Sunday, 22 November 2020

Thank You....

This card took me out of my comfort zone with water colouring.....
I am so thankful for challenges to inspire me to give it a go....

This is my 'Off The Edge' Card.....

The flowers have been stamped and heat embossed with platinum embossing powder
and then coloured with Lindy's magicals, activated with water.
I shaded them  a little further with a coloured pencil.

The background stencilling has been done with silver acrylic paint.
I used the matching die to make my 'Off The Edge' Card.
Finishing with triple embossing the swirly die cut sentiment.

CAS Mix Up challenge is Water colouring and 'Off The Edge'
AAA CAS cards is 'Along The Edge'
The flower Challenge is 'Use a Sentiment'
I would love to join  in with my card....

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Joanna,
who is leaving the design team at The CAS Mix Up...
I shall miss her amazing creativity x.

Thinking of you all in these very challenging times
and thank you for finding time to stop by my blog....

Thank you for The Top Pick at The Flower Challenge x.

67 comments:

HilaryJane said...

This card is stunning Mac. What an excellent and bold off the edge card, I love the dark grey and turquoise together and the stencilling on the exposed inside of the card. It all looks amazing finished off perfectly with that heat embossed sentiment. I am so glad you found time to join us at CAS Mix Up this month xx

Cardogram said...

Gorgeous card.. Exquisite coloring as well

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Mac, this is sensational, I love the coloured card and the gorgeous colouring of your beautiful stamp. the finishing touches make this card so wonderfully special. Always a WOW! when I visit. Keep safe.
Faith x

Susan said...

It might have taken you out of your comfort zone, Mac, but you did a fabulous job!! Wonderful shading in the flowers and a beautiful card design!

TK said...

Amazing! This is so stunning, Mac, it shows no "out of comfort zone" to me -- awesome colors, coloring and shine

Cat Craig said...

Mac this is a lovely card and your off the edge and interior are just stunning. Fabulously crafted. Hugs.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and I love the colors.

Viv said...

You've done it again!
Another fantastic creation Mac. Beautiful stencilling, beautiful blooms beautifully coloured - just BEAUTIFUL!!
So pleased you found time to join us at CAS Mix Up too! x

Trina P. said...

If this was out of your wheelhouse, it definitely does not show. This is gorgeous! Love the colours. Great pencil shading to add depth. It just pops so beautifully against the dark gray.

Mia said...

I am in love with this fabulous card, Mac. The stenciled background makes your beautiful watercoloured flowers to pop up. It is really a stunning card. Hugs, my friend.

Jeanne H said...

WOW A gorgeous card, Mac. Just gorgeous. I love your work and always look forward to seeing it. Thanks!!

Maria said...

Oh, so gorgeous!! Love those pretty flowers in aqua!! Wonderful stenciling and lovely sentiment!! A fabulous off the edge card!!

Pat said...

This is stunning Mac and love the Lindy's Magicals to colour with some coloured pencil for a bit of extra depth and love the way you have die cut it and added the silver acrylic stencilling on the inside of the back of the card and the triple embossed sentiment really stands out. x

Bonnie said...

Your watercoloring is impeccable, Mac! Beautifully colored and place flowers! Love the stenciling and that wonderful die cut sentiment! We shall miss Joanna as much as we miss you and hopefully she will still inspire us often, as you do, my friend.

Jacinda said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Gorgeous off the edge thank you card, Mac. Your stamped, heat embossed and die cut watercolored flowers are Stunning, my friend. I have never thought to use acrylic paints with my stencils. I loved the effect and loved your color choices for your card front, images and sentiment. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Stay safe and creative, dear friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

what a beautiful combination Mac, your silver acrylic paint stenciled background with your bold off the edge flower is beautiful and I love the mix of blues and greys.

Susan Joyce said...

Wow love the flowers and the wonderful stenciled background, such a beautiful design Mac!

aussie aNNie said...

Oh Mac am loving that card and most gorgeous colours here, fabulous on the edge card. Stunning flower too. xx

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Izzy Scrap said...

OMG ! Another stunning card, Mac. Can’t believe that you were not in your comfort zone. The whole card is just beautiful: from your design to your colouring, your gorgeous colours and striking stencilling. Another masterpiece! LOVE it.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Mac, what a breathtaking beauty - your water colouring is fabulous on those stunning flowers, and I love how you have used them off the border of your card. The silver on grey stenciling is subtle, but accents the flowers beautifully
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

papierelle said...

Your card is stunning and I'm really thrilled. I particularly like the design and that you also used part of the inside. Overall, the card looks very classy and very lively!!

BożenA said...

WOW! Mac, I don't think you leave your comfort zone. Watercolor is your forte as seen in the pictures. I love the colors you choose. Muted colors look stunning. You wonderfully put the Lindy's powders with crayons, these flowers look amazing and the location on the edge of the card makes it such a unique and beautiful card. I am glad to see your next card, unique as always. May health and safety be with you and your family. , Mac.
hugs,
BożenA

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my goodness Mac...another absolutely STUNNING card!! Your water coloring on that flower is flawless to me and I'm loving how you added some more shading with the colored pencils too! And it looks so perfect against the silver stenciled inside of the card...lovely, lovely card my friend! Wish I had done something for you to deserve a thank you card like this...you're definitely going to bring a smile to someone's face when they receive this!! Hugs. :0)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

This is just gorgeous! You're so right the challenges do encourage us to try something different and you've definitely done that. The grey card against the green is beautiful and the background is just perfect. The sentiment is so stylish and finishes the card off so well. Take care and craft on. Hugs, Angela xXx

Ginny said...

Stunning work!

Brenda in IN said...

What a wonderful design and the aqua and silver is stunning. This is awesome.

Donna Ellis said...

