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.




Tuesday, 1 May 2018

CAS Mix Up May Challnge

Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from April's Rubber Band Technique challenge HERE.


My Gelatos and Distress crayons were needing some love. It's a different way to add color to our cards. Don't fret if you don't have either. Just raid your kid's (or grandkid's) crayon box.

We have several videos linked below to show examples of different techniques.

Remember to keep it clean and simple leaving lots of open space on your card!


Gelatos or Crayons Videos:
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!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Jenny (My Paper Epiphany)

She won the March Challenge with this gorgeous card.


Jenny
(Guest Designer)

Using White Wax Crayon, Stencil, Gelatos, Crayon d'ach Neocolour 2 Crayons, and Dies

Bonnie
(host)

Using Gelatos, Stamping, Heat Embossing and Fussy Cutting

Loll

Using Distress Crayons, Stencil, Baby Wipe to remove color, and Die-cutting

Nancy

Using Distress Crayons, Watercoloring, Stamping, Dry Embossing and Die-cuts

Julia

Using Distress Crayons, Stencil, Stamping and Washi Tape

Joanna

Using Gelatos, Modelling Paste, Liquid Pearls, Stamping and Die-cutting

Mac

Using Distress Crayons, 3D Paste coloured with Crayons, Stencil, Die Cutting and Stamping



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