Friday, 23 October 2020

Tone on Tone

 Today's card is a mix of stencils and medias to achieve a Tone on Tone effect....

Here is My Card.....

Distress inks where used, along with two stencils.
Embossing paste and Crackle paste where also used.
The embossing paste helps with the tone on tone effect,
as it soaks up the colour underneath and gives another layering and tonal effect.
I finished off with a strip of foil and a sentiment stamped in brown
and heat embossed with white on top.


Challenges that inspired me.....

CAS Mix Up challenge is Tone on Tone with stencilling
Watercooler Wednesday is Masculine
Thank you Kath for the Shout Out
Seize The Birthday with the topping of Texture and there's plenty on this card.....
Thank You for My Win.....
Stamplorations - Anything goes Stencil Challenge

Thank you so much for finding time to stop by and stay safe in these uncertain times.

55 comments:

HilaryJane said...

This is another beauty, you never fail to impress. I love all the texture and different elements on this card. It looks so simple on first glance but then you start to see all the special touches, it is brilliant. I am so happy to see you join us at CAS Mix Up this month xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm in love! another Super creation Mac, love the crackling, the colours, the foil strip, stamped in brown with white embossing powder, where does your creation live, I want some! all just FABULOUS.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

This is a stunning card Mac, beautifully designed, and the stencil work is fabulous. I love the texture you've created with the crackle paste and the lovely colours.
You are so artistic and a wonderful inspiration, keep safe Kate x

Susan said...

That is a wonderful masculine birthday card! Love the way you achieved the tone-on-tone with the embossing paste and crackle paste!

BożenA said...

How ancient treasure! I love the effect you have achieved. The colors of the old flamed wood and the golden stripe look stunning. Someone will be LOVED !! Thank you for this moment of communing with beauty and for sharing this beauty. I'm so glad to see you on your blog again :-)
hugs,
BożenA

Trina P. said...

Another mixed media masterpiece! Amazing texture and dimensions with the pastes. The gold foil is a fabulous touch.

Donna Ellis said...

Mac, this subtly colored card is big on presentation! I feel like I’m viewing ancient ruins, or perhaps sand hued canyons. It’s beautiful! Hugs, de

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous. I like this look.

Viv said...

YAY! Glad you joined us at CAS Mix Up this month Mac - this is once again just an amazing card. You are an inspiration to all who think mixed media is only for canvas! Gorgeous card my friend. x

Bonnie said...

Wow! What a lot of tones you got with these different media, Mac! Love the added texture of the crackle and the thin foil strip makes a perfect divider between the design and sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Fabulous texture and I just love the varying tones of colour finished with that gorgeous gold foil....perfect. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Mac and love the white paste and crackle giving such wonderful texture and I love the super script and the flourishy shapes for the stencilling. The foil strip gives a great shiny edge, and the brown sentiment with white embossing over the top gives a little hint of shadow from the brown but makes it look like it is just an impression, such a clever idea. x

Maria said...

Super amazing project!! Love the tone on tone and the fabulous texture!! Great addition with the gold foil!! Well done as always, so creative!!

roffeycreations said...

A beautiful card Mac - so elegant and really like how you have placed the sentiment to the right - very unique Cheers Maurs xxx

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Mac incredible. did you leave the first stencil dry the apply the second? I so love the effect :)

Greta said...

Always creative & artistic! Love this, Mac!

TK said...

So beautiful! Oh this one is just fantastic, Mac

Michelle W said...

Stunning card Mac, love the strip of foil! Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Loll said...

Gorgeous mix of elements on this beautiful card Mac! I especially love that crackle paste. So cool how the colours show through to create the tone-on-tone effect. xx

aussie aNNie said...

oh wow this turned out fabulous, amazing tone on tone and the crackle is awesome. xx

Karen Brown said...

Beautiful card! I love your mixed media look. I haven't tried crackle paste, but after seeing your card I may need to add it to my shopping list. Have a great week and thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

Cat Craig said...

Stunning card, Mac. I love the old German script in the two tones. Beautifully done.

wannabcre8tive said...

A fabulous card. I love the tone on tone and the strip of gold foil was so perfect with it.

Marcia Hill said...

Another STUNNER Mac!! Love your tone on tone color and that crackle paste...LOVE it! Always love seeing your creations my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

What a stunning tone on tone card. I love the texture you achieved and the soft color. Using the two stencils worked so well for a great image. Great idea.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, this is beautiful Mac. I've kept thinking about entering this challenge but I'm not sure that I could do it justice. A wonderful design and finished card x

Jo said...

Superb! I love the natural tones to this gorgeous card and all this beautiful texture. You never cease to amaze me, this is so well thought out and then executed. A masterpiece!

Diane said...

