Thursday, 1 November 2018

CAS Mix Up November Challenge.........

The Theme for November is Embossing Folders
hosted by the wonderful Bonnie

For more information, videos and inspiration pop across to The CAS Mix Up Challenge....
Cornelia from Stempel Spass, Fun Stamping Blog is our wonderful guest designer this month.....
There are lots of ways to use your Embossing Folders.

Here is my Card.....

I have used an embossing folder to dry emboss and then used it with modelling clay.
I have stamped and my choice is heat embossing and making an embellishment from clay.

The background has been dry embossed with a wood embossing folder
and then using modelling clay I pushed the clay down into the folder with my hand,
 to create the impression, which gave me added texture and a 3D relief.
I waited overnight for it to dry then covered it in white gesso to match the card stock.
The dragonfly has been made with a mold and modelling clay 
and when it was dry painted with platinum glittery paint.
I finished off with stamping the sentiment onto vellum 
and heat embossing in platinum embossing powder.

Another fun challenge and there is so much you can do with your embossing folders...
Have fun and I am looking forward to seeing your amazing creations in the gallery x
Challenges I would love to enter.........










38 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Wow Mac, your creation is gorgeous so full of texture! Love how you've used the embossing folder again with the clay to make that beautiful dragonfly stand out even more!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Loll said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! LOVE the layered look of your wood grain embossing Mac. So clever to use modeling clay. Now we'll all be heading shopping for some clay! :) So very cool! And so elegant with the white on white with glittery silvery dragonfly and sentiment. Amazing design!! xx

Diane said...

Absolutely fabulous design, love the wood grain background and lovely silver dragonfly and text.

Hugs Diane

BożenA said...

Your embossed card is not a simple embossed card. This is another amazing use of the embossing folder. I would not think to use it as a form for sculpture :-) Once again, you knock out creativity with us, Mac :-) Thank you
Hugs,
BożenA

Viv's Visuals said...

Adore this Mac! I love White on White and the dragonfly is a perfect addition to this beautiful card.

Julia Aston said...

I just love your woodgrain embossed clay piece Mac! So CAS with the white on white - and lovely silver touches of dragon fly, looped thread and embossed sentiment! xxx

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! OMG, Mac ! I'm always dazzled by your striking projects and all the artistic ideas you have. And this card is another example of it ! Just fabulously CAS, creative and innovative ! Your clay dragonfly is such a gorgeous embellishment for this stunning and elegant card. LOVE IT ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring. x

nancy littrell said...

OMG Mac...Stunning artsy modeling clay piece using your dry EB folder as a mold and then painting your dried piece. LOVE your gorgeous modeling paste and painted shimmery dragonfly and embellishments too. TFS my friend. Hugs...Nancy

Sylvia said...

Beautiful,Mac.Love the embossing.Enjoy your weekend.

Gr,Sylvia.

cuilliesocks said...

OMG Mac, totally stunning card, so stylish and elegant, love the CAS design and the embossing and dragonfly are wonderful, Kate x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Modeling clay, huh! You always come up with the most amazing things! I guess the clay does not get completely brittle, otherwise mailing would be an issue. But you don't have to mail this - you may just frame it! Thanks for having me as your GDT!

Christine Alexander said...

Where's my clay, Wow Mac that card is stunning. The white embossed clay on white embossed card is amazing and that touch of colour with your dragonfly is the icing on the cake :)

Ina G said...

You've done it again M. Surprised us by thinking way out of the box and creating such a simple card that is so unique. Looooooooove what you have done here. So perfect in white and a great touch with that awesome dragonfly. You really are the Queen of Mixes.

Daffodil Cards said...

OMG, you astound me with your creativity and simplicity of your work. This is amazing and VERY Beautiful.
Faith
x

Bonnie said...

You always come up with the most fantastic ideas, Mac! Molding the clay with the embossing folder is a fantastic idea! And that dragonfly is AWESOME! The silver is so elegant and the little pearls are the perfect embellishment!

Jo Manna said...

I sound like the others... WOWSERS this card is something out of the ordinary. Great repetition of the wood grain theme and your dragonfly is so fitting and incredible. You are not at a lack of imagination, I'd hang him on a neck chain he is so gorgeous. Perfectly executed dear Mac xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You have such an amazing talent and your card is so lovely!!!!!

pam said...

Amazing card Mac, love your fabulous idea.
Pam x

Anita in France said...

Goodness, Mac, another stunner! The white on white texture with the clay panel is fantastic ... so touchable ... and the shimmery little dragonfly is like a piece of jewellery! Gaspingly gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Susan said...

I am so impressed!! I never would have thought of using modelling clay in an embossing folder. I love how it complements the dry embossing with the folder, yet is so different. And I am in love with the beautiful glittery platinum dragonfly. A totally fabulous card!

Greta said...

So classy & creative, Mac--love this! Using the clay this way was genius!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, Mac, who would think about using modelling cray to make a layered piece over the dry embossed card base! It's so interesting to see that the woodgrain patterns line up but the textures are different! The silver dragonfly is another piece of art! Love the cool color combination of platinum and white!
Hideko xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is incredible, the delicate match of the embossed card with the silver dragonfly. Reminds me of working with silver jewellery clay. A stunning piece of art that surely needs to be much more than a card.
Amazing artwork.
Sunday Hugs Tracey xx

Trina P. said...

OMG... ah-MAZING, Mac! Modelling clay? Your use of different products in creative ways is astounding! Love the silver glittery dragonfly. This is an art masterpiece with incredible details and dimensions. Love it! xx

Patti said...

Jaw dropping perfection Mac!! I just love all the texture you achieved. Your card looks so fresh and clean.

Marina said...

Clay! Wow. Great ideas and looks fabulous.

aussie aNNie said...

Managed to grab my daughter's PC to do a few comments whilst away....sorry short n sweet comments as she needs it for work...
Great card, gorgeous design and fabulous colours.xxx

Mrs A. said...

Wow!!! That is just amazing. I love how you have matched the clay exactlly over the dry embossing. Looks like one continuous design. Brilliant. Hugs Mrs A.

Linby said...

Just love that dragonfly - it sits beautifully on the CAS background too.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I love the modelling clay pieces.. the dragonfly is terrific!! It looks amazing on the clay woodgrain piece and it all makes for another stunner Mac!

Pat said...

This is fabulous Mac and love that platinum dragonfly you have made with a mould, just so bright and pretty, together with the modelling clay pushed into the embossing folder for extra interest and dimension, and I love the little dots leading to the lovely sentiment, and all matching beautifully with the embossed background too. Such a clever way of using your EF. x

Lori said...

What a fun idea to use the modeling clay! Your card is so lovely!

Darnell said...

This is so elegant, Mac! I love white-on-white with silver and I love dragon flies, so you can imagine how I'm swooning over this stunning design! Your innovative creativity makes it even more stunning!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Karen D. said...

looks amazing Mac, very clever idea!!
xx Karen

Mia said...

ELEGANT and CLASSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, Mac.

butterfly said...

So light and delicate, perfect for a dragonfly.
Alison x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautifully CAS, and I love the white on white with just a touch of silver...very classy x

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful and creative card Mac! Your dragonfly looks amazing! Cathy x