Saturday, 20 January 2018

Feathers and Some....

Good to be back crafting after my bout of Flu....
Thank you so much for all your kind messages and get well wishes x

Thank you  Loll for the shout out on your blog today..Made My Day.....

I am sure you all know about the new challenge from the wonderful Darnell...
The Twofer Challenge .....with the theme of Feathers.
Make two cards, using the same stamp or die and for two different occasions.

These are my cards...
I have used the same die cut feather, one for a Thank you Card 
and one for an Encouragement Card.
You can do an style of card, so I have gone for mixing my medias....
I have used stencils, Lindy Magicals, Stamping and Die Cutting.
I have also used Crackling paste, which is a first for me.....
You get such fun and unpredictable results...love it....
The moodboard over at Mixed Media Place is fabulous..Take a look....
Certainly helped with me focusing on the colours, the texture of the tiles
and those fabulous feathers.
And...Thank you Cathy for the heads up...

The Second Card....
Gold embossing paste through a stencil, Lindy gold spray, 
Frantage, stamping, die cutting and treble heat embossing...
I had so much fun creating these cards and learnt lots along the way....
The gallery is looking absolutely amazing 
and with the wonderful and creative design team that Darnell has put together, 
this unique challenge is going to be a huge success....
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter...
The Twofer Challenge .....with the theme of Feathers
Thank you so much for The Honorable Mention...
I had lots of fun with your new challenge x

Card number one......
Mixed Media Place - Moodboard
I have used many Art Basic mediums to make this card
Mixed Media Monthly - Ring In The New
The crackle medium is a new product and a new technique for me.
Loved 'playing' with the crackle to find fun things to do with it.....











35 comments:

Pink Unicorn said...

Wow these are both stunning, all those gorgeous feathers and ALL THAT GOLD. Swoon!!

cuilliesocks said...

Two wonderful cards Mac, love the feather die and all the colours and texture, both beautifully designed. So pleased to hear that you've come out the other side of the flu, Kate x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

First of all, I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had the Flu and I do hope that you’re well on the mend. There are just so many nasty bugs going around at the moment. Your cards are both stunning and I especially like the second one as it has such an opulent feel to it and a lovely sentiment. I really like the way that you’ve given the feathers such dimension on both cards, they’re both stunners. Look after yourself and get well soon. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Cathy said...

Wow! 2 stunning cards Mac, so many details on each one. These cards would be so tactile in real life, just want to stroke them lol! Love the touch of embossing? on the edges too, Cathy x

Cathy said...

Hi Mac, back again as I saw this challenge that I follow http://mixedmediaplace.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/january-challenge.html

Your 1st card looks like it could fit in there? it's so gorgeous!
Cathyx

Christine Alexander said...

I'm always in awe of your yummy cards, the gold embossing is gorgeous. I love, love love them :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Mac,
I'm so happy that I can finally see your next cards. I've already missed ... I love the beautiful background in both cards, they are so different, but both are amazing. And your feathers are wonderful thanks to the gold heat embossing. These are such beautiful projects!
Hugs,
BozenA

Kara Lynne said...

Your mixed media artistry is wonderful! I keep looking at each layer on your thank you card in awe - those colors and textures are so great together. The thick embossing on your encouragement card is beautiful. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Twofer Card Challenge!

aussie aNNie said...

Gold and feathers make this a magical post. You are so creative in many ways and I love this.xxHave a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Greta said...

So very glad you've recovered from the flu, Mac--such a terrible year. I've missed seeing your incredible creations, but today makes it worth the wait! 2 incredibly gorgeous cards--love all the techniques you used!

Dortesjs said...

wow this is gorgeous, I do love ;O))

Marina said...

I really don't know how you manage to combine different media to make such gorgeous and timeless cards. Beautiful.

Susan said...

Mac, I'm in awe of these two cards. They are both fabulous examples of mixed media. I love the mix of blue and gold in the first one and the repetition of the panel. The second one is my favourite - all that wonderful rich gold with so many variations in it.

Daffodil Cards said...

These are Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, sorry no other word to compliment these cards.

Glad to hear you are feeling better.
Faith
x

Stella said...

Mac it's so good to see you creating again. I am glad you recovered from that nasty flu. I always love to see your mixed media creations and these cards.....they took my breath away. I love the touches of gold; it adds a fabulous touch of glamour. I am in awe of your use of mixed media. Stunning!
XX

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards. I love what you did with the feathers especially the beautiful gold ones.

Papercraft Boutique said...

