Thursday, 11 April 2019

Spring is in the air......

I have had fun using stencils, paste and heated enamel...
Here is today's card.....
I coloured embossing paste with grey acrylic paint and popped it through the tree stencil.
Whilst the paste was still wet I sprinkled shabby pink embossing enamel on and heated it.
I die cut the bunnies and then used them as a stencil and used the same technique.
Finishing off with a stamped sentiment and a cute little pink heart x.
I love using stencils with embossing pastes as this adds wonderful dimension.
Whilst my mediums where out I made a second card.....
I used a couple of different colours of liquid pearls on it first and then the shabby pink enamel.
This gave my blossom even more texture, colour and dimension.
Detail of first card......
Detail of second card.....
I so enjoyed using the paste, the stencils, the liquid pearls and the enamel....
Thank you so much for stopping by....
I really do appreciate it.
Challenges I would love to enter......
CAS Stencil - Use Embossing Pastes/Gels/Glitter paste etc.....
If you like using stencils and keeping your cards CAS pop in and take a look at the faublous inspiration 
Watercooler Wednesday - Dawn's All About Occasions....My occasion is Easter
Always a fun challenge to enter
Thank you for the shout out x
Uniko #52 - Spring with the option of Easter
The sentiment stamp is by Uniko
Country View Challenges - Easter and or Spring




47 comments:

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...both of these cards are absolutely incredible Mac! I just LOVE the tree image you used and making your paste gray was a brilliant idea! The pink enamel is the icing on the cake though...oh my gosh I am totally in love with the look! And those 2 sweet bunnies are the perfect finishing touch! You nailed this challenge Mac...lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! These are too too Gorgeously Beautiful. Love the pink and grey.
Faith x

Loll said...

Two amazing cards Mac! LOVE the stamping all done in gray. Really makes the pink heat embossed paste POP! What a great idea to use shabby pink enamel. I need to get some to play with! :) And how cool is building up the image with liquid pearls and then adding the pink enamel. Love seeing you experiments which ALWAYS turn out amazing! xx

Barb Ghig said...

How clever you are, Mac! I love that you chose gray for the tree and bunnies, and how you added so much lovely sparkle with pink embossing enamel! Two really beautiful cards! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at CAS Stencil!

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous tree (weeping willow maybe??!) both are so pretty in the pink but I think I do like the added color in the 2nd best! So clever to use the negative die cut of the bunnies for a stencil - love the heart above their kiss and the cute white cotton tails! A wonderful design using paste and stencils Mac! xx

Viv said...

Ok... so I am just picking my jaw up off the floor (AGAIN).
If I lived near I would be breaking and entering and stealing these cards!
AWESOMENESS PERSONIFIED Mac.
Love from the little green monster xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG, Mac...Absolutely Stunning cards, my friend. I loved how you used your stenciled trees and added your embossing paste with mixed media products. Making a stencil by die cutting your bunnies was a wonderful idea. Your bunnies are perfect for your Easter Card. TFS your close up photos of your Gorgeous shimmery textured trees too. So pleased you joined us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge. Hugs...Nancy

Maria said...

What a gorgeous tree with all the pink shine! Darling little bunnies, too!

Susan said...

Wonderful soft colours - so perfect for spring! Love all the texture you got from the paste and the embossing enamel. Great to see the difference adding the liquid pearls made.

Bonnie said...

AMAZING, Mac! I love all the texture and the soft pink and gray! Beautiful cards, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Mac, the embossing enamel looks amazing, I just love those flowing pink flowers :)

Jeanne H said...

What a beautiful spring card. Love the colors and those bunnies.

Greta said...

Oh wow--so creative & gorgeous, Mac! LOVE the textured pink blooms--stunning!

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my what gorgeous cards Mac, I love the little scene and the beautiful soft colours, beautifully designed cards, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

These are beautiful. I love the hanging blossom on the trees. I have a stencil , I even have the paste just need time and the where with all. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna Ellis said...

Wow wow WOW! Mac, you always have a great way of integrating fabulous texture in your creations. This sweet masterpiece is not only cute, but beautiful! It's a wonderful card! hugs, de

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...how gorgeous and elegant is this!! looks amazing mf.
x Karen

*Vicki* said...

