Sunday 13 February 2022

Follow Your Dreams

 Having fun with alcohol inks and bling on todays card......

I was inspired by the colours over at Colorthrowdown,
which are Blue, Green and Gold.
The photo also made me want to get out my alcohol inks and play.......

The alcohol ink splat has been die cut, inlaid into the card
and gold foiling for hi-lights.
The dragonfly has been stamped and coloured with Mica and water.
Finishing off with the stamped sentiment, gold paint splats
and gold heated edging.

My alcohol ink playing looked nothing like the photo in the end
but I sure had fun and I have got lots more 'experiments' to use up.

Sending hugs to those who need it and thank you so very much for stopping by.

Challenges I would love to enter.......
Colorthrowdown - Blue, Green and Gold -Thank you for The Shout Out, I appreciate it.
Stamping Sensations - Anything stamped and with the option this time of 'Wings'
We Love Stamping - Anything stamped without the option this time of 'Stencils'
Watercooler Wednesday - Helen's All about occasions - My card is for a new job.....

45 comments:

Mia said...

Another beautiful card, Mac. The gold foiling is perfect on the butterfly and the ink splash. I also love the gold frame. Hugs, my friend.

Trina P. said...

Another beautiful artsy card, Mac! Fabulous colours… I can see why you were inspired by them from CT challenge. The gold is exquisite.

TK said...

Beautiful colors yes, but an amazing card, Mac! Love the artsy feel and what's not to like about the colors and dragonfly?!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card using your AIs and mica powders, Mac! The colours are so vibrant and beautiful. And, of course, the bling is AWESOME! xx

brenda said...

A bit of bling is always good Mac and this is just so beautiful, I always think blue and green make a lovely colour palette.

Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

B x

Cathy said...

Never heard of an ink splat die Mac but it sure is effective, love all of the shimmer and shine on this beauty. Thankyou for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday, too Cathy x

papierelle said...

Your work with the embossing powder is always so extraordinarily beautiful and perfectly done! Again, this card is stunning.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely stunning Mac and the colours that you've used are gorgeous x

Zoechaos said...

I'd say this is you at your very best but lets be honest everything you share is just that you at your very best! I love how you used the inspiration and the work that went into this. an ink splat die! wow. As every lovely lady I'm blown away. xx

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card with the artsy feel Mac.

The colours are so vibrant and the shimmer is great, beautiful card.

Hugs
Anke

Marcia Hill said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Absolutely STUNNING card Mac!! I love the blue and green AI with the gold...absolutely BEAUTIFUL color combination! I love the design of this card too with the dragonfly coming up out of the ink splat...SO pretty! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

HilaryJane said...

Just fabulous, love all the shine and the way you have inlaid the ink splat, it looks so classy xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A splat die? looks so good with how you show it off with gorgeous colours and the gold, sigh! I just LOVE everything about your card Mac. I'm looking forward to more experiment experience. :)
Faith x

Vickie Z said...

Love the ink splat with gold foiling... perfect for the inspiration photo! So happy you joined us at CTD!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous sweetie. I adore butterflies and your colour palette is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Cat Craig said...

WOW, this is gorgeous. You were well inspired by the colors.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my you've done such an amazing job with the challenge colors here Mac! I so love the way you've colored in the dragonfly too! The gold splatters are subtle, but sure make a dramatic look! LOVE IT!!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous card and great use of the techniques. Loving the challenge colours too. Wishing you a very happy week. Hugs, Angela xxx

Created by Kath said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

Christine Alexander said...

wow, incredible effect with the gold mixed with the blue inks and topped off with that mazing butterfly ♥

Heidi Weaver said...

What a lovely card, Mac! You've certainly taken the colours from that challenge and made them your own. The dragonfly appears to have flown through that "splatt" of colours and gold, wearing them proudly as it flies away. Now I want to experiment with my alcohol inks. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Mac this is stunning - love the gorgeous dragonfly, and that alcohol ink splat is the perfect base for it. The embossed edges finish the card beautifully.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Susan said...

The alcohol ink splat is amazing - love the addition of the bits of foil. The dragonfly is gorgeous with the beautiful mica colours. And what a wonderful sentiment!

Maria said...

Oh, so beautiful!! Love the dragon fly in pretty color!! The ink splat is perfect, too!! Amazing work as always, well done!!

Pat said...

This is certainly a 'wow' card Mac and I adore the colours and the added sparkle and shine with the mica and the gold foil on the dragonfly. The alcohol ink piece used to cut your ink splat and inlaid like this and with the added gold foil looks spectacular, and a beautiful gold edging and splatters, and some great words to finish..fabulous! x

Jeanne H said...

WOW, this card is stunning, Mac. I love the colors and it sure is creative.

I Card Everyone said...

Mac, I do love it when your micas come out to play! So gorgeous for your little 'hitchhiker' - and what a wonderful splash your AIs have made!!
Beautiful creation!!
=]

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mac, what a stunner of a card, I love the dragonfly and the wonderful colours, as usual your design is beautiful, Kate x

wannabcre8tive said...

This is gorgeous. Love the gold and the ink splat. Very eye catching!

Aileen said...

Fantastic Mac, love love this design and the colours. So eye-catching xx hugs Aileen

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous card, Mac! Love the alcohol ink splat with the gold bits and gorgeous dragonfly that could be a priceless piece of jewelry! Well done, my friend!

JD/ Jill said...

Great design and you did a wonderful job with these colors!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, Mac! Your AI inlaid splat is stunning with gold foiling and spatters! The beautiful shine of your dragonfly is simply amazing! Love your fresh design including the unique combination of the big splat and the dragonfly!
Hideko xx

Mrs A. said...

You come up with the most gorgeous send creative ideas for your cards . Love this card to bits. The squirrels certainly keep us entertained.
Hugs
Mrs A. .

Ellibelle said...

What a beautiful creation! Gorgeous colors, design and love the golden accents! And beautiful dragonfly!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month!
Ellie
Ellibelle's Corner

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning design! ILOVE those gorgeous colours!

Brenda said...

What a gorgeous card Mac! I love your alcohol splats and I this color combo. I'm not sure I'm understanding how your die cut it to inlay it, but I do know how gorgeous it looks. Love that dragonfly or is it a butterfly...no matter, it is beautiful which ever it is, I love dragonflies, so that's what I'm calling it. lol The gold splatters and foiling is stunning. You nee to have more plays with your alcohol inks Mac, you are great at using them! Hugs, Brenda

Ina G said...

I really really really need to get my AI's out after seeing this magnificant card Mac. Of course the dragonfly reminds me of Outlander and Yay! not long to go now till the Droughtlander is over. What an amazing result you got here and love your gold embossed sides. Lovely sentiment too...

Bo┼╝enA said...

Looking at the card, I have the feeling that the dragonfly has bathed in this colorful spot and has picked up some color from it. I love that the stain has intense colors and the dragonfly is brushed with colors in more pastel shades. The gilding on the stain adds elegance and enriches the card. Another amazing project, Mac. Thank you for the inspiration :-)
xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great colors in this. Well done.

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card, love the shades of blue/green with the gold embossing.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Avril x

Darnell said...

What a spectacular piece of art, Mac! This one is breathtaking (in my fav colors!) and makes me want to play with my alcohol, too! Congrats on the win ... not surprised!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the shades of blue & green you used & the wonderful gold embossing!

Ros Crawford said...

I've missed quite a few here Mac... This is fabulous! love the AI and the colours... Beautifully done

Julia Aston said...

Gorgeous shimmer and splatter here Mac! Wonderful colors used! xx