Wednesday, 15 August 2018

CAS Mix Up August Reminder

There's still time to play!



Video Tutorials:
Color Burst and Stencils: by Shelby Thomas 6:10.
How to Monoprint with Stencils: by Christine for The Crafter's Workshop 7:37.
Stencil Monoprinting: by Lee-Anne Cross for Splitcoaststampers 6:50.


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, Stencil Monoprint, Stamping, Wet Embossing and Die Cutting


    Nancy
    (Host)
    Using Stenciling Monoprint with Magicals, Stamping and Die Cuts


    Bonnie
    Using Stencil Monoprint, Stamping, Brushos, Die Cut, Corrugated Cardboard and Dry Embossing


    Using Stencil Monoprint, Stenciling with Crackle Paste, and Heat Embossing 


    Julia
    Using Stencil Monoprint with Brushos and a Distress Ink, stamping and enamel dots.


    Joanna
    Stencil Monoprinting, Die-cuts, Stamping, Heat embossing, Molding Paste


    Mac
    Stencil Monprinting, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Doodling


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




    Wednesday, 1 August 2018

    CAS Mix Up August Challenge


    Welcome to a new challenge!
    Check out the Top Picks from July's Colour Your Die-cuts challenge HERE.


    Stencil Monoprint technique often creates very artsy positive and negative images.
    Great for designing at least 2 CAS cards out of one creative session.

    Our Design Team and our Guest Designer, Cathy will be inspiring you this
    month with their amazing CAS card samples.
    Be sure and check out the videos too.  Have fun getting inky!


    Video Tutorials:
    Color Burst and Stencils: by Shelby Thomas 6:10.
    How to Monoprint with Stencils: by Christine for The Crafter's Workshop 7:37.
    Stencil Monoprinting: by Lee-Anne Cross for Splitcoaststampers 6:50.

    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 Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot).
    She won the June's Layered Embossing Powders with this gorgeous card.


    Cathy
    (Guest Designer)
    Using Stencil Monoprint, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Watercolouring, and Inktense Pencils


    Nancy
    (Host)
     Using Stencil Monoprint with Distress Oxides, Stamping, heat embossing and Dies.


    Bonnie
    Using Stencil Monoprint, Stamping, Alcohol Ink and Die Cut


    Loll
    Using Stencil Monoprint, Die-cutting, Stamping, and Watercolouring


    Julia
    Using Stencil Monoprint, stenciling with Brushos, die cut, stamping.


    Joanna
    Stencil Monoprinting, Brushos, Die-cutting, Layered embossing, Stamping


    Mac
    Stencil Monoprint, using brusho's, stamping and heat embossing


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




    Saturday, 28 July 2018

    CAS Mix Up July's Monthly Picks


    Before we announce our Top Pick and Outstanding Designs this month, we'd like to answer a question posed by one of our participants about
    how the winners are chosen.
    Please click HERE to see the explanation.


    Wow!  We are so excited how everyone embraced colouring their die-cuts!
    Fantastic cards in the gallery.  Thanks to all that played along!


    Our Top Pick for July
    Chrissie
    Chrissie's beautiful die-cut, embossed leaves are gorgeous cut from gold mirri paper
    and then coloured with alcolhol inks in deep autumn colours.
    The added script stamping and the hessian backdrop add lots of interest
    and texture to this beautiful CAS Mixed Media card.

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



    And more Outstanding Designs



    Congratulations to Birgit, Jenny, Barb, Ina, Marina,
    Jane, JoAnn, Sue, and Trina
    Make sure to grab your badge below.



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


    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.