Sunday, 25 November 2018

Fabulous Foiling....

Playing with Foiling to join in the PaperArtsy's challenge this fortnight......
The theme is 'Foiling'
This is my card......
The leaf is a real one from my garden, which I have stuck down, 
vein side up onto a texture piece of card.
When it was fully dried I stuck a piece of silver foil on top 
and painted a light coating of black acrylic paint, cover the whole piece of card.
When this was dry I rubbed it back carefully to expose the leaf 
and it's veins and some of the textured board and the silver foil.
I have edged the topper and card with a silver chrome pen.
The 'Fabulous' sentiment has been layered many times, with different colours 
of embossing powders and frantage, using my trusty pancake maker as the heat source.
Using what was left and a toothpick to move the molten powders around I made a vertical shape for the left hand side of the card, which I thought looked like a very withered tree trunk.
The silver tree ring has been stamped and heat embossed, keeping the tree theme going...

 On the introduction post for the theme I was inspired by VanDun's Design (left hand side) and made my piece on the right hand side, which I will make into a journal cover....in due course.
I missed the tissue theme at PaperArtsy and entering the challenge, so I have used it on the top .....
I also used the die cut frame for my last post.....to make a CAS Christmas card
I also tried foiling onto embossing paste and onto alcohol inks, again inspired by the blog posts.
I really had fun and enjoyed the theme this fortnight....
The PaperArtsy blog has wonderful and very creative ways to use foil and 
the blog posts have been fabulously inspirational and I have learnt lots...Thank you x
Challenges I would like to enter....
PaperArtsy's challenge Topic 20 - Foiling
Thank you so much for the Lucky and random win 
The Craft Stamper - Take it Make it Challenge, which must include stamping
Watercooler Wednesday - Kath's Masculine Challenge-Anything goes
I rocked the Watercooler challenge with my card - Thank you so much for the shout out x





44 comments:

Diane said...

Wow fabulous use of foil, colors and design.

Hugs diane

Trish said...

Oh gosh, it's beautiful! So striking, and so inventive.

cuilliesocks said...

OMG, absolutely gorgeous cards Mac, beautifully created, I love the leaf, and all that silver foiling. Your second card has the most beautiful of colours, Kate x

Trina P. said...

WOW! 😱 These are STUNNING! I’m having trouble talking because I’m still trying to pick my jaw off the floor. Love what you did with that leaf. The card speaks for itself — fabulous! I had found a really cool leaf a couple of months back, but never thought to treat it like this... and that’s why I just gave it back to Mother Nature. 😂 The other pieces and your Christmas card are gorgeous too! xx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Oh my goodness Mac, these are all amazing samples! Fabuloooooous!! ~ Leandra

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Mac you are truly amazing, I love the design the colours the depth, FAB U LUS.
Faith
x
PS kitchen finished, will post asap, thanks

Wanda Hentges said...

Mac, these are gorgeous!!!!! The leaf really is fabulous and I love the colors on your last card!!!!

TK said...

Stunning! Love, LOVE, love your card and all that beautiful metallics/foiling!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Love the way you made the foiling! Wonderful pieces!
Lula xx

Liz said...

Fabulous creations, Mac. Your leaf card is absolutely stunning!! xx

Christine Alexander said...

that leaf is stunning, I learn so much from you posts Mac and always in awe of your creativity :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, these are stunning, Mac! The leaf and the sentiment look like they're made of real metal. It was so interesting to read how you exposed the leaf vein. Using different colors of embossing powder shows on the real metallic-look sentiment and the withered tree trunk.
The foiling onto the embossing paste and the alcohol inks looks like a treasure found in the deep sea. Gorgeous vibrant colors and the shine!
Hideko xx

Bonnie said...

More fabulous foiling techniques, Mac! Wow! I love how the veins show on the leaf, your foiled frame and the last card with the embossing paste! Both of these cards are gorgeous!

aussie aNNie said...

WOW FACTOR, so pretty and classy....gorgeous gosh what else can I say?
xx

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are so amazingly beautiful. I love the first one with the leaf, I like the foiling with the black paint over it.

The second one has the most gorgeous colors on it and the gold really makes it stand out.

Thanks, for sharing your awesome cards and details.

Greta said...

These are just amazing, Mac! I can't stop looking at that last one--stunning!

Susan said...

Amazingly gorgeous cards! What wonderful use of mixed media techniques and foiling! Especially love the vibrant blues and greens of the last one - those colours look fabulous with the gold.

Maxine D said...

