Monday, 1 October 2018

CAS Mix Up October Challenge

I am excited to be hosting my first Challenge 

at The CAS Mix Up this month.
This Months Challenge is technique based and is Metal.....

Metal can be Real or Faux.......
or even a Metal looking technique.....
You are only limited by your imagination.

Have fun and I am so looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations in the gallery.

There are video links over on the blog too, to inspire you further....
Along with the amazingly creative DT and our wonderful guest designer Pat 

This is my card..... 

I have used Stamping, Tin Foil, real leafs and Heat Embossing as my choice.
I have used three leafs from the garden, that had good veining on them 
and stuck them to canvas paper for added texture.
The tin foil was then glued down on top and two colours of acrylic paint lightly painted on top.
Once this was dry I lightly rubbed back some of the acrylic paint to expose the leafs, 
the veins and the texture from the canvas paper.
The foliage has been stamped in green and the tops heat embossed in silver on the card stock.
I ran a silver pen around the edges of the small squares and popped them up onto foam.
Finishing off with stamping the sentiment in green.

I remember doing this technique in my school days and had fun then too x.
So looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery.
Have fun.......x
Crafty Hugs....

Challenges I would like to enter.....


42 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely texture and I love it.

*Vicki* said...

Yay, congrats on your very first challenge hosting! You are so good at doing those techniques and I enjoy seeing what you create! I absolutely LOVE your desin here with the leafs and tin foil! How clever and they turned out really amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your process with this as I've never tried it out! HUGS

Patti said...

What!? hang on! you used actual leaves!? this is amazing!! So you covered the leaves with tin foil and then colored the tin foil? WOW you better come over to my house! I need to learn this technique!! Ok... Not so far.... : )

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! c'mon, real leaves? You are in another world, far far away, creatively, than me, I would love to learn a little of your incredibly ingenious ideas. This is a STUNNING card, I love the green and silver.
Faith
x

pam said...

Stunning card Mac, love the layout and beautiful decoration.

Hugs Pam x

Loll said...

WOW! LOVE that you used leaves from your garden Mac! That is really the sign of a true mixed media artist to use found / forged items. This is an AMAZING design. Love the silver embossed leaves with the green backgrounds. The texture from the leaves and the canvas paper shows through to create a lot of texture. Fun challenge Mac!! xx

Julia Aston said...

I had to read this 3 times to understand that those are real leaves under the foil! What a great metal technique Mac! Partially rubbing off the paint gives such a great look - and the vine stampings behind the boxes really invites the eye to wander about your design! A great Mixed Media challenge for us this month! xx

Pat said...

This is so cleverly done Mac, using real leaves too, and love the colours you have used, and you can clearly see the impression of the leaves through the tin foil which gives great texture. The pretty flowers in green and silver behind the panels add lots of extra interest too. A really innovative and beautiful card. x

Liz said...

This is just stunning, Mac! What a fabulous design. xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

How beautiful! I didn’t know that you could use leaves like this and paint over them. Your cards always stand out from the crowd.

Bonnie said...

What an amazing technique, Mac! I'm not sure I could do it but I LOVE the results! Beautiful leaves and the texture of the canvas and dark colors really make the silver leaves pop! Wonderful challenge and a fantastic design!

Wanda Hentges said...

This is so beautiful!!! I love how you have the squares over the foliage images and that your sentiment is on the left!! Wonderful way to lay it out!!!

MaryH said...

Another awesome look, and this technique you've described is new to me! But what splendid results you achieved, and it's so very organic. This is just so beautiful! What a knockout creation you've shared as hostess of this challenge! TFS & Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

so cleaver sticking foil over foliage, it looks incredible Mac. I cant wait to pull out my foil sticky duck tape and give this a go :)

Greta said...

Once again, I'm in awe, Mac! Stunning creation using a technique I've never seen, but love!

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL Mac, just love this every bit of that embossing and the fine stamping. Love the use of those real leaves, wow, you are amazing...xx . Stunning.xx

Ros Crawford said...

I just can't stop looking at this Mac... It's so beautiful... Love that you used real leaves and the textures are just wonderful! You set a fabulous challenge... Way to go!

Susan Joyce said...

