Thursday, 15 February 2018

Smile.....

Here's today's cards...

Yes ....two cards on the same blog post for the Twofer Challenge.
Use the same die or stamp and make two cards for two different occasions....
The theme is Hearts.
I have used the same die cut heart 
and made two very different cards for two different occasions....
Please scroll down to see the shine on the Love card....
The Smile Card has the hidden heart die.
The flowers have been stamped, using The Ton flower stamp,
heat embossed with gold and water coloured.
The leaves have been coloured with pencils.
I have also used a stencil and gold embossing paste, splats and a die cut sentiment.
I am enjoying using coloured card stock for the background.
The Love card....
For the heart die I have used Inka Gold, blobs of Inka and gloss varnish.
I have stamped and heat embossed in gold on the background, 
using a mixed media stamp.
The swirl flourish has been die cut out of cork and the edges hi-lighted in gold.
I used thick cork, which gave a great texture and dimension.
The delicate Love sentiment has been die cut and layered.
This photo also shows the shine and texture of the die cut heart.....
I really enjoyed making the two cards.
Thank you so much for finding time to stop by,
I really do appreciate it....
Crafty Hugs
xx
Challenges I would love to enter.....

Card number one - The Smile Flower card.....
The Ton Challenge - February Challenge - Heart
The gorgeous flower stamp is by the Ton
CAS Water colour Challenge - Heart
Update...Outstanding Design shout out for my card....Thank you so much 
Card Number two - The Love Card.......
CAS Mix Up - Use Cork or Canvas or Felt, stamping and one other of your choice.
I have used cork, stamping, die cutting and heat embossing....
Update...Outstanding Design shout out for my card....Thank you so much 
That's Crafty I Heart You Challenge 
Stamplorations - February Challenge
Love theme ....
Memory Box Challenge is Hearts...The sentiment die is from Memory Box








 Twofer Challenge....Challenge #2 - Hearts






















54 comments:

MaryH said...

A BIG WOW! I love the technique on the fab #1 heart, with the 'hidden' element. Those gold embossed flowers,all the stenciling, paste and spatters, just a WOW all round. And #2 is equally Wow...Loved your way with the cork flourish. Both are just so elegant and beautiful, and certainly a splendid use of same elements creating such different looks (for 2 occasions too!). Anytime I use products and you would like to ask for better directions, feel free to email & I'll try to explain better than I do on the post. I'm trying to not be so wordy in explaining what I've done! TFS & Hugs

Carol S86303 said...

They're both beautiful cards! I particularly like the 1st one.

nancy littrell said...

WOW!!!, Mac...Stunning mixed media "Works of Art", my friend! TFS close up photos of both your amazing CAS cards. Your use of Inka Gold really makes me want to get mine out and play. I love your CAS creative designs too. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour..wow, again...Amazing designs.! Hugs..

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! These are truly stunning Mac! Love all that fabulous texture and the shine is just amazing! Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sybrina K said...

Oh my goodness... Saw these beauties in the Twofer gallery and just had to stop by. So pretty!

Kara Lynne said...

I could just stare at these two cards and not take it all in! Your gorgeous red flowers on the grey cs is striking enough, but then you go and add the die cut heart! That shine and texture between the heart and the flourish on your love card is so dynamic! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Beverly S. said...

Two beautiful cards for the Twofer Challenge....each so different and unique. Great job!

Greta said...

2 wonderful & completely different cards--perfect for the challenge! Always love seeing your creative work, Mac!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous, I love all that yummy gold and the wonderful texture on the heart.

Loll said...

WOW!! Two GORGEOUS heart cards Mac!! I LOVE your colouring of your flower spray - so dramatic on the dark base and a wonderful way to use the heart die-cut in a hidden element. So creative and clever!

