Saturday, 9 November 2019

Monochromatic Mushrooms

I have been playing with a fun technique for today's Monochromatic Mushroom card....
I have used one colour of Bistre powder, activated by water 
and wrapped in cling film for the technique.
 I also used mica powder in the water and also on the card to produce a really pretty effect.
Hard to show but it is there.....
I stamped the Rubber Dance Mushrooms on two sheets of card 
so that I could have a contrast with the background and the mushrooms. 
I also cut the mushrooms up so the tops where different from the bottoms.
The mushrooms have been popped onto foam for dimension
and to make them the focal point.
Such a fun and unique effect with the technique.

Challenges I would love to enter
CAS Watercolour challenge - Monochromatic
Take it Make it Challenge - The Craft stamper - Anything goes so long as you include stamping
Stamplorations CAS Challenge with the option of a shade of brown
Country View - Hand stamping must be the focal point
Rubber Dance Challenge which is over on their facebook page


47 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Mac, this is one of my favourite techniques.

Cat Craig said...

Mac, What a fabulous card and an interesting technique. Love all the texture and different depths of color.

Jeanne H said...

Interesting technique...I'll have to try it. Your card is lovely and I love mushrooms. tfs

Maria said...

Oh, how lovely is your card with the mushroom! Gorgeous shine with the mica powder! Beautiful sentiment, too!

HilaryJane said...

Well, you have done it again. This card is just fantastic, I can imagine it is even more stunning in real life with that shimmer. I don't know how you come up with the ideas for your cards, they are always so unique. The monochrome look gives it something extra and I love that sentiment, I am doing that all the time. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I wish I could stop! I hope you are coping with all the rain or perhaps it hasn't been too bad where you are? xx

Viv said...

You clever thing! An amazing card as always Mac... xx

Trina P. said...

I’m not a fan of mushrooms... at least to eat them any way. 😂 But I like these mushrooms!... they look fabulous. The cling wrap background gives amazing texture. Such a beautiful monochromatic card!

Donna Ellis said...

Mac, loving the technique with the saran wrap, on both the background and your mushrooms! It's a beautiful monochromatic creation! It's Nature at her prettiest! hugs, de

Susan said...

Such a perfect card for this time of year - I've seen lots of clumps of mushrooms on my walks, but none as lovely as these. The various designs are fabulous, and your cling film background is terrific. Thanks so much for making a card for CAS Watercolour!

Mia said...

Mac, your card is GORGEOUS! Lovely technique! I have never used the cling film technique, but certainly I will. And recently I bought some mica powder to play with them adding water. Not sure about the result, but sure I will give them a try. I llllllove the golden embossing on your mushrooms and the colours you chose are fabulous! Hugs, my dear friend.

Bonnie said...

Your mushrooms are amazing with the colors and textures, Mac! That background is beautiful too and so shimmery! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Pat said...

Wow Mac, I adore the shimmery clingfilm background and the added mix and match mushrooms with the bit of pretty gold on them shimmer beautifully as well as the background. A fabulous card! x

aussie aNNie said...

This is amazing Mac. The plastic technique always looks interesting doesn't it and this sure looks just fabulous in the mono colours.xxx

TK said...

Very unique AND beautiful! I've never seen this technique before but yours is wonderful

MiamiKel said...

OH Mac, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the monochrome look to your card and the embossing mushroom tops! Just brilliant! I haven't tried mica powder but really love your inspiration here! I sent you an email - via Kelnkids so if you see it, it's from me! :) Have a great night! xo

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Mac...Stunning monochromatic cling wrap background and unique and artsy mushrooms..Wow!!!! I keep looking at all the textures you achieved with your background brown tones and creative mushrooms. Thank you so much for sharing my friend. I am so inspired! Love and Hugs..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW Mac, this is amazing - love the shimmer and sparkle and those mushroom images are so beautifully 'coloured' and grouped
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

Wow Mac, this is one cool looking card! I love those mushrooms and I love the shimmery on the card. You can definitely see it. This color is amazing and I love it. I really need to try this cling film technique. lol I just love how this came out! Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

This technique produced such wonderful results on your background. It is truly lovely and the mushrooms look great against it. Great card, Mac.

Daffodil Cards said...