It's so great to see your cards again, Mac! I missed your creations. Hoping you recover quickly from the flu.
Both are gorgeous mixed media cards! I love all the details you worked on. The heat-embossed (3 times!) feathers look like ornaments. Both cards have 3 feathers each and yet they look so different - wonderful twofer job!! Hideko xx

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG ! Your two cards are stunning ! You're really the Queen with mixed media ! Both of them are Masterpieces ! I especially love the Thank you card with this gorgeous combination of blue, gold, crackling paste. I love it ! For sure this new challenge will have a great success and beautiful projects into their gallery ! Thanks so much for sharing these beauties and for inspiring ! Hugs

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Both stunning pieces, love your mixed media piece, with is texture and colour spray and you gold embossed feathers fabulous, a real touch of elegance. Glad you are up and about and on the mend.
Welcome back.. Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such different cards! Loving all the gold! Who doesn't?...Glad you are feeling better. The flu is awful....

Darnell said...

First of all, I'm sorry to hear that you had the flu, Mac. People are croaking from it, so it's a big deal and I'm glad to hear you are over it! Please do be careful so you don't relapse!

I love that you and Loll have a fan girl crush because I crush on both of you with your ability to make such breathtaking designs with mixed media! It's too funny, but I actually did a post recently where I was lamenting that I might have used "too many splatters" on a simple CAS card, haha! Now you know why I am in awe of these luxurious golden delights, both of them!! It's hard to stop looking and scroll down to comment! Thank you so much for the lovely shoutout and for playing in my first Twofer Card Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Maxine D said...

Stunning card Mac - love the way you emboss multiple times, that is really dramatic
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

These feathers are so elegant, Mac! Love the thick embossing, crackle and shimmer! They make me want to reach out and touch them! The soft blue with the gold is a wonderful color combo!

Loll said...

STUNNING! Every time I come by for a visit, I am in awe of your designs Mac. Seriously ... you use the most amazing products in the most creative ways to create works of art in a card. Or saying that in a CAS way - "YOU ROCK"! :) I wish I could have a card play day with you ... I know I would learn to much. Beautiful and creative designs Mac. Thanks so much for playing with us at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

Anita in France said...

I missed that you've had the flu, Mac ... so sorry ... good to hear you're feeling so much better! Oh my goodness, what a twofer ... I gasped ... really! On both, the richness of the colours is gorgeous, the texture is brilliant (I want to touch!), the attention to detail is outstanding ... two stunners! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Ina Grehan said...

KA-THUD! Pick me up off the floor please. OMG I really need a full A4 page to say what I think. You reeeeeeeeeeealy know how to raise the bar to a high level M. I'm with Loll I would love to spend time playing with you and learn sooooooooo much from you. Your creativeness overwhelms me. Card 1 has so many amazing elements I just keep gazing at it and find more and more beauty. Of that tiny touch of crackle is genies. Well everything is really. So love the colour combination.
Love love love all the gold layers here. Stunning and so so beautiful. Still swooning and can't stop looking. Nearly made the A4 page. Such talent in those finger tips. How you come up with over the top fabulousness - wish I could too.
So glad to see you back in blogland. Missed your posts. Hugs.

MaryH said...

Glimpsed your 2-fer as I enjoyed your silver fern card. Again, this is really amazing work. I can't believe this is your first paste effort! Gracious, it is just so beautiful. My crackle efforts so far, have not been real good, but this is wonderful. I like the look on #1 with the watered background and those textured leaves. Again, I like the design look so much. #2 with the heavy 'metal' look of the leaves against the metallic gold textured stenciling...awesome! TFS & Hugs

Cara said...

Oh wow, these are just stunning!

Monika Reeck said...

wooooww the feather and some gold on it and the gold sentiment is Stunning
yeah I agree with all ladies Stunning card
love all you added on your second card
many thanks for joining our challenge at ATSM this time
I am in love with texture on your card
GREAT JOB!
hugs
Monika (DT ATSM)

Pat said...

Two beauties Mac and love all the pretty blue and gold and then the luscious gold and black on the second. You do the most interesting mixed media creations and your trio of feathers with the blue dripping in the background and lovely gold spattering and the crackle paste, and then the triple embossing and textural stencilling in the background on the second card..lush is the only word for it. So pleased that you have managed to shift that flu bug, there is so much of it about at the moment. Take care. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations, Mac! Your cards totally deserve the Honorable Mentions and I'm so happy for you! Hideko :-)

Karen D. said...

just stunning....
xx Karen

TK said...

These two cards are FABULOUS, gorgeous and quite unique! Lovely gol;, beautiful feathers! Congrats on the HM

Tusia Lech said...

Beautiful cards! Mix of blue and golden is wonderful! And those feathers! Thank you for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place!

Ola Khomenok said...

Amazing project! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place challenge!