Friday, 12 August 2016

Sending Hugs..

Bistre Powders, Glitter and Metal....
Update.....CAS Mix Up Challenge-Pick of The Month...Ye Ha, Thank you so much x
Today's card....
I started by die cutting the loop/circle die and used this as a stencil.
I made sure my base card was completely covered and popped the die into the negative space.
I wanted to preserve the white space and working with the powders is always really messy.
I sprinkled the Bistre powders and sprayed with water to activate them.
I didn't want the inlay effect as I wanted the water and powders to work within the circles.
I die cut the circles again out of aluminium foil tape and coloured with copper alcohol ink.
The feathers have been die cut and one covered in double sided tape and glitter added.
The other one has been heat embossed with several layers of copper embossing powder and
stamped with blue paint at the top and Bistre's at the bottom.
The squares have been die cut with a stitched die twice.
I popped on copper glitter dots, a sentiment and three blue crystals to finish.

On hind site I should have just die cut and inlayed but I was trying for a more pooled effect 
inside the circles. I think I could have done that better with water-colours and not the Bistre's.

My Bother-In-Law yesterday found out he was to be made redundant so I wanted to make 
a masculine card but was mindful it was for his wife too.....They are a team x
So ....I thought brown and blue with a pop of glitter and shiny metal hit the mark?
Thank you so much for stopping by.

Crafty Hugs x
PS Bistre powders are more vintage in colour with hints of brown in them 
as opposed to the Brusho's.
After popping on the liquid copper glitter dots they re-acted to the powders and made me chuckle...Learning all the time x

Challenges I would like to enter....
The following challenges inspired my colours and my choice to mix CAS and Mixed Media.
Simply Less is More - Colour Challenge - Brown and Blue
Update...I am thrilled to have been show cased with this card at Less is More....Thank you x
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Spray + a Choice...Die Cutting and Heat Embossing.
I do so love CAS and Mixed Media and love joining in this challenge
Update.....Pick of The Month...Thank you so much x
Stamplorations - CAS - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Die Challenge - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media - Metal


49 comments:

Esther said...

This is a stunning card and so beautifully made. The combination of colours and textures is gorgeous. So sorry to hear about your brother-in-law and sending best wishes that he finds something else quickly. Thanks for playing along at Less is More :)

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

A gorgeous card , really stunning. I'd have never been able to guess how this was made so thank you for the 'how to' aspect. Very clever indeed. Sorry to hear about your brother in law :( Its such a tough time for work nowadays.

Liz said...

Oh WOW! What an amazing card! I love the design.
Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. Hope it won't be long before he finds a new job. xx

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant card and I love the effect and colours used. So dory to hear your BIL's news and hope a new job will come his way. Hugs Mrs A.

Loll said...

This is AWESOME!! I LOVE the bisters through your circle die-cut. I think the colours are perfect for both your BIL and Sis. LOVE the copper added to circle die-cut. Gorgeous and creative design Mac!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

nancy littrell said...

Wow Mac..your card is a Work of CAS Mixed Media Art!!! TFS all your steps and photos. I would not change a thing. Your BIL and sister will Love your special one of a kind card too. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

nancy littrell said...

Wow Mac..your card is a Work of CAS Mixed Media Art!!! TFS all your steps and photos. I would not change a thing. Your BIL and sister will Love your special one of a kind card too. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is simply spectacular Mac Mable and you've explained this awesome technique brilliantly. I'm just swooning and wishing I could create something so beautiful and unique. thanks so much for sharing it with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x

Heidi Stamps said...

This is really really beautiful. I think the bister powder makes it look like stone. I am sorry your bil lost his job, I hope he finds another really soon. TFS.

Bonnie said...

This is the most amazing card, Mac! My jaw is still on the floor! WOW! Love the colors of the bister and all the copper accents! This is a work of art! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Rahmat said...

What a fantastic card Mac, I love using double side for glitter, it is such a great way to secure the glitter. The circles look fabulous...and I love the 3 jewels added in a line!

Greta said...

I'm totally in awe, Mac--absolutely stunning! I love this!

Susan said...

What a awesome card. Traffic technique and just perfect for our challenge! Thanks for sharing at less is more!

Maxine D said...

Wow Mac you really rocked these techniques on this stunning card!
Blessings
Maxine

Jane said...

So inspiring! Loving the marbled effect of the powders and your photo tutorial is really clear and understandable. Totally rocks! Thanks for sharing with AAA Cards.

Ros Crawford said...

