Friday, 20 March 2020

Uniko Guest Designer

I am Thrilled to be the guest designer for Uniko, after my win last month with this card.
The challenge this time is to use Spots and Stripes.....
With an optional twist of using a stencil (s)

This is my card

After masking my card I blended a couple of hot pink inks.
More masking and lots of stamping, with the help of the trusted Misti.
I used all Uniko stamps but you can use any stamps to enter...
I used five different stamp sets, which I enjoyed combining together.
I heat embossed some of the butterfly with silver and used silver foiling for the leaves.
I used 'blue' glue for the spots on the leaves and whilst I was rubbing the silver foil over it 
I noticed that my nails had left silver foil stripes too....Win Win for the challenge! x.

Thank you Bev, Jane and the fabulous design team for choosing my card
and for the honour of guesting with you x.
I hope everyone is staying safe.......
Challenges I would love to enter......
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it Challenge - Anything goes 
Time Out Challenge - Birthday - Happy 6th Birthday to you and the team

59 comments:

papierelle said...

Congratulations!!! And congratulations to your stunning card. This is so beautiful and your color choice is perfect!! Gundi

Julie B said...

What a fab take on the theme Mac, so much detail and still so much white space! The touch of silver certainly lifts the whole design. Thanks for guesting this month. :)

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card Mac, beautiful composition of stamping and gorgeous colours, I love the inclusion of silver and the background.
Congratulations to you on the guest role, well deserved, keep safe in these worrying times,Kate x x

KandA said...

Just popped over from the Uniko blog to have a closer look at your amazing card. Wow, it really is stunning xx

*Vicki* said...

Congrats on a well deserved Guest DT Mac! Your card here is just stunning with the dramatic hot pink and black colors! You've taken it a step further with your heat embossed and foiled areas too!! That butterfly really stands out beautifully and I just love your take on the challenge! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a lovely weekend!

Viv said...

Yum, Yum, YUM!!!
My fave colour combo and another stunning card Mac....
Could you send me a couple of the brain cells that you have which inspire you to make these creations??? Not fair that you have so many!!
Love and (1 metre distance) Hugz. xx

Helen said...

Super card, Mac! Gorgeous colour and brilliant design!!! :) :)

Helen said...

A super card, Mac!!! Love the colour with black and silver! Wonderful stamping and design!!! Well done!! Congratulations on being Guest Designer!!!

Helen said...

A super card, Mac!! I love the gorgeous colour with the black and silver! Stunning design and combination stamping!!! :)

sentsue said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is striking and beautiful! Great combo of 5 sets! That’s remarkable!

sandie said...

Wow this is one stunning card-oh and congrats on your GD. I love the way you used all these stamps-kind of in a grunge look but then adding in the pink and silver of the butterfly-just superb. Thanks for your lovely comment on our blog and thanks for joining us at Time Out x

Cat Craig said...

Oh this is a stunner Mac, love the partial inking and the embossing.

Diane said...

Congratulations on your stunning card design.

Hugs Diane

Donna Ellis said...

oh oh OHHHHHHHH! I am so in LOVE with this fabulously beautiful, wonderfully creative, delightfully abstract masterpiece, Mac! SO SO SOOOOOOO GORGEOUS! I marvel at your designs - such the artiste you are! PURE GORGEOUSNESS! hugs, de

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Mac, I Love how you created your creative Gorgeous collage mixed media style beauty! Beautiful sponging, stamping, heat embossing, foiling and more!!
TFS your card and all your layered techniques. You are an amazing card artist, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations on your guest spot. And, your card is so elegant and beautiful too!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Again I'm speechless with how you create such fabulous works of art, an amazing piece of beauty again Mac, in every respect.
Faith x

HilaryJane said...

As always this is just wonderful. The way you have mixed up the stamps used that wonderful bold colour with the black stamping and the beautiful detail of the die cut butterfly, it is just stunning I love that foil detailing on the leaves too. Thank you, it makes my day to see one of your oh so special cards. By the way, I am also very grateful that your post dropped into my in box today as it made me go look at the Uniko blog and guess what - I was a top 5 winner and I hadn't seen it! Don't know what happened there. Anyway I was in time to claim my prize, thanks to you xxx

Jan said...

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

pam said...

Congratulations Mac! stunning card design
Pam x

Susan said...

What a beautiful combination of stamps!! And I love how you incorporated the spots and stripes. The hot pink is fabulous with the black and silver.

cm said...

Echoing the others: your combination of Uniko stamps, paired with pink and shimmery silver, is jaw-dropping, breath-taken-away stunning! Once again, dazzled by your talents in always creating novel works of art!
hugs~carol

wannabcre8tive said...

Congratulations, on your designer spot with Uniko. They are going to love your fabulous talent.

Your card is definitely a showstopper. The silver with the black and pink is stunning.

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is jaw dropping, Mac! The butterfly really draws my eye and the silver dots and stripes with the contrast of the black stamping is awesome! As always, a masterpiece, my friend!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful I so love the design and your choice of a colour with black and the silver....perfect. Happy creative weekend, Angela xxx

Mia said...

Wow Mac! Your card is stunning! I love your pretty collection of stamps and the gorgeous design. The spots and stripes are really a great inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing the steps with us. Stay safe, my dear friend. Kisses!

Mia said...

And CONGRATS for your Guest DT! You absolutely deserve it, sweetie.

Ina G said...

