Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Maple Leaf Stencilling

Today's card was inspired by the wonderful Loll....Who needs no introduction x.
For the mid month inspiration post Loll did a fun technique, which I was keen to try.
I loved the idea of the background not being black.
If you want to see CAS at it's best pop over to Loll's Blog.....

Here is my card....

I used a maple stencil and Lindy Magicals for the water colours.
I popped on transparent paste through the stencil and let it dry completely.
I then sprayed the whole card with 'Dark Chocolate Truffle' from Lindy's.....
Wiping away the spray from the resist of the paste.
I loved how the gold from the spray pooled around the stencilling.
I attached the panel to foam and heat embossed the edges with gold.
I finished off with stamping the sentiment three times to represent 
The CAS Watercolour celebrating their third birthday....Where does time go? x

I would like to say at this point that I had intended to cut the panel in half 
and make two cards........ I loved it so much I couldn't!
To try and keep it CAS I made a larger card.........!
Happy Birthday to the very creative Design Team over at The CAS Watercolour x.

Photographing the bling from the Lindy's was hard so squinting a little might help!......
Thank you Loll for the inspiration x
Challenges I would love to enter....
The CAS Watercolour - Maple Leaf 
Watercooler Wednesday - Helen's All about Occasions Challenge
Always a fun challenge to enter
Stamplorations Stencil Challenge - The stencil and the stamps are by Stamplorations
You do not need to use their products to enter their fun challenge
Uniko - Anything goes with the option of Autumn, which I have used this time
Take it Make it Challenge - Anything goes so long as you include stamping









49 comments:

Sue said...

Wow, stunning technique and stunning effect, Mac So much texture and colour.

Viv said...

Simply wonderful Mac. xx

HilaryJane said...

Mac, this is beautiful. I love everything about it from the stamping of the word 3 times, the lovely colour and shine of the leaves to the gold edges. That's a very neat trick to keep it CAS, will have to remember that one xx

I Card Everyone said...

I like the pooling gold, too, my friend... and you are right: beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!
You are so smart to add white space by enlarging the card - I'm going to file that idea away for another CAS challenge! xx
=]

cuilliesocks said...

Totally stunning Mac, I love the background and the amazing colours in the leaves, love everything about it, Kate x

pam said...

Stunning card you created Mac, gorgeous colours and textures.
Pam x

Mrs A. said...

So glad you didn’t cut this super piece in half. Bi love the result you have. Hugs Mrs A.

Linda said...

WOW! What can I say ..... this is stunning. Amazing colours, great texture. Thank you for playing with the Uniko and Craft Stamper challenges xx

MiamiKel said...

No introduction indeed, but your card is just WOW! This is stunning, Mac - from the design to the gorgeous swirled colors. Perfect, especially for this time of year! Xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

This is a great card Mac. I love the colours and the texture. Placing it against that white background really makes everything stand out. Wishing you a very happy though rather late woyww, Angela x13x

Susan said...

Wonderful colours and textures, Mac! Love the maple leaves and the use of the Lindy Magicals. A perfect autumn card!

Susan said...

Forgot to say - thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

TK said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the colors, and the depth from the paste. Isn't that Loll just great with techniques!

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Mac! What beautiful maple leaves and they show so beautifully against the dark background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Maria said...

Oh, how lovely! Gorgeous color with the leaves and background! Well done!!

Mia said...

Wow, Max! What a great technique! Thank you so much for sharing the steps with us. Your card is GORGEOUS, my friend. And I love the gold embossing. Kisses!

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Gorgeous Mac, I can just feel those leaves peeling of the paper :)

MariLynn said...

Love the stunning card you created. The Colors are fabulous. Great job with Autumn Falling Stencil. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

kiwimeskreations said...

What an amazing result Mac - love the vibrancy and shine of the leaves against the dark background - it must be absolutely stunning IRL with the glimmer and gleam from the Lindy's!
Blessings
Maxine

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This turned out fab! I really like the brown as the background, it makes the orange pop and also goes well with the gold accents. Pretty! Hope you have a great day!

