Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Sending Love and Hugs.....

Inspired by the sketch over at CAS(E) this sketch....
to make my card.....
The guest designer is TaeEun and she was inspired to do an alcohol ink background
and that was good enough for me.....
I rotated the sketch and this is what I came up with......
I enjoy playing with alcohol inks and learning how to control them a little better.
I used several colours, with blending solution and a puffer.
The vein leaves have been stamped and white heat embossed.
I have not heat set on glossy card before, in case it bubbles 
but it played really well.
It took me ages deciding what to do with the 'end' of the sentiment strip.
Sequins, novo drops etc and in the end I stamped the end with the leaf...Happy...
I finished off with gold embossing powder around the edges of the card.
I enjoyed the sketch very much, as I thought it lent itself to the alcohol inks,
which I enjoyed x
Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would love to pop my card into....
CAS(E) this sketch by Leigh Penner number #246
Thank you for the Honourable Mention x
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it - Anything goes and must use stamping

35 comments:

Dortesjs said...

whooo awsome I love this card ;O))

pam said...

Stunning card Mac, gorgeous colours and wonderful details.
Hugs Pam x

Heidi Stamps said...

I love your splotches of alcohol ink. They do look so artsy! The leaves are wonderful and I think you made the right choice with the sentiment strip. I am glad other people have a hard time making those choices too!

Susan said...

Wow, this is so artistic...love it! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

Cathy said...

This is a real beauty Mac! Love your take on the sketch, it's almost like the sketch rotated your card! The white veined leaves look fantastic and the leaf tip at the end of the sentiment is perfect! Love this, Cathy x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card, just stunning.
I have trouble with alcohol inks on yupo if I stamp onto it after, must be doing something wrong as the stamping won't dry..xx[aNNie]🎄

Greta said...

Love the earthy, natural look--gorgeous! Great idea to add the gold embossed edges, Mac!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you rotated the sketch!

Ros Crawford said...

I love this ... It's hard to use dark colours and get such an amazing effect but you do it so effortless ... Beautiful card Mac!

Team Clark said...

What an incredibly beautiful resist effect! Like pouring water in the rain! WOW! You always delight my creative heart with your fabulous works. Hugs, Autumn

Diane said...

Your alcohol ink colors make just the prefect Fall design Mable.

Hugs Diane


Susan said...

This is so beautiful! The white leaves remind me of frost on a cold autumn day. Great job with the alcohol inks behind the leaves.

Darnell said...

This is a winner in my book, Mac! Really stunning! I cocked my head to the left and love how it would look standing on its tent, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS, I love the monochrome effect Mac and I love the design and the "arty" look of this so very beautiful card.
Faith
x

Marina said...

A lovely effect.

Bonnie said...

Wow! What control with the alcohol inks, Mac! I love how it made the shape of a leaf in the background and the white embossed leaves look like skeleton leaves! Beautiful! A perfect addition to the sentiment too!

Ina G said...

Here you go again making an amazing card with leaves. What a beautiful effect yo achieved here and those leaves so stunning.Great take on that to me difficult sketch. You rock M.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mac, beautifully designed, and the colours are wonderful, Kate x

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac ... delicate, ethereal and sophisticated ... the embossing over the neutral inks is just beautiful! A stunning card! Hugs, Anita :)

Anja Curvers said...

Wow such a wonderful card, love it. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

maria f. said...

Such unexpected colors, but lovely. That is a gorgeous leaf image too.

LeAnne said...

Beautiful!

Christine Alexander said...

wow, love the monochromatic tones, awesome card :)

cm said...

GASP! Breath-taken-away gorgeous! The background...the vein leaves...swoon! LOVE this!
~carol

cm said...

I'm back...forgot to add: thank you ever so much for sharing this stunning creation in the STAMPlorations CAS gallery! I'm curious as to the source of your leaves; they may need to come to live at my house!
~carol

Papercraft Boutique said...

I LOVE this card, Mac! The colors ars so chic, and the design is fabulous (the detailed work on the left side & the white open space)!
Congratulations on the recognition at CTS! Hideko

Stella said...

OMG....I am smitten...do I need to say more?
XX

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love this - I might have to CASE it....

butterfly said...

That's stunning - the white skeleton leaves are glorious in the soft smoky ink.
Alison x

Karen D. said...

another lovely card...love, love the washed bkg.
xx Karen

shirley-bee said...

Wonderful! I love all those earthy colours behind the skeleton leaves. Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

Linda said...

This is stunning ..... I love the white embossing over those gorgeous colours. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

SmilynStef said...

Love those gorgeous leaves in brown ... so glad you joined our CAS Challenge at STAMPlorations.

Terri Koszler said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for joining in with the STAMPlorations CAS card challenge.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Challenge!