Sunday, 1 October 2017

Metallic ......

I have been having fun with my Alcohol Inks.....
This is my card.....
I have been inspired by several of the posts on the PaperArtsy Blog...
Lin Brown and how she used aluminium foil and Alcohol inks
to make stunning flowers
Debs Who reminded us to dig out some older stamps and to use them 
Also to try and stamp onto foil and then to colour
For the die cut rectangle I used aluminium foil, a stencil and a pokey tool 
to get some texture.
I then played with lots of colours of alcohol inks and gold.
The gold really does shine and the inks fall into the indentations.

The fun PaperArtsy stamps have also been stamped onto metal foil 
and using the same technique to get some texture.
I used slightly different colours of Alcohol inks to get a slight contrast.
The flowers where fussing cut out.

I re-stamped the flowers onto the card base and heat embossed in gold.
The metal flowers have been slightly raised to give further dimension.
I had fun with this card and the technique...........
Thank you so much for finding time to stop by, I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs
x

I wanted to pop this photo on to show you that I tried the technique on kitchen foil 
and it worked beautifully too....
Because I wanted to use a pokey too etc it wasn't going to work this time 
but it is in my box to use at a later date!

Challenges I would love to enter.....
The Paper Players - Autumn Floral
Country View Challenges - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues
Such fabulous inspiration on their blog.......
PaperArtsy - Topic 13 - Metallics







50 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOWIE Mac! This is just so stunning! It takes my breath away! Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous my friend! Have a lovely Sunday and great upcoming week Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Christine Alexander said...

OMG this is stunning. did you stamp the flower on the foil cut it out then add texture? I have to try this. the CAS design is awesome :)

Susan said...

This is going straight to my Pinterest board for inspiration on using alcohol inks - it is stunning! I love the colours, the use of lots of gold, the way you gave it some texture, and the way you stamped the flowers on the card and then popped up the cut out flowers on top. Absolutely fabulous!

Craftyfield said...

Wow! The colours and shine are fabulous and what clever design... Love it!

Marina said...

This is a beautiful card and the technique is great. I just had a big play session using alcohol inks last week (not on metal though) - I'd forgotten how much fun they can be.

Jeanne H said...

Wow, wow. Your card is just wonderful. I will have to try this technique too. Thanks for sharing!

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous !
Corrie x

Greta said...

You always leave me speechless, Mac! This isn't a card--it's a work of art that should be framed! I'll have to check out the tutorials--really love the look you achieved!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning, I love it! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Heidi Stamps said...

Amazing colors! You could have kept quiet and I bet not very many people could have figured out how you got this amazing look! Thanks for sharing!

Stella said...

Mac I am with Greta; this is ART! I don't have any alocohol inks but you sure make it look like a musthave:) Another item on the never ending wishlist:) Your take on this technique is brilliant; your card is stunning!

rachel said...

Oh wow - this is amazing - what a fabulous technique and beautiful results - the colours are awesome! Thanls for joining us at Countryview challenges too! Good luck! Hugs rachel x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hi Mac,
what a great technique! What you got with her help is amazing. Even more shocked my vision. It's impossibly beautiful, Mac. True artistry. Big WOW!
Hugs,
BozenA

cuilliesocks said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh wow Mac absolutely stunning work, what an amazing technique, beautifully designed and coloured, love it all Kate x

Ina G said...

OMG Can you come pick my jaw off the floor please M. This is way beyond stunning and would make for a belated birthday card hehe
Love the peek a boo dye and how you used the open space then added more yummies on top. What you have achieved here is mind blowing. I just can't stop looking at it. I don't even have any alcohol inks so I can try this great technique out. Don't think I could come close to this though. SWOON!

Claire Broadwater said...

WOWSER!!!!!! This is amazing, Mac! I love the work of art you created! I have never used this technique, but would love to try it! All the dimension is just fabulous! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Liz said...

Oh wow, what a striking card! The colours are fabulous, what a great technique. xx

Cathy said...

Fantastic card Mac, love the colours. This would look great framed! Cathy x

aussie aNNie said...

