Sunday, 20 January 2019

Winter Wishes.....

I have a friend who's Birthday it is this Month and came up with this card and tag....
Die cuts, stamping and stencilling have been used on the card.....
 The stylised tree Die comes with a coordinating Stamp too, so I masked 
and stamped half the tree stamp under the die cut silver tree, heat embossed it
and hi-lighted it with a white pen.
Layers of Die cuts for texture and dimension.
So hard to photo with the bling of the silver card, the alcohol inks and the acetate....
 To carry the tree theme over onto the tag I used a stencil by Sanna Lippert/Stamplorations
and used black texture paste and then a sprinkling of glitter...
The tag die and Winter sentiment are also Stamplorations.
Stamplorations Tag challenge this month is All About Winter, 
which inspired me to make the card and tag with that theme....
Thank you so much for you stopping by...
I used several different colours of alcohol inks onto acetate..... 
Challenges I would love to enter.........
Stamplorations - Tagplorations - All About Winter
With the optional twist of texture paste, which I have also used
Stamplorations - Mixed Media - Anything goes, which now also includes cards but you must include a stencil, which I have on the card and on the tag
Watercooler Wednesday - Gail's Masculine Challenge - Anything Goes
The Male Room - Anything goes without the optional twist
Thrilled with my win at The Male Room....Thank you 



48 comments:

Mia said...

Fabulous card and tag, Mac. I am sure your friend love them. Great technique and lovely design. I especially love the "double" silver tree. Hugs, my dear friend.

Cathy said...

Wow! Fantastic projects Mac, you are so creative, Cathy x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Stunningly beautiful. I love your alcohol ink background (on acetate!!) and the leaf is just so lovely. Your friend is lucky to receive such a beautiful card and tag. She will love it!

Christine Alexander said...

You amaze me Mac with your sense of colour mix. those AI's are gorgeous, I love the monochromatic look and adding the die cuts creating all those layers OMG stunning :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Mac these are stunning - love your use of the acetate and alcohol inks, and the die cuts and stencilling for added interest.
Blessings
Maxine

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous....love everything about this, and the tag looks pretty good as well as the sentiment going across it. Love the tree heat embossed like that, it's just stunning...x

Viv said...

Oh my oh my Mac. Another stunning project from you. Awesome. x

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Mac! These are gorgeous!! I love the alcohol coloured acetate... beautiful choice of colours, and the tree is amazing!! What a terrific design and I'm sure the recipient will be just as blown away as I am!

Mrs A. said...

Simply gorgeous. Love the colour scheme and the matching tag is a great co ordinating idea. Hugs Mrs A.

Karen Brown said...

Mac, what a gorgeous set for January! I love your alcohol ink and acetate blends. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac ... you captured such a brilliant frosty, winter feel with these gorgeous AI colours and that fabulous stamp-layered-and-cut shimmery leaf ... the finish is equally wonderful on both card and tag! Your friend will be stunned ... they're a gift in themselves! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

There is so much detail on the card and tag it took me a while to take it all in. Love the softness of the alcohol inks in the dark colors and the way you did the tree. The shape of the tag is very pretty and unique and it is beautiful.

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely STUNNING card and tag Mac!! Totally loving the Al ink background on the acetate...so Wintry and chilly looking!! LOVE that die cut tree too! Both are simply lovely my friend!! :0)

Susan said...

What a wonderful winter card and tag - I can feel the wintry chill when I look at them. Beautiful combination of colours and elements!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous alcohol inked piece, Mac! WOW! It's so pretty with the silver and that die cut tree is beautiful! Love the dimension! Fabulous matching tag too!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! you are the most creative stamper I have had the pleasure to "follow", Fabulous background, amazing design and both so VERY Beautiful. I'm dumbstruck!
Faith
x

Liz said...

A stunning cards and tag, Mac, just beautiful! xx

Gail said...

Wow! Such a dramatic feel to your card and tag. That alcohol ink background on the acetate is a showstopper. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Brenda said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Mac! I so love the colors of alcohol inks you used and the look you got on the acetate. The silver helps to add to the "cold, frosty" feel of the card and tag. Love how you used the leaf stamp and die too, I have this one, but I haven't made anything this beautiful. lol I'm sure your friend will simple love this card for her birthday! So appropriate for January. Hugs, Brenda

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

You utterly clever lady! I love everything about this card and tag. Have a lovely creative week, Angela xxx

Greta said...

So artistic & perfectly wintry! Bet your friend will love these!

Darnell said...

These works of art are so extraordinary, Mac! I love the effect of alcohol on acetate and I'm pretty sure the pictures of your sensational card and tag do not do it justice!! Hugs, Darnell

butterfly said...

