Saturday, 4 July 2020

Flower Challenge Guest Designer

I was thrilled to be asked by Viv, Daizy Mae Designs,
to guest design this month for The Flower Challenge.......
The theme this month is Summer/Winter....Depending on where you live....

This is my card.....

I used Lindy Sprays for the background and stencilling with white pigment ink.
I also used a stencil for the Summer flowers....On the card itself 
and on a separate piece of card, 
so that I could fussy cut out some of the petals. 
Acrylic paint and paste was used for the flowers and a little stickles for bling.
The extra layer of petals added the texture and dimension that I was looking for.
Finishing off with the Summery sentiment and a black frame.

I thought the flower in the top right ended up looking like the Sun and it's rays, 
which luckily fitted in with the Summer theme!......

The amazing and talented Design team over at The Flower Challenge 
will 'Wow' you with their creations............

Thank you so much for the honour of guesting with you this month.
I looked forward to  seeing your Summer/Winter themed flower cards in the gallery.....
Challenges I would love to enter....
Country View Challenge is - Do what makes you happy....Getting inking and mixing the medias with fun colours sure makes me happy. Thank you so much for The Top 3 Shout out x.
Stamplorations - Summer Challenge

61 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful as ever. I do like sunflowers. Was going to grow some this year but couldn't get any plants or seeds. Hugs Mrs A.

Viv said...

This is so beautiful Mac! I love your sunny sunflowers and yes I agree the top one does look like the sun's rays too! Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) hugs Viv DT xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Mac: Thank you for agreeing to be our Guest Designer for this month over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, we are thrilled you shared with us this gorgeous card.
The colors are amazing, so warm and perfect for a Summery card.
The background is amazing too, love the subtle design of the stenciled images and the top flower indeed looks like the hot sun on a Summer day.
Thank you again for being our Guest Designer this month, we hope you come back and play again next time.
Stay healthy and safe.
XO

Trina P. said...

Oh my goodness! So striking, Mac! The colours are bold and bright, making it the perfect summer card. There are so many amazing details I don’t know where to look. Fabulous texture and dimension as always. Congratulations on GD at TFC! 🎉🎉🎉

HilaryJane said...

Wow, this is just wonderful. That background is stunning and the way you have added petals and dimension to the sunflowers is just fantastic. It certainly does look like the suns rays and truly conjures up bright bold summery vibe. I think we need it in these times of windy and grey skies, thank you Mac xx

Loll said...

STUNNING card, Mac!! I LOVE the gorgeous stenciling in the background with the white highlights. The blue is so vibrant and beautiful. And of course the colours of the flowers play off the blue perfectly being complimentary. Gorgeous texture and depth with your beautiful flowers. Love the few petals that are on the frame. Amazing design, my sweet friend! Congrats on being Guest Designer at The Flower Challenge! xx

Viv said...

Another gorgeous project Mac - could do with some sunny sunflowers at the mo - raining again!! x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Gorgeous! xoxo

Diane said...

Beautiful colors and design.

Hugs Diane

Liz said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Mac. What a fabulous card, I love the bright and vibrant design. xx

BożenA said...

WOW! Such a summer color combination. Sand and sea waves, it's amazing how you combined them thanks to the colors. Epic! Your background is wonderful, like a refreshing sea breeze. Flowers by adding additional layers have become unique. You're right, your top flower looks like hot summer sun. Great inspiration, Mac.
Hugs,
BożenA

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous with stunning colors and beautiful sparkle.

BożenA said...

WOW! Such a summer color combination. Sand and sea waves, it's amazing how you combined them thanks to the colors. Epic! Your background is wonderful, like a refreshing sea breeze. Flowers by adding additional layers have become unique. You're right, your top flower looks like hot summer sun. Great inspiration, Mac.
hugs,
BożenA

Cat Craig said...

Mac, you have such talent for creating Gorgeous and stunning visuals. Love this.

Cathy said...

Congrats on your GD spot Mac, these flowers are stunning, love how you've added the fussy cut petals so they hang over the edge . That background is a beauty too, Cathy x

Bonnie said...

This is definitely a sunshiny Summer card, Mac! Love the background! The dimension of the flowers is amazing! Another Mac masterpiece, my friend!

Bonnie said...

Forgot to add congratulations on your Guest Design post! A well deserved position!

Pat said...

Gorgeous Mac and your flower petals are rather like flames with their bright hot summery colours, and dimensional too, and the blue background with the white pigment ink stencilling works beautifully. Congratulations on being Guest Designer at the Flower Challenge this time. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulation on being Guest Designer at The Flower Challenge, Mac!
Your sunflowers look amazing against the gorgeous, Lindy sprayed, and stenciled background. The passionate colors of the petals do remind me of the Sun and its rays. Love the the dimension and texture of the added petals! Wonderful summer card, my friend!
Hideko xx

Maria said...

Congrats on your GD spot! Your flower card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the beautiful orange against the aqua background! Fab dimension and wonderful details...well done!!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning designed card, love the bright colours popping over the background, so beautiful with the stencils.xx

Susan said...

Congratulations on being GD at the Flower Challenge! Love the way you did the stenciling and then cut out the extra petals to layer on top! Beautiful colour combination!

brenda said...

A really pretty floral creation and so much depth of colour, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Summertime' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Oh wow what a treat to see one of your unique creations! This is so amazing and I bet it's even more so in real life! Hugs x

kiwimeskreations said...