Your LOVE card is gorgeous with the gold edged cork flourish and multi-layer, texture, shiny heart. You always find the best combinations of mixed media products! Thanks for joining us at Twofer Card Challenge, CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up! xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh my just look at all that lovely texture, both beautiful cards. I love the over aperture of the heart in the first and the second just screams texture texture texture at me. All rather yummy.
You should enter one into the That's Crafty challenge, they would fit in a treat with our *I heart you* Monthly Challenge.
Big hugs and Thank you for sharing these beauties.
Tracey xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely stunning pieces Mac. You have a wonderful way incorporating gold onto your artwork and it always takes them to a much higher level. Your first piece is beautiful but the second one is gorgeous and I love the dimension you’ve achieved. Happy crafting. Sandra x

Karen D. said...

I totally agree....a big WOW. The elegance and beauty of these is just amazing....love, love your results.
Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!
:) Karen xx

Jo Manna said...

Both cards are awesome. That textured heart with the distressed cork swirl are truly a piece of art, Mac. There's so much richness in this card that I can feel the love you put into it. Truly BEAUTIFUL, hugs xx

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!, what can I say? Both are incredible in colours, texture and beauty. FAB-U-LUS!
They take my breath away.
Faith
x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness! These grabbed me at the Twofer challenge, but to see them here is a thousand times more amazing. You do the most beautiful work, and your use of texture and dimension is stunning! All the gold... sigh... Be still my heart!

cuilliesocks said...

Wow and wow Mac, I love both of your amazing creations, stunning work. Kate x x

Jeanne H said...

Very lovely and creative cards! You should be a winner! :-)

Ina Grehan said...

Once more you have taken your talent to a new level here M. The Smile card is beyond beautiful with that hidden heart. Stunning elements used and coloured to perfection.
Your Love card is just full of amazing texture. Your colour combination is brilliant. Two beautifully created cards.
Love coming to check out your amazing work. Hugs.

Bonnie said...

WOW, Mac! Way to rock all these challenges! Love those gorgeous red flowers and how you've "hidden" the heart among them! Your second heart has so much dimension and texture and looks so pretty in the cork frame! The bits of gold in the background of both cards adds adds richness and glamour!

Mrs A. said...

These are both fabulous. Such Lovely interpretations of Darnell's challenge. Both of the cards have the Wow factor. Hugs Mrs A.

Susan said...

Gorgeous! Incredible texture on that heart! That must have been quite thick cork to be able to cut such a delicate die - I had to glue my cork to cardstock in order to get the die cut frame I used on my card - when I die cut the thin cork on its own, it tore.

Beautiful colours in the heart, great highlighting on the cork flourish, and nice detail with the gold stamping behind everything.

Your other card is lovely too, with the stenciling and the vibrant colouring of the flowers.

Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour.

Ceal said...

Just beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Mac! I didn't see the heart in the smile card at first. What a nice and beautiful surprise! Love the color scheme of the card. The love card is so shiny and full of visual interest. Highlighting the edges of cork in gold is such a great idea! Hideko xx

Jane said...

Oh wow! How rich and sumptuous! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your creation always have such great texture and details, well done!

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW! Your cards still fascinate me so much, Mac! You know so well how to combine the different media together and your cards are always breathtaking. I love your first card "smile", beautiful colors that stand out so well on the gray background! The second card has nothing to envy because it is also superb. The texture, the color combo and your CAS design are simply beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing and inspiring! Very good weekend ! xx

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac ... what a Twofer! Beautifully coloured florals ... so deliciously dramatic against the grey ... and fabulous with all the rich gold! Brilliant idea to camouflage the die cut heart inside this beauty! Your second card is stunning ... it's wonderfully crisp and clean ... and full of fantastic texture, dimension, interest and shine! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Greta said...

Back to say congrats on having 2 projects selected as winners at Stamplorations! You could be on their DTs--always wonderful work! I was lucky to get a random drawing win, so will also get to do some shopping.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Two beautiful heart cards and love all the texture and colors on both. Great for the Twofers challenge.

