Monday, 30 December 2019

Good to be back....

The great thing about being away is coming back to see all your amazing creations....

As I wasn't around to wish you all Happy Holidays
I thought I would post my Poinsettia tag to end the year.......

I used two colours of Brusho's, starch and cling film for the poinsettia and made a few backgrounds.
 The Poinsettia was stamped three times, heat embossed in silver 
and fussy cut out, to achieve the layering effect.
I die cut lots of dies and melted embossing powders, 
using my pancake maker as a constant heat source.
The background tag has been stenciled with black paste 
and sprayed with Lindy black sprays.
I cut out the number 25 from the stencil 
and hi-lighted it with a chrome pen, along with the word Merry.
The starch, Brusho's and cling film produces unique and unexpected results.
A Non Traditional colour of Poinsettia and one very textural and contemporary tag.

Thank you all so much for your wonderful and generous comments throughout 2019...
You are all so kind and I appreciate each and every one of you.
Here's to a Healthy, Happy and Crafty 2020 x.
Sending love and hugs.


Challenges I would love to enter.....
A Vintage Journey - Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything goes and mine is in A Mixed Media Style
Thrilled with my Pinworthy shout out....Thank you x
Stamplorations Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes so long as you use a stencil
Day Of The Month Card Club - Poinsettia Day
I found this challenge via a dear blog friend Cornelia's blog.....Thank you.
Delighted with my  shout out....Thank you x

59 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Welcome back Mac! It's wonderful to see one of your post here especially with this amazing tag you've created! WOW! So many intricate details you've done with this and I guess I need to take a look at a pancake maker now! How clever! Your poinsettia and brusho's effect turned out incredible!! Thanks for sharing! Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year in 2020 my friend!

Donna Ellis said...

I am speechless!

First of all, welcome back, Mac! I have missed seeing your amazing talent in action, and you certainly have awakened my love for all-things-mac-inspired! Your tag is GORGEOUS - this should be framed and used as a home decor piece at Christmas! Elegant, shabby, rich silver highlights, distressed, awesome layers, fabulously put together - I just don't now how to say this makes me FEEL chilled all the way in Florida! Wonderful card.

Welcome back, Miss Mac! And Happy New Year to you!
hugs,
de

Daffodil Cards said...

I've missed your incredible makes, but this makes up for everything, absolutely amazing work and so very Beautiful. You say how you have made it, BUT, that doesn't help, as I couldn't even begin to do anything like it. Wonderful creativeness in that mind of yours.
Happy New Year Mac, I'm looking forward to more amazing work.
Faith x

HilaryJane said...

Wow, this is just fantastic, it must have taken ages to do, all those techniques and such patience with all that heat embossing. Welcome back, your makes never disappoint and I learn so much from you. Happy New Year to you too xx

Susan said...

Glad to see a post from you, Mac! Your poinsettia tag is truly beautiful! I love the black, silver, and grey colour scheme, the way you coloured the poinsettia, the beautiful embossed branches, and that incredible mixed media background - your talent is amazing and inspiring! Best wishes for the New Year!

pam said...

Stunning creation Mac.
Happy New Year to you,
Pam x

Loll said...

WOW! Your Christmas tag is AMAZING, Mac!! I Love all the texture from the layering, paste embossing, heat embossing. The cling wrap and brushos poinsettia is STUNNING! Love the neutral silver and gray. This is truly a very artsy, modern tag and shows off your amazing creativity! xx

BożenA said...

Your return is simply royal !! Spectacular tag, I am stunned by all the details. Poinsettia flakes, layered molten silver EP, background lettering ... It all creates an amazing impression. It's a great inspiration, thank you very much and I'm so glad to see you again.
Best wishes for the New Year, Mac !!!
Hugs,
BożenA xoxo

Maria said...

Wow!! An absolutely gorgeous tag!! Those poinsettias are fabulous!! Lots of wonderful detail, so pretty!! Happy New Year!!

Bonnie said...

What a mixed media work of art, Mac! So good to see you back on your blog! I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations in the New Year!

Greta said...

So glad you're back, Mac! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! This tag is absolutely a work of art--stunningly gorgeous!

Liz said...

Fabulous tag, Mac, brilliant design. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Creative 2020. xx

Sanna said...

amazing tag !!! <3 thanks for joining in with us at STAMPlorations challenges!!!

Trina P. said...