You have wowed me with this fabulous, textural card Mac - love the vibrant colours in the sparkly, dimensional flowers against the soft, stenciled blue background.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Well deserved GDT Mac. As for your card it is truly a Summer explosion of colour, with flowers and sun who could ask for more. I love the sunny blue background to your flowers, the black background showing it all off to it's true glory. I LOVE this card and your ingenuity.
Take care
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

Totally stunning Mac, beautiful sunflowers, always so happy blooms. Beautifully coloured and design, Kate x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is really bold! I love the colors and the extra layer of flower petals. Great job!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the beautiful background you creates and the vivid colors.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Oh wow! this is amazing those colours just pop out brilliantly, love it to bits. Sorry to hear the weather is so awful where you are. It's windy here but dry and quite sunny. Strangely it felt like autumn this morning, hope the summer hasn't finished already. Take care my sweet friend. Big hugs, Angela xXx

Marina said...

What beautiful colours - love the contrast of the orange/yellow flowers against the blue. Great stencilling.

Mummylade said...

What wonderful colours! Thank you for entering with your project in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

Sue said...

This is absolutely stunning Mac, such vibrant colours and wonderful stencilling! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Zoechaos said...

This is beautiful the background with the white stencilling over the blue gives it so much movement. Your 3D flowers are a real inspiration wonderful work x

Marcia Hill said...

Your card is FABULOUS Mac!! I love the background, but your flowers are just blowing me away!! And all that fussy cutting of the petals!! And I love ALL the sparkle too! Your card definitely says Summer to me and is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! And congrats on your GD spot...well deserved!! Hugs. :0)

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Lindy sprayed background and your stenciling with white pigment ink, Mac. A beautiful background for your Stunning Stenciled flowers! Love how you added an additional layer of stenciled and fussy cut petals over your 1st layer of flowers. Adding your stickles, black sentiments and black frame created an outstanding finished card that deserves to be framed! TFS your beauty and all your details, my very talented friend. Congratulations on being chosen Guest Designer too. Stay Safe and Creative, Mac. Love and Hugs, Nancy

TK said...

Great sunflower, and your use of extra flowers add a lot of dimension!

Mia said...

I was away from home for a long weekend, Mac. Now I am back home and I saw your beautiful card. What a clever way to use the stencil, my friend. Great background with the white ink (thank you for the inspiration) and you created gorgeous flowers with the texture paste. The fussy cut petals give the extra dimension you wanted. It is a lovely card! Kisses!

Anita in France said...

The depth and dimension on this gorgeous card is fantastic, Mac ... such stunning sunflowers ... the touch of shimmer is just delicious! The sunflowers are all in bloom here already ... so lovely against the deep blue sky ... rather like your card really! Congratulations on your GD spot! Hugs, Anita :)

pam said...

Absolutely Stunning work Mac, those colours and details are amazing.
Pam x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful card. And I love your teddy bear image for yourself.

Christine Alexander said...

wow gorgeous Mac, amazing colouring of the sunflower petals and adding some cut out ones is perfect. I can feel the heat of the summer :)

Wendy L said...

It looks amazing, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Nora Noll said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I cannot believe you used sprays to get this look in the background. I love your stenciling. The colors are so beautiful. I love all the little touches you have on this card. A feast for the eyes!!!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Mac, oyur flowers just really pop beautifully on your design here!! I love the the wonderful sparkle in the background along with how your colors blend through the flowers! Well done and congrats on your GDT!! Well deserved! HUGS

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats Mac and what a stunner!! Oh this makes me think of hot sunny, beachy days... I love the background - I could just dive into that and those flowers are beautiful! Brilliant fussy cutting by the way!

Julia Aston said...

Wow! your flowers are like two bright suns with all their heat Mac! So pretty against the blue background!

Greta said...

Wowzer!! Absolutely stunning work, as always, Mac! Love the background & brilliant flowers! Hope you're well!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card love your color combo

Milla said...

I love your card, Mac! The colours are amazing and the black frame really makes them pop. Gorgeous card!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on guest designing this month, Mac! I am sitting here trying to imagine how incredible this card must be in person! The way you achieve color and texture and depth and schparkle are so impressive to me! I am agog!! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, Mac - this is just stunning! I love the hot flowers against the cool background. Just gorgeous.
Hope you are well.
Hugs
Carol x

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous Summer card, Mac! Love the beautiful subtle stenciled background and the extra petals adding dimension to the sunflowers! Thank you so much for being our guest this month!!!

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous card Mac and I love the beautiful blue background with the stunning orange of the flowers. Love the added bling too! Thanks for being our guest this month at The Flower Challenge!

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, what a stunner! The background is so pretty and those flowers are awesome. Love this so much, great card and congratulations on being the guest designer. Well deserved.

butterfly said...

What fabulously vibrant colour contrasts, and those shimmering flower petals are glorious! I love the background too, with the stencilled design looking like ripples on a sunlit pool, with the flowers floating on the surface. (I should like to dive in!) A magical card for your guest design spot.
Alison x

Bobby said...

Glad to have you as our guest, Mac. Those sunflowers just glow. What a great idea to add more petals for dimension! A truly beautiful card.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such a bright and sunny card. That will definitely brighten someone's day, it's gorgeous! x

Jo said...

Wow this is stunning and vibrant. Congrats on the GD, well deserved xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What an amazing creation, your sunflower is on fire, so vibrant in colour and those touches of sparkle really add to it's sparkle. Beautiful blue background which sets that rich orange off just perfectly. Congrats on your Guest Design spot your card sits so pretty amongst those blooms.
Hope you are keeping well? I'm playing catch whilst sat with a bedtime cuppa before the sandman visits, really happy to have seen this before another day ends. Take care Hugs Tracey xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Wonderful colours Mac, fabulous card, and congrats on your GD spot, Robyn