Thursday, 23 November 2017

PEACE.....

Here's today's' Watercolour Christmas card.....
 I have used several colours of  Brusho's to watercolour the background.
The poinsettia has been stamped and heat embossed in gold
and the large sentiment die cut and heat embossed with glossy powder.
I finished off stamping the small sentiment and white splats for snow.
Heavy snowfall!!!!
I was trying for delicate snow flurry!!!
Let's just say this was not the first attempt......
The gold glitter and black and white stripes are washi tape.

I have been inspired by similar cards using alcohol inks in the blog world,
so I will be trying that next.......
Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to pop my card into....
CAS Watercolour Challenge - Holiday
Thank you so much for the shout out - Thrilled
Glitter, Stamping and my choice is die cutting and heat embossing
No mess with glitter this time as I have used Glitter Washi Tape
Thank you so much for hi-lighting my card - Delighted 
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - All about Christmas
Watercolour Challenge - Anything goes and without the optional tag twist
CAS Challenge - Anything CAS goes and without he optional colour twist




34 comments:

Greta said...

Artistic & gorgeous, Mac--LOVE this card!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning card Mac, beautifully designed and coloured, love the large sentiment die, works so well, Kate x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant colours and I love how you have enhanced the die cutting to make it really pop..love this.xx[aNNie]🎄

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my, Mac, you have a way with those inks! Love the layout of the card, the glitter paper, the gold embossed poinsettia and, of course, that sentiment. Mixing the diecut word with the rest of the phrase really adds interest. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Marina said...

I love the wash of vibrant colours , the snow and the black and white stripe - love it all!

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, this is stunning, I love the artsy splash of colour. So non traditional I absolutly love it :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mac! I love the blend of colours you used, it's so warm and inviting! The poinsettia is beautiful and the bold sentiment is fantastic! Love the white splashes and the fun paper borders! A unique and festive holiday card! hugs :)

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card,Mac.Love the word die.Have a nice weekend.

Gr,Sylvia x

Susan said...

This is so artistic - I love it! Wonderful layout, techniques, and elements - great idea to heat emboss the large die cut with glossy powder. Love the gold glitter border and the snow splatter. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

Ina Grehan said...

Bold and Bright and what a powerful sentiment M. Love how colourful your card is. Great layout beautiful poinsettia and your flurry of snow is a nice touch. A great addition of the washi tape to bring it all together.

Bonnie said...

I love this artsy background, Mac! The colors are gorgeous with the gold poinsettia and I love the snowfall! Sometimes a flurry ends up with a heavier snow, but it looks beautiful here! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Bright and oh so gorgeous Mac! Love it! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Loll said...

Beautiful design Mac!! Love your use of the washi tape down the sides and along the bottom. Adds so much sparkle and pattern with the black and white stripes. Your brusho colours are so beautiful. LOVE those vibrant colours with the glossy black die-cut sentiment. Great contrast! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Vibrant brusho colors, Mac! Love that you loosely and beautifully colored the poinsettia. I always have a hard time coloring "loosely". The black shiny bold sentiment and the bright image strike the perfect balance. The modern stripe washi tape is a nice addition. Hideko xx

Cara said...

Just beautiful and I love the addition of the washi tape x

Anita in France said...

Bold, vibrant, shimmery and deliciously artsy, Mac ... love that strong sentiment against all the saturated colour! Hugs, Anita :)

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Gorgeous and artsy my friend. Love your watercoloured Brushos background and heat eb poinsettias with your added snowflakes. Beautiful CAS design with so much texture. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

Jeanne H said...

A really lovely PEACE card. Super well done, IMO.

Jo Manna said...

Such a bright and cheery card, great colour combo!
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Great combination of challenges for this card Mac. Love the poinsettia overlay on your beautiful mashup of brushos and the bold sentiment. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely stunning Mac ! Love your Brusho's background, so bright and vibrant colours against the white space ! The gold embossed poinsettia looks tremendous over it and that large and glossy sentiment is fabulous ! And I DO love your heavy snowfall, it give a beautiful and festive atmosphere ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring ! xx

Gail said...

Love the vibrant colours. The Brushos look like so much fun. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's fabulous! I love the watercolour and the snow is just perfect!

Marianne said...

Congrats on being featured at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix-Up with this gorgeous creation. So well-deserved!

Mac Mable said...

Hi Marianne....
As they say...right back at you.
Weren't we lucky this month?
Congratulations Marianne, such a fabulous CAS card and really delighted for you with the both shout outs too x
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment, I really appreciate it x

foleysfriend said...

Love the artistry of your card - the contrast between bright colours and white space; the off-centred focal point. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS.

sue

Kelly Szafron said...

stunning card! I love the vibrant watercolours. Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge.

Christine Alexander said...

Congratulations on your outstanding design at CAS Mix up. this was one of my fav's, the colours are so amazing :)

cm said...

Another WOW card that has me staring in jaw-dropped awe! I predict that all my comments will be repetitive in praising your exponential creativity so apologies for that, but...I'll blame you for being so wondrously talented *grin*!
~carol

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on your outstanding design at both CAS Mix Up and CAS Waterclour Challenges, Mac! Hideko :-)

Ksenija said...

Gorgeous card, Mac! I am stealing it to my Pinterest Holiday board ;) - Sweet Kobylkin

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love how you put on the paint and how it mixes beautifully. Colors look like billowing clouds colorful :-)) Beautiful card message, she brings such good energy! And I love snow splatters, it looks stunning, Mac !!
Hugs,
BozenA

butterfly said...

Deep sigh of pleasure for this one - and I don't even go much for those colours usually - beautifully done.
Alison x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

oh wow - all that paint spilling out and the bold contrast with that big die-cut- looks fantastic!!!