That silver tree is lovely and your alcohol inky background is simply gorgeous - what fabulous colours and effects.
Alison x

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! Stunning card, Mac ! Love your gorgeous AI background, absolutely striking and fabulous to represent winter. The silver glittery leaf and frame give to the card and the tag even more cold feel. What a gorgeous present for your friend ! I'm sure she will love it. Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring xx

Diane said...

Wow the alcohol inks onto acetate really create a stunning design for the card and tag.

Hugs Diane

Pat said...

How clever Mac and love the alcohol inks on acetate and the die cut silver glitter tree to one side is so pretty which looks as though you have used it to partially die cut the bottom layer with another over the top. I love the glittery silver dots and the bold black sentiment finishes it perfectly. x

pam said...

Wow gorgeous card and tag Mac, beautiful colours and details.
Pam x

Bo┼╝enA said...

WOW! Your picture on acetate looks amazing. So beautiful and unique. A beautiful background for this shiny leaf. The tag is just as amazing, it's a unique set. Another stunning card.
Hugs,
BozenA

Patti said...

Gee! you have made me speechless and that is not easy to do!! wow I was almost sitting on my desk in order to get close enough to see what I was looking at! Alcohol inks on acetate??!! holy smokes Mac!! you never stop amazing me! what a spectacular technique and the color you used are over the top beautiful!! WOW

Wei said...

Wow! Amazing projects! Love the sparking leave on the card and the shining frame of the tag is awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

*Vicki* said...

What a brilliant set you've made here Mac!! I just love the mix of colors you've achieved with the alchohol on acetate! Really forget about that and need to have a play with it at some point! That silver gliter is the perfect matting as well!! Beautifully done! HUGS

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love!!!! Oh, I just LOVE this!!!!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful creations again,Mac.Love the beautiful leave and the stunning background with the alcohol inks.

Gr,Sylvia.

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...so elegant and wonderful Mac. It has a real elegant look as well.
xx Karen

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Both as beautiful as the other, i'm sure your friend adored them both. You have such a good eye when it comes to creating these designs Mac, not a speck of bling out of place. There is always a extra embellishment on my makes hiding something that wasn't intended hee hee!!
Thank you so much for sharing. Have a fabulous weekend.
Creative HUgs Tracey xx

Viv said...

This is just amazing Mac, you are so talented! bet your friend will love it too ;) Viv xx

Linby said...

wow! I can feel the iciness just looking at it (in a good way lol!) Absolutely stunning.
Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room.
Lynn x
DT

Loll said...

WOW! Stunning works of art, my friend! Beautiful layering of elements to create a very special card and tag for your friend's birthday. LOVE the colours of the alcohol ink on acetate ... sets the tone for the design. Sorry to be late commenting ... not getting notices! xx

HilaryJane said...

That alcohol ink background is just amazing. I have never tried it on acetate. I think that will change soon. An amazing card and tag xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

You achieved to bring out the cold of winter in your awesome tag and card! They are spectacular! Congrats on your Craft Stamper win!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, you always amaze me, Mac! These are fantastic projects! I couldn't believe you used an acetate AI background until I saw the last picture because the effects and the monochromatic colors are so unique and different from AI backgrounds I often see. All the shiny silver and black elements create a winter feeling. I love your care and attention to all details.
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Oh my gosh, Mac! To think I almost missed these mixed media masterpieces! After Loll’s e-mail about not receiving e-mail notifications of new posts from you, I realized I hadn’t received one from you in a while either. And you’re not the first that this has happened to me. Anyway, this is a STUNNING set! You just schooled us on how to add the texture and dimension. The colours are fabulous and elegant. I am always in awe of our work. Your friend must have been thrilled... lucky friend! xx

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Gorgeous mixed media tag and card, Mac. I loved how you used your Alcohol Ink Background and your wonderful silver and black color scheme. A real artistic beauty project my friend. TFS Hugs..

P.S. I have not been getting your email notifications either...darn.

Tanja said...

love the Alcohol Ink Background - thanks for joining us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

So beautiful. I don't own a single alcohol ink but this really makes me think that I should start a collection. I have wine but that's not quite the same is it! :) You should have your own Art Gallery Mac x

Pink Unicorn said...

Mac, your card and tag are really stunning! I love the alcohol ink background, it's so artistic. So glad you were inspired by our current TAGplorations Challenge over at STAMPlorations. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Jo said...

This colour combo is so unique and the extension of the frame caresses this special tree. The choice of silver is so complimentary to this AI piece. Special-stunning and as I said, UNIQUE. xx

Monika Skinner said...

Got my other hat on now, and I am still loving this tag!!!! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations TAGplorations challenge. Good Luck! BTW, did you see that you were the winner at The Male Room? Well Done! hugs xxx