Sunday, 15 July 2018

CAS Mix Up July Reminder

There's still time to play!




July Colour your Die-cuts Videos:
Watercoloring Die Cut Images: balloons by Kimberly Crawford (3:58)
Watercolor Embossed Background (Coloring Die Cut is about 3:30 in)  by Sheri Carroll (6:15)
Sponging Color on Embossed Die Cut by Pam Sparks (6:00)
Lifelike Die Cuts by Jennifer McGuire (13:25)

Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!


    Susan Joyce
    (Guest Designer)

    Using Copic Coloring, Die Cuts, Layered Die Cuts and Stamping

    Bonnie
    (host)

    Using Distress Crayons to color Die Cuts, Stamping, Heat Embossing and Dry Embossing

    Loll

    Using Watercoloured Die Cuts, Splash Watercolouring and Stamping

    Nancy

    Using Zigs Watercolored Die Cuts, Stamping, die Cuts and Stenciling with Embossing Paste

    Julia

    Using Distress Inks and Water to color Die Cuts, Stamping and Water Splatter

    Joanna

    Using Die Cut, Stenciling, Modelling Paste, Acrylic Paint, Heat Embossing and Stamping

    Mac

    Using Powders and Watercolouring for the Die Cuts, Freehand Drawing and Stamping



    The challenge is open until July 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on July 28th.










    Sunday, 1 July 2018

    CAS Mix Up July Challenge


    Welcome to a new challenge!
    Check out the Top Picks from July's Layered Embossing Powders challenge HERE.


    I love die cuts and one of my favorite ways of using them is to colour! Watercolour is my favorite medium but I also like to sponge colour, or even cut them out of a coloured background.  I can't wait to see what your favorite way to colour your die cuts will be.
     I know they will be gorgeous!

    Remember to keep your card CAS and include stamping, coloured die cuts
     and at least one other mixed media on your card.


    July Colour your Die-cuts Videos:
    Watercoloring Die Cut Images: balloons by Kimberly Crawford (3:58)
    Watercolor Embossed Background (Coloring Die Cut is about 3:30 in)  by Sheri Carroll (6:15)
    Sponging Color on Embossed Die Cut by Pam Sparks (6:00)
    Lifelike Die Cuts by Jennifer McGuire (13:25)


    Please follow the challenge rules:
      • Cards only
      • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
      • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
      • Include link to challenge in your entry post
      • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!


    Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Susan Joyce (Cat's InkCorporated)
    She won the May, Gelatos or Crayons Challenge with this gorgeous card.


    Susan Joyce
    (Guest Designer)
    Using watercolour smooshing, layered die cuts, stamping, heat embossing and fussy cutting

    Bonnie
    (Host)

    Using shaped die cuts, watercolor and stamping

    Loll

    Using watercoloured die cuts, splattering, stamping and heat embossing

    Nancy

    Using colored die cut, stamping, dry embossing and splash watercoloring

    Julia

    Using watercolored die cut, stamping, sponging and splatter

    Joanna

    Using die cut, watercolour, stamping, heat Embossing, liquid pearls and glitter.

    Mac

    Using die cut, charcoal, watercolour, India ink, blending and stamping

    The challenge is open until July 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on July 28th.










    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    CAS Mix Up June's Monthly Picks

    Layered Embossing Powders has been a really fun technique that many of you tried for the first time and had great success.  The gallery was filled with gorgeous cards.
    Thanks to all that played along!


    Our Top Pick for June
    Cathy
    Cathy's design all starts with the beautiful palette of soft and delicate colours for her stencil monoprint background over a textured white base.  The mix of embossing powders used on the butterfly add lots of shades of orange and peach, along with a pearlescent finish.  The combination of techniques, products and colours has made this a winning design.

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




    And more Outstanding Designs



    Congratulations to Hideko, Jenny, Susan, Trina, Birgit,
    Berry's Bramble, Ma-Mi, Sue, and Nandini
    Make sure to grab your badge below.



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

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    CAS Mix Up June Reminder

    There's still time to play!



    June Layered Embossing Powders Videos:
    Cracked Glass by Splitcoaststampers (4:17)
    Double Heat Embossing by FUNtastic Crafts (2:50)
    Embossing Powder Melt Art by Stampendous (7:31)
    Encrusted Jewel Technique by Stampendous (4:43)
    Faux Metal Embellishments by Jennifer McGuire (16:03)
    Mixed Embossing Powders by Jennifer McGuire (9:35)

    Please follow the challenge rules:
      • Cards only
      • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
      • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
      • Include link to challenge in your entry post
      • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!


