Sunday, 21 April 2019

Beautiful Spring

Today's post is a mixed media hanger to celebrate Spring......
The background has been created using the Natural colour of Bistre powders, 
mixed media stamping, crackle glaze 
and my favourite 'weed and foliage' stamp set by Rubber Dance.
After pushing out the cardboard egg shape chippie in the centre of the eggs
I used the left over shape as a stencil.
I lightly coloured the embossing paste with blue Bistre powder   and scraped it through.
Pieces of twigs and feathers where found around my garden.
The twigs, twine and die cuts where hi-lighted with white and gold.
The eggs where splattered with brown paint and covered with some crackle glaze.
I finished with some gold splats, gold hi-lighting around the edges, attaching the twine at the top 
and stamping the wonderful sentiment by Alison Bomber
who inspires me greatly with her mixed media magic x
Leaving the stamp in the Misti allowed me to stamp the sentiment at the beginning and at the end.

Happy Easter and Happy Spring to all my wonderful blog friends x
Challenges I would love to enter
Hope the hint of blue, which I knocked back with some brown is OK?
Country view Challenges - Easter or Spring
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes but You must use a stencil
Thank you for the shout out x




53 comments:

Cathy said...

Amazing project Mac! I could look at this for ages as there are so many gorgeous details. Love the vintage feel and colours, Cathy x

Mia said...

Wow Mac. Your hanger is a masterpiece!!!!!!!! Happy Easter, my talented friend.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

A very sweet little nest of eggs! I really like the color that the bister powder gives you. Happy Easter and Happy Spring to you too!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Mac, I'm totally in love with this piece of art work. Love the colours and all the layers :)

Greta said...

Gorgeous & artistic project, Mac! The neutrals with the soft blue is stunning!

My Paper Epiphany said...

What a stunning project! I would love to see it IRL and get a closer look. I love the vintage feel to this project and the muted colours:)

Viv said...

Great mixed media piece Mac. Sometimes it's good to make messy for a change! x

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous,Mac.It's a piece of art work again.Love the colours too.

Gr,Sylvia .

Brenda in IN said...

This is a beautiful hanging plaque. I love how you did the eggs from your stencil and then splattered them. It is a work of art for sure.

cuilliesocks said...

Just beautiful works Mac, I love the texture and images, gorgeous muted colours too, Kate x

HilaryJane said...

This is very clever, I love the colours, the detail and the gold highlights xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You leave me in awe at your creativity, absolutely brilliantly beautiful.
Faith x

Bo┼╝enA said...

The style of this card is so amazing. I love the aged look and your background is simply stunning. The cracked glaze looks like the remains of an old glaze. You have achieved a unique look. Another amazing inspiration, Mac.
hugs,
BozenA

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mac! Fantastic spring hanger and home decor item! The textures and colors are lovely!

Bonnie said...

You are a true mixed media artist, Mac! And this is a wonderful example of your art! I love the sentiment, the stamping, the eggs and everything else about this too. It's too pretty to just display in the Spring!

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful mixed media piece of artwork Mac and the touches of gold make it so special!
Hugs
Carol x

nancy littrell said...

OMG, Mac your Spring wall hanger is a "Work of Art". TFS all your steps. I love how you picked up twigs and feathers in your garden and added so many gorgeous gold accents and crackle paste. Your eggs are stunning with all the mixed media products that added so much beautiful texture. TFS your beauty, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Patti said...

Wow! I bet your friends have like a little art gallery to display the incredible things you create!!! Lucky ducks!

Susan said...

Mac, I love this! It has such a wonderful rustic look to it! Love the colours, the crackle and splatter on the eggs, that fabulous sentiment, and all the decoration on the background. I'd be proud to hang that up if I'd made it!

Julia Aston said...

I just love those eggs and the wonderful blues and golds on this Mac! Alison's stamp is perfect here as well as the twigs and lovely stem stampings! Thanks for joining in at A Vintage Journey this month! xx

Gail said...

This is very beautiful wall hanging - TFS at Mod Squad

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow - what a stunning creation Mac - Love the subtle colours and all the amazing texture
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

Wow Mac, this hanger is just stunning!!! I love the natural colors you used and those eggs are just beautiful and so real looking!I also love the sentiment, so fitting for this hanger. Everything just came together so beautifully and one would have thought you bought this! I am totally in love with it!! Hugs, Brenda

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! This is beautiful, Mac. These blue eggs with the crackled texture and the gold are stunning. A wonderful mixed media master piece ! Thanks for sharing. x

Pat said...