I'm speechless again, your technique sounds easy enough, BUT, the results are absolutely AWESOME. I love those mushrooms and the mica sheen is so beautiful. Thank you for your lovely comment the other day. mwah!
Faith x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Now this is just brilliant and I can see you've been having fun with this technique. Looks fairly expert to me! Sending big hugs, Angela xXx

Craftychris said...

Love the technique you used and your card looks amazing! Fab dimension with the fussy cut mushrooms which look wonderful. Thank you for your lovely comment! xxxxxxx

cuilliesocks said...

My goodness Max, what a wow of a card, lovely the marbled effect background and I love those mushrooms, great colours, the mono effect is brilliant, Kate x

pam said...

Beautiful card Mac! you have done amazing work on those mushrooms.
Pam x

Loll said...

Oh my gosh, Mac ... this is AMAZING! I LOVE the cling wrap design with the bit of shine added. I can really see it in your close up. Those mushrooms are awesome, especially with the gold highlights! Fabulous card Mac! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Darnell said...

Mushrooms and monochrome and lovely shiny cling film texture make for a stunning card, Mac! Love the whimsy and fun patterns on the mushrooms!! Hugs, Darnell

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness Mac your technique turned out amazing! I don't think I've played with Bistre powder before, but it sure has a beautiful sheen to it! The mushrooms are nicely done with your background incorporated in there as well! Always so interesting to come and see your artful creations my friend! HUGS

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, I love this card, Mac! What a fantastic monochromatic cling wrap background! The shine of the mica powder is so pretty, and your mushrooms are so unique, artsy, and interesting. They definitely make you feel like checking out every detail.
Hideko xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

Totally awesome card Mac!! love all the different looks you achieved with using just one colour. so well done.
Thanks for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
x Karen

BożenA said...

I love your card. The background you made looks amazing. Glow accumulated in these stunning patterns. It was a great idea to use it to make mushrooms. Your design is so ingenious and so unique.
Hugs,
BożenA

Patti said...

Cool!! I love this interesting technique but it would not be as stunning if you had not used these monochromatic color scheme!! Stunning, really Mac! stunning!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

How absolutely gorgeous.! It reminds me of a Fungi Festival I came upon in my travel in France last year!
The Mica powder is such a special touch and I love that sentiment!!!

Anita in France said...

Gosh, Mac, you always create such little works of art with your card designs ... this is brilliant! The subtle shimmer from the mica complements the gold detailing on the mushrooms beautifully ... what a stunner ... and as inspiring as ever! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

This looks fab ..... I love the shimmer.
I haven't used this technique for ages, thanks for the reminder.
Nice to see you playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

butterfly said...

Oh, I'm very taken with this - obviously the gentle neutrals are right up my street, and I also love the clingfilm textures in that gorgeous background panel. I'm not sure I've seen those mushrooms before - they're delightful, and the clingfilm texture works just brilliantly on them too.
Alison x

Ina G said...

There is always yes always so much to study when you show off your creativeness M. Totally stunning result here with the cling wrap technique and those mushrooms with so much detail. What a fabulous colour you chose here. Simply brilliant and beautiful CASimply amazing card.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A fabulous card Mac. I really like monochromatic cards and I like the way that you've stamped the mushrooms in the foreground and I really gives your card a sense of depth. The background is superb and I love the slight shimmer too, it's another beauty! x

Craftyfield said...

Love the Bistres and shimmer background! The CAS design is brilliant too and so clean with the monochromatic colour scheme! Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges this month.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I already saw this in my feed, but am just getting a chance to comment now. What a neat monochromatic card, and such cute fungi! Really neat technique and you did well with it!

Greta said...

So fun & artsy--can imagine the effect from the Mica powder!

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow!!! This card is so beautiful!!! I don't know this technique but it's truly amazing!!! Thank you for joining the November challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Lula said...

Stunning piece!

Mrs A. said...

Wow! Just stunning. Hugs Mrs A.

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, who knew that mushrooms could look so beautiful. Using the powder with cling wrap and water made a beautiful panel. Excellent idea.

Viv said...

Great idea for backgrounds Mac, how clever!loving your mushrooms too ;) Viv xx

Ros Crawford said...

I'm in awe! This is so beautiful! Just using one colour has the most amazing effect! Love how you got such a terrific BG with the cling film and the sheen from the mica powder. The sentiment is just perfect!

Cathy said...

Amazing card Mac, love the variation in the one colour and patterns and that gorgeous shimmery background is stunning! Cathy x