Monday, 11 April 2016

Thank You.....

Today's Card.....
Update...This card was a Runner Up at Seven Hills Crafts-Thrilled, thank you very much x
I have had these gorgeous Concord & 9th Die cut flowers for a little while, 
so thought I'd actually use them!
The sentiment..also never used is from Altenew Oriental Orchid stamp set.
I was inspired to use the colours from Seven Hills Craft Colour Challenge
I have used the Centre colours...Yellow, Blue and Grey....
I wasn't sure of the colours at first but was really pleasantly surprised when the card was finished.
I started by die cutting the flower and using this as a stencil.
I coloured through the stencil using Brusho's, which I love.
They played nicely together ....To my amazement!
The Brusho's give you the most unexpected colours, like the grey one.
I splattered the card using the three same Brusho colours.
I popped on the three die cut flowers, stamped the sentiment and added the three sequins.
I finished off with stamping a mixed media stamp from STAMPlorations around the two edges 
and heat embossing with Aurora Blue Steel Embossing powder...again never used.
This gave the most gorgeous blue/black/steel effect.
Thanks for stopping by
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter......

CAS MIx Up - Stamping and Stenciling...Heat embossing, Die cutting and Splats!
AAA Cards - Anything Goes - CAS
STAMPlorations....Theme Challenge-Stamps and Splatter




34 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Very nice! I like the color mixing you got by using your Brushos! The layout and dies are outstanding!

Patti said...

Oh wow! you always create the most beautiful cards! using the most interesting techniques :) You go girl!! That flower die is awesome!!

Hope your week is off to a great start! : )

Patti

*Vicki* said...

WOW! Your flowers are just gorgeous!! Love the colors of the Brushos!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! HUGS

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Another gorgeous card Mac. These dies look great and I think that they work perfectly with the bold font. The Altenew stamps are fabulous and they really make a statement on the page. I love the way that you've added the three sequins in the same colours as the flowers. You are always so kind and generous with you comments and I think that your cards are just amazing. I think you've found your style and you're rocking it! Thank you for sharing your talent with us :) X X

Mac Mable said...

So very kind, thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Ohhh that is so kind and generous and brought a smile to my face. Yes I love playing about with techniques x Thanks for stopping by x

Mac Mable said...

Good to have you back, missed you. Thank you so much for your very kind comments x

Mac Mable said...

Yes loving the dies...You always pick up on the detail, thank you x you know I love the inspiration from your blog too x

Loll said...

LOVE your design Mac! Great idea to stencil through the solid with brushos and then add the die-cut outlines on top. Looks amazing and so artsy ... especially in blue, yellow and gray. AWESOME colours together. And that embossed edge is so cool! You have really embraced a lot of mixed media products and techniques. You're having fun with them ... can tell from your posts. :) Thanks so much for sharing at CAS Mix Up! xx

Liz said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colours. Love the sentiment too. xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Mac, this is gorgeous!! I love that you splashed colours in behind your fancy flower die cuts, what an amazing idea and the effect is brilliant!! Love the colours you used too, so fresh and bright with spring!! hugs :)

Bonnie said...

Awesome use of these colors, Mac! Love the gorgeous flowers and the embossed edge balances them perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Stella said...

Mac this is stunning! I love these flowers. And adding splatters and sequins is always a godd thing:) Wow!

Becca Cruger said...

I am averting my eyes. Not because I don't like it, but because I'm so infatuated with those sketchy flower die cuts that I'm afraid my crafty brain is going to force me to buy them. I just LOVE this design. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at STAMPlorations!

Kate said...

Really like this :) I think these colours work so well behind the die cut flowers and really make them pop. Thanks for playing seven hills crafts challenge.
Kate xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow! I wonder how did you color the flowers brusho's in such an amazing way ??? Do you have any power and in control of these powders :-) Beautiful card and I love the colors.
hugs,
BozenA

Jenny said...

Brilliant idea to use the negative as a stencil... beautiful card and great colour choice :) Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge this month at Seven Hills Crafts :)
Jenny x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW, that's pretty!

Ksenija said...

Brusho's give such vibrant colors, I am still trying to understand how they react, and all do's and dont's. Your card is great, soft grey balances so well lemon yellow and turquoise! - Sweet Kobylkin

Ros Crawford said...

It's beautiful!! I have yet to try this, I bookmarked some cards that show colour behind the die cut so maybe when I get time I'll give this a try... I love your card!

Karen D. said...

how pretty...great looking card...

Mac Mable said...

Thank you very much x

Mac Mable said...

Thanks Ros...yes give it a go, thanks for stopping by x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much, yes Brusho's can have a life of there own!

Suchi said...

Oh My!!! I love this card- those flowers are stunning! :)
Suchi xx

Rahmat said...

I thought I left comment here, but looks like I didn't. It is gorgeous, I love that you used the negative die cut add color, I do that from time to time, love the flower dies, its a beautiful make.

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card, love how you have put this all together, wonderful colours and aren't those flowers a stunning finish to your card.

TK said...

Beautiful watercoloring, and those dies are just gorgeous!!!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Absolutely beautiful-these dies are stupendous and you used them perfectly.Thanks for sharing with us at AAA cards!

maria f. said...

That is so pretty. And what an intriguing technique!

Justine Hovey said...

I love this and have this die, may have to steal ;) Thanks for playing along at AAA Card Challenge! :) Justine

Keren Baker said...

This is a wonderful card- love the 3D nature and the texture from the Brushos! Thanks for playing along with the Seven Hills Crafts challenge! xx