Monday, 15 May 2017

CAS Mix Up May Reminder


There's still time to play!




May - Splattering video tutorials:
Splattering Techniques by Loll Thompson (4:26)
Galaxy Forest Painting with splattering techniques by Ahmad Art (5:01)


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!!


Elaine
(Guest Designer)
Using stamping, splatters, heat embossing and watercolouring


Loll
(Host)
Using stamping, watercolouring, Distress Stains, and splattering


Bonnie
Using stamping, splattering, shaped die cut, stenciling, watercolor


Nancy
Stamping + Splattering with Distress Inks + Die Cutting


Susan
 Using stamping, splattering (with white acrylic paint), coloured pencils, dry embossing, and glitter


Julia
Stamping, splattering with watery white acrylic paint, felt die cut, black pearls and personalized label.


Joanna
Splattering, Watercolour, Acrylic, Die cuts, Stamping, Heat embossing, Liquid Pearls


The challenge is open until May 24th.





Monday, 1 May 2017

CAS Mix Up May Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from April's Inlaid Die-cutting challenge HERE.


There are several ways to splatter.  It can be used to create a focal image, die-cuts, or adding interest to the background of a card.  It's fun and sometimes a little messy ... what could be better??!! :)

Video Tutorials:
Splattering Techniques by Loll Thompson (4:26)
Galaxy Forest Painting with splattering techniques by Ahmad Art (5:01)


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 Elaine (Craft-E-Place)
She won the March Smooshing challenge with this gorgeous card.


Elaine
(Guest Designer)
Using stamping, splatters, watercolouring and stitching


Loll
(Host)
Using stamping, splattering, heat embossing, watercolouring, and die-cutting


Bonnie
Using stamping, splatters, watercolor with Distress Crayons, watercolor wash, die cuts


Nancy
Using Stamping + Splattering with acrylics + Watercolor Stamping and Die Cutting


Susan
Using splattering (with watered down Distress inks), stamping, die cutting, watercolouring (with Distress inks), and a bit of smooshing


Julia
Stamping, splattering with water, masking, sponging, digital image and rhinestones


Joanna
Ink splatters, Gesso, Die Cuts, Stencilling and Stamping


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




Friday, 28 April 2017

CAS Mix Up April's Monthly Picks

Wow! We had so many wonderful entries in our Inlaid Die Cut Challenge!  We enjoyed each and every one. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!


Our Top Pick for April
Marianne
(Marianne's cards 'n stuff)

Marianne's mix of white and colored butterflies with some inlaid and some not,
made for interesting texture and dimension and still maintained a clean
and simple design! The sentiment stamped on vellum is perfect as it doesn't
block any of the butterfly beauty!

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




And more Outstanding Designs
An InLinkz Link-up


Congratulations to Marcia K., Darnell, Viv, Ros, Cathy, Sue, Lucie, Bobby and Nonni
Make sure to grab your badge below.



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


Saturday, 15 April 2017

CAS Mix Up April Reminder


There's still time to play!




April - Inlaid Die-cutting videos:  
Dimensional Inlay Die-cutting by Nina Marie (7:17)
Inlaid Die Cutting by Technique Tuesday (4:40)
Floating Inlaid Embossed Die Cuts by Catherine Pooler (7:30)
Inlaid Design Cutting by Joanna Harty (6:11)
Inlaid Die Cutting with Alcohol Inks by Catherine Pooler (4:47)
Inlaid Watercolor by Jennifer McGuire (8:42)



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!!


Bonnie
(Host)

Using stamping, inlaid die cutting, heat embossing, alcohhol smoosh, dry embossing

Loll

Using stamping, alcohol inks, inlaid die-cutting, and heat embossing

Nancy

Using Stamping, Alcohol Ink Inlaid Die-Cutting, Die Cutting, Monoprint Stenciling

Susan

Using stamping, inlaid die cutting and spray

Julia

Using stamping, inlaid die cutting on egg and bunny, die cut tissue paper grass, Wink of Stella, black pearl and sanded edges of bunny.

