Monday, 15 May 2017


Today's Card.....
I started with scraping heavy white gesso through the pretty Ryn flower stencil.
The background was then blended with several different colours 
of distress inks, after the gesso had fully dried.
The distress inks where wiped off the flower, leaving a ghosting effect.
I hi-lighted the flower with a white ink pen and splattered pink, black 
and gold splats over the card.
The Love sentiment has been die cut and popped up onto foam.
I had fun with this card.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs 
Challenges I would like to enter.....


  1. This is vibrant and fabulous Mac! LOVE those colours and cool technique! Your added shading with a white pen was genius! Have a great week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  2. Oh Mac is beautiful!! I've never tried that before ... Gesso through a stencil... Te result is beautiful and I adore your BG ... Have a wonderful crafty day!

  3. That is a lovely lovely look with the gesso. I don't think you could get that exact look any other way I can think of. I need to remember to look for the heavy gesso when I am shopping. I am pretty sure the regular wouldn't work as well. Do you think any of the embossing pastes would work?

    Lovely background too, tfs!

    1. Yes embossing paste would work great too. All the mediums create different effects, resists etc and just when I think I don't need another one I do! I find heavy gesso great for resist and 'white' work X thank you so much for stopping by X

  4. Fab beautiful look with the flower and the gesso,Mac.Love the beautiful colours and the sentiment.


  5. WOW! That card looks amazing!!!! My Gesso is runny and seeps under the stencil :( - I guess there must be different types? The splatters are awesome here - they give your card this artsy look!

  6. Beautiful card, love the effect on the flower, Cara x

  7. This is so beautiful and what gorgeous colours. I really like how you've used the gesso, the flower looks superb. I like the look of the splats and the sentiment just finishes it off perfectly. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  8. Beautiful card Mac, love the textures fro using a stencil, beautiful flowers and love the background colour.
    Hugs Pam x

  9. Stunning! That background looks fantastic and that flower is absolutely amazing. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  10. Gob smackin' gorgeous. Love the awesome background and the result of that hibiscus is breathtakingly beautiful. So lovely to see you join us here at JUGS this week. I hope you join us again soon as I love your work.

  11. Gorgeous sunny colours to go with the fabby flower. Love it.

  12. I've seen Hibiscus flowers that are those two colours! Beautiful tropical feel to this card and great use of the design :) Thanks for posting to my challenge!

  13. Wow! This is stunning! Love the colors and that fab flower. Hugs, Autumn

  14. What a wonderful result from you fun Mac - this is stunning. Thanks for sharing how you made this - the 'ghosting' on the flower is perfect

  15. Great color combination. Very summer, like fruit sorbets in one bowl ... for a loved one with love words :-)
      And this beautiful hibiscus ... white, melting, as if made of fog. You are genius!!
    Unfortunately I'm not sure of translating from Polish into English: - ((

    In Polish
    Świetne zestawienie kolorów. Bardzo letnie, jak owocowe sorbety w jednym pucharku... dla ukochanego z wyrazami miłości :-)
    I ten przepiękny hibiskus... biały, rozpływający się, jakby stworzony z mgły. Jesteś geniuszem!!

  16. Oh wow--how did I miss this stunner?! What a fabulous card, Mac--love the colors & the look of that flower!

  17. This is gorgeous! Love the vibrant colors, the blending, the splatters, the stenciled flower, the sentiment...

  18. STUNNING card, Mac! I have not used gesso through a stencil, but need to give it a try. Your technique turned out beautifully. What a pretty flower! Love the bright, vibrant blended background. The splatters are just the perfect finishing touch along with your die-cut sentiment. xx

  19. absolutely gorgeous, I love the softness of the gesso'd flower.


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