Thursday, 8 March 2018

Pink Tulips.....

Thinking about Spring with Today's Card......

Spring has Sprung!
Thrilled to have been chosen as The Headliner with my Card....Thank you so much x
The tulips have been stamped and masked and heat embossed in white.
The water colouring has been done with several colours of Lindy Magical powders.
The 'Easter' sentiment has been die cut and popped up on one layer,
 as not to detract from the tulips.
Perhaps a little too hidden!

Finishing off with a die cut frame.
The card was so relaxing to do and here's to Spring coming soon.....

Thank you for stopping by...

Crafty Hugs xx

Challenges I would like to enter....
The Paper Players Theme Challenge - Spring has Sprung.....
Thrilled to have been chosen as The Headliner with my Card....Thank you x
CAS Watercolour - Garden - A Garden and not just a flower
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes
Thank you for my top pick shout out

Stamplorations - March Challenge - All About Spring or Faith
The tulip stamp is by Stamplorations - You do not have to use their products to play along
Stamplorations - Never Ending Challenge - Using their products
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge - Anything goes without the twist






57 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Stunning card. Wish Spring really was on its way - we had snow again this morning!

Eliz Stewart said...

This field of tulips are amazing... soft and welcoming. I love how you inset the sentiment... wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Greta said...

Oh wow--pink tulips are my favorite! I can't imagine doing all this masking, Mac, but you showed how worth the time it can be! It's looked like Spring here the last 2 days, but now we're back to cool & wet.

Susan said...

So beautiful - love the colours, the softness, the very subtle sentiment! Fabulous shading in the tulips! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

WOW! This is absolutely stunning, so springy and fresh! Great coloring and design. Hugs, Autumn

Chris Dring said...

Wow Mac! Your water colored tulip field looks amazing! Great job of masking and embossing all those flowers. Thanks so much for linking up your gorgeous card at STAMPlorations March challenge!

Liz said...

A fabulous spring scene, it looks so fresh framed with white. I love the way you've subtly raised up the letters. xx

MaryH said...

This does indeed present spring in all it's beautiful glory. Fantastic painting technique with the Lindy's magicals...so very soft. Love this particular shade of pink which looks lovely with the green grasses and the soft blue sky. I like the very subtle look you've achieved with the sentiment. It doesn't distract from the field of tulips, yet is quite visible. Great design. TFS & Hugs

Jan Clothier said...

Wow, your field of tulips look stunning. The colouring is so soft and pretty. Great job on the masking. The sentiment is very subtle but shows up well if you enlarge the picture so in real life, it would look great. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

Heidi Stamps said...

How pretty and spring like! I do like the sky, and how it has the idea of white whispy clouds. The subtle sentiment definitely does not take away from the flowers. Have a great day!

Marina said...

A dreamy look with the white embossing and soft colours.

pam said...

Stunning card Mac, love the pretty flowers and delicate colours.
Pam x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh Wow Mac, absolutely gorgeous, I love tulip and these are so beautifully coloured, I love the design too, Kate x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and creative card it's just beautiful.xx [aNNie]
 ❤️

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous garden of tulips, Mac! I'll be they really shimmer too! Love the soft shades of pink against the blue sky and the surprise Easter sentiment fitted inside the garden! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, such a gorgeous field of tulips, I bet they look amazing watercoloured in Lindy's Magicals.

Maxine D said...

A stunning card Mac - so love your field of tulips, and having been done with Lindy's powders, I suspect the sheen would be amazing IRL.
Blessings
MAaxine

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, what a masterpiece! Your tulips are stunning. I love it.

nancy littrell said...

Oh my...Gorgeous and beautifully watercolored tulip garden, Mac. I did not even see your cleverly hidden Easter sentiment at 1st. TFS my friend and reminding us that Spring will be here soon. So pleased you joined us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs...

Dortesjs said...

Iam thinking of spring to.. soon it will come love tulips

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a stunning card, that tulip stamp is a wash with Springtime warmth as they all stretch for the sky. A really beautiful creation, it's put a big smile on my face today.
Creative wishes this weekend Tracey xx

Viv said...

This is such a pretty card Mac, loving the pink and those gorgeous Tulips too.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Sylvia said...

Really beautiful Springcard,Mac.You did a great job with the tulips.Enjoy your weekend.

Gr,Sylvia.

Mrs A. said...

Besutifull painting and that die cut sentiment is oh so subtle. Love the overall effect. Hugs Mrs A.

Joanne James said...

Mac your field of tulips is stunning and expertly watercoloured. I almost missed the sentiment, so subtle - this is one image that I could happily hang as a piece of art all year round, it's so pretty. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Loll said...

