Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Flower Background....

Today's card.......
I have never used stamps in this way to create a background before and I enjoy it!.....
I started by water-colouring the background with Sprays, that I dipped a brush into 
and wet the water-colouring card first.
I used five different colours and had fun.
After it had completely dried I stamped and white heat embossed the flowers and the leaves.
I enjoyed using the same colours to enhance and paint the flowers.
Because some of the 'sprays' I used had mica in them some of the flowers 
have a really pretty shine to them.
The wish sentiment has been die cut and layered onto foam.
I finished off with a few sequins and silver washi tape down the side.
This is why I love to enter challenges as it takes you out of your comfort zone...
I am enjoying participating in the MFT Camp Create 
and today's challenge for me was 'Backgrounds'...Stamp and colour.......
I chose the colours to participate in The Sevenhills Craft Challenge...
It is a colour challenge and I have chosen the first colours..The pinks and the green.
I had lots of fun playing with stamps and colours today 
and produced something out of my comfort zone...
Becca from Damsel of Distressed has a special birthday so I am linking up to her birthday blog.
She creates the most amazing colourful and fun projects and I wish her a very Happy Birthday x
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs 
Challenges I would like to enter....
MFT Camp Create-Background Bonanza
Flower and leaves stamps from MFT and the Wish Die
Craft Stamper - Anything goes using a stamp
Becca from Damsel of Distressed has a special birthday so I am linking up to her birthday blog
I am always inspired by her use of colours xx


  1. Well I think this technique is so pretty, love the tone on tone colour and a great choice of stamps too :)
    Thank you for joining us in our colour challenge at Seven Hills Crafts this month :)
    Jenny x

  2. Great job Mac. Your card is so pretty and colourful. Great way to stretch the use of your sprays by watercolouring with them. xx

  3. What a BEAUTIFUL and fresh card, love how you have used all the colours.

  4. What a wonderful card - love the background you have created and the stamping and colouring is exquisite.

  5. Lovely background, I love the colors you chose. Sorry for not visiting lately, I am not blogging much lately , just posting.

  6. Wow!! Such a pretty card with all the pastel colors used beautifully! I had been away on a vacation, so had been a bad bloggy friend! :)

  7. GORGEOUS!!! I love how this turned out Mac, way to go with those stamps!! Love your fresh summery palette, it's like a bowl full of sherbet! So fun and beautiful with that wish sentiment too! hugs :)

  8. What a gorgeous water colored background, embossed flowers and dimensional word.

    Hugs Diane

  9. So pretty and I love the way that the sentiment blends in with the rest of the card. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

  10. This turned out beautifully, love the colours. Cara x

  11. Ooooh! I wanna try this technique! It is really beautiful! and I just love the "hidden" die!


  12. A fun teechnique and the result is gorgeous. Your flowers are lovely. Brilliant idea to add a sentiment this way!

  13. OOOh my word this is GORGEOUS!!! I love your coloring and embossing on this!! Really love your sentiment too!! I can't be missing out on all of the creations that you've made for the I MUST have a look at them!! :) I have really missed seeing your blog my friend! HUGS

  14. Beautiful Mac, love the colours, the softness of this card, the inset die cut, the shimmer, the stamps used (repeat after me 'I will not buy more stamps'). another card to CASE.

  15. This is so pretty. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  16. The inlaid popped up die cut sentiment is super cool! I'm glad you had fun experimenting! THANK YOU for helping me to celebrate my 30th birthday!

  17. Absolutely wonderful card--love everything about it!


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