Thursday, 12 July 2018

Colouring Die Cuts

The Paper Players are celebrating their 400th blog challenge and I wanted to join in the fun...
Their challenges are always fun and the team is hugely creative and inspiring.

This is my card.....

For the background.......
I sprayed my white card stock with Lindy sprays in brown and copper.
The flower bouquet has been masked, stamped and heat embossed with copper.
The hidden die cut birthday sentiment was raised slightly with foam.


 For the Die Cut Butterfly......
I loosely sketched the shape of the butterfly onto the die cut. 
Using a pipette I dropped in three shades of the Lindy's and 
drying in between so that I would NOT get a blended effect.

Using coloured pva glue I traced the shape of the butterfly, first with gold 
and then hi-lighting in bronze. Whilst still wet I used a toothpick to get shapes and to blend.
The Lindys and the heat embossing is all shiny 
and the pva glues are subtle, which has added a lovely contrast and texture.
I haven't used them in years, so much so I had to use a pliers to get them unblocked.

The CAS Mix Up Challenge is using die cuts but my card isn't CAS enough to add it to the gallery but the challenge has given me the inspiration and confidence to do more with colouring die cuts.

The die cut sentiment, from PTI was gifted to me for winning a challenge, with these cards
by the kind, humorous and extremely talented Darnell....Thank you so much x

I had a fun and crafty few days making this card....
Thank you so much for finding time to stop by, I really do appreciate it.

Challenges I would love to enter.....
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions Another fun challenge which I like to enter
Thank you for the shout out....Thrilled 
That's Crafty - Close to Nature
Country View Challenge- In The Summer Garden















52 comments:

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Really beautiful with all the metallic touches. The green really looks extra vibrant on the brown. Lovely!

Craftychris said...

Wow! This is stunning! Love the background and the butterfly is beautiful - so much lovely texture and very unique! I adore it! xxx

Craftychris said...

Wow! stunning card! I love the background and the butterfly is beautiful - gorgeous colours and amazing texture - very unique too! I adore it! I hope I haven't commented twice - didn't think my first one went through. xxx

cuilliesocks said...

OMGOSH amazing card Mac, beautifully designed and coloured, love the butterfly and how you've coloured it, just fabulous. Kate xx

maria f. said...

What a gorgeous butterfly. Love the subtle but oh-ho BG to accompany that beauty.

Claire Broadwater said...

Mac, this is gorgeous! I love that fabulous background you created. The butterfly is so beautiful! Thank you for joining us at the 400th challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

*Vicki* said...

Mac, this turned out stunning with your sprays! I love the results and with your heat embossing, it makes for such a wonderful dimension on this! Love the background and your eclipse sentiment too!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us! HUGS :)

Cathy said...

Wow Mac! What a stunner! Amazing background and beautiful butterfly, this needs to be framed, Cathy x

Bo┼╝enA said...

I do not think I should visit your blog because it takes away my mind ... Then I sit, look and can not get my word out ... Another card that beat all the others. I love and colors, and background patterns, and additional butterfly dimensions. How do you do it, that your cards are so amazing?
Hugs,
BozenA

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This really is a stunning piece, you always have something special to show when I visit, love those greens, coppers & browns so rich and jewel like.
I have so many coloured PVA's & liquid pearls with exactly the same problem getting into them but I do think they are best used in the way you have done so, so much more inventive. Thank you so much for sharing.
Creative Hugs & wishing you a super weekend Tracey xx

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, your drops of Lindy's in puddles and the use of glue is amazing. A stunning mixed media piece and so so beautiful, I can just imagine the shimmer :)

aussie aNNie said...

WOW what an amazing butterfly. As gorgeous as spring and as cool as summer, so love this.xx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Stunning card! Love the way you coloured the butterfly. Will give it a go.
Big hugs
Lula

Maxine D said...

Oh mac, what an inspiration you are in the way you use materials - this is stunning, and I love the finished butterfly, its amazing.
Blessings
Maxine

Ros Crawford said...

It's a work of art!! I would have this in a frame. I love the details, especially that amazing butterfly! Beautiful BG too!

Eliz Stewart said...

Mac... can I just say wow! Love reading this post on your process... what a tremendous effort...but so worth it, the end result is stunning! Thank you so much for joining us for the 400th challenge at The Paper Players.

Macimbalo said...

Really pretty - love the butterfly! Such a great design and creative project! Thanks for sharing it with ATSM and good luck!

Barbara said...

What an intricate butterfly on an amazing background. It is just stunning and very crafty. Thanks so much for being a friend of Seize the Birthday and we enjoy your sharing.
Barbara DT member

Trina P. said...

A mixed media masterpiece. So much wonderful texture. Love the metallic look. x

pam said...

Stunning work on your card Mac, looks amazing.
Pam x

Jan Clothier said...

What a glorious butterfly! Thank you for sharing how you made it. The background is gorgeous too. Thank you for joining in the celebrations at The Paper Players this week.

Greta said...

Can't even imagine making a project like this--amazing & wonderful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Stunning looking card!!!!

