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Friday, 27 October 2017

MEMORIES.....

Today's Tag....
Inspired by the Challenge at PaperArtsy, which is Pearlescent....
It was good to be reminded about the more subtle tones of pearlescent....

The background of the tag has been stamped with versamark 
and brushed with several colours of pearlescent mica powders.
I had forgotten about using this technique 
and was reminded by the inspiration post by Hazel Agnew

The main die cut leaf has been stamped with Lindy sprays 
and the twine painted with mica paints.
The gold leaf has been stamped onto vellum and heat embossed.
I have also used mica powders on the die cut sentiment and leaves.
In places I 'lightly' mixed the mica powder and the glue so that it would add texture.

Loved how the mica powders looked on the kraft card......
Quite subtle....
Of course the photos do not show the subtle effect of the pearlescent 
or the true colours....
The photos make the tag look at a lot busier than it actually is....

Had fun making the tag and thank you so much for stopping by...
Crafty hugs
xx
Challenges I would like to enter.....
PaperArtsy - Challenge 15 - Pearlescent
Country View Challenges - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues
Stamps and StencilsThe Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness and using a tag
A vintage Journey - Crazy for Autumn ColourThe colours of our Autumnal leaves are still fabulous around our home

Stamplorations - Tagplorations - All about Fall
Stamplorations - CutplorationsThe Die cut Tag and the background stamp are Stamplorations....Inspired by the Autumnal colours and the leaves





46 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! This is amazing Mac! LOVE that main leaf, it looks so realistic! This is full of shiny goodness! Love your photographs too, that backdrop looks fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

aussie aNNie said...

stunning and so exquisite, I am just sooooo loving your fabulous techniques. The colours are just so beautiful, not sure I could do this at all... xx
Have a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Marina said...

Well this is quite inspiring!!! Must dig out those mica powders. Another fabulous autumn project.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Mac, stunning!! I feel like I always say oh my gosh when I visit your blog! lol. Well that's because your projects always make my jaw drop! The combination of warm autumn tones and the glimmer of golds takes my breath away! This is absolutely magnificent! hugs :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous tag Mac, love the soft shimmer of these colours, Cathy x

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's gorgeous!! Love the design, fabulous leaves and the sparkle is wonderful Mac ... I hope all is well with you ... Have a beautiful weekend!

Loll said...

WOW ... lots of amazing elements on this gorgeous tag, Mac. Love the shimmer and shine of the mica powders, the colours you've used, the beautiful die-cut leaves and the two-toned sentiment. This is STUNNING! xx

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful color gradient with your mica powders in the background. Overall fantastic, as always! You are a great artist!

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! my goodness you even added the mica to the twine! Another stunningly beautiful project from you, so many wonderful things to take in and ponder over. I think I shall be here a little while on this!
Faith
x

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning tag Mac, what gorgeous colours and design, love it, Kate x

Bonnie said...

Wow! What an awesome tag, Mac! Love all that shine with the earthtones! The contrast of textures is wonderful!

Sanna Lippert said...

in love with this tag!!! so pretty <3! Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations TAGplorations challenge :)

pam said...

What a beautiful Tag Mac, love the beautiful colours! with gorgeous stamping.
Just stunning.
Hugs Pam x

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Another beauty Mac, love the combination of the mica and gold combined with those gorgeous autumn colours, thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Deb xo

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

beautiful fall inspired tag!

Greta said...

I have tons of powders & love brushing them on an image stamped in Versamark, but don't remember ever doing it on kraft. Now I need to try it as your tag is so gorgeous, Mac! Love the variety of colors you used!

Craftyfield said...

I love makes with a natural colour scheme, Kraft card is one of my favourite and the subtle effect of the Mica is just perfect on it! The tag is also beautifully designed, I think.

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Fantastic! That worked so well!! Thanks for joining our challenge! ~ Leandra

Margik said...

Brilliant, Mac! Love the tag design and all the fabulous gold effects.
Great technique as usual!
Mar :)

Corrie Herriman said...

This is beautiful !

Mia said...

Fabulous, stunning, beautiful tag, Mac!!! I LLLLLove it, my friend. Gold and pink colours, micas and die cuts! Wow! You are a great artist!!!

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful tag Mac. Love the subtle colours, and I am sure it must be absolutely marvelous IRL. The gold looks stunning on the leaves and the mica powders must be just as beautiful
Blessings
Maxine

Tanja said...

love your beautiful tag and how you used those mica powders - thanks for sharing your project at the TAGplorations Challenge

maria f. said...

What a shimmering beauty, Mac! I love the powders on Versamark so much. Thanks for gracing our October CUTplorations gallery with this beautiful tag.

Papercraft Boutique said...

WOW, this is gorgeous, Mac! Lots of layers of shimmer and shine. I love the colors you chose too- very elegant. I admire that you always pay attention to details. And as people say excellence is in details. Hideko xx

rachel said...

wow! This is stunningly beautful - the leaves look amazing! I adore this! Thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils! Hugs rachel x

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

I love seeing the leaves growing out of the tag, they want fresh air and freedom :) Really cool autumnal design. Such a delight to see your beautiful creation at TAGplorations October challenge ~ thank you for playing along with us sweet friend.
Hugs and smiles,
Asmah
STAMPlorations {TAGplorations Design Team}
Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous fall tag! love the golden shimmer, the duo coloring on your die cut word and that layers of leaves and stems! A wonderful fall creation!

Diane said...

Wonderful vivid fall colors and what an elegant tag design Mable.

Hugs Diane

Helen Gullett said...

This is one WOW-mazing tag! I love the leaves and your layers.
Thank you so much for playing along with CUTplorations October Challenge.
Hope to see you again at CUTplorations November Challenge.

butterfly said...

I love how you work with the gilded touches amidst the colours - another autumnal delight!
Alison x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wonderful colors, Mac. I love how leaves go beyond your tag. Wonderful and very inspirational tag.
BożenA xoxo

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, this is a sensational tag and I love that beautiful sheen!
Hugs
Carol x

Mrs A. said...

Such subtle colours. I had forgotten just how good mica powders can look. Your tag is gorgeous. Hugs Mrs A.

Stella said...

Subtle and elegant in evey possible way. Desing, colours, layering. It's a piece of art; you should frame this!
XX

Christine Alexander said...

love the warmth of the beautiful colours. awesome :)

aussie aNNie said...

Have a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Viv said...

Wow what a fabulous tag here Mac!loving the clever design and all the shiny elements too...awesome make ;) Viv xx

Anita in France said...

Rich and luxurious, Mac ... the subtle shimmer and gold embossing against the kraft is just gorgeous ... delicious texture and dimension! Hugs, Anita :)

toni said...

A lovely tag Mac. Love the shape and the wonderful rich coloured layers. Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils. Toni x

Cec said...

Love this tag with the wonderful shimmer and rich colours. It is nice to see a shaped tag. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.
Hugs!
Cec

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Stunning Autumnal tag and I adore your colour palette too. The sentiment adds great dimension too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Mac, it's a real hattrick, actually quattrick ;-)) 4 prizes in STAMPlorations !! I congratulate and I am very happy. Thank you for taking that incredible inspiration from your masterpieces.
Hugs,
BożenA

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Another one of those little wonders you are creating! So rich and beautiful! Swooning over all that shimmer!

Izzy Scrap said...

Congratulations for being one of the winners at CUTplorations ! Really deserved ! xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Another congrats for being Top Pick at TAGplorations !