Swoooooon! My goodness, Mac! Gorgeousness! If this watercoloring is out of your comfort zone, then I say WOW! the mixture of colors in the petals and leaves, and those beads in the flower center are marvelous! I never thought of leaving a bit of a peek-a-boo in the center of the flower, and it certainly looks much better than having it completely covered with beads. The hint of gray-blue in the leaves is especially pretty with the charcoal gray background. IT'S PURE GORGEOUSNESS ALL THE WAY! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

This off-the-edge card is stunning, Mac! Love the color combo, the gorgeous flowers, and the stenciled background! The shading of the flowers and leaves with the magical and the pencil coloring is amazing! The triple embossed die-cut sentiment adds elegance. Stay safe and be well, my friend!:-)
Hideko xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mac. what a stunning card, the floral die is so beautiful edged in silver EP and then water coloured with that gorgeous teal shade. The silver stencilling on the inside is so pretty. All in all I absolutely love it.
I always chuckle to myself when you email me as You always call me Faith, but it is Kate...mind you it's one of the more lovely names I've been called, some have been unmentionable in the past lol, Kate x

*Vicki* said...

Your off the edge design is totally amazing here Mac! The flowers are beautifully done with your watercoloring and I love the way it's cut away from the edge withy our elegant greeting! You've nailed it again my friend! HUGS

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Oh, I do love the aqua flower with the grey and gold. The stenciling under the flowers on the card inside is the icing on the cake here. Really well done!

Viv said...

Wow another stunner here Mac! just love that gorgeous colour combo and that fab off the edge design too. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge';) Viv DT xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow! Another stunner! Those bold blooms are amazing and the colour scheme is so beautiful. A very elegant card:)

Zoechaos said...

This is beautiful your colour choices pretty, gentle and very dramatic. Time and again you blow my mind with your artistic creativity. x

Loll said...

STUNNING card Mac!! LOVE the off the edge design that follows the shape of the flowers. AWESOME! Gorgeous watercolouring and shading to bring these flowers to life. The colours looks fabulous against the black cards base. LOVE the addition of the silver stenciling on the overhand of the back. So creative and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!! xx

roffeycreations said...

How inspiring - stunning colourways and fabulous design - Thank You!!!
Cheers Maurs xxx

Jane said...

Absolutely spectacular card design! Love your florals and stunning use of colour. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Ros Crawford said...

I am drooling here Mac... Words can't express how much I love this... Every inch is beautiful! Stay safe and well too my friend and keep making me smile with your incredible creations!

Sally H said...

An absolutely stunning card, Mac! Such beautiful colours and I love the design! Gorgeous!

Francesca said...

Very elegant card! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!

Karen Dunbrook said...

how gorgeous...love the colour!!
A big thanks for all your support through these difficult times mf. I so appreciate having such a kind online friend. Your comments are read and so truly appreciate.
Happy Holiday and many blessings.
xx Karen

Marina said...

The flowers spilling off like that give it a fabulous flamboyance!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wowza! I've just seen this stunning creation in a challenge and just had to come for a closer look. What a stunning card and I love the colours that you've used on your flowers. AMAZING xx

Diane said...

This card is stunning, wonderful color combination and design.

Hugs Diane

Greta said...

Gorgeous color combo & card, Mac! I haven't used paint through a stencil, but may give it a try. The triple embossing for the sentiment makes such a wonderful difference & is perfect!

Anita in France said...

So beautiful, Mac ... your soft watercolouring is such a fantastic contrast with the dark grey and silver ... love the look of the triple embossed sentiment (jewellery!) ... the shimmery pearly flower centre is just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

How stunning is this, the colour of the flowers is amplified by the dark card space. Extremely effective offset along the edge and those embossed words of thanks look so rich and classy. I adore it.. Hugs Tracey xx

HilaryJane said...

Congrats on being a top pick at the flower challenge with this stunner, well done xx

BożenA said...

Hello Mac,
congratulations on making this amazing card featured in The Flowers Challenge. This card is so beautiful and I love your color choice. A well-deserved award.
xx

MiamiKel said...

Wow! One of my favorite Altenew stamp sets and your off the edge card is certainly one that is a WOW card! I love the color of the watercolor flowers! Beautiful!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful card.

Mrs A. said...

Wow.this is perfect and I love the colour even though I am a pink girlie. Hugs for Christmas .hope it will be a safe and well one for you.Hugs Mrs A.

Craftychris said...

Wow! A stunning card with such a wow factor! Your colours and colouring are fantastic. Take care and stay safe. xxx

wannabcre8tive said...

Such a pretty and elegant card. I love the over the edge design. The flowers are so beautifully shaded.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card,Mac.Love the colours too.Merry Christmas and a happy and healhty New Year.

Hugs,Sylvia

Viv said...

Just popping by to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas. Thanks you so much for all the support and lovely comments you gave me all this past year too...much appreciated Mac ;) hugs Viv xx

Anke said...

Oh Mac your card is so beautiful, I love the colours and the fantastic design.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Hugs
Anke

aussie aNNie said...

I wish you the happiest, safest, and healthiest 2021. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Happy new and safe 2021. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Sending hugs. x

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, Mac - just give you a challenge and you always rise to it. This is an awesome card and I love everything about it. So elegant and classy. Well done you!!!
Happy New Year to you and I hope you had a good Christmas.
Stay safe,
Hugs
Carol x

Cathy said...

Stunning card Mac, those flowers look amazing and the off the edge design is so creative! Cathy x

Jo said...

Another astonishing beauty Mac, lots of detail and perfection were put into this awesome card. Truly impressive. xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love the colour of your flowers....so, so pretty and the design of your card is superb. I adore your artwork! x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love the colour of your flowers....so, so pretty and the design of your card is superb. I adore your artwork! x