Saturday, 27 August 2016

CAS Mix Up August's Monthly Picks

It's been another fun month at CAS Mix Up!  Thanks to all that entered our spray challenge!

Below are just a few of the outstanding entries from this month, along with our "Pick of the Month".  We hope you enjoyed playing along and that you'll come join us again for a new challenge in September.

Our Pick for August
Mac Mable
We loved this very innovative design with sprayed, die-cut and inlaid pieces.  A great mix of techniques to create a unique and amazing card.  The copper and blue together are gorgeous!  Fantastic design Mac!

Congratulations, Mac
Make sure to grab the "Pick of the Month" badge below.




And more Outstanding Designs




Congratulations to Heather, Christine, Kia, Sarah, Trina, Susanne,
Hazel, Shirley, and Jules
Make sure to grab your badge below.



September's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on September 1st!










Monday, 15 August 2016

CAS Mix Up August Reminder


We are already at the mid-point of the month, so this is a reminder that our CAS Mix Up challenge for August is Sprays.  Any type of spray may be used (pre-coloured, shimmer, watercolour, plain water, etc.).

Please only enter Clean and Simple Mixed Media cards
Thank you!!

We are sharing some more samples cards from our Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer, Joanna (Jo-Jo's Spot).


Guest Designer - Joanna
Using Stamping, Stenciling, Sprays, Glass Bead Gel, and Die-cuts


Loll
Using Stamping, Watercolour Spray for Background, Stenciling, Sponging,
and Heat Embossing

Bonnie
Using Stamping, Brushos (spray), Stenciling, Heat Embossing and Die Cut Copper


Nancy
Using Stamping, Smoosh Spritz Spray for background and Zig marker watercoloring and Die Cuts

Susan
 Using stamps, sprays, dry embossing, and heat embossing.


We hope our cards inspire you to play along.

The challenge is open until August 24th (midnight PDT), so there's still lots of time to join in.










Monday, 1 August 2016

CAS Mix Up August Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to August's Challenge at CAS Mix Up!  We had lots of creative entries again last month for our Marker challenge.  Thanks to everyone who played along.

To see our "Pick of the Month" for July, along with some of the outstanding entries, click HERE.

To see our fantastic CAS Mix Up July Pinterest Board with all the DT, GD and pariticants Marker cards, click HERE.

On to August's challenge ...



This month we want you to include sprays on your card.  First, make sure your card is CAS (Clean and Simple).   Then add some pre-mixed colour sprays, watercolour sprays, shimmer spray, or just plain water spray.  The choice is yours.  Make sure to include some stamping (a little or a lot), sprays, and then pick something from the "Your Choice" list in the right sidebar to add in.

Sprays are so fun to work with.  Use them alone, or combine them with other techniques (heat embossing, embossing pastes, stencils ... just to name a few).

If you don't have coloured sprays or shimmer sprays ... then choose one of the many techniques (ghosting, smooshing, splattering, etc.) or products (Brushos, Distress Inks, Inka Gold, etc.) that use water sprays.

There's lots of different ways to combine sprays into your CAS (Clean And Simple) Mixed Media cards.

We are thrilled to have Joanna (Jo-Jo's Spot) as our Guest Designer this month.  Joanna was the CAS Mix Up "Pick of the Month" for June.  Click HERE to see Joanna's amazing card from the Die-cuts challenge.


Our samples cards ...

Guest Designer - Joanna
Using Stamping, Stenciling, Gesso, Molding Paste, Sprays, Die Cuts, Dry Embossing


Loll
Using Stamping, Smooshing with Inka Gold (spray), Stenciling, Heat Embossing,
Die-cut, and Punches that have been shaped with Stylus


Bonnie
Using Stamping, Color Wash Spray, Die Cuts, and Brushos


Nancy
Using Stamping, Water Spraying thru Stencil, Die Cuts and Embossing Paste Stenciling


Susan
 
Using a stamp, spraying through a stencil, die cuts, and sponging.

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We are also providing a few YouTube videos for you to watch if you'd like.

- Acrylic Block Technique using Sprays by Your Juliet (5:17)
- Ghosting Technique by Loll Thompson (4:28).  See Nancy's sample card using Ghosting.
- Smooshing with Inka Gold by Loll Thompson (4:02).  See Loll's sample card using Smooshing with Inka Gold.
- Sprays for stenciling with Gesso and without by Stencil-Art (4:00)
Sprays for stenciling, stamping and inking by Joggles (9:53).  See Susan's sample card using Sprays Through a Stencil.
- Stencil Monoprint by Lee-Anne Cross (6:50)
Watercolour Spray by Joslyn Nielson (0:43)

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The challenge is open until August 24th.  Come join in the fun!




