Friday, 1 September 2017

Wine Cork.....

Today's card is inspired by.......
Less is More Challenge to use a real object 
and CAS-ual Fridays - Colour challenge of Kraft and white
Whilst drinking a glass of wine my real object came to me....
Use a cork....
Most wine comes with screw tops, so I went on the hunt for a cork.
I found one in our memory box from many years ago, so the idea
of making a Christmas card for DH was born....

The background has been done with alcohol inks, blending solution 
and blowing with a straw to get the basic shape and spikes of the tree,.

I finished off with die cutting the 'Merry' sentiment, 
which was a fun reference to 'drinking' the Wine.
Between the smell of the inks and blowing with the straw 
I didn't need to drink wine, as I was quiet light headed anyway!

Fun card to make, with a memory for us both x
Thank you for finding time to stop by, I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would love to enter......
Less is More Challenge to use a real object 
CAS-ual Fridays - Colour challenge of Kraft and white
Update...Delighted to have been chosen as a contender for this card...Thank you



42 comments:

Sylvia said...

Beautiful Cas card, Mac.very pretty tree.Enjoy your weekend.

Gr, Sylvia x

aussie aNNie said...

Talk about different and oh so creative...fantastic and yes you are lucky to find a cork, not many bottles around anymore with them....
Have a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Heidi Stamps said...

Well that is a super unique idea and it turned out very well! I think I would be light headed too, because I suppose it would take me several tries to get the tree shape! So creative, thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Wow! This is a knockout! Superb arty look from that explosion of ink and the cork adds dimension and texture too. A truly fabulous, striking and unusual Christmas make. Thanks so much for sharing this little beauty with us at Less is More xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Well! I never, blowing with a straw is a new technique to me, but what a FABULOUS result, I love the corks as decoration, a perfect masculine card, love everything about it.

Mmmm off to try the straw, maybe with a bottle of wine LOL.
Faith
x

Izzy Scrap said...

This is FABULOUS Mac ! What a creative and superb idea ! A fabulous technique for an amazing result ! You rock with this take ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

cuilliesocks said...

Very clever Mac and a fabulous design and a great play on Merry, love it, Kate x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a cool card!

Viv said...

Such a clever card,just love it Mac, well done ;) Viv xx (Guest Designer)LIM

Neets B said...

Loving the neutrals and a great idea to use cork. Loving the effect of your blown inks too, a really stylish card.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Ina G said...

Clever YOU! What an awesome card you created here. Love the whole idea of the blown Christmas tree and genies use of the cork from an old wine bottle. Not the same now without them eh! Love how you popped the MERRY. Glad you didn't drink a bottle of wine to make this card otherwise the tree may have been slightly different. Enjoy one now the card is done M.

pam said...

Fabulous make Mac, great idea.
Hugs Pam x

Darnell said...

Out-of-the-ballpark homerun, Mac!! Your creativity blows my mind!! Hugs, Darnell

Susan said...

So clever and creative!! Great use of a real object and beautifully blown alcohol inks! Love the way you did the sentiment as part of the tree!

Marina said...

Obviously drinking wine while you craft is a good idea because this is a very original idea and looks fantastic.

Trina P. said...

Fantastic card, Mac. Amazing job with the straw blown background. I did this technique once and never again because it made me light-headed and ill. The cork is a great touch. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. ­čśŐ Trina

Lisa Mensing said...

This is a very interesting take on kraft and white. I love it, very creative. Thanks for playing along with Casual Fridays.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh wow! This is so fun and very artsy! I used corks on some masculine cards and I really liked the effect but never thought to use them this way! Brilliant!

Cara said...

Genius idea! This is stunning x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Now that's one corky Christmas Tree! Fabulous! I like drinking wine, while crafting, too! Clearly stimulates my imagination ;)

Michelle Wallace said...

Love it!! That is very creative of you and thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Greta said...

You are always so clever, Mac--terrific use of the cork & so pretty!

Loll said...

Very creative Christmas card, Mac! Love the idea of using corks for your tree. xx

Anita in France said...

So cool and creative, Mac ... and clever ... such a brilliant tree ... it has me wanting to reach in and touch it! Hugs, Anita :)

Maxine D said...

Oh my Giddy Aunt - what an ingenious idea and perfect execution of it!! Love your inked tree shape and the wonderful corks. Stunning card Mac!
Blessings
Maxine

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love your Christmas tree. Your idea is amazing but so accurate. The use of cork as baubles so beautifully in harmony with the color and shape of the tree. I love your card, Mac :-)
Hugs,
Bo┼╝enA

Mia said...

Very clever idea, Mac. Love the cork and the alcohol inks effect. You created a great card, my friend. I love it! Kisses!

Julia Aston said...

What a creative idea and beautiful Christmas tree you created Mac! Love the monocoloring!

Karen D. said...

super creative and so fun....love the way you think and thanks for the giggle!
xxKaren

Christine Alexander said...

wow, I love the effect of blowing the AI's with a straw, it gives a really neat edge. Amazing job with the die cutting and the sliced cork, makes for a really imaginative card. Love it :)

Diane said...

Very creative and fun way to use cork.

Hugs Diane

Becca Cruger said...

What great ideas DON'T come from drinking wine - amiright? haha! Love this creative card! It's so pretty!

Patti said...

Amazing!! that a beautiful design and so clever!! I love the non-traditional colors : ) You amaze me Mac!

Patti

Bonnie said...

What a clever tree, Mac! How perfect to use a special cork to make a card for your DH!

Greta said...

Congrats on the shout out at CFS, Mac! So creative & artistic!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, who can think of a Kraft color Christmas tree, and a cork for the tree? How creative and clever, Mac! I love the beautiful alcohol ink effect, and the way you die cut and layered the sentiment. A little gold at the edge of the cork is a nice finishing tough too! Hideko

Pamellia Johnson said...

Dang girl, your creativity knows no bounds! This is pure genius! Your straw blowing technique is so clever and it's such a beautiful Christmas tree design, so random and yet perfectly placed! The sentiment layered right into the alcohol design is amazing, so seamless and subtle, yet eye catching. I don't even know what to say about the cork... BRILLIANT!!! The touches of gold are the perfect finishing touch to one of my favourite Christmas designs of the year!! Amazing!! Sending hugs to you and hoping all is well :)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Such a clever creations, I love your use of colour and the design is such a simple but effective idea. It really does pack a BIG creative punch. Thank you so much for sharing.
Best wishes Tracey.

Dortesjs said...

wow this is clever love the colour choice and the corks ;O)))

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a clever idea Mac. I absolutely love the look of alcohol inks but yet it's a product that I've never used myself. I think the ink makes the perfect background on this fabulous card. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Team Clark said...

How cool! The cork slices look amazing mixed with this ink color. Love it! Hugs, Autumn

nancy littrell said...

How did I miss your truly Creative and Clever wine cork CAS Christmas Tree design. Your DH will love it and may want to celebrate or thank you with a bottle of wine:-) TFS Mac. Hugs..