Thursday 27 August 2015


               Black Thistle
A sketch challenge from The Paper Players inspired me to make this card.
I am delighted to have been 'A Cut Above' 
with this card at The Paper Players...Thank you very much x
using Designs by Ryn Stamp for their Challenge
Designs by Ryn Customer creation challenge
I started by using sprays and brusho's to make a background.
I use a large empty box for this, messy and fun!
I just love Lindy's sprays as they add sparkle.
I die cut circles out of the background and used a Sweet Poppy stencil 
and Prima Modelling Paste coloured with black acrylic paint for the thistles.
I stamped a Designs by Ryn leaf stamp 
and hi-lighted it with Glossy Accents and Mica Paint,
which looked lovely against the colours of the background blending.
The sentiment stamp is by IndigoBlu.
I die cut another two circles and used Gold Embossing Paste 
for the inside of the card to back the circles on the front.
The elements have been framed in black card and layered onto foam.
Loving the challenge of the sketch and the Designs by Ryn Leaf Stamp.

Crafty Hugs x


Ros Crawford said...

Oh your card is beautiful ... Inside and out! I'm glad you mentioned those sprays ... I always like recommendations as there is so much stuff out there it's hard to know sometimes what is good and what isn't. Have a good day!

Mac Mable said...

Thanks Ros for your beautiful comments, love the Lindy Sprays and enjoy your day too x

Claire Broadwater said...

Mac, this is just gorgeous! I love all the detail and the sentiment is perfect! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

stampwithsandy said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love your stunning background, the silhouettes, and the attention you paid to the inside of your card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players, Mac!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for your generous comments, loved joining in on your sketch challenge x

Mac Mable said...

What great comments, thank you so much, very much appreciated x

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Mac! The background is absolutely stunning. I also love how you decorated the inside of the card. However, I think my favorite part are the leaves with Glossy Accents. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week.

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for your kind and very generous comments x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hello Mac, thanks so much for adding this to my challenge and for your kind words. I'm really liking the composition with the different shaped black borders around nature themed stamps. Beautiful card :)

Mac Mable said...

Thanks Ryn for your lovely comments, love this leaf stamp and enjoyed making the card x