Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Faux metal and Celestial Elements

Good afternoon...

Our neighbour sadly just lost his Dad so I wanted to make him a card to let him know that we are thinking of him.
It's a card that fits 2 challenges as it happens

My lovely talented blog friend Mac (The Sweetest Of Peas)  is hosting the October Challenge at



Has a Celestial Elements challenge 



This is my card


I embossed layer upon layer using 3 colours of embossing powder to get this metal looking feather and the stars
Unfortunately it is quite hard to see in the photograph how thick they are


It's an unusual galaxy I know but it captured the look I was going for... Like a mini explosion
I once accidentally spilt water on my ink blending and got a crazy effect... This time it was deliberate... A little water and then I blew it in all directions and dabbed off the excess


I hope to be back with you later in the week

Till soon

~ Ros ~

23 comments:

Pat said...

This feather is so richly embossed Ros and it looks fabulous against the cleverly made background. It does look a bit like an explosion and I can see some little gold splatters too and love the extra stars to embellish. x

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

You've made a stunning card Ros. I love the look of the feather, beautiful done.
Greetings Miranda

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

You've made a stunning card Ros. I love the look of the feather, beautiful done.
Greetings Miranda

Leslie Miller said...

I can see a lot of thickness in that embossed leaf, but I imagine it's even more so when you see it in real life. That's a pretty mix of embossing powders to get such an effect. Love the splattered and blown background -- another thing I need to remember to try. There are so many occasions to send cards, and all too often it's for sympathy. Your neighbor will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Loll said...

Don't you love happy accidents??!! What an amazing background with your explosion of water using a straw. Beautiful! And I love your layered feather and stars Ros. So thick and beautiful ... they look like pieces of jewelry. Great work! A very special card for your neighbour. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Mac Mable said...

Sorry to hear about your neighbours Dad x.
Thank you Ros for your very kind words and what a stunning card you've created. The colours are beautiful and the faux metal on that beautiful feather and the cute stars look amazing x.
Love the explosion of creativity on this card and thank you for adding this beauty to The CAS Mix Up challenge and thanks for joining in the fun x.

Carole said...

Brilliant card Ros...very clever background (favourite colours) and that feather is stunning. What a wonderful card to receive at a sad time. xx

Marcia HIll said...

Oh Roz...you are SOOO talented my friend!! Your card is FABULOUS!! I LOVE your background with that huge splash...I so want to try that!! And your feather and stars look so cool with all the layers of embossing!! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Tracy said...

So cool! the "splash" really made a great center point for your galaxy. That feather looks amazing. Great composition Ros.

Christine Alexander said...

Stunning Ros, that splash of water is amazing I love those big sprays from the centre and your feather is so sparkly :)

Maria said...

Oh, my! Absolutely gorgeous, Ros! Such a lovely galaxy background and the feather and stars are spectacular!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Artsy explosion of color for your beautiful sky background, Ros. I Love your heat embossed metallic layering for your stars and feather. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous card Ros, the feather looks amazing and your background 'water spill' effect works a treat

cm said...

Oh my! Your 'unusual galaxy' is absolutely gorgeous (cheering happy accidents) and perfect for your stunning, shimmery feather! An eye-catching card in every way! Thrilled you played along in the celestial challenge over at JUGS; your support means the world to me!
~carol

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful galaxy background, Ros! I love it in the lighter color! It's perfect for the beautiful metal feather and stars! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Diane said...

Stunning Ros, I think you are the 'inky background queen' as you make the most amazingly gorgeous backgrounds....a gorgeous feather as well!!

Greta said...

Beautiful faux metal feather, Ros! I'm sure your neighbor will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Pauline said...

Beautiful card for such an occasion Ros. Love the metal looking feather and stars, and the wonderful background- Wow! I'm sure your neighbor will appreciate such a card! TFS.

Marina said...

It's beautiful and I do really get the effect of thick metal.

Kara Lynne said...

So sorry for the occasion, but such a gorgeous card, Ros. I love the effect you achieved from blowing the water on your background - I will have to try that. The metallic spatter, stars, and your feather are all wonderfully arranged!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW, this is breathtaking.....

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely card for your neighbor Ros - your embossed feather and stars are beautiful - love the curve on the edges of the feather making it truly 'floating' in your wonderful celestial air - great technique on your background! Thank you for joining us in the CAS Mix Up! xx

Barbara said...

Fabulous card - and so interesting to read how you created that metal look!

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