Sunday, 29 January 2017

HUGS ......

Had a crafty day yesterday so here is my card.....
The background panel has been done with charcoal 
and water to get the gradient effect.
I then stamped the morning glory flower with black archival ink.
The white flower was painted with heavy white gesso.
I hand embellished with a black pen and a little liquid chrome.
I stamped and embossed the circles, the edge of the card 
and the die cut Hugs with liquid platinum embossing powder.
Finally I die cut the front panel with a crazy double running stitch rectangle. 
The flower stamp, the hugs die and the circle stamps have never been used before 
so I will be linking this card to Darnell's NBUS challenge. 
This time without the optional theme..
I enjoyed making this card and had fun with the charcoal and gesso.
Hope your day has been a good one?
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to link my card to.....
Second entry this time without the theme and would be thrilled to win any prize
Stamplorations - Theme Challenge - Stamping and Mixed Media
Stamplorations flower stamp, hugs and rectangle dies
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge -  Anything CAS with the option of Silver or Gray
Stamplorations - Never ending Challenge-Using their products-Anything Goes


  1. Really pretty and you used such unusual (to me) supplies! Great job!

  2. Charcoal and gesso! I've never used either, Mac! Sure wish you lived nearby because I would love to have some instruction. What a classy card!

  3. Gorgeous card, very elegant. Love the neutral colours. xx

  4. Your card is so pretty. Love flower image and the the embossed 'hugs' die!

  5. Wow wow wow love the charcoal, the gold, the flower the stitching the embossing. I love it all can you tell. Mac this is sensational.


  6. Totally gorgeous Mac, what a wonderful design and I love the use of the charcoal, wonderful flower, I love the whole creation, Kate x

  7. Absolutely fun card, love all the grey.

  8. how the contrast.
    xx Karen

  9. WOW! Love this wonderful creation of yours Mac! All that sparkle and shine! I also love the monochrome effect of the Morning Glory, so classy! Thank you for the explanation of how to do it! Hazel xx

  10. My oh my this is jawdropping gorgeous; that flower is a stunning focal point. Wow!

  11. Wow!! Mac, this is such a stunner!! LOVE how you've painted with the flower with the gesso along with your lovely embossed circles and the sentiment! Really stunning indeed and so excited to see you joining us for the STAMPlorations challenges this month!! HUGS :)

  12. STUNNING, my jaw dropped open with the result you have achieved.

  13. WOW - what a stunner Mac - love what you have done, especially the way you have coloured the image panel.

  14. How did I miss this?? It's amazing! You are such a brilliant artist!

  15. Gorgeous! Love these subtle metallics. Beautiful stamps. Hugs, Autumn

  16. Mac- this is so innovative! Charcola effect with gradient! This card looks GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx

  17. Great card! I really like to enjoy in gray and silver, it is always such elegant. I like that some circles are hiding under the center panel, and some also appear on it. Thank you for sharing this card.

  18. Another stunner, Mac! I love that liquid platinum and it looks fabulous with the silver and charcoal! Thanks for playing again in #9 and using tons of your NBUS!! Hugs, Darnell


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