Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Signs of Spring........

We have had all the seasons weather this week
but I have spotted daffodils coming through, so there are signs of Spring.....

This is my Spring Card.....

I used white paste through the stencil and whilst it was still wet
I popped on pearl embossing powder and Frantage shabby pink.
Heat embossing both until the Frantage bubbled up.
Difficult to photograph but it looks really pretty in real life.
The photo below is a different version I did with grey embossing paste.
Thank you very much for popping in......I really appreciate your time x.
The stencil is a Sweet Poppy Stencil....This is a message for Nonnajoy
Challenges I would love to enter.......
CAS Mix UP - Stencil Heat Embossing - hosted by my dear friend Nancy
Country View Challenge - First Sign of Spring

48 comments:

Sandy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!
Sandy xx

Nonnajoy said...

This is so very beautiful. Would you be so kind to share which stencil that you used? I would love to try to make this!

Donna Ellis said...

Woooooo! Beau-teeee-fullllll-ness! LOL Absolutely gorgeous! And yes, EP is so difficult to capture in photography. Thanks for taking multiple photos to show it from different angles, Mac. It's amazing what you have accomplished with the products! I'm jealous about your daffodils. They are one of my favorite flowers - always happy, and they look like they have a smile and are trumpeting the pretty weather! They don't grow here in Florida. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation and technique! huggers, de

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is simply beautiful Mac, I love it x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card design.

HilaryJane said...

What a wonderful stencil that is and I do love what you have done with it. What great sparkle and shine. It truly is dripping sparkle, so cheery. I can feel spring in the air now. Love the grey and the rabbits on your second card too. thanks for finding the time to join us again this month at CAS Mix Up with this gorgeous card xx

cuilliesocks said...

Oh this is just stunning work Mac, I love the stencil and the mediums you've used. The addition of the little bunnies on your second card is so pretty, Kate x

Susan said...

Both are so beautiful! That soft pink really speaks of spring to me. Love the sparkle and the silver (or pearlescent) edge of the first one, and the two little rabbits on the second card.

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, these two cards are amazing looking and so stunning Mac! The first one is.....I don't know but it is amazing! I love the colors of your embossing paste and frantage. It's magical looking to say the least! I love that stencil, that tree is amazing. Your second card is just lovely with the gray and pink, love those little bunnies, so cute! Again, I am so loving this tree image! Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

WOW! Gorgeous cards Mac!! I love both version, but a little more of the first with all the shimmer and shine. The embossed edging also adds something special to the design. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Liz said...

Your cards are so pretty, Mac. What a beautiful stencil!
Our daffodils are beginning to bloom, although I picked a handful to put in a vase indoors as the wind was so strong last night it blew them over. xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Awww this iso so special! The soft pearl colours are gorgeous and this card definitely hints at Spring! I saw photos of my Parents in Law's garden (Neport-on-Tay) with lots of snow, so I'm sure it must have been chilly where you are! I bet you're looking forward to some
Spring sunshine:) Thanks for joining us again at CAS Mix Up.

Christine Alexander said...

Both cards are gorgeous Mac, I especially love the mix of grey and pink with the bunnies. I might have to add that Sweet poppy stencil to my wish list :)

Bonnie said...

Wow! What wonderful texture and I love the soft pink, Mac! The soft gray and sweet bunnies are so sweet on the second card. What an awesome stencil and beautiful cards, my friend!

Greta said...

What a beautiful tree stencil! I love the shine of the first one, but think I actually like the gray one even better! Gray & pink is one of my most favorite color combos, so that card has my heart, Mac!

Pat said...

Both versions look fantastic Mac using this pretty tree and love the added rabbits on the second, and both have lots of wonderful sparkle and shine with the pearl embossing and pink frantage on the first and then the grey with the pink frantage on the second, and then heat embossing has puffed it up beautifully. x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning project, BRILLIANT design.. x

Cat Craig said...

Stunning, so pretty. I love the texture and the shine.

Trina P. said...

The stencil is so pretty and you’ve done it justice with these beauties. Love the shimmer and the texture from heating it.

nancy littrell said...

Two beautiful Springtime cards, Mac. I love the shine from your heat embossed stenciling on your 1st card. Love the sweet Spring scene with the gorgeous tree and cute bunnies. Looks like you had fun creating your 2 projects, my friend. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Love and Hugs...Nancy

MiamiKel said...

This is positively radiant! I love the vibrancy of the embossing and it just shines! This looks like it would have taken forever and a day to make but the end card is just a vision! Wow. You are so very talented! Hugs! xx

Anke said...

