folded CS.
I loved the colours together and had fun x
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter with this card......
STAMPlorations - Never ending - anything goes - Using their products
Stamplorations - Sketch/Theme Challenge
I have used the sketch and the theme of Stamping and Texture
Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo Inspiration
I have taken the Tulips and The Love Text as my inspiration
CAS Mix Up - CAS..Stamping and Water Colouring 
with Stencilling, Embossing and Masking
AAA Cards - Easter
Stamps and Stencils - Spring is in The Air
Tuesday Taggers - Nature
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media - Water
Stamplorations - CAS - Anything CAS goes





56 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I really like the fresh citrus colours in your image and the addition of gold gives your card a real, classy feel. Your card has a lot of interest but has still maintained a clean, fresh look. It's a lovely card Mac X

Loll said...

Very cool card Mac. Lots of interest with your layered stamped background. The clear embossing paste add lots of texture ... and like you said, it doesn't intrude on the stamped images. Great job! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Bonnie said...

These are beautiful tulips, Mac! And I love all the texture you've added with the embossing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Patti said...

Wow! your card is a work of art!! I love all the gold accent you used creating such an elegant result! Beautifully done.

Patti

baileyrosy.com said...

Love the layering of the stamps and the colours are so luscious with the touches of gold and the fantastic embossing. I love that everytime I visit I see something completely different and awesome.

Marie

Marie

Mac Mable said...

Nice to hear from you and thank you very much x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for your kind and positive comments x

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind, thank you very much x

Mac Mable said...

Wow what kind and generous comments, thank you very much x

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind of you to say, always up for learning and trying new things out, thanks again x

Creative world said...

Gorgeous card...LOVE your background stamping,and the tulips are beautiful...Thank you for joining us at ATSM...Ċ½eljka X

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so very much x

Mac Mable said...

Came back to say, thank you so much for all your very kind comments, I think there must have been a problem with blog comments but so glad you persevered x Always so very kind x

Mrs A. said...

I love the look you have achieved using these colours. Your card has the Wow factor. Hugs Mrs A.

Jan said...

This is so pretty Mable! I love your background stamping and layering and that you chose to compliment your main image - so clever! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

Ros Crawford said...

This is breathtaking! I love green and I love everything about your card too! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for stopping by x

Mac Mable said...

So kind Ros, thank you so much x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Mac! I love your background, that rich green with the gold accents is such a beautiful backdrop for those fresh green flowers! Brilliant! hugs :)

Mac Mable said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind comments x

baileyrosy.com said...

My turn to pop back and say thanks for popping back lol. You make me laugh you are so kind to come back and say nice things about my robot.

Marie

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind of you too....Just think we could come back and for forever!!!! lol xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your card is absolutely stunning. Such beautiful work!

Melissa L. said...

This is lovely. I really like the gold, green and yellow together. The tulips are lovely too. Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

Di Barnes said...

your card defintely has a fresh, springy feel & the shine & tone of the gold embossing added a lovely touch. Thanks for playing at JAI this week. Di

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A beautiful card!
Thank you for sharing it at Try it on Tuesday!
oxo
Susi

Ksenija said...

Beautiful card, Mac! Stamped and masked off tulips really pop up surrounded by mixed media background. And thank you a lot for your feedback to my first New Releases and Discoveries post, it is very important for me to know if it is of any interest to my readers and visitors

Mac Mable said...

Thank you x

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind, thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for stopping by, I love your blog and your inspiration. Thank you for your kind and encouraging comments and very much enjoyed the discovery post x

Pink Unicorn said...

I love all the different techniques you have used on your beautiful card. I love tulips, they are such a sure sign of spring!! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Ksenija said...

Have a great day! ;)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I just had this set in my hand to make a card with and then changed my mind - I love what you did with those tulips! Gorgeously colored and an awesome background!

Inkyfingers said...

What a great design with so many interesting detail. I love your fresh looking tulips and the touches of gold really add depth.
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, love the gold embossing, fabulous background and beautiful image
Thanks for sharing at TioT
Avril

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, love the gold embossing, fabulous background and beautiful image
Thanks for sharing at TioT
Avril

toni said...

A beautiful light and airy card. What could be more Spring like than your gorgeous tulips ! Love the gold embossing too! Thankyou for sharing this beauty with us over at Stamps and Stencils. toni x

Marjut said...

What fabulous colours great. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Aileen Ryan said...

Ohh my goodness, was just catching up on posts and thought there is too much to comment on. Its all looking so wonderful but had to pause at this one. OHHHH wow love the colours, layers, stamps used, the embossing.

Becca Cruger said...

The way you built up the layers on this makes my heart go pitter patter with delight! Gorgeous and so elegant! Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is a fabulous card! I am so pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much x

Mac Mable said...

That is so kind, thank you x Yes I have done that with you too and then changed my mind...spooky xx

Mac Mable said...

Thank you very much x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you x

Mac Mable said...

I enjoyed making the card, thank you very much x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you x

Mac Mable said...

That is so very kind of you. I Know what it is like when you don't comment for a few days and to catch up but I am truly thankful for you to find time to stop by and comment so generously...thank you x

Mac Mable said...

What fun comments ...Thank you so very much x

Mac Mable said...

So kind, thank you x

Susan said...

Beautiful tulips! And I love the background, especially the gold embossing. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much x

Wei Wei Wang said...

Gorgeous card! Love the layering of the stamps! Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.