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 enter only Clean and Simple Watercolour 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

Using Stamping, Watercolour Spray for Background, Stenciling, Sponging,
and Heat Embossing

Using Stamping, Brushos (spray), Stenciling, Heat Embossing and Die Cut Copper

Using Stamping, Smoosh Spritz Spray for background and Zig marker watercoloring and Die Cuts

 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

Using Stamping, Smooshing with Inka Gold (spray), Stenciling, Heat Embossing,
Die-cut, and Punches that have been shaped with Stylus

Using Stamping, Color Wash Spray, Die Cuts, and Brushos

Using Stamping, Water Spraying thru Stencil, Die Cuts and Embossing Paste Stenciling

Using a stamp, spraying through a stencil, die cuts, and sponging.


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)


The challenge is open until August 24th.  Come join in the fun!