WOW WOW WOW WHAT A MASTER PIECE. Just love this Mac, so professional and just wow.xxx [speechless]
xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Wonderful autumn colours with alcohol inks!!! Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining the October challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

Maxine D said...

Oh my goodness Mac, this is above stunning. What a dramatic card - love how you have contrasted the colour and texture of the foil against the stark white background.!!
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

All I can say is wow wow wow! This card is jaw-dropping stunning, Mac!

Ros Crawford said...

I am gobsmacked!! This is so amazing! Even though I read your post I have no idea how you did that Lol! You are a terrific artist and you ought to frame your mastepieces! Brilliant Mac!

Joanne James said...

Well Mac I've definitely learned something new today - I've never come across this technique before but am definitely going to have to give it a go - the results look amazing! Such rich colours, perrfect for autumn. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Wanda Hentges said...

Really beautiful card!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is simply joyous!

Team Clark said...

I have always wanted to try this. Such beautiful inking! The design is amazing and your molding worked perfectly. Hugs, Autumn

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is another piece of art, Mac! The metal-looking flowers and the window are made of aluminum foil!? They absolutely look like real metal - colors and dimension. Just beautiful and gorgeous! Hideko

Karen D. said...

...and another Wow!! this looks amazing. I can't imagine how hard it was to cut out those flowers though.
really wonderfully done mf.
xx Karen

Cara said...

Wow. Wow and Wow!

Sylvia said...

Such a great piece of art.Stunning card.Love it.

Gr,Sylvia x

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac ... or rather WOW! Beautiful work, simply stunning ... it should be hanging in a gallery, it's just awesome! Hugs, Anita :)

Mia said...

Fabulous card, Mac. And what a great technique you used! Beautiful red and golden colours! Kisses, my friend.

Sara Barker said...

This is really so cool and your colors are outstanding! Love the dimension!

Mrs A. said...

This card is stunning and has quite taken my breath away. Your very crafty. Hugs Mrs A.

Viv said...

Another wow here Mac, what an awesome card! just so amazing, can't stop looking at it. Thank you for the lovely comments about my card and blog make over too, so kind ;) Viv xx

Daffodil Cards said...

OMG, WOW WOW WOW, what an amazing creation, your really are a true artist. I LOVE this, it should be in a frame for posterity.
Faith
x

aussie aNNie said...

Slowly getting back to commenting after the influenza strain [aNNie]

Patti said...

Oh my Mac!! you astound me!! I wonder how you can sleep : ) there must be so much amazing talent rolling around in your head waiting to bust out! : )

Outstanding!!

Patti

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW !!! It's much more than a card, it's a master piece Mac ! The alcohol inks and gold are so gorgeous and vibrant mixed together on aluminium foil ! What a beautiful work you've done here ! Your design is just stunning ! Have to try this technique ! Thanks so much for sharing and for the eye-catching inspiration ! xx

Suchi said...

You are so talented and so creative Mac! i love how you experiment with your cards!! Beautiful!! :)

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

Oh my goodness, that is an incredible work of art! Totally mind blowing!

Annie said...

Wow Mac !!! I was lucky enough to meet Lin at Ally Pally earlier this year and she is one very talented lady just like you x I love your flowers..so clever.

TFS and best wishes from your newest follower
Annie x

Diane said...

Super fun technique and the colors are fabulous.

Hugs Diane

maria f. said...

Incredibly amazing! What gorgeous results you've achieved!

Margik said...

What a stunning card, Mac! Your tecnhique is fabulous with a spectacular result.
Have a lovely week! Mar :)

Dortesjs said...

Whoo oo you are so talented this is awsome totally love love love

Pat said...

I don't know what happened because I was convinced that I commented on this but went to look at Lin Brown's blog and must have got sidetracked..lol. This is gorgeous Mac and love the colours and beautiful texture and love the quirky look to the flowers. A great technique! x

Pamellia Johnson said...

OMG, this is truly a work of art Mac!! I would love to be a fly on the wall in your craft room and watch you create these beautiful pieces! Incredible work with the alcohol inks, and the composition of your piece is utterly brilliant! Can't get enough of this one, I keep scrolling back up to see the shimmer and shine again and again!! sending hugs :)

Linby said...

wow - this is fab - love the look you achieved.