Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Autumnal Hugs

 I was inspired by the sketch  at CAS(E) This sketch
and the Leaves theme over at Just Us Girls
to make Today's Card.......


Isn't this a pretty sketch?...........
I had fun playing with lots of Autumnal colour alcohol inks
and the new to me Pearl ones.
I die cut lots of very small leaves.
The sentiment strip has been heat embossed several times,
finishing off with chunky copper to add more dimension.
Two of my dear blog friends are on each of the design teams 
and I had fun playing along this week x.
Thank you for the inspiration ladies x.
Challenges I would love to enter.........
Just Us Girls - Word Week - Leaves
Thrilled with my 'Chic of The Week' shout out.....Thank you x.

50 comments:

Jo said...

Rich and luscious, I adore this metallic composition. The dark cardstock honours this beautiful fall decor, love it. You’ll deserve the shout out! xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is stunning. Your creations are always just beautiful and I love that you use all kinds of products in different ways.

Viv said...

Fab Mac! I may have to invest in those metallic AI's..!! x

Mia said...

What a stunning card, Mac. Gorgeous texture on your leaves and sentiment. And I love the striking black background. Hugs, my friend.

*Vicki* said...

Your play with the alcohol inks looks so amazing! I love the way it looks with the die cut leaves so much! The heat embossing with the copper looks stunning with your leafy cluster as well! You've really got me in the Fall mood now! Thanks for sharing my friend!

Pat said...

What fabulous autumn leaves and such beautiful AI colours including some pretty pearl ones too, and great die cuts as a result Mac. I love the thickly embossed strip with the added sentiment on it which sits over the top, and what wonderful contrast put on to dark card. x

HilaryJane said...

Those leaves are just stunning, I am going to have to get my alcohol inks out. looks like you must have lots of those panels left over, so I shall look forward to seeing what else you make with them. I love the way you have done the sentiment strip too. It looks amazing on that dark background xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful with the colorful leaves. That is a great take on the sketch too.

I Card Everyone said...

This friend is surely happy to see this beauty in our CTS gallery, Mac! OH do I love the dark card base [deep brown, or dark grey? either way, I love it] with these gorgeous copper leaves! Spectacular AI work, my friend!!
=]

Maria said...

Oh, those embossed leaves are gorgeous!! Great color with the alcohol inks!! Love how you did the sentiment strip, too!! A wonderful fall card, so pretty!!

Loll said...

Your autumn leaves are gorgeous Mac!! LOVE those copper accents. Looks like you had a very fun and successful play day with AIs. Lots of pieces to use in the future. xx

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, wow wow wow- those leaves are incredible. You totally nailed the autumnal colours :)

Cat Craig said...

Your cards are works of art! This is no exception.

Bonnie said...

I love this sketch too and you've used it perfectly! Love, love, love these wonderful leaves, Mac! And the chunky copper is so perfect with the colored leaves and dark background! Another masterpiece, my friend!

My Paper Epiphany said...

So stunning! The leaves are amazing and I love your sentiment panel. The dark card makes it extra special!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunningly gorgeous design. xx
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like NOW!!

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Mac...you are an Amazing Mixed Media Artist, my friend!! Your alcohol ink pearls die cut leaves in Autumn colors are Stunning!!! Your heat embossed with multiple layers sentiment was the Perfect final touch..Wow!!! I can't wait to see what you do with your extra leaves:-) TFS and always inspiring all of us...Stay safe and Creative. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! My goodness, this is awesome and shouts Autumn to me, I love the texture Mac and the layers of colour. Fabulous.
Faith x

kiwimeskreations said...

Absolutely amazing Mac - love your colours and the embossing - looks as though you ahd a lot of fun creating this amazing card
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Marcia Hill said...

WOW! What an incredibly BEAUTIFUL Fall card Mac! Your AI colors are sooo pretty together along with the copper and against the dark brown card base...lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my so beautiful Mac, wonderful design and colours, love all the Autumnal leaves, Kate x x

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card, love those leaves but what mekes me gasp is the embossed work how did you manage to keep the top of the H intact? Your work is always so fresh and unique this is no exception! x

Trina P. said...

Whoa! Amazing card! Those leaves are stunning. You’ve managed to capture the richness of fall colours so beautifully. And you nailed the sketch!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I turn my back for two minutes and another gorgeous project arrives. Bet you had fun with this one. Beautiful leaves and gorgeous colour and texture. Have a great crafty week, Angela xXx

Donna Ellis said...

