Wednesday, 28 December 2016

CAS Mix Up December's Monthly Picks

Thanks so much for taking time to play along during this very busy time of year!
We had many beautiful entries.


Our Top Pick for December
Julie
Your beautiful mix of stamped and embossed snowflakes really pop against the beautiful sponged background Julie.  Love the variations of blues to create lots of depth in a one layer card.  Amazing design!

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




And some more Outstanding Designs



Congratulations to Viv, Pat, Trina, Bozena, Karen, Marcia,
Ceal, Katrina, and Bobby
Make sure to grab your badge below.



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



Thursday, 15 December 2016

CAS Mix Up December Reminder



We're over half way through December, so just a reminder of our challenge this month is Sponging. We are so happy with all the fantastic entries so far --- thanks to all that have played along, especially during this busy time of year!


Here's links to some sponging videos if you're interested.

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)


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


More samples from our Design Team.

Loll

Using Stamping, Faux Mother-of-Pearl through a Stencil,
Sponging through a Stencil, Die-cut


Bonnie

Using Stamping, Sponging, Heat Embossing, and Vellum

Nancy

Using Stamping, Sponging, Heat Embossing, Die Cut, Dry Embossing

Susan

Using stamping, sponging (both regular and faux mother of pearl), liquid paint, ribbon, and die-cutting. 

Julia

Using Stamping, Sponging through layered Stencils, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Layered Die Cuts.

Joanna

Using Sponging, homemade Stencil, Heat Embossing, Die-cutting, Stamping, Gilding Flakes & Vellum


The challenge is open until the 24th.  Come play along!






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!