MaryH said...

Stunning! The coppery background with the brown and splatter effects is nearly as awesome as this gorgeous butterfly. (I have PVA glue, and mine is probably dried up too, but never thought to use it like you have done here. One reason I haven't used the glue, is it's so hard to squeeze it out of the bottle!) Your piping Lindy colors was another brilliant detail, and it's so effect to create the marble look of the wings. But the really outstanding look is the rougher look of the pva colored glue to delineate the wings. Oh yes, I also like the subtle look of the hidden sentiment. I've never tried that, and it looks so dramatic here, with the thin copper 'wire' look of the corner flower. Amazing design, amazing intricate details! TFS & Hugs

Susan said...

Oh my goodness - what wonderful use of the Lindy's spray on that beautiful butterfly die!! And your work with the coloured glue is incredible! And then there's the fabulous background - great colours and sentiment treatment!

Daffodil Cards said...

I'm in awe, that something you took as simple, you can then produce such beauty, I LOVE the design, the stamping the colour combination, the texture, EVERYTHING so GORGEOUS Mac.
Faith
x

Inkyfingers said...

What an amazing mixed media card and I love how you coloured your stunning butterfly.
Thanks for sharing with at ATSM's 6th Birthday celebration.
Hugs
Carol x

Bonnie said...

Oh, my! This card is over the top GORGEOUS, my friend! I love that rich, metallic looking background with the subtle flowers embossed into it! And that butterfly looks real enough to fly off the page! You are so creative, my friend!

Brenda said...

What a gorgeous card Mac! I love all the sprays you used, the colors are gorgeous on the background and I love those greens and golds and bronze colors on the butterfly. Love how you have hidden the "birthday" sentiment. This card just wows me so much! Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so "YOU", Mac! What a stunning piece of mixed media! Love the delicate flowers heat-embossed on the rough metallic looking background. And the gorgeous effect of the Lindy's spray and the colored pva glue on your butterfly! So much attention to detail, as always. Hideko xx

Ina G said...

There you go again showing us all just how talented you are M. You always provide us with STUNNING!
There is just so much gorgeousness here. Everything here just oooooozes beauty. The colours on that butterfly are 'magical'
Dreamy card my friend.

Marina said...

What a wonderfully rich effect - your techniques are amazing.

Viv said...

Wow!... Mac you keep on surprising us with your amazing creations!just love the beautiful butterfly and the overall design of this card ;) Viv xx

Pat said...

Wonderful dimension on your butterfly Mac and love the bronzy gold with the green, and the gold embossed flower and hidden sentiment work really well with it. Such clever and pretty techniques. x

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Mac! You know this is a piece of art, right? Absolutely stunning. There is nothing here that I don't absolutely love. What a wonderful combination of techniques, colours and textures! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Mrs A. said...

Your talents are never ending. This is gorgeous. Hugs Mrs A.

Viv's Visuals said...

I am picking my jaw up off the floor!
This is awesome Mac. x

Kath Ricks said...

Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! So much amazing texture and richness in this card!

Anita in France said...

Spectacular, Mac ... such beautiful, rich detailing in the background and on that amazing butterfly! Seems to me it's as much a piece of stunning jewellery as a card design! Hugs, Anita :)

Loll said...

All I can say is "WOW!!" Your card is AMAZING Mac!! You are so talented ... and you shine when it comes to mixed media. This is a work of art ... so much to look at. Totally in awe of your artistry, my friend. xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous Mac! I am loving that background, it almost has a leather sort of feel to it. The touches of copper work so well with the dark tones. Your butterfly is just brilliant, love love love that bright fresh green! A stunning design! hugs :)

Sue said...

This is so pretty, and what an amazing technique with the PVA glue! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Rubber Dance, and have a very happy weekend. Sue xx

Sue said...

Hello, it's me again lol. This is also perfect for our challenge at Country View Crafts. Have a lovely day, Sue xx

Brenda in IN said...

Wow. I'm not familiar with Lindy's but wow. Love the brown and copper background and everything about this card.

Linby said...

ha ha - yes I have a lot of those PVA glues I need to use mine are probably in the same condition. This looks like a great technique and so effective, I love the background shimmer stamping too.

Ingunn lindland Aardal said...

Your butterfly is so beautifull and unike:) never seen that tecknique before:)
Ingunn

Sam & Poppy said...

Gorgeous!
Thanks for joining in with us at That's Crafty!

Lady Joyful said...

Fantastic card! Love the butterfly. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Evelyn Walter said...

Wow, gorgeous card! I like this "hidden" word on your background.
Thank you for joining our challenge at Country View Crafts this month.
Have a wonderful summer!
Evelyn xx

ionabunny said...

Beautiful. The butterfly is gorgeous and pops right off that yummy background. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

Fliss said...

What a stunning butterfly! The card is just gorgeous.
Thanks for joining in with nature challenge at That's Crafty! and wishing you good luck.
Fliss DT x

Karen D. said...

This is such a 'WOW' card, so many gorgeous, clever and creative elements to it....you created something amazing mf.
xx Karen