A gorgeous mixed media piece Mac and love the colours and the design with the eggs sitting in the nest of twigs and feathers and love the crackle finish you have given them and such pretty gold highlighting too. x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Wow Mac! this is stunning, fabulous detail. Loving this to bits. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Trina P. said...

Using twigs and feathers from your garden is pure brilliance, Mac! This hanger is stunning and oozing with incredible texture and dimension. Love those eggs. xx

Polkadoodles said...

This is beautiful! We'd love you to enter this in our challenge over at the PD challenge too xx https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/

shirley-bee said...

Another fabulous creation, Mac! I love the soft colour scheme, and the duck-egg blue eggs. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

Maria said...

Oh, how gorgeous! What a fabulous creation! Beautiful neutral colors with the touch of blue! Amazing texture and details on the eggs! Great job, love it!!

aussie aNNie said...

Delightful and so pretty, thanks for commenting while I am away. We are having a lovely time away and it was nice to just have a play now and again to relax while having an extremely busy days...hugs..
[aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

Loll said...

WOW! This is an amazing hanger, Mac! I love the rustic feel with the soft neutrals. Gorgeous details with the crackle glaze and gorgoeus stamped wildflowers. But it's the eggs that are really are the icing on the cake. The robin's egg blue with brown speckles is just perfect. The glaze give them some shine and depth. The finishing touches from your garden are amazing. This is a masterpiece, Mac!! xx

Anita in France said...

So beautifully detailed, Mac ... what a gorgeous piece of art with such wonderful interest ... it's positively study-able there's so much to it! You'll want to keep this gorgeous hanger displayed all year, not just for the season! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

It's gorgeous Mac... So pretty and interesting and says Easter so perfectly... Love the colours you chose!

Marina said...

What fabulous texture! I don't know how you put these together to look so amazing.

Viv said...

Wow another stunning creation Mac!love the soft blues with the browns and fab design too ;) Viv xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, amazing project, Mac! I love all the wonderful details but the colors and the texture of the eggs are especially stunning! This is a great example to show that you are a Mixed Media Queen! :-)
Hideko xx

Tanja said...

lovely Easter project - I adore all that texture - thanks for joining the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge this month

MariLynn said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge.

Mrs A. said...

Absolutely wonderful. I love this. Hugs Mrs A.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so awesome Mac....I love staring at all the great details!! so amazing.
xx Karen

sarascloset said...

such a BEAUTIFUL spring make! I love that delicious background with the delicately colored eggs in their feathery nest. Wonderful textural piece! Thank you so much for sharing this in our Neutrals challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

Sanna said...

beautiful as always :)! thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge!

wannabcre8tive said...

Mac, this is just beautiful. I love the eggs, feathers and the texture. You did an excellent job on this.

Jo said...

Wow this is a masterpiece. Your attention to detail is totally incredible. I love the two tones to this beauty and the embellishments are perfectly dosed. You continually outdo yourself. Bravo! xxx

butterfly said...

This is absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful, delicate, layered background, shaded perfectly to draw the eye in to those fabulous eggs. How clever to use the egg-surround as a stencil first before adding the die-cut itself, to create the trio in their gorgeously cosy nest. A real springtime treat - I just love it! Sorry I've been a poor visitor lately, but very happy that you joined us on A Vintage Journey with this beauty.
Alison x

Evelyn Walter said...

Wow, absolutely amazing! So unique, I love it!
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges last month!
Evelyn xx

Ina G said...

I have looked at this so often and in awe of how stunning it is M. You have the eye to making everything look like it 'belongs'. This layout is awesome with so many elements textures and colours!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

All in one amazing creation!!! This delicate art entry at STAMPlorations Mixed Media April challenge can't make me stop staring at it Mac!
Hugs and smiles,
Asmah
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*Vicki* said...

Hello friend! Sorry, I've been MIA for a while, but wanted to tell you what a stunning work of art this mixed media piece is! Love the texture and the details all the way down to the feathers! Beautifully done! HUGS

Sue said...

This is such a beauty, I love the gorgeous colours and textures. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and I hope you join in with us again this month. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mac. I love the vintage feel to this card and the colours that you've used are just perfect! The eggs look so lifelike. Stunning work as always my friend x

Margik said...

Hi Mac, this piece is really amazing! Love this style and the fabulous design you've done.
Mar x