    (Guest Designer)
    Using Layered Embossing, Die Cutting, Stamping and Copic Pens


    (Host)
    Layered embossing, Die-cutting, Stencil, Embossing Paste,
    and Stamping


    Bonnie
    Embossing powders, stamping, heat embossing and die cutting


    Layered Embossing  Powders and Glitter, Stamping, Die Cutting, Stenciling and Watercoloring


    Layered embossing, die cuts, stamping, watercolor and an enamel dot.


    Joanna
    Layered Embossing, Die-Cut, Dry Embossing, Stamping


    Mac
    Using Layered Embossing, Frantage, Die Cutting and Stamping


    The challenge is open until June 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on June 28th.




    Friday, 1 June 2018

    CAS Mix Up June Challenge


    Welcome to a new challenge!
    Check out the Top Picks from May's Gelato & Crayons challenge HERE.

    Use any technique that layers embossing powders.
    Various technique videos below or come up with your own technique.


    Layered Embossing Powders Video Tutorials:
    Cracked Glass by Splitcoaststampers (4:17)
    Double Heat Embossing by FUNtastic Crafts (2:50)
    Embossing Powder Melt Art by Stampendous (7:31)
    Encrusted Jewel Technique by Stampendous (4:43)
    Faux Metal Embellishments by Jennifer McGuire (16:03)
    Mixed Embossing Powders by Jennifer McGuire (9:35)


    Please follow the challenge rules:
      • Cards only
      • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
      • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
      • Include link to challenge in your entry post
      • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!


    Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer Jane (Purplejet Loves Crafts).
    She won the April's Rubber Band Technique challenge with this fun and creative card.


    Jane
    (Guest Designer)
    Using Layered Embossing, Die Cutting and Stamping


    Loll
    (Host)
    Layered Embossing Powders, Gilding Flakes, Perfect Pearls,
    Stencil, Die-cut, and Stamping


    Bonnie
    Using embossing powders, glitter, rubber band stamping, heat embossing, and die cuts.


    Nancy
    Using Layered Embossing Powder, Stamping, Die Cut


    Julia
    Layered Embossing Powders, Stamping, Die cuts


    Joanna
    Layered Embossing, Die-cut, Stamping, Liquid Pearls


    Mac
    Layered Embossing, Stamping into the heated embossing powders, Stamping and heat embossing


    The challenge is open until June 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on June 28th.



    Monday, 28 May 2018

    CAS Mix Up May's Monthly Picks

    We had a lot of fun using Gelatos and Crayons this month and were so happy to see you playing with them too!  It was hard to choose a winner from so many fantastic entries!
    Thank you for sharing your inspirational designs with us!

    Our Top Pick for May
    Susan (Cat's InkCorporated)

    Susan wowed us by using her Gelatos to color the background
    and then lifting some of the color through a stencil.  She also used her
    Gelatos to color her die cut, layered butterfly.  The bamboo die cut
    adds perfectly to the background design!

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



    And more Outstanding Designs



    Congratulations to Ishani, Chrissie, Robyn, Bobby, Marcia, Cathy, Raga, Hideko and Susan
    Make sure to grab your badge below.



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

    Tuesday, 15 May 2018

    CAS Mix Up May Reminder

    There's still time to play!



    Gelatos or Crayons Video Tutorials:
    Emboss Resist with Gelatos by injoystampin (9:44) --- start at 2:00 mark
    Stamping with Gelatos by Donna Downey of Faber-Castell (3:59)
    Stenciling with Gelatos by Kimberly Crawford (6:46)
    Watercolor Techniques with Gelatos by Kimberly Crawford (6:51)
    Backgrounds with Distress Crayons by Shari Carroll (3:14)
    Crayon Resist Technique by Catherine Pooler (4:30)
    Heated Crayons Technique by Catherine Pooler (6:19)


    Please follow the challenge rules:
      • Cards only
      • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
      • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
      • Include link to challenge in your entry post
      • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!


    Jenny
    (Guest Designer)


    Using Gelatos on canvas paper, die cuts and stamping

    Bonnie
    (Host)

    Using stamping, Distress Crayon watercolor, splash watercolor, and inlaid die cuts

    Loll

    Using Gelatos, stenciling, sponging and stamping

    Nancy

    Using Distress Crayons, rainbow watercoloring, stamping and dry embossing

    Julia

    Using Gelatos, stenciling with paste, stamping and die cuts

    Joanna

    Using Gelatos, stamping on tissue paper, and die cuts

    Mac

    Using Distress Crayons through a stencil, resist, watercoloring, stamping and die cuts

    The challenge is open until May 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on May 28th.