WOW Mac so beautiful ... the tree is amazing.

Linda said...

WOW! These look amazing. I do love this SP stencil and it looks beautiful in the pastel shades. Love the touches of pink too, very pretty. Thank you for sharing at CAS Mix Up!

Viv said...

As ever Mac I am in awe! Fab fab fab. x
Our little dwarf daffs planted last Autumn in a pot have just dared to pop their shoots out of the compost! I have another tub with snowdrops in - one has flowered, the others are about to - with you on the weather - one lovely day, one howling gail and horizontal rain, one windy and cold and today windy but blue sky!! x

I Card Everyone said...

So beautiful, and elegant, Mac! I'm sure they are even more gorgeous IRL but you've done a brilliant job photographing them! LOve these darling bunnies!
We are having a wonderful thaw here, Mac - so grateful for it!
=]

Ros Crawford said...

How gorgeous!1 From those sweet bunnies to the soft petals all sparkly. I love the grey on the second card too... Did I mention I love the silver edging too? Have a super day!

Brenda in IN said...

These are both terrific. The sparkle is lovely and the grey looks so pretty. That is an awesome tree stencil.

Daffodil Cards said...

ME? Amazed AGAIN! absolutely stunning Mac, I love the shine, the stencil design, the Frantage, (which I haven't heard of and will go searching for info about.) The edge really makes it standout more. I could go on and on, just know I am loving it. As Always.
Keep safe
Faith x

TK said...

Wow! These are terrific! I love the frantage texture and the pearl shine -- so pretty!
Our 18" of snow melted and yep -- daffodils!

Monika Gulyas said...

What an interesting technique!!! I love both versions and the soft colours!!! Thank you for joining the February challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Anita in France said...

A couple of stunners, Mac ... goodness the shimmer, shine and dimension on that first one makes it positively magical ... so beautiful! What a different and wonderful look you created with the grey ... it's subtle and serene ... and those little bunnies are adorable! Gorgeous! We too have spring here ... isn't it lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Mac, both your cards are exquisite. Loving that tree, and the way you have used the stencil two different ways.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful card. My daffodils started growing a week or so ago. Thankfully they are able to tolerate snow, because they've been buried under it once or twice since they started growing. I think they bloom sometime in March.

Craftychris said...

Ooh both of these are sooooo beautiful! What a cool technique. Love the colours on both and the cute bunnies on the second. Take care and stay safe xxx

Craftyfield said...

Both versions are lovely and perfect for our Country View Challenge! You reminded me how beautiful the Frantage EPs look! And I love mixing powders too...

pam said...

Stunning cards Mac, love the sparkle.
Hugs Pam x

Zoechaos said...

sprinkling embossing powder onto embossing paste is a great way to add additional colour and texture. Your use of white and delicate colour like the pink Frantage is quite magical, perfect with that gorgeous stencil. Happy Spring x

Maria said...

Oh, my what a gorgeous tree stencil!! Wonderful sparkle and shine for your cards, so pretty!! Love the adorable kissing bunnies on your second card! Fab cards...well done!!!

papierelle said...

Two stunning cards!!! It looks amazing. The card with the bunnies are my favourite!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are fabulous, Mac! Love the combination of the pearl, the shabby pink and the silver! You caught the beautiful shine and sparkle in the picture. The texture is wonderful too! The gray version with rabbits is so cute! Your cards definitely have brought spring! :-)
Hideko xx

Marina said...

Definitely signs of spring here in Hertfordshire and on your pretty, delicate card.

Ina G said...

ooooh! this is sparktacular Mac (just made that word up) Brilliant and beautiful.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh my how pretty, and not a smudge of ink out of place. You captured that sparkle with perfection, not an easy task to do. You always put your own twist on things when using EP.. so clever. Hugs Tracey xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

how lovely...so delicate looking.
xx Karen

Sally H said...

totally stunning! I must try this! Absolutely gorgeous card x

Jo said...

What great mix of these two tones. Such a nice softness, the kind of card one wants to touch. Beautifully done xx

Julia Aston said...

What gorgeous coloring and shine on your beautiful tree Mac (it looks like a weeping willow? or wisteria?) A lovely stencil and beautiful products used on it! xx

Nstiz said...

WOW, Just WOW. What an effect you achieved with this very creative technique. This is incredibly gorgeous. I’ve seen your comments elsewhere and decided to peruse your blog. What incredible talent you have!