Your creations look so amazing Mac! The idea of adding paint over the paste is such a clever idea and I never thought to do that! Really love the added dimension and texture to your tree as well! Both so beautifully done my friend! Thanks for sharing the inspiration! HUGS

Patti said...

FaBuLoUs as usual Mac!! I am swooning over the sweet image and the color combo!! and the dimension you created!! I need to steal your die cut idea! so clever!!

pam said...

Stunning cards Mac, they look so beautiful.
Pam x

Mia said...

Wow Mac! Both your cards are amazing! What a great technique! Hugs, my talented friend.

Trina P. said...

These are gorgeous. The colour palette is so soft and beautiful. Amazing dimension achiev3d with the EP. Xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh my goodness what amazing and textural cards Mac - love them both, but the second one certainly gain with the extra mediums!
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! I love that stencil you used, so beautiful but you have dressed it up even more and these cards are just stunning!!! They are so soft looking and I feel like I could almost reach out and touch them. The pink and gray is such a beautiful color combination. Yep, I'm in love with these two cards!!! Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

How beautiful and so dimensional Mac, and love the pretty pink sparkly blossom, and a great idea to add the rabbits, making your own stencil, and then the sweet little pink sparkly heart, and a great sentiment too. x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

How gorgeous are these! The sparkles are are a lovely finishing touch too. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous! Love the CAS design and the dimension added by the EP. Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges this month!

Sylvia said...

2 wonderful cards,Macs.Beautiful tree.Love the cute bunnies.

Gr,Sylvia.

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! They are terrific and so so pretty! I just love the embossing and pink and grey are always a good choice! Have a wonderful Easter... Catch up in a few weeks!

HilaryJane said...

Wow, this card is amazing, love the little bunnies. The little bits of detail are great xx

Viv said...

Wow these are so pretty Mac!just love your gorgeous trees...and those cute bunnies of course too ;) Viv xx

Inkyfingers said...

Wow Mac - these cards are just gorgeous. So stylish and chic!
Hugs
Carol x

Anita in France said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mac ... so charming ... a great combination of folk art bunnies and fairy tale trees! The texture is stunning ... especially those shabby pink enamel flowers cascading from the branches! Hugs, Anita :)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautiful! The pink and grey together are such a fabulous combination. I actually have two pots of the sparkle embossing paste that have never been opened, so I may need to have a look at using them as it's always good to try something new and a little out of our comfort zone. It's a gorgeous card x

Created by Kath said...

I love the twitterpated bunnies under your trees! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Helen said...

Your card is just stunning Mac!! I just love everything about it! So special. I would love to try this technique myself!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

How beautiful are these, those subtle colours seem to melt into the card letting those sprinkled liquid pearls and encrusted powders take the limelight. You always amaze me how you can use so little and give so much! Incredible..
Hugs Tracey xx

Bo┼╝enA said...

Such a delicate combination of colors, very feminine. And the choice of stamp has made your card so much light. I can almost feel the gentle breeze that lifts these beautiful flowery twigs. In particular, I love the second card, where flowers have even more extra dimension. Stunning designs, Mac.
hugs,
BozenA

Robyn Oliver said...

WOW Again, these cards are just divine Mac, so soft pretty, love the colours, a fabulous stencil and the pink EP, what a fabulous result... love them and thanks for sharing with CAS Stencil

cm said...

WOW! How wonderful to see this gorgeous duo in the Uniko gallery! Love the images; swooning over the pink EP! The bunnies: too cute! Thank you for the smiles!
hugs~carol

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Mac! I love the shabby pink enamel willow shimmering on the soft gray. The liquid pearls effect is especially amazing! Great dimension and texture.
The little bunnies with a heart are so adorable. :-)
Hideko xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow! So unique and beautiful!

Linda said...

Oh my! These are so pretty. I do love that stencil and it looks stunning in the grey and pink. Those little bunnies are cute too xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Stunning card as usual, Mac ! Your trees are so beautiful with the beautiful dimension you gave them. I love the pink flowers cascade, really breathtaking. I don't know this enamel powder but it makes wonder....I have to look at that. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty and for playing along at Uniko. xx

Beverley said...

So pretty and loving the added sparkle. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Uniko. Hugs Bev x

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous card and design!!! I love the grey stencilling and the pink embossing is just gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining the April challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Ina G said...

OMGosh this is sheer beauty. Soft and stunning M. Brilliant!