Marina said...

You do amazing things with metallics - I've noticed that before. These two cards are very different and both so beautiful. If I had to pick out one oustanding element, it would be the way you've 'hidden' the heart among the flowers - I love that look.

LucieGCards said...

Wow! Absolutely STUNNING Cards! So creative! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Darnell said...

Mac, these are again so out-of-this world that I am having trouble even forming the proper adjectives because your designs are (as I always say) so far outside the realm of my simple CAS cards! You have created spectacular works of golden textured card art and you done a remarkable job of making the work for all of these challenges!! Thank you so much for playing along in Twofer Card Challenge #2!! Hugs, Darnell

Cara said...

Two stunning cards, can't decide which I prefer x

Bo┼╝enA said...

I love both cards, but the first card threw me on my knees. Your intense red flowers on a gray background look so beautiful. I love how you hid among them heart. WOW! The heart on the second card looks so beautiful with all the additional texture and gloss.
Hugs,
BozenA

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! Mac these are spectacular! I love all the detil to put into your creations... That textured heart is amazing!

Sylvia said...

2 Stunning cards,Mac.Beautiful design.Love that Inka Gold.I have it also in my stash.Thank you for the inspiration.

Gr,Sylvia

Viv said...

Two fab cards here Mac and I love the texture on that heart too ;) Viv xx

Mia said...

Wow, Mac! Your cards are soooooooo beautiful! I love the colours and the golden effect. Kisses, my friend.

Julia Aston said...

These are stunning Mac! what a beautiful hidden heart amongst the flowers on the first one - and the gorgeous enameled heart on the second with the cork swirl is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at the CAS Mix Up Challenge! Julia xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Wow! Both of the cards are stunning and I could not pick if you beat me! :) Love them both! Thank you for sharing it with us at That’s Crafty! Good luck! X

aussie aNNie said...

I can't believe I missed this one. A stunner and love how you created the heart. Your work is so inspiring...hugs.xx [aNNie]
 ❤️

Marcia HIll said...

Let me add one more WOW! Two absolutely GORGEOUS cards Mac...I think I've been drooling for the past 10 minutes looking at both of these! Totally in LOVE with your smile card...the hidden heart among the beautiful flowers is just so lovely!! And the heart on your 2nd card is fantastic...really love the texture and color! And the golden cork totally sets it off! Two lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

Dorthe said...

Your cards looks wonderful,
and the number two, with heart and swirl, so beautifully textured, and looking so rich with the gold, is gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing your sweet creation with us over at That's Crafty.
Dorthe, DT

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, I forgot to say on my original comment, thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, these are gorgeous Mac!! Love that hidden heart in the first one and the amazing florals with the gold embossing! The second card has such incredible textures, amazing work creating 2 looks with the same die! hugs :)

Chris Dring said...

I'm just drooling over these two stunning cards! Wow! The textures, colors, and designs of both are amazing! Wow!

TaeEun said...

Wow!!! They are really gorgeous CAS cards in a mixed media style! The red anemones on the gray background look beautiful with gold accents! Thank you so much for joining us at The Ton Challenge!

maria f. said...

Oh Mac, what a joy to see your beauty in the STAMPlorations gallery too. Love your use of color - on both cards. Those blooms just shine off the dark cardstock. And your mixed media work is always superb. Havent't tried the Inka gold yet...

Diane said...

hey're both beautiful cards and love the texture and colors.

Hugs Diane

The Altered Paper said...

Awesome design and textures! Different & gorgeous cards!

Patti said...

Every time I visit your blog my jaw involuntarily drops!! These cards are over the top beautiful Mac!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Both are positively stunning! Any yet so different! All those different textures are amazing and the Inka Gold makes it so luscious! What a treat! And since you linked up those beauties for STAMPlorations let me say thank you!

wannabcre8tive said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. The first one is my fav. I like the gold, it really gives them an elegant look. The colors are gorgeous.