Sunday, 10 June 2018

The Voice Of The Sea

I have been having fun, water colouring and layer embossing powders...

Here's Today's Card......

I started by masking off the water colour card and using several Lindy powders, 
activated by water for the Ocean.
The bling from them is so pretty.
I then had lots of fun layering and heating embossing powders on a craft mat 
and my pancake maker....This ensures the powders don't fly everywhere.
Once the molten powders where cold, 
I gentle peeled off the bits to create the texture on my card.

This is a great way to use all those embossing powders that I have stashed away...
I used blingy powders, which created a wonderful and unique effect.
The ship and the sentiment have been stamped 
and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I finished off with water colouring the ship with shades of grey.

I had so much fun doing this card and as a technique girl learnt lots along the way.

The CAS Watercolour Challenge this month is Ocean and
The CAS Mix Up Challenge is layering of embossing powders 
so I combined both of the challenges....my choice is water colouring
I would like to say a big Thank You to Loll
from Stamping with Loll for kindly designing my watermark for me.
What a friendly and generous blog community we have....x
Thank you so much for stopping by I really do appreciate your time...

Crafty Hugs
xx

Challenges I would love to enter...
Craft Stamper - Take It Make It Challenge - Anything Goes but must include stamping
CAS-Ual Fridays - Boys of Summer
The Artistic Stamper - Creative Challenge ....Colour it Blue....





53 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Hello and thank you for stopping by x

pam said...

Gorgeous card Mac, what a fabulous scene you have created! looks amazing.
Pam x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I’ve just popped by to say thank you for the lovely comment that you left in my blog today, I really appreciate your visits. Now onto your masterpiece, it’s fabulous and totally different to anything else I’ve seen in blog land. The colour of your sea is amazing but the melted embossing powders look stunning, what an incredible idea. You’ve managed to put so many different things of interest on your card and yet it still looks quite CAS. Bravo to you Mac, you’re such a talented lady. Thank you for inspiring me to try something different. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Christine Alexander said...

Mac that's the most beautiful effect with the embossing powders. OMG you should frame it as a mixed media piece. So in awe of your tallent.
Christine

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Mac! The effect of the embossing powders is stunning. xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Fabulous way of achieving even more from those embossing powders and another amazing creation, I adore the colours you have used. You really should try this out on a larger scale as it would be an incredible piece of artwork and so satisfying.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Creative wishes Tracey xx

Marcia HIll said...

This card just blows me away Mac...absolutely STUNNING! I would frame this card too! Your ocean using the Lindy's is SO pretty and that ship is just amazing! All the melted embossing powders are beyond description...I am in absolute awe!! Lovely, lovely card!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

Bonnie said...

Wow! A beautiful ocean scene that looks like it's sparkling in the sun! Your embossing adds such wonderful interest and texture! I love those blingy colors! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! Love your watermark! It's so perfectly you!

Michelle W said...

This is absolutely stunning Mac! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays with your gorgeous creation!

aussie aNNie said...

WOW, that texture is amazing, all that embossing looks fabulous. I bet in real life it is stunning for a card...xxx

Robyn Oliver said...

Simply brilliant Mac, love your card and all that shimmer and glossy texture

Cathy said...

Amazing card Mac, the embossing is totally stunning! Cathy x

Maxine D said...

WOW - what a fascinating card, and so much to look at - love that you embossed the ship in white and coloured with grey, and all the colours in the layered embossing... I am drooling.
Blessings
Maxine

Sylvia said...

Absolutely stunning card,Mac.love this fantastic technique.( It also looks a bit like pollution with plastic in the sea).

Gr,Sylvia.

Jo Manna said...

Totally stunning Mac. Loving the artsy appeal to this glorious piece. Once again, BRAVO! xx

BożenA said...

Another phenomenal card, Mac! I love the mysterious strukture covering the sea bottom and reaching for the ship. WOW! But you have an imagination!
Hugs,
BożenA

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVING your watermark, it's so you.
I am always open mouthed when I visit, you do the most amazing work, so unusual and magnificent, this is AWESOME and so VERY beautiful. I didn't know that embossed powder could be lifted off a mat to use, I'll try that with my VERY limited powders. Thanks
Faith
x

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

I would never have thought to do this! What a neat idea and beautiful result. It looks fabulous with your stamped sailboat. I totally love this! Hugs, Autumn

Loll said...

WOW!! THIS IS AMAZING!!! (and yes, I was shouting). :) I LOVE this card. So unique, creative and totally YOU! Beautiful ocean and waves with your layers of embossing powders. The texture, colours and dimension are increditble. And perfect addition with the subtle ship stamping and colouring. You are so talented, my friend! xx

Marina said...

How clever! And what a fabulous effect. I don't know what a pancake maker is (!) but I do have an old Melt Pot gathering dust. I hope you don't mind me pinning this for inspiration.

Trina P. said...

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G, Mac! Your layered embossed embellishment is gorgeous and is a standout. This needs to be framed and showcased in an art gallery! Love it! xx

Ina G said...