I'm drooling over this ... Oh my.... What a gorgeous creation ... amazing techniques and those colours wow! Your brother is going to love this and it's sure to cheer them up ... Have a beautiful weekend Mac!

Neets B said...

Wow, what a fabulous creation! Thanks so much for the tutorial. So much attention to detail and different techniques here and the finished result is stunning. Totally perfect card for your BIL, never any easy position to be in, fingers crossed he finds more work soon.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW WOW WOW Mac sweet friend! This is absolutely amazing, and, I would have thought, well worth the effort, I would be very very pleased if I turned out something this beautiful! It requires framing my friend! A definite winner for sure! Have a very lovely weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hi, Mac.
You surprise me all your creativity. I love your cards are so very inspiring! I love the combination of colors on the card. Beautifully working brushos the stencil with the die. I love this card.
hugs,
BozenA

Zelda C said...

This beautiful card caught my eye over at AAA. WOW - it's just gorgeous! Really stunning work!

Cara said...

Fabulous card using products and techniques I've not seen before, so fascinating to find out about them. Cara x

*Vicki* said...

It seems that I always learn something new from you when I come to visit!! I just love your wonderful metallic design and how you've went about the method with it!! Absolutely gorgeous and thanks for sharing how you've done it! :) HUGS

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy wowzers Mac! What an amazing technique, and the final result you got is just outstanding! Loving these colours, and the amazing design contrast you achieved with a soft feather and geometric circles. LOVE LOVE LOVE! hugs :)

Stella said...

This is jaw dropping gorgeous. Wow! Your brother and his wife will LOVE this. Me too:)

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Mac, love the two tones and that bit of glitter. Thanks for explaining the difference between brusho and blister cause I was going to ask.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is awesome! Quite an involved card, but sure worth the effort! That color combination is lovely!

Susan said...

The bister is perfect with the copper! Love the use of the die cuts. And thanks for explaining how you did it. And thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Patti said...

Gee! I'm bowing! Mac! this is really amazing!! What stunning results to all your effort! This one is a show stopper friend!

Patti

Melissa L. said...

This is GORGEOUS! Such a lovely (masculine) and thoughtful card, Mac. :) Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers August MM challenge.

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! my goodness, this is absolutely STUNNING, I love the way you have done the circles and the feathers, you are VERY creative with outstanding results.
Faith
x

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! my goodness, this is absolutely STUNNING, I love the way you have done the circles and the feathers, you are VERY creative with outstanding results.
Faith
x

Suchi said...

This is so cool! I loved th8is technique! Your card is fantastic! :)

Zoe Sanderson said...

One of those projects that make you gasp and say something like "Oh I love that!" and mean it. Congratulations on your LIM showcase you deserve it and more with this.

Linby said...

Well done on being ShowCASed - love your card. I don't have Bistre's and had never heard of them - off to investigate.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Mac,
I agree with DT LIM that your card is extraordinary and deserves the award. I congratulate you and I am very happy with your distinctions.
hugs,
BozenA

Team Clark said...

Exquisite! I love this color combo and gorgeous design!

Cathy said...

Fantastic card, love these colours, Cathy x

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

this is a very beautiful card
thanks for sharing with HLS
Barb Housner (DT)

TK said...

This is phenomenal! I would absolutely LOVE to see this one IRL!!! Nice job, and CONGRATS on the win at CAS Mix-Up!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Told you this was the winner Mac! ;) Very well deserved sweet friend!! It is a true stunner! Have a wonderful bank holiday! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Congratulations on winning the CAS Mix Upj. It's very beautiful card deserving of winning
Hugs,
BożenA

Karen D. said...

stunning...

Jo Manna said...

Congratulations, this card is absolutely amazing in it's design, earthy tones, textures and CASness! TFS, just beautiful, Hugs Joanna

Linda said...

WOW! This looks amazing .... I love the colours. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx

Deepti Aggarwal said...

WOW!! simply awesome...love it totally..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge.

Susan Renshaw said...

Fabulous card - thanks for all the details!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
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Shawna Standish said...

Oh my gosh Mack.... I just love this card.. Seriously beautiful design.. Your color choices are just amazing.... Please feel free to send this card my way... I love the texture, theme, and that delicious white space around.. Oh I can't get enough... Love it, love it, love it... I am sooooo pinning this...

Gery said...

Beautiful, love the colours!!
Groetjes Gery

Gery said...

Beautiful, love the colours!!
Groetjes Gery