I have caught up with all the those jobs I should have done during the first lockdown.
So now it's time for Crafting......
I have managed to keep up with commenting,
so I haven't missed your amazing, inspirational and creative creations.....
I am so happy to be blogging again and here is today's card......
Inspired by my favourite challenge over at CAS Mix Up,
which is stamping through a stencil, hosted by Jenny.
After using the stencil and black archival ink I left it in place to do the stamping.
The flowers and leaves where heat embossed in white
and the crackle on the right with clear.
The colouring has been done with paints
and I finished off with a little doodling in white and black pens.
The background has been lightly dry embossed
and I also added the horizontal strips,
as I wasn't keen on them not been embossed.
Thinking of you all and what a friendly community we have.
I am very grateful to those who popped in occasionally and asked after me.
CAS Mix Up - Stamping through a stencil
Uniko - Flowers - Without the option - The flower/leaf stamp is by Uniko
Thrilled with my Top Three shout out-Thank you x
Watercooler Wednesday - Marsha's All about Occasions
Thank you very much for the shout out x.
Welcome back Mac, so lovely to see you. I am really glad you are crafting and sharing again and I hope it feels good to have got on top of all those jobs. I recognised the flower and leaf as Uniko straight away, you have to love their products. You definitely haven't lost your knack for creating great cards while you were away. I love the contrast between the black, white and those vibrant colours. Love the subtle texture and shine from your heat embossed crackles too. A great example of how effective stamping through a stencil can be. Lovely to see you in the CAS Mix Up gallery. Hope we see you again soon xx
WOW! You've come back with a bang, Mac! LOVE the drama of the black with bright pink and green. Gorgeous design with the embossed crackle on the black. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! x
Oh, Mac, I have missed you, and your gorgeous creations so much! Looks like you haven't forgotten a thing while away! LOve the stenciled rectangles you've created for this lovely Uniko sprig - very clever to use those paints to fill in your white-embossed blooms! I'll bet they didn't have any trouble covering the black!
A gorgeous card - welcome back!!
Hi there Mac, I'm loving your beautiful card, the design and colours are wonderful, beautifully designed. Hope all is well with you, Kate x
Sooo lovely to see you card making again Mac! I have really missed your beautiful cards. This is such a gorgeous one too, you always inspire me. Alas I am still catching up with stuff and not been commenting much at all...I am here though ;) hugs Viv xx
Welcome back! You haven’t missed a beat. This is gorgeous! I thought you had used black cardstock. Amazing inking with black archival ink through the stencil. Beautiful colouring with paints. Great design. Although subtle, the texture adds to what is already a fabulous card.
At last!!! I am very happy that I can enjoy my eyes and heart again with your amazing work. After a long break, a great entrance :-) I love how you divided the panel into 3 parts. And a big surprise that it is thanks to stencil and black ink. I admire the coloring of flowers and I was inspired by the background embossing in clear EP which gives a very nice effect.
So pleased to see you posting again! I've appreciated the visits to my blog. The black background and shades of pink are really pretty. Hugs.
Welcome back, Mac, and with such a lovely card too. Love how the bright pastels pop against the black.
I have only recently started crafting again, but have yet to get back to more frequent blogging and leaving comments.
Beautiful. Stay safe.
Glad to see you back and with a fabulous card Mac. I love the bright flowers against the black and crackle rectangles and the textural embossing is so pretty, also the added doodling looks great. x
A lovely background and such a pretty pink flower! Those leaves are amazing, too! Happy to see a gorgeous creation from you once again!
wow how lovely to see your card, you must have finished in the garden, delightful colours. xxx
you can always leave it to you Mac to knock a technique out of the box. Wowzer that black background is a stunner. Now I really want to give that a go ♥
Yay! So happy to see your card pop up in my feed:) As always, you have rocked the technique. I just love the gorgeous bold flowers against the dark! I see you have found the subtle texture embossing folder:)
Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS Mix Up and I hope you find more time to play in the craft room. Hugs x
OMG...I am so happy you were able to make a gorgeous stamping through a stencil card and join us at CAS Mix Up, Mac...We have missed you my sweet and very creative friend. Your stenciling, doodling, stamped CAS card is so clever and creative, as always! Always feels good to get home projects done too:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy
What a stunning card Mac - initially I thought it was three panels until I read how you had made it. Beautiful work and an amazing card. I had missed you, so it's good to see you back. Thank you for all your visits and comments.
I'm ever so pleased that you've got all of the jobs out of the way Mac as I've really missed seeing your posts, it's so good to have you back with us all again! Your card is beautiful and I love the subtle embossing against the black background. I know you've been busy but I've really appreciated the visits that you've made to my blog and for your kind comments that you've left, thank you so much xx
It's so nice to have you back to creating, my artistic friend! I've missed your beautiful creations. Your stenciling is AMAZING done in the black and I love how the stamping and painting shows with the black background! Love the crackle details that are so subtle but add a bit of surprise to the design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!