Welcome back, Mac! You have not lost your touch with this incredible mixed media tag. Love the neutral tones and amazing dimensions and texture. So striking. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas... wishing you a happy new year! 🎉🥂🍾

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creativity Mac, wishing you the most Happy New Year for 2020. xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG, Mac...Absolutely Gorgeous "Work of Art", my friend!!! TFS your beauty and all the descriptions of your steps. Your heat embossing and cling wrap technique added so much amazing mixed media technique to your tag. Hopefully you were able to keep your tag so you can use for your yearly Christmas decor. Thank you again so much for sharing, my friend. Hugs and Happy New Years..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

Welcome Mac, it's great to see you and your art back in blogland :) Love this amazing textural tag, with such unconventional colours!!
May your 2020 be full of crafty adventures
Blessings
Maxine

papierelle said...

This is great and very detailed work and it looks amazing !!
Thank you for sharing with us at DotMCC.
Also thank you for your kind comments on our challenge blog. We hope to see you again in the new year.
Gundi

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!!! Your tag is absolutely STUNNING Mac...what a grand way to come back!! I think this is the most beautiful tag I've ever seen! I just LOVE all the detail you put into this non traditional colored tag. The texture and dimension of your Poinsettia is so life-like and the background is AMAZING! This tag almost makes me think "Vintage" but yet modern because of the coloring. Absolutely GORGEOUS piece of work Mac...I am soooooo impressed!!! Hugs. :0)

Mia said...

I am so glad you are back, Mac. And, wow!, with such a pretty tag! Gorgeous design and a great inspiration for me! HAPPY 2020, my dear friend.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh my goodness!!! All of this lovely grey is making me very happy - just look at the depth, texture, and gorgeousness in this fabulous tag!!! Such a fabulous way to end one year, and begin another, my friend! Absolutely exquisite!
I've so enjoyed getting to know you this year, my friend! Looking forward to much more in 2020!! [and fingers crossed for a visit!!] xxoo
=]

Cat Craig said...

Stunning tag, and that poinsettia is otherworldly fantastic. Fabulous to have you back.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

You amazing lady this is brilliant! I am in love with every bit of it and the techniques are fascinating. I've used some odd things in my art work but never starch, must put this on my list to play with. This is without doubt very impressive. Hope your New year is full of joy and happy creative thoughts. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

Jeanne H said...

This is truly a wonderfully creative tag. Super well done. Happy New Year, dear Mac.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

WOW!!!! You kept the best for last! Starch, huh? Never knew you could use it for card making. You always have the best techniques and it always comes out fantastic! So glad you discovered us! Happy New Year to you and thank you for joining us at DotMCC. I hope we will see you again next year!

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, wow what a stunner. This tag reminds me how much I miss your inspiration. all that texture and sparkle makes your creations out of this world.
Happy New Year Christine

TK said...

Wow, Mac! What an entrance!! Although I have no idea how you made that beautiful poinsettia, it is stunning! Great tag

Pat said...

Wow Mac, what a beautiful piece of art with such wonderful use of materials and the neutral shades look great with masses of texture in the background and on that spectacular poinsettia. We have missed you over the last few weeks but hope this is the start of a super creative new year for you, and hope you had a good Christmas too. Wishing you also a happy, healthy and creative 2020. x

butterfly said...

Oh my word, that's completely stunning. I'm not usually much of a one for poinsettias, but your magical silvery version has made a convert out of me! All the greenery looks amazing too. Starch, eh? I'm going to have to look into that.

I'm still in Christmas hibernation (don't come out fully until after 12th Night on 6th January!), but am trying to do a bit of catching up with people even so. Thank you for your recent visit - so lovely to read all your comments, and very much appreciated. Happy New Year!
Alison x

Rosmarie said...

WOW!!! This is a strikingly beautiful piece of art!!!! I am really fascinated by so much splendor. All these wonderful little elements that you have prepared for it - and this gorgeous texture for the poinsettia - I am absolutely thrilled by your fantastic work of art! So happy that you have discovered our blog! I wish you a happy new year and thank you so much for joining us at DotMCC! Hope to see you soon, Rosi x

Inkyfingers said...

Oh wow, Mac!!! This tag is so stunning and leaves me speechless! You're a very talented lady!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and that 2020 brings all that you hope for.
Hugs
Carol x

Julia Aston said...

Your tag is gorgeous Mac! Love the dark winter colors and all the variations of colors you achieved on your beautiful poinsettia! Hope your holidays were wonderful as we move into a brand new year! xx

butterfly said...

Oh look - I should also have said thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey, of course!
Alison x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh my this is magnificent, what an intriguing technique with stunning results. I love how you chose complimentary colours opting out from the usual traditions of reds and greens. What a beautiful piece to finish off the year.
Hope you had a superb Christmas & Happy New Year, here's to another fabulous year of creativity.
Wishing you happiness & health for 2020 Hugs Tracey xx

Ina G said...

