Saturday, 21 October 2017

Let It Go.....

Inspiration for today's card came from the Copper Tree behind our house.
Although.... we still have magnificent  red's, yellows and orange colours 
on our Autumnal trees it's the Copper one that inspired me.
For the background I have used Lindy sprays in copper 
and brown colours with mica, which of course are not showing up well.
I used several different stencils for the layering effect on the background.
The main leaves have been heat embossing in gold.
Finishing off with stamping the sentiment and a few splats.
The distress inks and the oxides covered the background sprays really well.
The CAS Watercolour Challenge this month is celebrating their 1st Birthday....
Happy First Birthday and Thank you for the fun and inspirational Challenges.
The CAS Mix Up Challenge is Stamping, Layering Stencils 
and my choice is splats, sprays and heat embossing.
Both great challenges, with very creative, friendly and inspirational design teams...
I enjoyed playing with stencils, sprays and splats and of course getting inky.
The challenge for me is to use mix media...which I love and keeping it CAS.
If you want to see how to do it fabulously well then pop across to the challenges x

Thank you so much for finding time to stop by...I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would love to enter.....
The CAS Watercolour Challenge - Fall leaves
The CAS Mix Up Challenge  - is Stamping, Layering Stencils 
and my choice is splats, sprays and heat embossing.
Update...Thrilled to have been chosen as an Outstanding design...Thank you 
The mood board had brown leaves on it, very much like ones in my garden.
Stamplorations - Sketch and Theme Challenge - I have gone with the theme
The Sentiment stamp is Stamplorations 
Thrilled to have been chosen as a winner for my card...Thank you x





38 comments:

Mrs A. said...

What an absolutely amazing looking card. The shimmer is awesome. You have captured the copper tree perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning card Mac, you can do the most amazing things in stamping and the effects are absolutely GORGEOUS, I love the shine of the gold and the colours you achieved, great sentiment too.
Faith
x

Leslie Miller said...

Incredibly gorgeous and beautifully executed! I've never seen a Copper Tree, but it sounds lovely. I'm off to Google. Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation in our challenge at Double D!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Mac, you make such unusual pictures !! I love dark brass with copper, which so beautifully shines on the card. Your media mix jobs are always staggering. I love this card.
Hugs,
BozenA

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous and love the sentiment!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘LEAVE it to me!’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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Susan said...

Beautiful layering of the stencils and lovely gold embossed leaves! I have those Lindy's sprays so can imagine the shimmer they give to the background. A great card for CAS Mix Up, but am I being dumb and not seeing any watercolouring for CAS Watercolour? If it's there, please let me know, as I love your card! Thanks for joining in with our challenges!! And thanks for the lovely compliments about our Design Teams!

pam said...

This looks fantastic Mac, gorgeous colours and beautiful stamping.
Hugs Pam x

Mac Mable said...

Hi Susan thank you for your kind comments.....
I am the dumb one....I thought that Lindy sprays was a form of water colouring.
I thought the sprays where powders that where activated by water....
Please delete my entry.
I made the card pacifically for the challenge but I am always happy to learn that water and powders sprays is not a form of water colouring...
I am so very sorry and feel incredibly stupid x

Ina G said...

Amazing array of gorgeous colours M. Love the subtle layers. Another gorgeous card. Just wish you lived down the road not ........... so I could come play.

Mac Mable said...

Susan....After you have deleted my entry please let me know so that I can say sorry on my blog too?....I love to support one of my favourite challenges and can't believe I got it so wrong xx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant, just brilliant. Love the copper look and I imagine the tree is magnificent....you keep these coming, I am loving them.xxx [aNNie]

Bonnie said...

Another amazing card, Mac! Love the stenciling and the shiny gold leaves! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is simply gorgeous, Mac! I can imagine that the card looks even more beautiful and shinier in real life from the second picture. Many layers of the stencils and inks & sprays create the depth and richness behind the main leaves.
Don't feel bad about the CAS Watercolour Challenge entry. When I entered my card in CAS Mix Up Challenge a few months ago, I realized I forgot to use stamping a little later. But I didn't even know how to delete my entry so I left it there... ;-P Hideko

Maxine D said...

That card must look amazing IRL - I love Lindy's Sprays!! This is phenomenal mac and I love it
Blessings
Maxine

Stella said...

I also love your gold/leaf card but this one.......is a masterpiece. This colour palette paired up with gold is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Wow!
XX

cuilliesocks said...

Wow Mac what a stunning card, your design is brilliant and such gorgeous metallic colours, I love it Kate x

Susan said...

Mac, you've got me second-guessing myself now - I wasn't thinking about the fact that Lindy's sprays are activated by water. So I've referred it to Bonnie and Loll for clarification. I will get back to you when I hear from them! It's good for us (the Design Team) when these things come up so that we can all be clear on what we're looking for in the entries.

butterfly said...

Love the gold emerging from the earthy browns - another wonderful seasonal card.
Alison x

Mac Mable said...

All sorted now with what is watercolour and what isn't x
The CAS mix up and CAS water challenge have the friendliest, most creative and the most inspirational teams and I thank you for your continued inspiration x Lindy's are a watercolour, which I am glad of, as I love using them as sprays and powders with water brushes and also with gels etc. x

Loll said...

Gorgeous creation, Mac. Love the drama of the black with the metallic accents. Beautiful mix of stencils, stamps and splatters. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour! xx

Susan said...

Sorry to cause all that confusion and extra work, Mac! I'm glad it's cleared up and we can have your card linked to both challenges! It was good for our Design Team to have that come up as we're now all more clear on what we're looking for!

Hugs,
Susan

Bonnie said...

So glad to see this in the CAS Watercolour gallery too, Mac! xoxo

nancy littrell said...

So pleased to know your Gorgeous card qualifies for our CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour challenges. Such a Stunning Elegant card. TFS the photo that really shows off all your copper shine too. Hugs..

Christine Alexander said...

Mac this is stunning what an incredible feast for the eyes, the gold and browns are amazing. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac, what a gorgeous card ... rich and luscious with such a wonderful glow from the metallic embossing ... another stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Team Clark said...

That brilliant metallic reflection pairs perfectly with this amazing sentiment. Love! Hugs, Autumn

Pat said...

I love the copper and gold together Mac and the different stencilled layers are just perfect and love the beautiful shine using the Lindy sprays. A gorgeous card! x

Ros Crawford said...

It's amazing Mac and I can really see the inspiration from nature here... Beautifully done!

Cara said...

This is gorgeous, love the depth of layering the images etc x

Greta said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mac! Your layering of the stencils is so artistic--fabulous card!

Karen D. said...

wow...this is stunning Mac...love this wonderful card!!
Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!
xx Karen

Julia Aston said...

So beautiful in the blacks/browns and gold Mac! what a lovely stenciled corner you created! Thanks so much for joining in my CAS Mix Up Challenge this month! Julia xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a pretty collage - again I am falling for the gold...

Linby said...

Love the gold over the top of the design. Think I might branch out into these challenges too!

Becca Cruger said...

If I could insert all the hearty eye emojis I would. This is dramatic and elegant and oh-so-lovely! Thank you for playing along at STAMPlorations theme and sketch challenge this month.

Suchi said...

Stunning card with a hint of gold Mac! LOVE your card so much! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations Sketch and Theme Challenge for October! :)
Suchi- DT xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Mac, it's a real hattrick, actually quattrick ;-)) 4 prizes in STAMPlorations !! You are the undisputed queen of October :-)) I congratulate and I am very happy. Thank you for taking that incredible inspiration from your masterpieces.
Hugs,
BożenA