It's a long time since I have gasped at a card when I first set eyes on it, but I did on this one Mac - it's amazing!! What fabulous work!!
Blessings
Maxine

Tristan Goldsmith said...

Wowsers this is a stunning card. I haven’t heard of this technique before and so glad you’ve share your card with us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

Karen Brown said...

These are all spectacular!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac ... what a brilliant collection ... each one! That first one is especially stunning ... the texture and shine is fantastic ... and I love the 'moulten tree' trim along the edge of that amazing leaf panel! Awesome! Hugs, Anita :)

pam said...

Stunning work on your cards Mac, love them all.
Pam x

Ellie Knol said...

That sure is a FABULOUS card, and congrats on your win at PA!!

Patti said...

Cool! your foil work is really Fun!! it is amazing all the texture you have created and that melted powder on the side of your first card is nothing less than brilliant! Love it and LOVE your perfect leaf : ) Bravo friend!!

Thanks a bunch for the note you sent about the embossing paste. I appreciate you taking the time.

I hope your week is off to a great start!!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Karen D. said...

so FANTASTIC....wow....amazing mf and so very creative. Love it.
xx Karen

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous,Mac.Really beautiful leaf on the first card.Love your stained glass window on the second card.Pretty journal cover too.

Gr,Sylvia.

*Vicki* said...

Wow Mac, you really have a way with the embossing and texture in your designs! I just love the artsy feel to this layout on both of them really!! The shine and everything looks brilliantly composed and so eye catching! Congrats on your win my friend and so well deserved too! HUGS :)

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful projects here Mac! LOVE all the melting of "metal" and your beautiful designs! That real leaf is awesome as well as the melted 'tree trunk'! All the techniques you used are lovely here! xx

Darnell said...

I mean, Mac. Seriously! I don't know how these other ladies found their words cuz I can't find words adequate for these magical multidimensional miraculous works of art!! FIND A GALLERY!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation to inspire us all. I enjoyed seeing your creativity.

Viv's Visuals said...

I am completely blown away by these wonderful cards Mac. I have had a scroll down to see what I have missed too - and as always your work is stunning - that holly die is yet ANOTHER I want! x

Monika Reeck said...

wooowww MAC I see you won on the Watercooler Wednesday challenge and like to visit this OH WOOOW MANLY CARD of you
so many texture and so many steps you did for this card and the result WOOOWW AMAZING
love all the manly element here and all together with the woodgrain is great mixed
LOVE this adorable card Mac
hugs
Monika
PS: I love making manly card thats why so happy on the same winner page with your card...

Cathy said...

Congrats on your win Mac, amazing projects! Cathy x

Linby said...

That's just a work of art, needs framing, love it. Love those rich colours on your foiling at the end.

Ina G said...

I always love coming over to see where your creative juices have led you M. This is simply amazing with so many different elements all marrying perfectly. Gorgeous result.

Linda said...

WOW!!! This looks amazing. Great job with the foiling, love how you've used a real leaf ....genius! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Pat said...

Two absolutely beautiful pieces of work Mac and love the foiling using a real leaf and the way you have built up the texture of the sentiment with EP and Frantage and also dripped some on to the card, plus that pretty stamped and embossed tree ring in the background, well deserved of a win at WCW. The foiling on to embossing paste has also worked a treat...just luscious! You are so inventive Mac. x

butterfly said...

Ooh, absolutely brilliant foiling! I just adore the silver leaf, all dramatic with the black shading, and the touches of molten frantage are magical. Love the peacock colours of the golden one too, but it's the leaf which has stolen my heart.
Alison x

Brenda in IN said...

Stunning! I love that leaf from your garden. This is truly a work of art. What wonderful results you got and just gorgeous creations.

Viv said...

More fabulousness (is that even a word lol) again Mac!loving your foiling and embossing and using a real leaf too...awesome ;) Viv xx

Ros Crawford said...

Well using a Liverpool expression... I'm gobsmacked! Your artwork is unbelievably beautiful and so tactile. I just adore your creations and your thought process... Stunning Mac... Just Stunning!

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant use of the rea leaf. What you have done here is perfect the effect is gorgeous. Hugs Mrs A.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I can see that you've had fun and your makes are absolutely fabulous. You always create texture beautifully but without overdoing it. The blue and gold on your last card looks stunning. All gorgeous and very inspirational x

Jo Manna said...

Fabulous, I missed out on this beauty. I mean wow, this card just blows my mind. You master the foiling technique HANDS UP!!! xx