Sunday, 28 January 2018

Late........

Today's Card.......
I die cut a circle and went to work with acrylic paints, charcoal and water.
This is way out of my comfort zone but I enjoyed trying.

The background has been splattered with grey acrylic ink 
and a few dots of shiny silver stickles.

I finished off with two tiny tags and stamped the 'with love' text.
The background card is a soft grey, which I enjoyed using for a change.

Tried something new to me and enjoyed it.....
Crafty Hugs X
Challenges I would love to enter...
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge with the optional twist of silver....
Update...Winner...Thank you so much 
Use Marker or Pencils - I have used charcoal pencils
Update....I was chosen as a top three with this card, Thank you very much







41 comments:

Mia said...

Fabulous card, Mac. I love that you created the balloon from a circle and the grey colours are beautiful. Kisses, my friend.

karen h said...

Oh my gosh, that balloon is amazing! Love the splattered background. Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Christine Alexander said...

wow, this is such a beautiful monochromatic colour scheme. Love the silvers and gray :)

aussie aNNie said...

I just love it when you 'go out of your comfort zone' as each time your creativity is tops and I this is a classic example. Fabulous card.x
The fires are out and although windy and hot, I pray it will all be okay as we are safe and sound... [aNNie]

Greta said...

Very clever & love the soft silver & gray color combo! Congrats on having a new family member on the way!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is such a wonderful design!

Jacquie Southas said...

What a great take on the cue word! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a beautiful CAS card, I love the idea of the circle die being used as a balloon. It opens up so many occasions this concept could be used. Silver is such an elegant colour!! Fabulous..
Warm wishes Tracey x

Ros Crawford said...

First of all, congrats on your shout out at CAS Mix Up (was a winner in my opinion) This is another terrific ard and beautifully done... The balloon is amazing!!

Claire said...

A beautiful card and a very clever, striking design x

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Wonderful monochromatic card with lots of glimmer and dimension. Wonderful idea for our cue word this week. So happy you could join in the fun at CASology this week.
[Just a note : You many want to reprint the sentiment in the front "Heard you were Late?" before sending it. I've made spelling mistakes too ... once had "FRIED" instead of "FRIEND" ;) ]

wannabcre8tive said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the silver balloon.

Joyce said...

You clearly nailed your balloon coloring. This is a really fun way to congratulate and acknowledge a pregnancy. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Susan said...

Fabulous! What a great idea for the "late" challenge! Your colouring of the balloon is amazing and I love the background splatter and the tiny tags.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning Mac, love the colours, brilliant design. Kate x

Daffodil Cards said...

SO Beautifully coloured, love the mono effect.
Haven't we all seen the word as it should be and not as it is LOL.
Faith
x

MaryH said...

This is just so elegant & beautiful (and I love the word play for your happy occasion!) Surely it does not look out of your comfort zone, as it's so well done. My plays are usually not this great, so I'm admiring your efforts as this one turned out wonderfully well. Hope you are feeling tip-top again, as well. TFS & Hugs

Cara said...

Your colouring of the balloon is amazing. Great card. Oh the joys of misspelt sentiments. I'm sure it was Creative Expressions who made a mistake on a stamp set recently and had to replace a load. It happens to us all!

Anita in France said...

Stylish, elegant, and fabulous, Mac ... as well as being so much fun! Your balloon colouring is amazing ... and I love the dots of shimmer around it! The mum to be is sure to love it! Hugs, Anita :)

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

I am tickled by this mistake cause I do it so often, we can't see little things sometimes for looking at the bigger picture, which by the way is STUNNING here! Wow, this is so beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

Bonnie said...

You have colored a fabulous balloon, Mac! Amazing! What a wonderful way to say congratulations!

Dortesjs said...

waue gorgeous ballon love it very much, keep up I want to see moreeee lol lol

Ina Grehan said...

I was rather confused when I saw your sentiment! Easy fixed. You may think you were creating out of your comfort zone but you really have delivered something unique and so very different. Amazingly coloured balloon and all the silver sparkle. Totally love it M.

Marina said...

Darn those homophones! We all make those kind of mistakes . What a gorgeous card, though and a unique theme. My highlight is the grey and silver splattering - perfect!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous CAS card,Mac.Love the balloon.Beautiful design.

Gr,Sylvia x

Loll said...

Awesome balloon Mac!! Sweet card to congrats the mom to be. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your shading of the balloon with charcoal is fabulous, Mac! Gorgeous gray and silver splatters are so festive for this occasion. Love the monotone look with a little glitter - so elegant! Hideko :-)

Ros Crawford said...

I did notice but didn't know how to let you know without offending you ...

Diane said...

Super creative way to create a monochrome card design.

Hugs Diane

Susan said...

Simply stunning! Thanks for sharing at CAS on Friday!

Heidi Stamps said...

Who knew the monochromatic could look like this!? Lovely!

BożenA said...

I like it very much when you go beyond your comfort zone. You then create such amazing gems. I wonder what technique you painted this balloon ...? It looks dazzling. I love the monochrome look of this card.
hugs,
BożenA

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! This is gorgeous Mac ! I'm not fan of grey but your card makes me think differently ! You succeeded to give so much light to this balloon. I love when you say it is not your comfort zone...this card is stunning ! Thanks for sharing. xx

cm said...

WOW! This is *the* most elegant balloon EVER! The silver/grey/charcoal is incredible! Stunning...and incredibly creative! So thrilled to see you in the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge gallery!
Hugs~carol

SmilynStef said...

No one would ever guess that's outside your comfort zone ... it's absolutely lovely ... so glad you joined our CAS Challenge at STAMPlorations.

Jessica said...

Wow, this is so simple but so beautiful. Absolutely amazing ❤️❤️

Mariken said...

Beautiful card and I love your coloring.
Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday!
Mariken DT

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I must say - you really make cool shtuff! Totally amazing!

Cathy said...

Stunning card Mac, popped over from Stamplorations Jan winners post. Congrats! :) Cathy x

BożenA said...

Hello Mac,
I congratulate you on your next award at STAMPlorations CAS Card. This card is so beautiful that it is perfectly natural that you won the prize :-)
Hugs, have a nice weekend
BożenA

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Congrats on your win at Stamplorations! <3