Monday, 7 August 2017

Thank You...Altenew

I had so much fun creating today's card....
My inspiration......
  • I was first drawn to the colours which look and feel grungy/retro to me
  • The grouping of the elements on Erum's amazing card
  • The splats and grungy background
  • The stamping of the sentiment straight onto the card

I started with stamping the reverse of some of the Simple flowers heads 
in the stamp set and heat embossing in gold.
Splattering and using Bistre pigment powders against the resist of the embossing.
The leaves are from the Adore you stamp set as I wanted a more open leaf.
Some heat embossed in gold and some in brown archival ink.
I had so much fun using my oxides for the first time to replicate the colours,
then stamping and layering the Simple Flower heads.

I finished off with more splats and stamping the sentiment straight onto the card.
The Thank you sentiment is from The Oriental Orchid stamp set....
There is a Thank you sentiment in the Adore set too...
You can never have enough sentiment stamps!!

The strip of gold  washi tape is a nod to Erums new card for the challenge....

Grungy, Retro and a fun couple of days crafting.....
Thank you for the inspiration x
Crafty Hugs xx
Some very kind blog friends and followers have suggested to me 
that I add a 'follow me' by e mail button.
I have hopefully done that...I hadn't realised the significance of that button
Thank you so much x
Challenges I would like to enter.....


  1. My oh jaw hit the floor. Mac this is stunning!!!

  2. What a great take on the inspiration photo Mac! Love how the gold sets off those luscious colours! Have a great week! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  3. What a GORGEOUS effect - wow! A perfect take on the challenge inspiration board. Stunning my friend! Hugs, Autumn

  4. Fantastic make Mac, love this.
    Pam x

  5. Thank you very much for adding the ability to track your blog by email. Now nothing will escape me.
    This card is beautiful. I love the combination of brown, gold and turquoise. This is a very unique combination. Reminds me of the wonderful golden sand and sea depths. Very beautiful!

  6. Wowzer--I see no reason to enter that challenge as this is totally the winner! I'm in awe, Mac--LOVE this artistic, beautiful card!

    1. Thank you Greta...made me smile and thank you for making my day x

  7. OMG I love that colour combo especially with the bister. amazing card :)

  8. You've done it again! You completely rocked that challenge with your amazing and totally unique creation ... Love it!

  9. Wow, this is fabulous. It definitely deserves a frame and a space on your wall. Love all the texture you've created x

  10. Absolutely stunning Mac, beautifully designed and coloured, love the images and all that gold,I'd be framing this one, Kate x

  11. I can see you have had fun - lovely idea to use the reverse of the stamps for the background embossing. You've created a lovely work of art.

  12. WOW - that is a real stunner! Swooning over the whole "concoction" - the background, the gold embossing and the addition of those lowers - pure perfection!

  13. Holy cow, Mac, this is your best yet!! I literally gasped when I opened this! It is utterly gorgeous!!

    Thank you for letting me know you added the follow by email button! Now I will get your new posts directly in my inbox!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Stunning card,Mac.Love the colour combination and beautiful embossed leaves.

    Gr,Sylvia x

  15. Oh my GOODNESS! This is splashy, and classy and all sorts of fabulous! Love, love, love, love and did I say love?!

  16. Absolutely stunning Mable, wow love the color combination and wonderful design.

    Hugs Diane

  17. Gasp ... or rather GASP! What a beauty, Mac ... rich, texture-y, dimensional and completely stunning ... a PERFECT take on the inspiration! Thanks so much for popping by ... and for your sweet words about my WCMC9 HM! Anita :)

  18. WOW ... incredible design, Mac! LOVE your interpretation of the inspiration card. The colours are amazing. You are so good with layering mixed media. xx

  19. Oh my word this is oh so stunning Mac!! I love what you've done with the gold and the splattering effect on your design! I have that Beautiful Flowers set and never thought to use it like that!! :) Thanks for sharing your amazing idea here!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

  20. What a fabulous card, Mac! Amazing colours and effect! Kisses, my friend.

  21. OMG ! WOW ! This is absolutely stunning Mac ! This card is a work of art ! I was looking at the Altenew august challenge colours to inspire me for a future card but now I don't know if I'm going to play....yours is already a winner for me ! I can't give up watching it ! You totally rocked and its the perfect take for the Altenew challenge ! LOVE it ! Thanks so much for sharing ! xx

  22. Holy Wow!! This card is incredible Mac! Love the grungy mixed with those fun flowers and the gold embossing! Wow! Did I mention...Wow!?

  23. Wow what a fabulous card here Mac, I love it! great colour combo and such pretty flowers too ;) Viv xx

  24. Gorgeous color combination. What a beautiful card and what an inspiration.

  25. A Stunningly Beautiful card Mac Mable, gorgeous techniques and colours.
    I'm happy to hear about you adding the email follower, now I won't miss a post. Thank you.

  26. WOW and WOW again...such an amazing looking card. The elegance is just over the top!! I love it!! great job.
    xx Karen

  27. So glad I am sitting down here. This card is so way out amazingly gorgeous. I love everything you have added here for this stunning layout. Boy would I love to come play with you. Yo have such 'talent' my Friend. So glad to see your
    'Follow by Email' Now I won't miss any of your amazing creations. I have just added my name for notification. Thanks!

  28. Wow, another stunner Mac. I absolutely adore the blue, gold and brown combination and the gold leaves agains the pretty Bistre background work a treat, love that gold glitter border strip too and the pattern disc flowers in blue and green over the top. This is a wonderful CASEing of Erum's pretty card. x

  29. this looks so good. Adding gold embossing on the background is super clever and looks so good too.The flowers and the placement looks fantastic ♥


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