Thursday, 1 December 2016

CAS Mix Up December Challenge

Welcome to December's Challenge at CAS Mix Up!  We had lots of fantastic entries into last month's Masking challenge.  Congrats to Trina who was our Pick of the Month for November! Click HERE to see Trina's card along with some of the Outstanding Designs using Masking.

To see a close-up of all the beautiful card entries for November , check out CAS Mix Up's November Challenge Pinterest Board by clicking HERE.

On to December's challenge ...



This month we want you to use sponging on your card.  Make sure to include some stamping (a little or a lot), sponging, and then pick something from the "Your Choice" list in the right sidebar to add in.

There are lots of ways sponging can add colour, texture, and dimension.  Show us your favourite way to add sponging to a card, or learn something new by trying a new sponging technique.  

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


We are so excited to have Maura (beesmom at SCS) as our Guest Designer this month.  She made this gorgeous card that was the winner of October's Ghosting Challenge.

Our sample cards ...
(Guest Designer)
Using Sponging, Stamping, Splattering (masking fluid and acrylic paint) and Die Cuts


Loll

Using Stamping, Sponging and Heat Embossing


Bonnie

Using Stamping, Sponging, Masking, Perfect Pearls, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing, Die Cuts and Vellum.


Nancy

Using Stamping, Sponging, Splattering, Die Cuts and Alcohol Inks Background


Susan

Using stamping, sponging, and stenciling (stencil created with a die cut) 


Julia

Using Stamping, sponging, water and acrylic paint splatter.


Joanna

Sponging, stenciling, heat embossing, glass bead gel, die-cutting, stamping & Liquid Pearls

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

Basic Sponging Techniques by Dawn (3:04).
Bokeh by Brenda Keenan (6:32)
Color Layering for Galaxy background by Ilina Crouse (7:40)
Emboss Resist Ink Blending by Laura Bassen (5:48)
Faux Mother of Pearl by Loll Thompson (6:09)
Layered Sponging by Susan Campfield (6:05)
Masking and Sponging by Brenda Keenan (7:42)

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








Monday, 28 November 2016

CAS Mix Up November's Monthly Picks

It's been another great month at CAS Mix Up!  Thank you all for taking the time to share your masked creations with us!



Our Top Pick for November
Trina



We loved this Northen Lights techique and the creative masking blew us away!

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




And more Outstanding Designs





Congratulations to Anke, Cornelia, Heather, Jane, Karen, Kim, Maura, Nonni, and Viv!
Make sure to grab your badge below.



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









Tuesday, 15 November 2016

CAS Mix Up November Reminder

It's already mid November!  We are so happy with all the fantastic entries so far --- thanks to all that have played along.


Here are some videos of this technique for you to use if you'd like:

Using Die-cuts for Masking by Pega Papel O Tijeras (2:52)
Different Masking Techniques by Laura Bassen (3:26)
Masking with Stenciling by Catherine Pooler (4:23)

Masking Fluid Resist by Heather Telford (6:53)
Reverse Masking by Beate Johns (6:22)
Watercolored Ornaments by Dina Kowal (10:05)
A Quick and Easy Masking Technique by unifyhandmade (6:13)


Please enter only Clean and Simple Watercolour cards.
Thank you!!

More samples from DT and Guest Designer



Linda 
(Guest Designer)
Using Stamping, Masking and Die Cuts

Using Stamping, Masking, Watercolor, Dry Embossing, Splatter


Using MISTI Stamping, Masking and my choice Watercolor Wash and Splatters

Using masking with a die cut and masking paper, stamping, sponging, splattering, and heat embossing

Using Masking, Stamping, Die cut, and Sequins

Using Masking, Watercolour smooshing, Stamping, Vellum, Die Cut & Heat Embossing

Loll off this week.


- Challenge is open until the 24th











Tuesday, 1 November 2016

CAS Mix Up November Challenge

Welcome to the start of a new challenge here at CAS Mix Up.  Before we start, we'd like to thank all the talented card makers that put their names forward to be on our Design Team.  Thank you so much!

Here's our new Design Team members...

Joanna Manna

Julia Aston


Thanks to all that entered our challenge last month.  There were so many gorgeous CAS Mixed Media cards!

Maura was the Top Pick for October with this BEAUTIFUL card.

If you'd like to see full-sized views of all the gorgeous cards from our Design Team and participants, please click HERE to view the CAS Mix Up October Pinterest Board.

Now on to this month's challenge:


This month we want you to use a masking technique on your card.  Make sure to include some stamping (a little or a lot), masking, and then pick something from the "Your Choice" list in the right sidebar to add in.

Masking is the use of materials to protect areas from change, or to focus change
on other areas.


