Sunday, 15 October 2017

CAS Mix Up October Reminder


Our mid month reminder of the October CAS Mix Up Challenge!


Julia here as this month's hostess and
I'd like you to get out whatever stencils you may have or maybe make your own stencils by using one of your dies with acetate?!

Then we want you to use more than one stencil on your card - overlaying them - maybe stenciling with acrylic paint, and then layering another stencil over that and stenciling with ink, or Brushos, or watercolor?

There are several great videos on layering stencils linked below to get your creative juices flowing!

Remember to keep it all clean and simple leaving lots of open space on your card!

We also extend a hearty welcome to Sue - our talented Guest Designer for October!

Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!

Sue
(Guest Designer)

Using stamping, layered stencils with Distress Ink, and die cuts

Julia
(Host)

Using stamping, layered stenciling and die cuts

Bonnie

Using stamping, layered stencils, heat embossing, masking, sponging and die cuts

Loll

Using Clarity brushes, layering stencils, stamping, die-cutting, and faux stitching

Nancy

Using Stamping + Layering Stencils with Distress Oxide Inks + Die Cuts

Using stamping, stencil layering, and embossing paste

Joanna
(Off this month)



Challenge is open until the 24th.










Sunday, 1 October 2017

CAS Mix Up October Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from September's Watercolour Wash challenge HERE.


Welcome to the October CAS Mix Up Challenge!
I'm fairly new to the Design Team and I'm excited to be hosting the challenge for the first time!

This month I'd like you to get out whatever stencils you may have or maybe make your own stencils by using one of your dies with acetate.

Then we want you to use more than one stencil on your card - maybe stenciling with acrylic paint, and then layering another stencil over that and stenciling with ink, or Brushos, or watercolor.

There are several great videos on layering stencils linked below to get your creative juices flowing!

Remember to keep it all clean and simple leaving lots of open space on your card!


Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer Sue (Sue's Card Craft
She won the August Alcohol Ink challenge with this gorgeous card.


Sue
(Guest Designer)
Using stamping, layered stencilling, die-cutting, heat embossing,
 distress inks and watercolouring


Julia
(Host)
Using stamping, layering stencils, die cut frame and sequins


Bonnie
Using stamping, layering of three stencils, masking and die cutting


Loll
Using smooshing, layering stencils, and stamping


Nancy
Using Stamping + Layering Stencils with Distress Oxide Inks + Die Cut


Susan
Using stamping, layering stencils, and dry embossing



Come join in the fun.  The challenge runs until October 24th.












Thursday, 28 September 2017

CAS Mix Up September's Monthly Picks

We had so many wonderful Watercolour Wash cards in our September gallery!  
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Our Top Pick for September
Robyn Oliver
We loved Robyn's beautiful watercolor background with it's beautiful colors.
It shows off the delicate leaf silhouette perfectly.

Congratulations, Robyn
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.



And more Outstanding Designs




Congratulations to Lindsey, Cheryl, Hideko, Susanne, Katrina, Linda, 
Birgit, Barb, Sue, Cathy and Ashwini
Make sure to grab your badge below.



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

Friday, 15 September 2017

CAS Mix Up September Reminder


There's still time to play!



Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!


Cathy R.
(Guest Designer)

Using stamping, watercolour wash, fussy cutting, stenciling with glass bead glitter gel

Bonnie
(Host)


Using stamping, heat embossing, watercolor, watercolor wash, and splatter

Loll

Using stamping, watercolour wash, and die-cut

Nancy

Using Stamping, Watercolour Wash with Kuretake Gansai Tambi W/C Paints, Die Cuts

Using stamping, watercolour wash, die cutting, and heat embossing.

Using stamping, watercolour wash, wet and dry embossing, sequins and Nuvo Jewel Drops

Joanna
(off this month)



Challenge is open until the 24th.






Friday, 1 September 2017

CAS Mix Up September Challenge

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wash is a term for a visual arts technique resulting in a semi-transparent layer of color. 

Watercolour Wash Videos
Watercolor Wash 3 Ways by LindsayWeirich (12:34)
Easy Watercolor Wash Background by Scraps & Stamps (8:03)
How to Paint Flat Washes Danica Sills (10:09)


Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Cathy R. (Cathy's Card Spot).
She won the July challenge with this gorgeous card.


