Thursday, 15 September 2016

CAS Mix Up September Reminder




We are already at the mid-point of the month, so this is a reminder that our CAS Mix Up challenge for September is marbling.  Check out the awesome videos at the bottom of this post.

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, Kimberly (wienerhoneymooners).  Thank you Kimberly for joining our team this month.

Using Stamping, Marbling, Copic Coloring, Die Cutting
(This stamp and die are Kimerly's own design)


Using Stamping, Marbling with Fingernail Polish, Die Cuts, Embossing with Dies


Using Stamps, Shaving Foam Marbling, Smooshed Distress Inks, and Die-cuts


Using Stamping, Shaving Cream Marbling, Doodling and Die Cut


Using Stamping, Marbling (shaving cream method), Die Cutting (the teapot), and Glossy Accents (on the teapot) 

And here are links to some videos using this technique.
Floating Alcohol Inks by Andy Skinner (4:05)
Shaving Cream Technique by Stamp TV (4:56)
Shaving Cream Technique by meaningfulmama (1:13)
Simple Suminagashi Technique by Dick Blick (9:48) - Used on Kimberly's card
Misti Marbling by Splitcoaststampers (3:38)
Marbling with shaving cream and stencils by Amy Pearce (5:39)f





Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop


CAS Mix Up is so excited to be part of the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop.   They have asked eighteen challenge blogs to hop along with them.  We are so thrilled to be a part of this fun event.

Not only do you get to hop along and see inspiring cards from the Altenew Design Team, and each of the challenge blogs, but there is a linky tool so you can play along as well. Use Altenew products to create any type of project ... any theme you want ... the choice is yours. There will be a random draw to give away 5 - $35 gift certificates for Altenew products, Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on October 17, 2016. Come play along for a chance to win.

Altenew Special Offer: Free gift (Coffee Ring stamp set) with orders over $50 now through September 16. (Limit one per customer while supplies last.)

Here's the CAS Mix Up entry for the blog hop.  Designed by Bonnie, this uses the beautiful Painted Butterflies and Botanical Garden stamp sets from Altenew.


Come hop along to the full list of participating challenge blogs.

We hope you'll play along with the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop.  The challenge is open until October 5th, 2016.  Enter your card with the linky and be sure to comment on the Challenge Blogs for a chance to win a prize.

And don't forget that our September challenge at CAS Mix Up is Marbling.   Hope to see you there as well.












Thursday, 1 September 2016

CAS Mix Up September Challenge


Hi everyone.  Welcome to September's Challenge at CAS Mix Up!  We are having so much fun at over here! We really enjoy your creations.  Last month we had awesome entries for the August Spray challenge! Click HERE to see our August 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 August's challenge.

On to September's challenge ...


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

Marbled paper is fascinating! Marbling is swirling color in stone-like patterns by floating color on a liquid, swirling it, then laying paper on top to absorb the color.

And we are excited to have Kimberly Wiener (Wienerhonemooners) as our Guest Designer this month. Kimberly is an awesome designer and made a stunning card which was our "Pick of the Month" for July. Click HERE to see her card from the Marker challenge.

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

(Guest Designer)
Using Stamping, Marbling and Die Cutting

Bonnie

Using Stamping, Marbling with Shaving Cream, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting, Fussy Cutting

Loll

Using stamping, Floating Alcohol Ink Technique (marbling), Die-cuts,
and Heat Embossing

Using Stamping, Shaving Cream Marbling, Die Cuts and Fussy Cutting.

Susan

Using Stamping, Marbling (shaving cream method), Die Cutting, and Heat Embossing.


And here are links to some videos using this technique.
Floating Alcohol Inks by Andy Skinner (4:05)- technique used on Loll's card
Shaving Cream Technique by Stamp TV (4:56) - technique used by Bonnie, Nancy, Susan
Shaving Cream Technique by meaningfulmama (1:13) - Used by Bonnie, Nancy, Susan
Simple Suminagashi Technique by Dick Blick (9:48) - Used on Kimberly's card
Misti Marbling by Splitcoaststampers (3:38)
Marbling with shaving cream and stencils by Amy Pearce (5:39)

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










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.