Happy to see you back and creating Mac!!! I am blown away by this card, it is so dramatic, so stunning, so amazing! I love how the background on the black card looks, gives such texture, that bloom and those leaves just pop off the background as well and the add white just makes it even more so. I am totally in love with this card!!! Hugs, Brenda
Your cards never miss and this is another example. A terrific design and such a cool way to divide the panel. The paint is gorgeous against the black. It's so nice to have you posting again. Welcome back.
This is so outstandingly beautiful! I love the bright bold colors too!
Welcome back Mac! This is such a dramatic looking card, the painted flowers look amazing against the black and I love the texture from the embossed crackle, beautiful work, and thankyou too for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x
This is just sensational, talk about drama with that black to offset the gorgeous flowers!
Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up
So pleased to see you back in blog land. Glad o hear you have caught up with your jobs and are crafting again. This card is absolutely stunning! I love it, especially on the black! wonderful xxx
Welcome back Mac...you and your creations have been missed! Your card (as always!) is absolutely STUNNING!! I'm so glad you showed a picture of the stencil as I was totally missing how you achieved this card until I saw the pic...SOOOOOO PRETTY!! Good to have you back my friend!! Hugs. :0)
You never cease to amaze me, Mac! Absolutely gorgeous card--love everything you did here!
I'm glad I'm not the only one who hasn't been doing much creating and blogging lately! So glad to see a post from you! And what a gorgeous vibrant card - the beautiful colours are so striking against the black - well done!!
Glad to have you and your gorgeous creations back in blogland. Stunning card love the textures and the bright colors on the dark panels. Fabulous use of the stencil.
Absolutely stunning Mac! Love the coloring over the black and how you've sectioned it off in three panels! Beautifully done my friend and we all look forward to whenever you post! HUGS
Lovely to see you back Mac, boy what a stunner you created.
Hugs Pam x
I'm so happy to see you back, Mac! I missed your beautiful creation.
This 3 panel card is fabulous! The pink flower is so pretty against the black background with crackled texture. The small colorful dots are wonderful addition and the horizontal embossed strips worked well!
The most dramatic and stunning card design and using Uniko too! Thanks for playing at Uniko, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!
Oh it's so good to see you posting again and what a fabulous card for that challenge... So much detail! It's amazing Mac and I'm looking forward to seeing more in the future. Stay well and have a fabulous day... I'm guessing your weather is as bad as ours?
So glad to see you back on blogland and thanks so much for your lovely comments during your break time ! And it had to be with a stunning card "à la Mac" (Mac'style). I love how you use this Uniko stamp, looks so artsy over the black eye-catching embossed background. And I love this 3 parts design too. So, welcome back and thanks so much for sharing this beauty and for inspiring us ! xx
Nice to see you crafting again Mac. This is a stunner of a card, those colours just pop off the black cut apart panels. Thanks for joining us at WWC. Tristan DT.
A Big Welcome Back Mac. How we all have missed your creative post. So glad you have the unimportant jobs done and you are back doing the good stuff.
There is alwyays so many itty bitty thing you add that makes your cards so unique. Takes time to just study them and just swoon! Eye candy at it's best. Talking of candy - some Edinburgh Rock had been nice lately even though I have had it a wee while. Keep that creative bug going and look forward to the next chapter very very soon I hope. Hugs.
The painted flowers are perfect on black! And I love the paneled design too, another beauty indeed! Hugs, Autumn
Love the bright green and pink against the back. I agree I think the white strips work better than leaving them black.
Thanks for joining us at Uniko. :)
Now how did I miss this gorgeousness! It was great reading how you did it because it wasn't what I thought you'd done and it's got me thinking! Love it to bits. Hugs, Angela xXx
Stunningly gorgeous! Love the deep gray contrast with the bright and beautiful flower -- so amazing, Mac
Welcome back! What a sunning card/ I love the drama from the black stenciling and the painted flowers look so pretty. Thank you for sharing at CAS Mix Up!
Wow, this is beautiful. I love it. A wonderful stencil.
Welcome back Mac, your card is so beautiful.
Lovely to see you, Mac! Your card is eye-popping pretty! I love the design and the colors and the schparkly texture! I'll bet it felt great to be crafting again! Hugs, Darnell
Welcome back and WOW! what a beauty to return with. Absolutely LOVE how you have used this Uniko stamp. Thank you for sharing, inspiring and joining in on the fun at Uniko. Hugs Bev x
It is sooooooo good to pop over and see you have been crafting again. As you know you were much missed. Clearly if anything the time away has inspired you on and up with even more terrific ideas. The clear ep on the black card is fabulous! The bright vivd paints balance it perfectly. It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, I love it xx
It was worth waiting - totally gorgeous.
So glad to see so many posts for me to check out today, well done on getting those jobs done, I bet it feels so good. Lovely composition of your card and such a pretty choice of colour so striking against the black.
Hugs TRacey xx
Welcome back, Mac. I was on vacation and did not see this card earlier. But I am glad to see it now because it is a gorgeous card. The flowers pop up and the black background is perfect. Thank you for the inspiration, my dear friend. Kisses!
The simplicity of your design, just shout elegance and beauty Mac.
This is beautiful. And the words are one of the best messages one can receive from another person.
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