Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Snowflake.......

I have so missed crafting.....

Here is today's card.....

With the techniques I've used I have found it impossible to get a decent photo 
but wanted to enter 
The CAS Mix Up Challenge and The CAS Water colour Challenge
which is closing shortly......








The background has been done with Alcohol inks and the cling wrap technique.
I used white glitter gel through a stencil for the background snowflake 
and a die cut snowflake out of vellum on top.
It is difficult to see but it is there.

I wanted the snowflake to look like it had fallen and stuck into the snow.
The Alcohol inked background produced a gorgeous atmospheric pattern 
that I hope you can see.
I stamped the sentiment with the help of my Misti three times.

I wanted to say a Big Thank you for your very kind and generous comments 
and for sticking with me duting my absence....I really do appreciate it x

Crafty Hugs x

Challenges I would like to enter....
The CAS Mix Up Challenge - CAS and Mixed Media
My liquid colour is Alcohol Inks and I have used a stencil and a die cut
CAS Watercolour - Snowflake
AAA Cards - Winter Chill
Memory Box - Winter Blues - I have used the Lindeman Snowflake Die
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Challenge
Anything goes with the optional twist - Joy

31 comments:

Stella said...

I was so happy to see your name in my Blogger reading list! And look what you made; a gem! I L O V E it!
XX

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! I just LOVE the effect you've got for your background here Mac!! The large snowflake and sparkle really brings this all together so beautifully!! Great to see your creations! :) HUGS

cuilliesocks said...

Hi there Mac, lovely to see you back and thank you for your visit to my blog.
Your card is gorgeous, the background is brilliant, I love the lage snowflake and all that glitter, love everything about it, Kate x

Joan said...

Fab card with a wonderful inky background and lots of soarkle

Loll said...

Great to see you back posting your beautiful cards Mac!! This is a beauty. LOVE that gorgeous background ... and that beautiful iridescent bank of "snow" that's holding the large snowflake. Gorgeous design. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour. xx

nancy littrell said...

Your cling wrap AI background turned out beautifully Mac. So much glitter and snowy beauty on your card too. TFS with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up. Hugs...P.S. so happy to have you back!

Heidi Stamps said...

You got such a great result with your alcohol inks, it is just perfect for your icy snowflake! Really cool card :)

Susan said...

Oh, I love this card! Beautiful AI panel and gorgeous layered snowflake - great idea to put a vellum die cut over top of the glitter gel one. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour.

Maxine D said...
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Maxine D said...

Ohhh Mac this is gorgeous - love the technique(s), colour and texture you have used and the fabulous result you have achieved.
Blessings
Maxine

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

You've missed crafting and I've missed you! It's wonderful to have you back with us all again and what a fabulous card. All of the elements work in perfect harmony together and the background is superb, great colour too. Take care Mac and don't leave it too long next time. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's so good to see you posting and your gorgeous card! Your background is stunning and you really did capture that snowflake stuck in the way you wanted ... Fabulous Mac!

Karen D. said...

wow...how gorgeous..love it!
xx Karen

Bonnie said...

It's so good to see you're creating again, Mac! I've missed your wonderful mixed media creations! Love the AI background! The vellum snowflake and glitter are gorgeous with it! I also love the way you've stamped the sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for sharing this at CAS Watercolour too!

Mrs A. said...

I love the cool blues of your background piece which looks perfect with your snowflake. Hugs Mrs A.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hurrah! I'm so glad that once again I see you forming your amazing cards :-)) I like alcohol ink background, beautiful pattern. I love the iridescent snow "drift" Thank you for sharing this wonderful card with us at HLS.
hugs,
BozenA DT HLS

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow this is absolutely fantastic, I love the colours and that wonderful snowflake and background and glitter, perfect.

Marina said...

Fabulously frosty - such great techniques.

TK said...

Beautiful! I can definitely see the vellum snowflake, it shows dimension, and the background is perfect!

StampedByBibi said...

Hey Mac! It's so good to see you back, creating and posting! And what a fab "comeback" it is. LOVE your card!! The plastic wrap background technique is fun, isn't it? This is such a beautiful example of that. Love how you've stamped the words in a repeated row with the bold ones in the middle!! Stunning card! Thanks for sharing! xx

Diane said...

Wow the watercolor background is gorgeous with the snowflake and glittery goodness.
Hugs Diane

Rahmat said...

Lovely card Mac, great to see you back on the blogland. I love the shimmer you added along the line, a beautiful card.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is totally gorgeous - especially all that glitter! You should join us next month for Muse Christmas Vision - as I can see you still enjoy making Christmas cards....

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! what a beautiful card, love the glitter and your beautiful background.

SO VERY GOOD to see you back making your beautiful cards.
Faith
x

Jane said...

Spectacular backgound panel, love those icy blues and the added sparkle at the bottom. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards and HLS Christmas Challenge.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh my word this is fabulous! Such wonderful and super effective techniques to create the perfect winter chill design. Simply beautiful and certainly chilly! thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards. Sarah

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--I absolutely love this card! I'm determined to try & make use of my alcohol inks this year, but doubt very much it will ever look like this!

baileyrosy.com said...

And she's back !!!!!! Yay ! Although I'm following your blog I haven't had any notifications and came by on the chance you where back and you are. How lovely to see you posting I see you haven't lost your mojo. A super wow sparkly affair with gorgeous inking, what a super technique.

Marie

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Well, I have got behind with my commenting on your wonderful cards haven't I Mac? Sorry for the tardiness! LOVE that panel you have made and all that beautiful sparkle and shine on the border! Stunning, my friend! Hazel xx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is beautiful. I LOVE that glorious background and the sparkly snow. The repeated sentiment under the inked panel looks wonderful as well. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers January Christmas Challenge.