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely STUNNING Mac! I too love how the spray pooled around the stenciling as it gave it that wonderful touch of metallic and defined the leaves nicely! The colors look amazing and just perfect for Autumn!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

Karen Brown said...

Gorgeous red color and wonderful texture! I bet the card just glows in person. :-) We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday.

Loll said...

This is STUNNING, Mac! I LOVE the vibrant colours of your watercoloured leaves. This is such a fun technique and you've done it to perfection. I love the colour of your background which is striking, but doesn't take away from the gorgeous leaves. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour, Mac! xx

Cat Craig said...

Stunning outcome.

Donna Ellis said...

OH MY! how beautiful this is, Mac! The color tones are so rich and jewel-like! It's lovely! hugs, de

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Love the vibrant orange flowers along with the sparkle and shine. Lindy's has some great products.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful maple leaf card. Amazing texture and dimension. Gorgeous rich autumn colours. The pooling looks so cool.

Ros Crawford said...

Simply stunning!! I'd love to see the process as I'm not quite sure I understand how you did this ... Either way is a unique and amazing creation!

Patti said...

Hello Mac : ) I just have one question.... how have I found any joy in life when it has been so long since I visited you!? This card makes me slap myself (not really) LOL Beautiful friend!! in every way!!

I am finally getting a bit inky again and hoping to rejoin our Blogland community once again. I've missed you!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

My Paper Epiphany said...

So gorgeous and unique! Happy to see you joining us at CAS Watercolour:)

Viv said...

Wow this is so beautiful Mac! great stencilling and the leaves look so lovely in those bright Autumn colours too. Another clever technique here ;) Viv xx

BożenA said...

I love how intense the colors of the leaves stand out on this subdued background. This is an excellent autumn card, but you might as well send it with a fervent declaration of love. These colors are stunning.
BożenA xx

Julie B said...

What a fab technique, must try that one. Your card is the evocation of autumn so perfect for this month's challenge at Uniko. TFS. :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Mac.Love Autumn colours and it's a great technique again.

Gr,Sylvia

Dortesjs said...

great technique, so much autumn in this card

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous maple leaf card, Mac! The Dark Chocolate Truffle color in the background brings the leaves forward. The gold pooling is so cool, making outlines of the leaves. Love the shine from the transparent paste and the shimmer (squinting, squinting) from Lindy's!
Hideko xx

Ina G said...

You never cease to amaze us with your sheer talent to go way out of the box and make something breathtaking like this is. Truly MAGICAL!

Inkyfingers said...

What an awesome technique, Mac and the colours you used are stunning! Such a cool and elegant card.
Hugs
Carol x

butterfly said...

Those glossy resist leaves are simply glorious - it looks as though they are gleaming in the last rays of autumn sunshine. A really magical effect.
Alison x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant post and fabulous design, trying to play 'catch up' after being away.xx

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

How can I not love this vibrant card Mac? You design is always beautiful; this is too! Great to see you at STAMPLorations Stencil October Challenge and I wish you good luck Mac.
Hugs and smiles,
Asmah
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Greta said...

Oh wow--what a beautiful look you achieved, Mac--love this! I wouldn't have cut it either!

Sanna said...

lovely fall card! thanks for joining in on the STAMPlorations challenges!

Tanja said...

love that raised, glossy texture you created - thanks for joining our Stencil Challenge over on STAMPlorations this month - we would love to see you again next month

Marina said...

Wonderful dimension and shine!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh my how incredible is this piece, those rich red leaves really glisten and shine. Fabulous effect alongside that gold that surrounds them. I'd love this increased 10 fold, it would make a magnificent piece of wall art.. Stunning creation, a new favourite favourite for me.
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday full of creativity. Warmest of Hugs Tracey xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely wonderful and just look at the colour on the leaves.... I love it! x

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...how beautiful, looks like a work of art!!
xx Karen

nancy littrell said...

Congratulations, Mac...you are the winner of the STAMPlorations October Stencil Challenge:-) Your Fabulous Artsy stenciled maple leaves and and colors are Stunning!!! TFS your beauty at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hugs...Nancy