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


Using Stamping, Sponging and Heat Embossing


Using Stamping, Sponging, Masking, Perfect Pearls, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing, Die Cuts and Vellum.


Using Stamping, Sponging, Splattering, Die Cuts and Alcohol Inks Background


Using stamping, sponging, and stenciling (stencil created with a die cut) 


Using Stamping, sponging, water and acrylic paint splatter.


Sponging, stenciling, heat embossing, glass bead gel, die-cutting, stamping & Liquid Pearls


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)


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


  1. So many inspiring ways to use sponging! Love them all! Julia xx

  2. Wow, thank you for all the wonderful inspiration and techniques!

  3. Fabulous DT cards ladies - and I'm first to link for once! Yay! :)


    Di xx

  4. Such loveliness, ladies ... thanks so much for all the inspiration! Anita :)