Tuesday, 31 January 2017


I have been having fun playing with Alcohol Inks....
This is my card......
I started with die cutting a circle, to use as a mask 
and then stamping around it using splat stamps, 
in a couple of shades of light grey.
I also did free hand splats with silver metallic paint...which I loved.

The gown has been stamped onto one of my Alcohol ink backgrounds
 and fussy cut.
I normally don't do fussy cutting, as I like to work out how to do it 
as one layer but with the inks I was stuck.
 The gorgeous stamp, which I've not used before,
 is from The Ton and also includes the delicate lace stamp, 
which goes at the bottom of the dress 
but I stamped it just inside the circle as if it was a hanging flower/vine.
I wanted to show the gorgeous effect of the inks in this photo.
Once I started I couldn't stop and have lots now for future projects.
I wanted to show how fabulous the gold ink is, in this photo.
I have used all Ranger Alcohol Inks but the gold is from Patina and is stunning.
It moves like liquid gold when you use the blending solution on it.
Karen D of Snippets was using Pinata Alcohol inks and of course I had to have some!

I finished with stamping the sentiment, also in the stamp set, the tiny flower
and silver washi tape down the side.
I actually made a flower from shrink plastic for her hair but it was still too big!

I loved playing with the alcohol inks. 
The colours themselves re-acted differently, which surprised me
and of course on different glossy card, yupo etc.
Stained fingers and loved it!

Crafty Hugs x
I am linking my card to the following challenges.....
I would be thrilled with any of the wonderful prizes
Without the optional theme..x


  1. My jaw just hit the floor! This is stunning!! I love that circle and the splats and your dress is terrific with the gold running through! So clever to stamp the lace on the edge of the circle too ... I'm seeing more and more of these inks in Blogland and I'm so tempted to buy ... Argh!

  2. You are most definitely on a roll! You are certainly turning out some fabulous creations! All that wonderful shimmer and shine! I now need me some of that wonderful metallic ink! LOVE what you did with the dress! Have a wonderful day Mac my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  3. This is simply stunning! The frame of splats in incredible and the dress! Wow! This card deserves a blue ribbon!

  4. STUNNING!!! This is amazing! Everything about it is so elegant and I lvoe the way you created an abstract splattery pattern on her dress.

  5. Oh wow Mac, this is really quite stunning! I just love the splattering in your background and I think this was such a clever idea to paper piece her dress with your alcohol technique! The metallic on everything really picks up beautifully in your photo! Well done my friend! HUGS :)

  6. Hi Mac,
    another really super card.
    I love this wonderful design and that gown is gorgeous colour.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Look at that circle of splatters! Oh my goodness - jaw dropped! I adore this gorgeous painted effect on the dress, what an absolutely delightful card, one I would love to have for my eldest teen (17). She and I are prom dress shopping now, what fun! Big hugs and thanks for the inspiration, Autumn

  8. OMG......I think this one of your best cards ever; stunning! I love that dress and it's such a clever idea to use the lace stamp this way. I am in awe....

  9. Creative & gorgeous--can't stop looking at this card!

  10. This is STUNNING!! Amazing design, Mac. Love all the metallic shine. xx

  11. Beautiful and so very elegant with the silver and purple shades.

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  13. Oh wow Mac this is amazing - love the way the gold gleams on the AI's, and the detail of using the frock hem lace image as flowers on the edge of the background circle.

  14. This turned out FAB!!!, love how you did the dress! and that gorgeous bkg..amazing!
    XX Karen

  15. OMG Mac stunning card and so elegant, the colours are wonderful, I love the lady and her dress is amazing, all that silver is amazing, love it, Kate x

  16. Well, I echo everything that Kate has just said. The colour of the dress is absolutely amazing. I don't own any alcohol stamps myself but don't they give a wonderful depth of colour. I'm sooooo happy to see you back again Mac. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  17. Now listen here Mac, you go and put my dress back in my wardrobe. It might not fit now but it will one day lol. Beautiful amazing stunning can I add any more. Love it and so my favourite colours. Perfect eye catching card.

  18. Oh! my goodness, what GORGEOUS results you have achieved, I love the silver and the purple but mostly the gold effect.

  19. This is another card made in a similar manner. I look in delight at your ideas. This girl looks stunning! I love the silver - gray circle around it. Thank you for the inspiration.

  20. Paper-piecing is my favourite technique and yours looks fabulous - the gold ink was a great find. I do love how you did the circle - what a great idea and I hope you don't mind that I've pinned this for inspiration.

  21. Beautiful gown, you did a better job than mine ( ) AND that back ground is stunning. Good job!!! xx

  22. This is absolutely stunning. So beautiful.
    You are very talented, Mac. x

  23. Oh, my! This is the most beautiful gown ever! Love the splats that frame this beauty! You are so creative, Mac, and such an inspiration!

  24. OMG !!!! Amazing !!! I too have been play with alcohol inks this weeks and gold watercolour seems like great minds think alike. I have tons and tons of pieces and haven't made a single thing with them yet. I love how you used yours so very very clever and so fresh. I've also been trying to get hold of yupo as from the you tube videos I've seen the effects are amazing but I just cant get it here in Greece .Mac I simply adore this card I think its the best one I have ever seen.


  25. Mac, can you see me sitting here like a fool with my mouth hanging open? I am putting this outrageous masterpiece in my Top Ten Best Cards of All Time folder!! I only wish you had entered it in many more challenges because it would have won them ALL! I wonder how many times this will be repinned when I pin it on my NBUS #10 Board? Millions! Thanks so much for playing again! WOWZA! Hugs, Darnell

  26. Amazing card, so stylish, and the background is stunning, Cathy x


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