OMG you have yet again created beauty in so many ways here M. So much detail large and small. Your blending is perfect. Love the soft coloured dots, the black leaves and more dots in the centres. The striped circle adds more detail and then you top it up with that beautiful butterfly. Love seeing your brilliant works of art.

Maria said...

A fabulous card with gorgeous color!! And, such an awesome design...well done!!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulously brilliant design....absolutely love the colours and the amazing stamping, congrats heaps,xxx

Loll said...

WOW! This is a work of art, Mac!! I know I've said this before, but you are amazing and inspiring, my friend! Gorgeous combination of stamps, beautiful layout and design, fabulous shine with the silver foil and embossing ... and gorgeous colours - LOVE the hot pink!! Congrats on being GD at Uniko! xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Mac, this is amazing... love the drama of the hot pink and black and silver - the texture of the embossing and foiling just the perfect touches. What a masterpiece!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Anita in France said...

Another stunner, Mac ... your layered collage-y stamping is fantastic ... it just draws you in ... and what a fabulous, dramatic colour combo ... the touch of shimmery silver with the black, white and bright pink is brilliant! Congratulations on your well deserved GD spot ... and thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Linby said...

Just stunning - I love it.

Trina P. said...

Oh em gee, Mac! This is spectacular! I’ve seen interpretations of stripes and dots before, but this is next level. The hot pink is so striking. Such amazing dimensions all contained in a fabulous CAS design. Love the silver. Congrats on guest designing... well deserved. πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
Sending crafty hugs... stay home... stay safe... craft on. 😘

Christine Alexander said...

Mac congratulations on being GD at UNIKO, well deserved. Fantastic design with the spots and strips, love the subtle touch of glitter and your beautiful butterfly :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is another piece of modern art, Mac! I LOVE the cool and unique design! The color combo and the contrast between solid parts and patterns are so striking! The hot pink partial background makes the card look so interesting!
Hideko xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such a gorgeous design and I love how you've only inked half of the card, it looks great. I'm always inspired by your work and this one is no exception. Take care and stay safe. Crafty hugs, Sandra xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Such a creative design with stunning results! You inspire me as always:) Hope you are staying well x

TK said...

I absolutely ADORE this card, Mac! Love the different stamps, textures, and media! And where are those nail marks? They're so wonderful they look like they belong to all of us admirers

Brenda in IN said...

This is a wonderful blend of stamps and colors. The silver against the pink and black looks beautiful. Truly a work of art.

Patti said...

Stunning Mac!! I really love the way you pull off BOLD and delicate in the same design!! Outstanding friend!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

butterfly said...

Such amazing stamp-combining to create your stunning focal image. I love the silvery shimmer of the butterfly's leaves against the stark simplicity of the silhouetted foliage. The dots and stripes are subtle but so well positioned to draw the eye forwards to the butterfly - and the added stamens on the flower head are the perfect finishing touch. Huge congrats on your win and your guest spot with Uniko - you've done them proud.
Alison x

Jeanne H said...

Again a wonderful card, Mac. A winning combination of colors and design elements make your card so interesting to look at. Thanks for sharing your talent and friendship.

Viv said...

Congrats on being GD over at Uniko Mac! love your card, so clever too as always.Stay safe in these uncertain times just now too ;) Viv xx

Darnell said...

Congratulations on guest designing at Uniko, Mac! You've made another brilliant work of art to inspire us! ALL your designs inspire me!! Take care, my friend, 😷 and be safe!! Hugs, Darnell

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG, Mac ! Your card is a real stunner. What a beautiful work you've done with all these Uniko's products. I'm totally in admiration with your take on this dots and stripes challenge, you definitely brought it to the next level. Thanks so much for being such a talented guest designer, we are so happy to have you ! X

Greta said...

Saw this at Uniko & finally I'm getting to your blog to tell you how much I love it! Gorgeous combination of elements!

Shauna said...

What a cool design! I love the split colors and the silver butterfly. Thanks for playing at Time Out Challenges!
- Shauna

Jo said...

Impressive, you are a master. Love the cohesion in this beauty! xx

Mrs A. said...

Me oh my, just speechless with admiration looking at your gorgeous creation. Love the collaboration of stamps and that superb butterfly. Stay safe and healthy and keep on crafting. Your blog needs you. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

Congratulations on your win over at Uniko last month with that beautiful flower Mac and so great to see you as their GD this time with this amazing brightly coloured creation. That hot pink looks incredible with the black leaves and silver butterfly and the little spots and partial circle with black stripes fulfills the theme marvellously. I adore it! x

Marina said...

So striking! So inspiring! I hope you don't mind I pinned this to inspire me.

Donna Ellis said...

Mac, I continue being mesmerized by this beauty! Thanks so much for inspiring me! xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

another wow card from your desk....I love your designs and creations. Always such a thrill to come over here and visit. I did sign up for your emails but nothing is coming through so may try again. Thanks so very much for all your continued support and hugs.
xx Karen

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A very well deserved GD slot you really are a fantastic CAS designer Mac, the pop of magenta is light a shining light through the darkness something we all await in our lives today. Beautiful in design and grateful that you shared with us all. I'm playing catch up due to lifes changes so please forgive my lateness. Keep safe creative wishes Tracey xx

Sarn said...

What a stunning card. Fab combination. Xxx

BoΕΌenA said...

WOW! It's a real masking championship, Mac. I love this card, it's hard to believe that you used several stamps, not one, ready ... Surprising silver elements look fantastic.
xx