Gorgeous garden Mac!! Love your beautiful watercoloured tulips and that sky .. perfect with the streaks of white cloud. This is so spring-like ... just what we need right now to chase away the winter blues. :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Nance Leedy said...

OH my this is gorgeous, Mac! Love the soft look of the color wash over the white embossing...beautiful1 Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Marsha said...

I love tulips. These are so pretty embossed first and then watercolored.

Anita in France said...

A beautiful drift of gorgeous tulips, Mac ... fantastic colouring and shading ... a real breath of spring! Hugs, Anita :)

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Gorgeous field of amazing Tulips, what wonderful shades of pink on all of them.
Love the white embossing and watercolors, and your sky is amazing.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.
Hugs.

Karen Knott said...

Amazing card, the watercolouring is gorgeous !
Hugs Kaz x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on being chosen as The Headline at the Paper Players, Mac! I'm so happy for you!
This is such a beautiful tulip garden and I can really feel Spring from it! Beautiful soft magical powder watercolouring. And what a cleaver idea to add the hidden sentiment. I love it!! Hideko xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your card, so lovely!

cm said...

Echoing the others in being blown away by your gorgeous tulip garden that is a marvel of masking, colour and design! Stunning...absolutely!
Hugs~carol

Bonnie said...

Ooh, Congratulations! Well earned my friend!

BożenA said...

My English is too limited to be able to express my delight in how your MAC cards put me. This meadow looks like it was a vision of heaven ... were you in heaven?
hugs,
BożenA

Craftyfield said...

Lovely watercolouring and the popped up die-cut is a great touch! I quite like the hidden aspect, it surprises people when they finally spot it!

Darnell said...

This card would be a best-seller in any store, Mac, and it SHOULD be hanging in an art gallery! It's my new favorite of yours, topping a previous list of 182 cards!! Hugs, Darnell

Diane said...

Wow what a lovely watercolor design and fun techniques.

Hugs Diane

Mia said...

Congratulations, Mac! Your card is fabulous! I love tulips! Kisses, my friend.

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely terrific!! That must have taken some masking! It's beautiful Mac!

Marcia HIll said...

Your garden of pink Tulips is absolutely GORGEOUS Mac...I wish that was what I was seeing outside my window this morning instead of more snow...grrrrr! I love how you did the hidden sentiment amongst your flowers too...so subtle so as not to take away from the lovely garden...pure perfection Mac!! :0)

Margik said...

What a lovely card! I adore that beautiful combination of colours. A great job!

Gail said...

Such a bright and lovely SPRING card - makes me waiting for the flowers to come up - TFS saw this at Stamploration Challenge

maria f. said...

Yep, here's to Spring! What a lovely field of tulips. Thanks for sharing them over at STAMPlorations too.

Pat said...

What a fabulous field of tulips Mac and the colours are so pretty, and I love that hidden inset sentiment. Really deserving of being the chosen 'Headliner'. Thank you for your lovely comments. Crafting and singing have both been my life long passions. x

Aileen said...

Congratulations on being Headliner over at Paper Players Mac. Truly deserving with this stunning creation. Love the tulips stamp and your colouring of it.

Kara Lynne said...

What a gorgeous field of tulips! Marcia Hill let me try out her Lindy's Magicals so I know just how beautiful they are in real life (and of course now I NEED them)! I love the hidden sentiment that keeps your scene at the forefront. Wonderful card, Mac!

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! this is so Springlike, such beautiful colouring Mac, I can see the scene in a grand house gardens. So beautiful. The sentiment is is such a wonderful addition, so perfectly done.
Faith
x
Sorry for the delay in visiting

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous garden of tulips you 'planted' on your lovely card Mac! I almost missed that EASTER sentiment - I love the look of embedded die cuts!! Julia xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a pretty design Mac, and those gorgeous tulips are coloured to perfection my friend! Have a great upcoming weekend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

The Altered Paper said...

Loving the pretty pink tulips, gorgeous card!

Izzy Scrap said...

I'm not surprised that you won with this card, Mac, it is so beautiful ! Your watercolouring is stunning and I love these bright colours, so fresh and so joyful ! Really what we need to watch instead of these grey and rainy days ! Gorgeous ! x

Trina P. said...

Oh Mac. I’m going to sound like a broken record, but another stunning card and a well deserved win! Your watercolouring with Magicals is gorgeous. I have not tried this product yet, but I was “enabled” to buy 6 of them... now I just have to try them out. Have a wonderful weekend! xx

Karen D. said...

so gorgeous...
xx Karen

Tanja said...

such a fabulous spring card - thanks for sharing your Project at the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - have a wonderful Easter Time

Susan said...

Congrats on being a Top Pick at the Flower Challenge with this gorgeous card, Mac!