Sunday 30 August 2015

Making Magic

Anything But A Card
Update-Thrilled to Bits
I have been lucky enough to have been chosen by
one of the very talented DT members at Anything But Cute
for my Heart MDF as one of their DT Favourites.
Thank you Pamellia.

I had a couple of challenges in mind when I made this project.
I loved the theme and colours on the Mood Board at Anything But Cute.
Frilly and Funkie Challenge-A Touch of Gold
From The Mood board I have tried to use some of the gorgeous colours 
and in particular the Turquoise, Greens and Gold.
Although I never seem to capture them with my camera, however many photos I take!

I was inspired by the picture of the forest with shards of straight lines of light.
This is depicted on the right hand side of the heart.
I have used sprays (from Lindy's stamp gang), a stencil, 
gold paint, crystals and glass glitter in lines.
The stencil represents the bark.
I have picked up the swirls from the shoes on the top left hand side 
by using a stencil, mica, sprays and mini gold beads.
I used the Zen Leaf 2 and the Zen Single Grass Stamps 
from Lavinia to pick up on the shape of the eyes 
and the rain/glue like shape on the leaves from the mood board.
I stamped and embossed the stamps in gold,
coloured them with mica and hi-lighted them with crystals.

The 'Love' sentiment has been stenciled with clear gloss gel.
I hope I have captured the Mood board in some small way?

This type of crafting is way out of my comfort zone 
and I have never made anything like this before.
I am really keen to try Mixed Media projects even more 
as I had so much fun making this project.

I am also entering my project into 
The theme co-ordinates with their monthly classes.
Mixed Media Fun using my
 mediums, paints, sprays, glitter, mica, and loads more!
and had a play x
Crafty Hugs x


Kirsten said...

That is gorgeous, I love the texture & the shine. Thanks for joining the Lisa B Designs blog challenge.

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments. I always think my project is shiney and my photos flat, so I am glad that the shine, mica etc shone through x

Ros Crawford said...

What? You've never done this before?? It's STUNNING!!! YOU are a natural!! LOVE it!

Mac Mable said...

Oh Ros you are soooo kind with your generous comments. Thank you so much and Yep nothing like this before. Just love crafting and learning all the new styles out there from generous crafters like yourself who are kind enough to share their work and give inspiration to the likes of myself! x Thanks again x

sarascloset said...

What Ros said!!!! Wow, Holy Cow, My Word, etc! There is not an exclamation I can come up with to express my delight in your piece of art! You have most CERTAINLY captured the mood board at Anything But Cute with this amazing magical heart! I was able to zoom in on all the photos, and what a treat! I could see every detail, and see the care you took to make this gorgeous, dazzling beauty! I love the "bark", the lovely swirl at the upper right, and those great gilded leaves!

I think you should give up your day job, and make zillions of these! I want one! Thank you so much for giving mixed media a try, and joining our Making Magic at Anything But Cute with your lovely creation! Hugs, Sara Emily DT

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for your positive and fabulous comments...made my day! I am so pleased that you think that I have captured the Mood Board and that you could zoom into my photos and see the detail etc. Off now to squeeze my head through my craft room door!!!! Thank you so much for finding time to comment on my blog, so very much appreciated x So Happy x

Vintagehandmade said...

Wow, what a stunning mixed media piece and a fantastic interpretation of our mood board! I adore Lavinia stamps and you used them wonderfully! It's a treat for the eyes! I can't believe it's your first mixed media make! Bravo!
Thank you so much for joining in our 'Making Magic' challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka DT x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for your very kind and positive comments and so glad it meets the brief with the mood board. Yes I love Lavinia stamps too x Thanks again x

Samra said...

WOW!!! What a magically gorgeous piece!
Thank you so very much for joining our challenge Making Magic at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Mac Mable said...

Thank you very much for your kind comments x

Nancy Dynes said...

Your lovely project and combination of techniques have captured the essence of the mood board wonderfully! Thank you so much for joining us at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for your lovely and positive comments x

SewPaperPaint said...

This is so very pretty, the metallics and the teal together - love!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for stopping by and your lovely comments. I loved doing it and learnt lots as I went along!

Jenny Marples said...

Be still my beating heart!!! LOVE every inch of this fabulous plaque! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Pamellia said...

A big congratulations Mac, on being chosen as a DT Favourite and Anything But Cute! Your project totally grabbed me and sucked me in!! Well done!! I do hope to see more of your wonderful work in the future. Hugs, Pamellia :)

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for stopping by and for your congratulations. Thank you too, so much for choosing me! I am just exploring the wonderful art of Mixed Media and learning lots from you very clever and talented mixed media artists. Thank you for sharing your work and for all your inspiration x

Mac Mable said...

Oh that's a lovely comment, thank you so much, really appreciated x

sarascloset said...

I have to tell you, it was such a difficult thing to do to choose just one favorite! Your heart stole my heart and was really a favorite of mine, too! Congratulations on winning the gift certificate at Frilly and Funkie--SO WELL DESERVED!!! Keep up the great work! Hugs!