YAY! you are back M. Oh how we have all missed your amazing creative works of art. I have again looked at this tag so many times to see every 'wee' bit of beauty. The depth of textures is stunning and I so love the result you got with the poinsettia. You have the most amazing creative mind and only wish I could spend my time learning from you in Scotland of course. Nibbles would be tablet and Edinburgh Rock. Sweet tooth here. Oh and shortbread with my coffee.
We would have to go site seeing too you know.
A Guid New Year to you my dearest Scottish friend.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Absolutely mesmerizing tag! Glad you are back. Happy New Year!

Patti said...

It is such a joy to see you back Mac!! You have been dearly missed!! as have your incredible works or art. This tag is simply incredible and FRAMEABLE! at that!!! wow!

Happy New Year!

Patti

Ros Crawford said...

Welcome home! And Happy New Year!
This creation just blows me away... I would love to sit and watch the whole process... You creations are not only stunningly beautiful but so unique and I love each and every one!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Welcome back Mac. I've not been the beast a blogging lately, so just trying to catch up with everyone before normality and work start again. Your tag is absolutely magnificent, so much depth and so many things of interest to look at. I love your use of silver as it gives a lovely frosty feel. Wishing you a very happy and colourful 2020. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Anita in France said...

Welcome back, Mac ... great to see you! What a stunning work of art ... the texture and dimension is just fantastic ... and the subtle shimmer creates such a wonderful sense of depth! Gorgeous! Wishing you a happy and crafty 2020! Hugs, Anita :)

S@ndy Diller said...

Your tag is simply beautiful. I love the textures, layers and color. A true work of art. Thanks for traveling along with us at A Vintage Journey.

Karen Dunbrook said...

Happy New Year blessings mf.
love, love, love, love it!! it just looks so totally amazing! wow....I want to go and play right now.
I hope you had a wonderful time away but so glad you are back to inspire.
xx Karen

toni said...

Wow! How gorgeous is this!! Fabulous layering, fabulous texture and love that neutral colour palette! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful tag with us over at AVintage Journey, apologies for the lateness of my visit. Happy New Year ! Toni x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what a stunning poinsettia tag, Mac! I love the dimension and texture of this fabulous piece of art!
The silver poinsettias’ texture is especially AMAZING with the cling wrap patterns! I'm loving all the wonderful details.
Hoping you're enjoying the holidays with your family!
Hideko xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow! What a masterpiece! I bet it looks even more amazing in real life!!! Happy New Year. I hope you are feeling rested and had a wonderful holiday season. Hugs x

HilaryJane said...

Congrats on your 3rd place at Day of the Month card club - soo well deserved xx

wannabcre8tive said...

Mac, your tag is so pretty and elegant. I love the silver embossing. Sorry it took me so long to come to comment.. My computer died and I finally have the new up and running.

Viv said...

Happy New Year Mac!...also welcome back, you were missed. Such a beautiful tag here too, just awesome! ;) Viv xx

Mrs A. said...

Fabulous tag and that poinsettia is amazing. Tag looks stunning in black and silver. Happy crafty and New Year yo you. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Now I know why it takes me so long to comment.! Just gone off at a tangent looking at using spray starch videos on You tube. Off to buy a can of starch tomorrow ! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Mrs A.

Brenda in IN said...

I have been missing too but I'm so glad I didn't miss this awesome tag. You never disappoint and this is another great creation. The black is so unique and the poinsettia has so much texture on it. This is really a standout tag. Sending you Happy New Year wishes for health and happiness and lots of time to get crafty.

Corry said...

what a beautiful creation you also have a nice blog. I started to follow you. I want to invite you to come and take a look at my blog and maybe you would like to follow me too
My blog is corryscardandcreations
Hugs corry

Dortesjs said...

waue this is a very beautiful card, huge work on this, love it

aussie aNNie said...

Thank you for your sweet comments.xx

Mariann Jakobsen said...

OMG this is absolutely stunning!!! A big WOW tag!! I Love absolutely everything about it!
You got a new follower now LOL!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I just started to follow your blog. Wow! This is so gorgeous! You are an amazing artist with card making.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Popped over to say Thank YOU for your support as always... This creation is still amazing!! Hope all is well with you..?? Big Hugs Tracey xx

Jo said...

Wow this is spectacular. Such a rich tag and definitely a jewel. Nice you see your special touch! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Mac let me know how this shows up as I changed the settings.xxcx