Fabulous stenciled background and love the colors.

Hugs Diane

Zoechaos said...

Yummy yummy texture and the gorgeous natural tones this is delicious. The crackle is such a brilliant touch giving depth and enhancing the whole tone on tone. x

Brenda said...

Wow, you never ceased to amaze Mac! This card is amazing! I love that stencil and I love how you used it. Or is it two stencils??? I think it was really clever to use a crackle median and paste, give this so much texture and visual interests. Love the tone on tone color you got with one color too. Love, love, love this beautiful amazing card! Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is a wonderful mixed media card, Mac! And it's beautifully CAS! I love the combination of the cracked paste and embossing paste. It's so interesting to look at different texture. The gold foil is a fabulous finishing touch. Very clever and unique to stamp the sentiment in brown and then heat-embossed on top in white. The brown ink underneath makes the letters pop even with white (card base)-on-white (heat-embossing). So creative, my friend!
Hideko xx

Darnell said...

You take our breath away with your talent, Mac! This is a stunning old age work of art. I love all the texture, depth, and nuances of color! I hope you are well and keeping safe! Hugs, Darnell

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - what an amazing creation Mac - love the almost medieval effect those colours give, especially with the crackle paste and script. Love it!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG, this is absolutely stunning ! What a striking tone on tone card. Love the crackle paste effects, looks like a parchment from the Middle Ages, you know like in The name of the Rose, those precious books made by the monks with pretty illuminations. LOVE it ! Another masterpiece from you !

papierelle said...

Wow amazing!! The effect is terrific!!!

Anita in France said...

What a beauty, Mac ... puts me in mind of illuminated manuscripts! The touch of gold is gorgeous with the neutrals ... and I just want to reach out and touch all that yummy texture! Hugs, Anita :)

*Vicki* said...

You are truly the master of media techniques! I love your double embossed stenciled design here Mac! I can never seem to get a good crackling effect on my projects, but yours looks incredible here! Love the added strip of foiling too! Brilliant!

Viv said...

Another beautiful creation Mac! love the monochrome and all the crackle texture too ;) Viv xx

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Absolutely my taste and color combination right up my alley =D Loving the white space for eyes to focus on the stylish stenciling and gorgeous texture. TFs and taking part in STAMPLorations October Stencil Challenge. Hope to see you again next challenge. Have a wonderful day Mac Mable :)
Hugs and smiles,
Asmah
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Created by Kath said...

I love the richness of your card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday! Kath-DT

Mia said...

Your card is super, Mac! Great tone on tone effect! I love the foil you used and the stunning crackle paste. I do not use embossing powders often, but when I see your creations I always get inspiration. I think that soon I will start using them more often. Hugs, my friend, and please take care of yourself.

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous as ever. I love the tone on tone. Hugs Mrs A.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so beautiful....so elegant....love the look.
stay well mf.
xx Karen

Ros Crawford said...

Hi Mac! Lovely to see you posting... Thought yo may be on some faraway island soaking up the sun haha! If only hey? What a beautiful example of tone on tone with stencils... Beautiful texture and always so unique!
Love the colour choice too. Have a lovely day, stay warm, stay well...

Cathy said...

Stunning card Mac, love all of the gorgeous texture, there is oodles of it here! That gold strip and vertical sentiment finish it all of perfectly too! Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Another breathtaking card! I love the organic colour with touch of foil! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing creation at CAS Mix Up:)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Absolutely striking, those colours both vintage and timeless. The strip of foil adds just enough detail without disturbing those stand out crackles. I'd batch make these for any occasion cards. Stay safe & creative Hugs Tracey xx

Liz said...

On WOW, what a beautiful card, Mac! So stylish and elegant. xx

shirley-bee said...

Fantastic card, Mac! I love the juxtaposition of the modern vertical sentiment strip with the beautifully textured detail of the main image - fabulous design. Thanks for playing along with our texture challenge at Seize The Birthdsy 🥳

butterfly said...

Beautifully done- subtle but so effective.
Alison x

Helen Gullett said...

Oh Mac tht is fantastic tone-on-tone mixed media CAS card. So less yet full impact. Thank you for sharing with our STAMPlorations October Stencil Challenge. Hopefully, you can join us again this month.

Ina G said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Simply and stunning. The layout is brilliant and there is that awesome crackle again. Love it.

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW your card is so beautiful, fantastic art.

nancy littrell said...

You have mastered this tone on tone technique, Mac. I love your colors, textures and CAS stenciled square card design, my friend. I am not sure how I missed this beauty. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

Sally H said...

I absolutely love this! Sorry, I thought I had already left you a comment. It is so beautiful! my use of stencils is relatively recent and I would love to be aboe to acheive these sort of effects and texture! Wow! Just stunning!