Cathy R.
(Guest Designer)

Using watercolour wash, stamping and heat embossing 


Bonnie
(Host)

Using stamping, watercolor wash, heat embossing with emboss resist technique


Using stamping, watercolour wash, and die-cut


Using Stamping, Watercolour Wash with Distress Oxide Inks, Fussy Cutting and Doodling


Using a flat watercolour wash, stamping, and die cutting


Julia

Using watercolour wash, stamping, dry embossing and sequins.


Joanna
(off this month)



Challenge is open until September 24th.




Monday, 28 August 2017

CAS Mix Up August's Monthly Picks


Lots of amazing, colourful cards in the Alcohol Ink gallery.
Thanks to all that played along!

Our Top Pick for August
Sue (Sue's Card Craft)

Sue created a beautiful serene landscape with her alcohol inks and beautiful colors.  Her die cut Deckle framing and white sprigs created a Stunning Clean and Simple design that our entire Design Team Loved!


Congratulations, Sue!
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.




And more Outstanding Designs




Congratulations to Manisha, Christine, Maura, Jenny, Mac,
Hideko, Julie, Bobby, Linda!
Make sure to grab your badge below.



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

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

CAS Mix Up August Reminder


There's still time to play with your Alcohol Inks!
The challenge is open until August 24th midnight (PST)



August - Alcohol Ink videos:
Alcohol Inks, Acetate and Tissue Paper by tjaniga (8:52)
Alcohol Inks with Yupo Paper by Loll Thompson (5:49)
Inlaid Die Cutting with Alcohol Inks by Catherine Pooler (4:47)
Ombre Alcohol Ink Background on Yupo Paper by ScrapTimeVideo  (7:53)
Smooshing with Alcohol Inks by Eclectic Paperie's (2:42)
Alcohol Inks on Acetate by Kerrie (6:24)
Alcohol Inking Technique using Dye Inks by Shari Carroll (5:56)
Stencil Fun with Alcohol Ink and Yupo Paper by TCS..Photo Tutorial
Hand Sanitizer and Alcohol Inks Marbling by Ink Stained Roni Photo Tutorial

Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!


Trina
(Guest Designer)
Using stamping, alcohol ink markers (Copics), heat embossing, die cutting


Nancy
(Host)
Using Stamping, Ranger Alcohol Inks and Inlaid Die Cuts


Bonnie
Using stamping, alcohol ink, die cut, vellum and heat embossing


Loll
Using stamping, alcohol inks, and die-cut


Susan
Using stamping, alcohol inks, die cutting, dry embossing, and foil


Julia
Embossed stamping, Alcohol Inks on Yupo, die cuts, inlaid die cuts, and sequins.


Joanna (on break)






Tuesday, 1 August 2017

CAS Mix Up August Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from July's Tissue Paper challenge HERE.


Thank you Loll and Bonnie for inviting me to Host a 2017 CAS Mix Up Challenge!
I chose a favorite....Alcohol Inks!  Our DT and GD, Trina will be sharing many samples of Alcohol Ink techniques including very helpful videos.
All alcohol ink markers (Copics, etc) are allowed too!


August - Alcohol Ink videos:
Alcohol Inks, Acetate and Tissue Paper by tjaniga (8:52)
Alcohol Inks with Yupo Paper by Loll Thompson (5:49)
Inlaid Die Cutting with Alcohol Inks by Catherine Pooler (4:47)
Ombre Alcohol Ink Background on Yupo Paper by ScrapTimeVideo  (7:53)
Smooshing with Alcohol Inks by Eclectic Paperie's (2:42)
Alcohol Inks on Acetate by Kerrie (6:24)
Alcohol Inking Technique using Dye Inks by Shari Carroll (5:56)
Stencil Fun with Alcohol Ink and Yupo Paper by TCS..Photo Tutorial

Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Trina (My Crafting Closet).
She won the June Embossing Paste/Gel challenge with this gorgeous card.

Trina
(Guest Designer)
Using stamping,  AI on yupo, spritzing,  Copic marker colouring, and die cutting


Nancy
(Host)
Using Stamping, Alcohol Ink Stenciling and Dies


Bonnie
Using alcohol ink, stamping, heat embossing and die cuts.


Loll
Using stamping, alcohol inks, acetate, tissue paper, and heat embossing


Susan
Using stamping, alcohol inks, Yupo, and die cuts


Julia
Using stamping, alcohol inks on acetate, netting and a rhinestone


Joanna (on break)


The challenge is open until August 24th.  Come join us!