Once more I am picking myself off the floor after seeing this gob smackin' clever creation M. You have such amazing talent for Mixed Media it's uncanny. A truly stunning result you have achieved with all that embossing and the way it flows so beautifully - not to mention the colours! What a beautiful calming blu sea. Love the ship and the placement of the sentiment. Even the background to your card is perfect.
PS Love the new watermark from Lol.

Brenda said...

Wow, this is an amazing and very beautiful card Mac!!!! That look you got with the embossing powders blow me away. Well, I'm just speechless really. I love it though, so unique, so beautiful! Loll is a very talented and generous lady isn't she?!! Love the new watermark! Hugs, Brenda

Kara Lynne said...

Simply amazing! Not only is there so much drama going on with the embossing powders, but you have the perfect ship image and sentiment for this striking card!

Mia said...

Stunning card, Mac! I cannot believe that you created such a great effect with embossing powders only! Wow! Kisses, my friend.

Greta said...

Super cool, artsy card--love it!

Susan said...

What a wonderful artistic card! The layered embossing on the water is fabulous - the perfect setting for the boat.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a great card, it is amazing.

Aileen said...

Mac I love this, it is so brilliant and has me wishing I had a ship stamp so I could make a card just like it, how brilliant is this The colours and wildness of it, I can see the corals there in the waves.

Karen D. said...

I agree...wow, this looks amazing!!! such great interest, texture and so creative.
Well done.
xx Karen

Ros Crawford said...

Just hold on whilst I pick myself up off the floor... WOW!!! This is so terrific... I love that pancake maker made embossing texture (hee hee)... Love the colours of the ocean and the ship.. In fact love evrything about this artsy and so unique creation... You rock!

Mrs A. said...

How unique is this card! I love the sea that you have created and the sailing ship is a super finishing touch. As Loll so aptly put
AMAZING. Hugs Mrs A.

cuilliesocks said...

Wow so spectacular Mac, what a masterpiece, the colours of the sea are amazing. A wonderful technique with the molten EP, I love the sailing ship, it reminds me of the scene where Shackleton's ship is lit up whist stranded on the ice, I absolutely love your work, Kate x

*Vicki* said...

Your creations are so unique and stunning to see Mac! Really love the colors you've achieved in your layered embossing! The dimension and style look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanne H said...

A super lovely fun card! tfs

Julia Aston said...

What AWESOME melting of powders for your mystical underwater drippiness (for lack of a better word!!!) What a wonderful sailing vessel stamp - so nicely colored just a bit in the sails and beautiful dripping ocean background as well - what a great experiment Mac!! Juia xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, Mac, I'm so in love with this card! I want to frame it and display it on the wall in front of my craft table! It's so inspiring, unique, and stunning!! Love the shimmery ocean, the subtle and delicate ship image, the fabulous design, and the blingy layered embossing powder waves! Your new watermark looks fantastic with your card too! Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Love how your Layered EB powders are dramatically engulfing your ship. Wonderful sentiment, ocean and shine! TFS Hugs.

Your new signature is so unique and so you, Mac! Isn't Loll just so creative and generous with her talents:-)

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac ... to say stunning doesn't really seem enough! Those layered embossed pieces shimmer and shine so beautifully ... and add so much magic to your fabulous scene ... I'm sure I see sea creature in there! It's Narnia-esque ... I'm thinking Voyage of the Dawn Treader! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

Love the watermark, Mac!! But your card had me gasping out loud. The Mister actually came running to see what was the matter! You seriously need to move on to larger canvas and contact a gallery! No fooling around! You are a bona fide artist both conceptually and practically and you leave me in awe every.single.time!! Hugs, Darnell

Diane said...

Oh my gosh I just love this design and how you used the water colors and layer of embossing powders.

Hugs Diane

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, what a fabulous card. I love how you layered the embossing powder. I like the pretty colors. Great job.

Heidi Stamps said...

I agree with what others have shared, this is so different than what anyone else is doing and so wonderful. It even looks a bit like coral in that one spot. TFS!

Patti said...

Oh my goodness Mac! this is a stunning!! I'm actually speechless - which really pleases my husband LOL! Truly remarkable friend!!

Patti

aussie aNNie said...

Have a great weekend.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Now that is one super cool way to create water! It loos so real! One day I will have to try this - simply stunning!

Viv said...

Oh wow what a masterpiece here Mac!what an amazing sea you made with the E/P's quite breathtaking and super card ;) Viv xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow this is so creative, artsy and original! I feel like reaching out and touching it!!!

Dortesjs said...

again ...truely love this. awsome

shirley-bee said...

That is such a stunning way to represent the sea, Mac! I love how it's trailing across the card like a ship's wake. So clever. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG, Mac ! I'm totally swooning over your card ! You're a true artist with such a stunning creativity ! What a beautiful texture and shimmer given by the melted embossing powders. And I don't speak about the colours....I'm totally in love with them and the whole card, of course ! Simply breathtaking one more time ! Hugs

Michelle Lupton said...

Wow, what a cool effect! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge :)

Brenda in IN said...

This is truly awesome! The colors, texture and the scene are just beautiful. I love this card.