Saturday 22 January 2022

Ribbon of Colour

Inspired by The CAS Mix Up Challenge, which is Loose Water Colouring
I had a crafty day making this card...........
Lots of stamping in grey inks, Loose Water colouring and doodling in black ink, 
to empathise the poppies and the ribbon of colour.
Finishing off with foiling glue and gold foiling for pretty hi-lights.

Thank you Jenny for taking me out of my comfort zone.
I enjoyed The Challenge and the links to the videos you provided,
which helped enormously.

I have been keeping up with my commenting on your fabulous blogs,
but not blogging as much as I would like.....
Thank you all for your amazing inspiration and your blog friendship.

Challenges I would love to enter....
CAS Mix Up - Loose Water colouring
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes - Thank you so much for The Win x
Watercooler Wednesday - Dawn's all about occasions 
We Love Stamping - Without the option and stamping must be focal
Thank you so much for the Top three shout out x.
Stamping Sensation - Anything goes without the option and stamping must be focal


43 comments:

HilaryJane said...

This is a real wow card Mac. I know I pretty much say that about all your cards, but it is true, you always astound me with your creativity. This is just so clever. The river of watercolour looks fabulous with the black ink and it is highlighted by the fact that the rest of the flowers are grey. The foiling is the perfect finishing touch. A brilliant card, well done. So lovely to see you in the we love stamping gallery too. Happy film night xx

Marcia Hill said...

Oooooooooh Mac...this is GORGEOUS!!! I just LOVE the strip of water color, and then that gold foiling that adds so much shine to this card is FABULOUS! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Mia said...

Wow, Mac. What a stunning card! What a clever idea to use loose water colouring and different inks (black and grey) to make the poppies pop up. Thank you so much for the inspiration, my dear friend. I send you a big hug.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Mac and I love how bright the gold is. I also love your colour combination and layout, it’s just perfect! x

Zoechaos said...

You've done it again! this ribbon of colour is magical as are those foiled highlights thank you for all the inspiration in this one card. xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

So excited to see you back, your techniques are always so inspiring and this is no exception. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Angela xXx

Susan said...

Beautiful ribbon of colour, wonderful bits of gold foiling - a great CAS card.

Marina said...

Oooh it glistens - what a lovely way to add colour in the 'ribbon'- it looks artsy and gorgeous.

Cathy said...

Such a creative card Mac! Love the ribbon of colour and the pops of gold, thankyou too for joining in at Seize the Birthday and Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x

clelie said...

Brilliant...Beautiful...exciting design...and just plain Lovely! TFS!♥

brenda said...

Just stunning and the gold a genius finishing touch, thanks so much for sharing with us at We Love Stamping January challenge.

B x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Yay! I’m so glad you found time to craft and joined in the fun us at CAS MixUp! I love you whimsical Poppies and the fun strip of Loose watercolouring, The gold foiling is the perfect finishing touch! Hugs x

Maria said...

Oh, how creative!! You really made those poppies pop with beautiful color!! Lovely touches of gold, too!! Gorgeous card, well done!!

I Card Everyone said...

Mac, you've kept us all smiling with your wonderful comments! I was smiling even more to see your blog post in my inbox!
What a wonderful way to highlight that little row of poppies - beautifully loosely colored, and gloriously glammed up with that gold!
=]

JulieP said...

What a clever watercolor technique! Love all of the touches of gold too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is gorgeous. I love the warm colors with the gold foiling glue and the water coloring technique.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mac, this is a stunner, I love it, the watercoloured poppies are gorgeous and the gold foiling is brilliant, what a wonderful artistic piece of work, Kate x

Brenda in IN said...

They just pop off the page with the water coloring and the outlines. The gold adds elegance and just shines. A beautiful card, Mac.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

AM-AZE-ING! and WOW! This is more of your ingenuity and creativeness, taken to a point some of us can just aspire to Mac. Absolutely gorgeous in every sense.
Faith x

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely gorgeous results here Mac! Love your doodling effects along with that eye catching foiling you've done! Always such creative projects that are definitely worth seeing when you post my friend! Thanks for sharing!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous card. Such a creative and cool take on the challenge. Your loose watercoloring and the gold foiling is awesome.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, you always amaze me with your wonderful creativity, Mac! I love this stunning and unique card, especially how you highlighted the pretty poppies with "loose wartercoloring". The gold foiling is a glamorous finishing touch!
Hideko xx

Bonnie said...

Your card is so artsy an creative as always, Mac! I LOVE that sweep of loose watercoloring and the gorgeous gold highlights! What an awesome card, my friend! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful! Love all the sparkle!

TK said...

Wow, this is terrific, so many details to look at, Mac! I love the water coloring, the gold accents and the great doodles that set off the lower row

Dawn T said...

WOW Mac... what a great mixed media card. The watercolouring is awesome and the gold foiling is the perfect embellishment. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Anke said...

Stunning card and ribbon of colour is the perfect name for your wonderful card.

Hugs
Anke

nancy littrell said...

Oh my...Your gorgeous card is so creative and beautiful. I Love your loose watercoloring for your poppy blossoms and your added gold foiling for different areas of your poppies. So clever and stunning, Mac. So pleased you were able to join us at CAS Mix Up. Love and Hugs...Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Mac - love your use of the loose water-colouring, and the gold foiling is amazing and draws the eye in to look at the detail. Inspiring work!!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

papierelle said...

Your card is stunningly beautiful!!! And your idea is just great. I love that you only colored one stripe and the gold looks sprinkled on.

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautifully done card! So creative!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!
Ellie
Ellibelle's Corner

Greta said...

So creative & beautiful, Mac! Love the ribbon of color & all the beautiful foiling!

Christine Alexander said...

Your takes on challenges always blow my mind away. Your ribbon of watercolour and highlights of gold foiling are just amazing XX

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Mac this is stunning! It's delicate yet bold at the same time. I don't know how you come up with these designs but keep 'em coming!

Ina G said...

I have been waiting all month to see what you created for this chalenge and I knew you woudn't disappoint. You never cease to blow me away with your creativity.This card looks so CAS but has so much amazing detail and colour. Love all the stamping and the foiling adds another element of beauty.

Tristan said...

GORGEOUS CARD MAC> LOVE THAT HINT OG EMBOSSED GOLD> THANKS FOR JOINING US AT WWC> TRISTAN DT>

Cat Craig said...

MAC that swipe of watercolor through your embossed blooms is magical.

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful design and I love the use of embossing powder. Thanks for joining We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations.
Anesha

Izzy Scrap said...

First of all Happy New Year to you (still on time) dear Mac, and thank you so much for all the lovely comments you always let on my blog and FB. It's always a pleasure to see your beautiful creations, always so eye-catching if not stunning. Love the way you mixed watercoloring with stamping and heat embossing. You still can go out of your comfort zone, your card is gorgeous ! x

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card and I like the gold highlights with this technique.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations,
Avril x

Bo┼╝enA said...

Your color ribbon looks gorgeous, with soft transitions from color to color. Gray stamping is so unobtrusive, and at the same time creates the warp of the card. However, your gildings make up this card, the gold glitters are perfect.
xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh my how stunning this is, love how the ribbon of colour brings those flower heads into the forefront. A card that could be used for multiple occasions.
Incredible and inspiring, I must keep a mental note of this one and try it myself. Big Hugs Tracey xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

you make the most wonderful, creative cards mf...wow.
xx Karen