Mac, I love your amazing squares, real leaves, tin foil and ink how creative is that!! Awesome card never tried anything like this, I am definitely inspired. Thanks for your lovely comments and welcome to the design team.

Jo Manna said...

I couldn't wait to see how you made this. Your are amazing and so resourceful. I definitely have to try this out. Loving all the texture and your colour combo definitely works for me. Another beauty dear friend!
xx

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, Mac, this is fantastic. What a wonderful technique to get these stunning results. I can't wait to join this challenge.

Trina P. said...

WOW! Just brilliant, Mac! Your creativity never cease to amaze me. Would have never guessed those leaves were real. They look incredible. Beautiful colours, dimensions and texture! LOVE. x

Sylvia said...

Congratulations with your first challenge hosting,Mac.You've made a beautiful card, such a stunning technique.

Gr,Sylvia.

Brenda said...

Congrats on your first challenge hosting Mac! It is a great one indeed!!! I love your card, so neat looking with using the real leaves. The foil looks great and I love the heat embossing. Your design is awesome as well, I am just loving it! Hugs, Brenda

JoAnn said...

Wow, that is amazing that you used real leaves for this fun technique. Love all the texture and pretty design. Congratulations on hosting your fist challenge. I enjoyed participating.

Bo┼╝enA said...

This is such an amazing technique. I have never heard of her before and she is so amazing! I love the final effect, I love the colors you used. This card is another perfect project, Mac!
Hugs,
BozenA

Papercraft Boutique said...

Yay to your first CAS Mix Up challenge hosting, Mac!
What a fantastic technique and execution, using real leaves! I LOVE the gorgeous and detail texture (canvas & leaves) showing through the tin foil and the color combo! Fantastic designs with the awesome 3 little squares and the foliage behind.
I can't wait to join the fun!
Hideko xx

Linby said...

I just love this, from the colour to the layout and the stamping behind the metal images.

nancy littrell said...

OMG, Mac, Your metal leaf design is absolutely Stunning!! TFS your description and hosting your creative challenge. What a joy it would be to run your hand over your beautifully textured work of art! Hugs..Nancy

nancy littrell said...

OMG, Mac...Gorgeous metal leaves design. TFS your description and hosting your creative metal challenge. I love all the texture on your beautiful leaves and colors. What a joy it would be to run your hand over your card and admire your card in the sunlight. Thank you again for sharing your work of art, my friend. Hugs...

Mrs A. said...

Wow, this looks fantastic. Love the effect you have achieved. Not heard of this technique before. Hugs Mrs A.

Ina G said...

OMG I just can't stop looking at this card M. It's well... brilliantly put together. The composition is just aaaaaaaaaaaamazing. You are always thinking outside the box and come up with something so spectacular. Congratulation on your first posting and choosing a fabulous technique. Can't wait to play.

butterfly said...

Oh, oh, that's beautiful - the tin type moulded leaves, the delicate sprays of meadow flowers - lovely, lovely, lovely.
Alison x

Sue said...

Stunning card! This is a beautiful technique and congrats on yoor GD spot!

Viv said...

Fabulous card here Mac,and you used real leaves too...wow ;) Viv xx

Craftyfield said...

What a fabulous idea (foil on real leaves)! I love the colours and the canvas texture too. A beautiful CAS card, Mac!

Cathy said...

Amazing card Mac! That technique sounds amazing too! Brilliant take on your theme! Cathy x

Viv's Visuals said...

Just an amazing piece of artwork Mac. Love everything about it. x

Marina said...

How fabulous! Love that you used real leaves.

Linda said...

This is stunning! I love how you've used the leaves, so much gorgeous texture. The colours are just perfect too xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Brilliant card Mac, the leaf elements and the technique you used to achieve this is amazing, love the colours and the silver goes beautifully with them and the white.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I think you did it - I might have to squeeze out some time to play along...another little masterpiece!

Susan said...

A very late comment from me - I'm just catching up with commenting on all the CAS DT cards I missed while on vacation! What an amazing technique using actual leaves! I must try that before all the autumn leaves are gone! I love the extra touches of silver from the pen around the edges of the squares and the heat embossed foliage in the background.