Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Chill.......

Hope all is well with you?
It's been awhile but here is today's card....
I love joining in the CAS Watercolour Challenge and their theme this month is...
It's not that I have not been thinking what to do all month but where does time go?
I was inspired by the colours over at Inspired By All The Little Things....
The glorious copper and the beautiful aqua
I needed a Masculine Birthday card....
I have used Brusho's for the background as my watercolour.
I die cut the Man silhouette to use as a stencil.
I mixed translucent paste with dark pigment powders to pop through the stencil.
As they where Lindy powders and often contain 'other' colours 
it looks like the man has a tie, squiffy around his neck!

The stencil work on the left has been done with coloured paste, 
copper paste and copper embossing powder.
I finished off with stamping and heat embossing the sentiment in copper.
I enjoyed the using the techniques on this card 
and challenging myself with the two challenges.
Thank you so much for finding time to stop by....
Crafty Hugs x
Challenge I would like to pop my card across too....
CAS Watercolour Challenge - Brusho's as my water colour and stencil and paste for my silhouette 
Update...Thrilled to have been chosen as an outstanding design for this card...I loved the challenge x
Inspired By All The Little Things - Loved the colour of the copper and the aqua 
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Penny's Masculine anything goes
Update- I was lucky to get a win with this card-Thank you so much for choosing me as your your watercooler rockstar this week x



35 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Totally fabulous Mac, love the image and your colours, brilliant texture too. Makes a wonderful male card Kate x

Karren said...

Wow, this is stunning! So very clever and gorgeous!

Gramma Sarah said...

This is awesome!!!! I love using Brushos for all my watercoloring. Your mix created the most interesting texture. The design is so perfrect for a masculine card...what else can I say!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Nice to see a card again Mac, wondered if you were okay. LOVE this as well, it's awesome background and texture is fabulous.xx [aNNie]

Ros Crawford said...

I missed you Mac... Your card is truly fabulous! I love the shiny silhouette and the colour choice ... A winner me thinks

Maxine D said...

An absolutely stunning card Mac - wonderful work!
Blessings
Maxine

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous take on the inspiration photo! Very cool!

Anita in France said...

Cool, stylish and deliciously atmospheric, Mac ... puts me in mind of the start of a movie, it's fabulous! Great to see you back! Hugs, Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

You've certainly made a card that makes up for your absence :) I love the paste and the colour of your background the border is superb, all in all a Fantabulous card. Great set up too with the bricks enhancing the beautiful copper in the card. SUPER masculine card.
Faith
x

Patti said...

Oh fantastic! Mac I love your take on the inspiration photo and your masculine design is over the top great!!

Patti

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous masculine card,Mac.Love the border with the silhouette.Nice background.

Gr,Sylvia.

Heidi Stamps said...

This is basically amazing. You got just the right amount of color on the bottom and the stencil looks cool too. Really great job!

Ina G said...

You have been a little lapse here M. But boy are you back with a bang. I love this cool guy and the colour the powder created. Chilling out in style and oh so casual. Love the background and that awesome bring wall. This is fabulous!

LauraJane:) said...

COOL masculine take on the challenge!! Thanks for playing with us at Inspired By!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Mac...Your Brushos watercolored background is gorgeous and so wonderful behind your very creative (homemade) silhouette stencil man...so cool! Love how you used your paste to achieve your mixed media stenciled man. Love your stenciled border too and copper heat embossed sentiment too. All your masculine elements are totally amazing and you even achieved a CAS design...Wow!! TFS Mac and so glad you are back and joined our CAS Watercolour challenge. Hugs..

Susan said...

Fabulous mixed media card, Mac! Love the use of the bister and the little embossing paste squares!! Great silhouette of the man!!

Loll said...

This is so artsy, Mac! LOVE all the wonderful details and the colours that you've used. Fantastic card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Christine Alexander said...

OMG I love the colour combo, the copper silhouette is gorgeous and love those spritzes of brusho's. Thanks for playing along with CAS Watercolour :)

Shannon Jaramillo said...

What a work of art! LOVe your combination of colors in the background and your embossing! Thank you for playing along this week at Inspired by All the Little Things!

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful take on the inspiration! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspired By All The Little Things!

Greta said...

You are always so creative, Mac--love this! The background is beautiful & I love the copper stenciling!

Viv said...

Great masculine card Mac! love the design and great colouring too, so clever ;) Viv xx

Marina said...

Very stylish and atmospheric!

Cara said...

Wow, just stunning, love the background you've created x

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is such a cool masculine birthday card, Mac! I especially love the watercoloured background and the stencilled border.
When I see awesome cards, I ask myself if I can make them by myself, but I can't for this card! It's far beyond my crafting skills!!! It's quite an art work. Hideko :-)

Bonnie said...

You have rocked the IBTLT Challenge, Mac! The use of the blue and copper is amazing! I love your silhouette and the stenciling! And your watercolour has so much movement! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great design !! You were cleverly using die to create a template. Unexpected pigment powder effect - this is a stunning final effect. I love your male card. Thank you for inspiration, I always have trouble with the idea of a male card.
Hugs,
BożenA

Karen D. said...

love this...super card!!!
Thanks for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
xx Karen

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow! Love the creative way you've gone about this card. The stencilled border and male silhouette combined with the copper embossing are gorgeous against that Brusho background. The more I look at the card, the more details reveal themselves. A beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Welcome to the Watercooler Wednesday Masculine Challenge this week Mac. Your card is perfect for the theme. Love the colour blends and your silhouette rocks! Great design and wonderful masculine card any guy would appreciate!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome masculine card!

Kath Ricks said...

Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! I love the background of your card, nicely done.

Lady Joyful said...

Fabulous card! The background is fabulous and I love the copper sheen of your embossing. Really wonderful! Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Pat said...

Two fabulous cards for these two great challenges Mac. I love your spotlight flowers and the way you have built up the levels using the rectangles at different heights using such pretty colours, and your self made stencil is great, and the copper colour goes beautifully with the blue and brown tones of the Brushos in the background, and love that mosaic edge. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Brilliant card Mac... love all the aspects, colours are great for a male card