Mac, you keep on wowing me with your incredibly artsy creations! Your choices of metallic autumnal colors is spot on, and the spray is gorgeous! So lovely! Hugs, de

Donna Ellis said...

Mac, you keep on wowing me with your incredibly artsy creations! Your choices of metallic autumnal colors is spot on, and the spray is gorgeous! So lovely! Hugs, de

Donna Ellis said...

Mac, you keep on wowing me with your incredibly artsy creations! Your choices of metallic autumnal colors is spot on, and the spray is gorgeous! So lovely! Hugs, de

TK said...

Wow! There's a whole lotta beautiful metallic here! Gorgeous, Mac!

Claire said...

How gorgeous, the leaves look amazing in the Autumnal colours. They have a real look of crunch about them and the way you've done the sentiment... genius. Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking time to leave a kind comment, I appreciate it x

butterfly said...

Ooh, those shiny leaves are magical against the simple dark background - gorgeous autumnal card!
Alison x

Brenda said...

Wow, this card is just gorgeous Mac! I love the metallic colors against the black background and your design is a great take on the sketch, the best I've seen! You always wow me with your skills Mac, the richness of the metallic colors-looks like real metal! I love how you did your sentiment strip too, the hugs really shows up so well even though they are the same color. Amazing is what this card is and boy am I loving it! Hugs, Brenda

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, Mac, this is awesome. Love the texture and the metallics.

sallysbitz2 said...

This has such a lovely look. Great colours and definitely represents autumn x

hugs sally x
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Ina G said...

oops! I missed commenting on this earlier so CONGRATULATIONS on being our Chic of the Week. Sooooooooooo deserved with this most amazing card. Full of an array of stunning colours on those leaves. Love your heat embossed sentiment. You really have a way with adding just that something spectacular.

Lindsey said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on your totally deserved Chic of the Week!

Darnell said...

Max, this is like beautiful autumn jewelry! I'm in awe and can't believe it's not made of real metals! I especially love anything copper so the hugs sediment makes me swoon! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fabulous autumn leaves card, Mac! LOve the gorgeous shades and shine of autumn alcohol ink colors, and the smooth copper sentiment with wonderful dimension!
You totally made me feel like playing with alcohol inks!
Hideko xx

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! This is gorgeous Mac ! Love how you captured the beautiful Autumnal colours with your alcohol inks and your copper embossing powder. This sketch was perfect to highlight this stunning composition. Love it !

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac, what an autumnal stunner ... it wouldn't be out of place in a jewellery boutique! Fantastic texture and touchability ... beautiful shine ... awesome use of the AIs! Congratulations on your win at JUGs with this beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

Diane said...

Wow what amazing colors and leaf design.

Hugs Diane

Viv said...

Oh Mac this is so very gorgeous!love the Autumn look to it all and the glorious leaves and all the shine also. So sorry I am late leaving comments, my time isn't my own lately ;) Viv xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

so beautiful for fall mf....great results. It looks so elegant.
Thanks so much Mac, for all your support and comments on my blog, so very appreciated.
Hope you have a great wknd.
xx Karen

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Oh wow, I love the metallics on black! Very cool. I haven’t had a chance to try the new alcohol inks although they look so pretty! I hope you are doing well!

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats!!! And what a fantastic creation... I love it! I've never seen the pearl AI's but I will take a look. The copper sentiment is so clever Mac.
Stay well and enjoy your week... Hugs

MiamiKel said...

Happy First day of Fall, my friend! And such a perfect card to remind us of the beauty of this season! THis is just GORGEOUS - love all the detail and how much texture and dimension! The gold is a perfect accent and just brings your card design to a whole nother level! Hugs!

Greta said...

I always love your work, but gotta say--this is now my favorite! Absolutely gorgeous, Mac! Clearly a winner--glad JUGS agreed!

butterfly said...

These glossy leaves are amazing - I have to say I would never have thought of putting them against a black background, but they look fabulous!
Alison x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Absolutely delicious, those Autumnal colours remind me of very expensive chocolates from a boutique chocolatier. Makes me lick my lips just looking. Fantastic creation, so sorry i'm so late picking this one up. Thought i'd not seen you around for a while and thought i'd check to see if you were about... and you give me two! Hee hee off to lap up the next. Hugs Tracey xx

Marina said...

Looks like ornate metal work

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, Mac, this is gorgeous. I love the Lovely warm colors. Those alcohol inks are so pretty.