Thursday, 28 July 2016

CAS Mix Up July's Monthly Picks

It's been another successful month at CAS Mix Up with lots of amazing entries!  We appreciate you taking the time to share your creativeness with us.  Thank you!
Below is just a few of the outstanding entries from this month, along with our "Pick of the Month".  We hope you enjoyed playing along and that you'll come join us again for a new challenge in August.

Our Pick for July

Kimberly Wiener

Kimberly's bright artistic background caught our eyes immediately.
And that delicate black butterfly provides the perfect contrast!

Congratulations,  Kimberly!
Don't forget to pick up your "Pick of the Month" badge below.



And some more Outstanding Designs





Congratulations to all of you!
Make sure to grab your badge below.


August's challenge starts in a few days. See you August 1st.




Friday, 15 July 2016

CAS Mix Up July Reminder


We're already half way through July!!  We hope you are having a great summer!  Just a reminder that our challenge runs until July 24th.  If you haven't had a chance to play yet, there's still lots of time and we'd love to see you in our gallery.  And we want to thank those of you have have already played.  Lots of amazing cards have been entered!

Please only enter Clean and Simple Mixed Media cards

Thank you!!
We are providing some more sample cards to show you how easy it is to add a bit of mixed media techniques or products to your Clean and Simple cards.

(Guest Designer)
Using Stamping, Copic Markers for coloring, and Stenciling

Using Distress Markers, Stamping, Watercolor, and Colored Pencils

Using Acrylic Block Watercolouring with Distress Markers, Splattering, and Heat Embossing

Using Stamping, Marker Layering and Die Cuts 



Using markers and a mister to ink up the stamp, splatters, die cut, heat embossing (on the sentiment), and gemstones.


We hope our cards inspire you to play along.  Thanks again to Colleen for joining us as our Guest Designer this month.










Friday, 1 July 2016

CAS Mix Up July Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to July's Challenge at CAS Mix Up!  We are having so much fun at CAS Mix Up! We really enjoy your creations.  Last month we had awesome entries for the Die Cutting challenge.  Click HERE to see our June Challenge Pinterest Board ... lots of amazing inspiration!

Speaking of amazing entries ... click HERE to check out our "Pick of the Month" and to see some of the Outstanding Designs we've highlighted from June's challenge.

On to July's challenge ...


This month we want you to use markers on your cards.  First, make sure your card is CAS ("Clean And Simple"). Include some stamping (a little or a lot), some kind of marker technique, and then pick something from the "Your Choice" list in the right sidebar to add in.

There are so many fantastic markers available that you can use to add color to your card. There are lots of water based markers including Distress Markers, Tombow, Stampin' Up!, and Zigs.  There are also alcohol markers that give a whole different look than the water based.

And we are excited to have Colleen (One Smile Lifts a Spirit) as our Guest Designer this month. Colleen made a stunning card which was our "Pick of the Month" for May. Click HERE to see her card from the heat embossing challenge.

Now here are our cards using markers.  We hope they will inspire you.

Colleen
Guest Designer

 Using Stamped Image, Copic Markers and Heat Embossing

Bonnie

Using Markers for Inking the stamp, Watercoloring, Dry Embossing and Die-cutting

Loll

Using Zig markers for watercolouring, Heat Embossing, and Die-cuts

Nancy

Using Stamping with MISTI, SU Markers, Masking, Distress Inks, and Stenciling

Susan

Using Stamps, Markers to colour the bird stamps, Die Cut, Sponging, and Heat Embossing (on sentiment)


And here are some videos on various marker techniques.

Inking with Markers by Beate Johns (3.46)
Distressed Alcohol-based Markers by Beate Johns (3.20)
Marker Layering by Karen Barber (8:02)
Misting with Markers by Beate Johns (3:23) - technique used on Bonnie's card
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers Watercolour by Debby Hughes (5:31) - technique used on Loll's card


The challenge is open until July 24th, so there's lots of time to play along.  Come join in the fun!










Tuesday, 28 June 2016

CAS Mix Up June's Monthly Picks

It's been another successful month at CAS Mix Up with lots of amazing entries.  We appreciate you taking the time to share your creativeness with us.  Thank you!

Below is just a few of the outstanding entries from this month, along with our "Pick of the Month".  We hope you enjoyed playing along and that you'll come join us again for a new challenge in July.

Our Pick for June
Jo-Jo

We love the soft ocean colours and visual texture of Jo-Jo's watercolour background.  Amazing grouping of die-cuts to create a uniquely beautiful underwater scene.  The seahorse is gorgeous with it's beautiful colours, shimmer and crackle details.

Congratulations, Jo-Jo!
Make sure to grab the "Pick of the Month" badge below.




And some more Outstanding Designs



Congratulations to Anita, Coralynn, Trina, Donna, shirley-bee, Carol, 
Sue, Maria, and Marianne!
Make sure to grab your badge below.



July's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on July 1st!