Joanna

Inlaid Die-Cutting, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Vellum


Challenge is open until the 24th.




Saturday, 1 April 2017

CAS Mix Up April Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from March's Smooshing challenge HERE

On to this month's challenge...

Inlaid die cutting is a technique where you lay your die cut back into the negative space created from the die cutting.

April Inlaid Die-ctting Video Tutorials:
Dimensional Inlay Die-cutting by Nina Marie (7:17)
Inlaid Die Cutting by Technique Tuesday (4:40)
Floating Inlaid Embossed Die Cuts by Catherine Pooler (7:30)
Inlaid Design Cutting by Joanna Harty (6:11)
Inlaid Die Cutting with Alcohol Inks by Catherine Pooler (4:47)
Inlaid Watercolor by Jennifer McGuire (8:42)

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 Maria (White Mood)
She won the February challenge with this gorgeous card.

Maria
(Guest Designer)

Using Stamping,  Inlaid Die-Cutting, Hot Embossing and Stenciling


(Host)
Using stamping, floating inlaid die cutting, heat embossing, and acetate
(Using Catherine Pooler's technique)

Loll

Using stamping, inlaid die-cutting, smooshing and watercolouring

Nancy

Using Stamping + Inlaid Die-Cutting + Stenciling with Clarity Brushes

Susan

Using Stamping, Inlaid Die-cutting, and Inka Gold Smooshing

Julia

Using Stamping, Inlaid Die Cutting, die cut wonky edge and sequins.

Joanna

Using Smooshing, Inlaid Die-Cutting, Stamping & Vellum



Challenge is open until the 24th.









Tuesday, 28 March 2017

CAS Mix Up March's Monthly & 1st Birthday Celebration Picks

We had a lot of amazing entries into this month's Smooshing Challenge.
Thanks to everyone that helped us celebate our 1st Birthday here at CAS Mix Up!


Our Top Pick for March
Elaine
(Craft-E-Place)
Elaine created a gorgeous CAS mixed media card!  Lots of wonderful texture from her coloured embossing paste leaf background.  And Elaine's layered, smooshed flower with the die-cut splat is so creative and fun. :)

Congratulations, Elaine!
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.
We will contact you shortly with your $25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp!


And more Outstanding Designs



Congratulations to Maura, Sarah, Susanne, Debbie, Colleen,
Maria, Tenia, Krisi, and Trina!
Make sure to grab your badge below.


* * * * *

As part of our 1st Birthday celebration, we did a random draw for a
$25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.

The winner of the random draw is #28 Debbie Nutt!
Congrats Debbie!

True Random Number Generator Min: 1 Max: 101 Generate Result: 28 Powered by RANDOM.ORG


We will contact you shortly with your $25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp!


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


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

CAS Mix Up March Reminder


There's still time to play along and help celebrate!


Prizes
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for this month's Top Pick
&
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)


Come join us and play along with this month's challenge!



Video Tutorials:
Smooshing with Acetate by Lauren Bassen (5:59)
Smooshing with Alcohol Inks by Eclectic Paperie's (2:42)
Smooshing with Inka Gold by Loll Thompson (4:01)
Smooshing with Inks by Loll Thompson (3:42)


We have had several entries this month that do not follow the rules.  In order to be eligible for the prizes, the rules below must be followed.
  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!!

Marcia
(Guest Designer)
Using smooshing, stamping, embossing, die cutting


Loll
(Host)
Using smooshing with Inka Gold, Stamping, Embossing Paste, Stencil, Die-cuts, and Watercolouring


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


Nancy
Using Stamping, Smooshing with DI's, Die Cuts and Fussy Cutting


Susan
Stamping, smooshing with Inka Gold, die cutting, and heat embossing.


Smooshing with Ranger Distress Spray Stains, white heat embossed stampings,  a die cut and dew drops.


Smooshing, Die Cutting, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Vellum, Thread & Beads




Challenge is open until the 24th.