Thursday, 15 March 2018

CAS Mix Up Reminder Post.....

Come and join in the Birthday Celebrations over at 

The CAS Mix Up Challenge.

There are prizes to be won too........

This is My Reminder Card for this Months Challenge ......

*My choice is Alcohol Inks, Stencilling, heat embossing and die cutting.

I have used Alcohol inks and a straw to blow the inks around on the acetate.
The back of the acetate has white crumbled tissue paper glued onto it.
The wall has been stamped and then heated with several layers of embossing powders 
to add dimension and texture.
The silhouette of the man has been stencilled with black embossing paste.
Finishing off with a die cut sentiment and die cut frame.

Acetate is a fun medium to play with...
If you pop over to the blog there are videos to inspire you
and... fabulous inspiration from Cathy, our extremely talented guest designer 
and our fabulous design team.

The Challenge ends on the 24th March.....
Thank you Susan for a very creative and fun challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it.

Crafty Hugs x




36 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

This is one amazing fabulous card Mac, I love the addition of the acetate and the male image leaning against the wall is brilliant, Love everything about it, Kate x

Cathy said...

Wow!! What an amazing card Mac. Love the inky background. The embossed wall looks fantastic too, perfect for the image of the man leaning against it. My acetate isn't heat proof but I can see the benefits of it. Cathy x

Julia Aston said...

What a great masculine design - and wonderful techniques on your acetate Mac! The straw blown AI's give a beautiful effect in the black and green - that embossed brick wall and the man leaning against it - all create such a great scene! Julia xx

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW WOW WOW what a truly incredible creation. I've not seen anything like it. I have soooooo much to learn LOL. Love the brick embossing and the acetate colours, the textures are just wonderful.
Faith
x

Mrs A. said...

What a fabulous background you have made. The green looks just like a bush that you have painted on. Love the brick wall effect too. Hugs Mrs A.

Loll said...

So cool!! I love your design Mac! Very artsy with the blown AI background ... just a perfect combination with the heat embossed brick wall that the man is leaning against! Wonderful card, my friend! xx

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...LOVE this card Mac!! Your layout is fabulous and I really like the way you used your alcohol inks with the straw and then set up your scene! And black embossing paste? Will have to check that out!! STUNNING card Mac!! :0)

Liz said...

Brilliant masculine card. I love the scene you've created. xx

Bonnie said...

Wow, Mac! This is amazing! I love the texture and depth of the bricks and the blown alcohol ink! (I tried that and it didn't move as well.) It makes such an interesting background! A fabulous masculine card, my friend!

Susan said...

What a wonderfully artsy and perfectly CAS masculine birthday card! I love it! Fabulous stamped and heat embossed wall, and great stenciling of the silhouette of the man (I'd assumed the man was stamped and the wall was stenciled when I first saw it!). And I love the splash of green and grey AI - I always forget that technique of blowing it with a straw. Also love the vertical orientation of the birthday die cut. Thanks so much for making such a great card for my turn at hosting CAS Mix Up, and I know you'll be a great replacement for me when I leave to join CAS Christmas.

MaryH said...

Ah, you have some fab mixed media techniques going on this one! First I love the alcohol & straw effort...it's very interesting - very arty. The wall is just wonderful, and your black stenciled silhouette turned out just beautifully. It's most eye catching, and what a splendid design idea! TFS

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Stunning and very creative mixed media design, Mac. I LOVE all your textures. Your man looks so relaxed leaning against the very textured brick wall while standing on a rocky path with a blast of alcohol ink that resembles a tree in the background!! All so creative and inspiring, my friend. Your birthday was perfectly placed to finish off your work of art! TFS all your details too. Great Guy card! Hugs...

aussie aNNie said...

I agree re the acetate, love using it in many ways myself, but don't do it enough. Lovely the whole concept of this card, the texture and colours are fabulous. Truely inspiring.x πŸ’– [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a creative and great design for a masculine card Mac! Love the strategic use of alcohol inks! Have a great upcoming weekend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Christine Alexander said...

Fantastic masculine card, the black embossing against the the blown AI's is stunning. and embossing paste silhouette of the gentleman is perfect. Love it!

Ina Grehan said...

I loved the first card you made some time ago similar to this M and you have again blown my socks off with this one. Love the splash of colours you added here and the dimension you got with the embossed brick is a real stand out. Something for that guy to lean on LOL. WOW!

Jo Manna said...

Impressive Mac. You blew me away with your approach ;-) Every technique intrigues me and you succeeded in keeping it all CAS. All I can say is WOW!!! This is a BEAUTY, hugs xx

Viv said...

Such a clever card Mac! just love it...I haven't used acetate much and always a disaster lol ;) Viv xx

Sylvia said...

Fantastic masculine card,Mac.Love the background and the brick wall.
Enjoy your weekend.

Gr,Sylvia x

Pat said...

This is so cleverly done Mac and you have made a wonderful mixed media piece with a masculine twist. I love the dimensional embossing for the brick wall and the super black silhouette and sentiment, and the staw blown alcohol ink on the acetate makes a fabulous background, and a lovely neutral backing with the tissue for it with the tissue paper. I am assuming that the silhouette and the brick wall are on the front of it and the alcohol ink and then the tissue on the back. I love the framing too. x

Linby said...

I just love this - great composition and use of materials.

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG ! Absolutely fabulous ! Love these bursts of green and black, the wall is fantastic with the dimension you gave and so clever for this masculine silhouette ! WOW, what a creativity ! x

Leslie Miller said...

You're amazing. That's all there is too it. Wow!

pam said...

Fantastic card Mac, amazing design.
Pam x

Greta said...

Very artistic & creative--as you always are, Mac!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

An awesome masculine card! Renders me speechless....

Trina P. said...

Another stunning card! The perfect masculine card. Love how you combined the acetate tissue and straw blowing techniques. I’ve done the straw blowing technique once, but it made me dizzy. πŸ˜‚. Very inspiring. xx

Anita in France said...

So cool, Mac ... the impact of the AI background is fabulous behind the stencilled/embossed images ... what a fantastic sense of energy and drama in this brilliant scene! Hugs, Anita :)

Marina said...

Love that splash of green - what a stylish card.

Cara said...

I love the composition of this, just fab x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Stunning masculine card, Mac! I love the design, the straw blown AI's interesting effect, and the heat-embossed bricks! The black silhouette of the man is so cool too. You are an amazingly talented lady!! Hideko xx

Karen D. said...

super cool...love it.
xx Karen

Ros Crawford said...

I'm blown away by this... It's absolutely stunning and what a fabulous choice of color!

Brenda in IN said...

I love your technique and it looks great. The image of the stenciled man really stands out. Great card.

Nonni said...

Absolutely stylish! I love all the details and the masculine feel. Gorgeous! xxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply gorgeous!!