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


We are so fortunate to have Linda S. (Lin's Craft Corner) as our Guest Designer this month.
Linda made an amazing marbled card for our September challenge.
Click HERE to see her winning card.



Here are our sample cards.....
Linda S.
(Guest Designer)

Using Stamping, Masking with a Die Cut and Sponging

Bonnie

Using Stamping, Masking, Ghosting, Heat Embossing and Die Cuts


One Layer card using Stamping, Masking, Sponging, and Splattering


Nancy

Using Stamping, Die-Masking, Die-cuts, Stenciling with Brushos


Susan

Using Stamped Sentiment, Masking with Masking Paper and Liquid Frisket, Die Cutting, Sponging, and Heat Embossing


Julia

Using Masking with a Stencil, Dry Embossing, and Stamping


Joanna

Using Masking, Watercolour smooshing, Stamping, Die-cut, Heat Embossing
and Stenciling



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Here are some videos of this technique for you to use if you'd like:

Using Die-cuts for Masking by Pega Papel O Tijeras (2:52)
Different Masking Techniques by Laura Bassen (3:26)
Masking with Stenciling by Catherine Pooler (4:23)

Masking Fluid Resist by Heather Telford (6:53)
Reverse Masking by Beate Johns (6:22)
Watercolored Ornaments by Dina Kowal (10:05)
A Quick and Easy Masking Technique by unifyhandmade (6:13)











Friday, 28 October 2016

CAS Mix Up October's Monthly Picks

It's been another month of amazing entries.  We are thrilled with the participation and with the fantastic ghosted cards submitted by everyone.  Thank you!

And thanks to all that applied to be on our Design Team.  The team is set and members will be announced on November 1st.


Our Top Pick for October
Maura
The colourful sponged background is just perfect to show off Maura's gorgeous white embossed leaves.  The ghosted splats add to the feeling of  falling leaves in Autumn.  Beautiful!

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



And some more Outstanding Designs




Congratulations to Joanna, Betty, Pat, Julia, Susanne, Karen, Trina,
Lucie, and Rahmat!
Make sure to grab your badge below.


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









Saturday, 15 October 2016

CAS Mix Up October Reminder


It's already mid October!  We are so happy with all the fantastic entries so far --- thanks to all that have played along.  And thanks to all that entered the Design Team call, which closes in 14 hours.  The new team members will be contacted in the next few days.

Here's a few video tutorials on Ghosting if you haven't tried out this fun technique yet:

Ghosting Technique by Loll Thompson (4:28)
Ghosting with Stencils and Rubbing Alcohol by Jane Davies (1:39)
Water Stamping (Ghosting) by Shery Russ (4:05)
Versamark Ghosting Technique by Seasons of Stamping (4:15)
Bleach without Bleach by France Martin (12:29)
Ghost Stamping with Gel Medium by Jill foster (6:34)


Please enter only Clean and Simple Watercolour cards.
Thank you!!

We are sharing some more samples cards from our Design Team ...


Using Stamps, Ghosting water splats, Sponging, Die-cut and Torn Edge


Using Stamping, Ghosting, Stenciling, and Die Cuts


Using Stamping, Stencil water Ghosting, Sponging, Monoprint and Tracing Stenciling


 Using Stamping, Ghosting (inside a line image with water), Heat Embossing, and Liquid Pearls



We hope our cards inspire you to play along.









Sunday, 9 October 2016

Design Team Call for CAS Mix Up



We are looking to add a few members to the CAS Mix Up Design Team.

If you want to be part of a fun Design Team and love making CAS (clean and simple) cards with mixed media techniques and products, then why not try out for the team. 

 Here's how to enter the Design Team call:

Create a CAS Mix Up card following October's challenge - Ghosting.  Enter via the linky below and add DT after your name.

Requirements for being a Design Team member:  Must have a current blog and be able to schedule posts.  Create two cards a month (going live the 1st and 15th of each month).  Comment on assigned participant's entries.  Vote on favourite entries each month.

The Design Team call is open now and runs until  Oct. 15th, 11pm PDT.
Successful applicants will be notified by Oct. 18th.
Design Team duties will begin in November.
Good luck!

Here's an example of the Ghosting Technique by Bonnie

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

Ghosting Technique by Loll Thompson (4:28).  See Mac's sample card using this fun technique.  Loll's sample card combines Stencil Monoprint and Ghosting.
Ghosting with Stencils and Rubbing Alcohol by Jane Davies (1:39)
Water Stamping (Ghosting) by Shery Russ (4:05)
Versamark Ghosting Technique by Seasons of Stamping (4:15)
Bleach without Bleach by France Martin (12:29).  See Bonnie's sample card using this easy technique.
Ghost Stamping with Gel Medium by Jill foster (6:34)

The Design Team Call is open until October 15th.