Tuesday, 28 February 2017

CAS Mix Up February's Monthly Picks

Before showing my top pick and outstanding entries, I'd like to thank everyone for participating in the first challenge I've ever hosted.  It was great to see all the entries and the innovative ways people used corrugated cardboard.  I had a very hard time deciding on the top pick!!

Top Pick for February
I love the way Maria used the corrugated cardboard - such a great look with only part of the top layer peeled off and the white text stamping over top of it.  The two little birds are so sweet with the red heart providing a tiny pop of colour in the neutral colour scheme.  There's a wonderful feeling of lightness to the card that really appeals to me.

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

And more Outstanding Designs

Congratulations to Chrissie, Cathy, Sue, Evelyn,
Elaine, Pat, Susanne, and Marcia!
Make sure to grab your badge below.

March's challenge starts in a few days and there's something special in store.
See you on March 1st!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

CAS Mix Up February Reminder

Hard to believe, but we are halfway through February already!  So it's time to remind you that you only have until February 24th to enter your cards for the CAS Mix Up "Corrugated Cardboard" challenge.

As it's the first challenge I've ever hosted, I'm thrilled to see all the fabulous entries so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.   

Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be CAS design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!

Here's some more inspiration from our wonderful Design Team and Guest Designer.

Julie Beech
(Guest Designer)

Using stamping, corrugated cardboard, gesso, gold paint, heat embossing (regular, Frantage, and UTEE), and vellum

Using stamping, corrugated cardboard, gesso, embossing paste, and die cuts

Using corrugated cardboard, stamping, heated copper, die-cutting, and heat embossing

Using Stamping + Corrugated Cardboard Sleeve + EB paste and Tracing Stenciling.

Using ripped corrugated cardboard, acrylic paint water wash, stamping, embossing and die cuts.

Corrugated card stock, Tearing, Brushos, Die-Cuts, Stamp & heat embossing

Challenge is open until the 24th.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

CAS Mix Up February Challenge

Welcome to the February CAS Mix Up challenge!
We had lots of fabulous entries for the January "liquid colours" challenge. Congratulations to Marcia, who was our Pick of the Month for January! Click HERE to see Marcia's card along with some of the Outstanding Designs using Liquid Colours.

To see a close-up of all the beautiful card entries for January, check out CAS Mix Up's January Challenge Pinterest Board by clicking HERE.

Now for the February challenge ...

I've become quite a fan of using corrugated cardboard on a mixed media card.  So  I chose that as my challenge - the first challenge I've ever hosted (after being on the Design Team for CAS Mix Up since last May, and a little bit longer on another blog's Design Team).  Thanks to Loll and Bonnie for inviting me to host this month!!

As well as using some corrugated cardboard on your card, make sure to include some stamping (a little or a lot), and then pick something from the "Your Choice" list in the right sidebar to add in.

For your corrugated cardboard, you can use any kind of corrugated cardboard you like.  It can be recycled from a box (but you must tear off all or part of one of the paper layers to expose the corrugation), a recycled coffee cup sleeve (as I used in my card), corrugated cardboard sold in craft shops, or even cardstock you run through your good old paper crimper.

Corrugated cardboard can add texture and dimension.  It can be coloured or die cut.  It can be part of the background or the focal image.  But here's the trick:

Please enter only Clean and Simple Mixed Media cards.
Thank you!!

We are so excited to have Julie Beech as our Guest Designer this month.  She made this gorgeous card that was the winner of December's Sponging Challenge.

Julie Beech
(Guest Designer)
Using Stamping, Heat Embossing, Rubbed Inka Gold Wax, Watercolour, Die Dut and Inka Gold Wax Splatter!

Using corrugated cardboard, stamping, die cutting, gesso, and gold paint.

Using stamping, corrugated cardboard, die cutting, acetate smash, and smooshing

Using corrugated cardboard, stamping, heat embossing, smooshing with watercolour concentrate, gold acrylic paint, and heat embossing

Using Stamping, Covered Corrugated Cardboard, Die Cuts, Splattering, Sequins

Using ripped corrugated cardboard, Brushos with water, stamping and die cuts.

Corrugated cardstock, Die cuts, Stamping & Heat Embossing and Glitter Drops

The challenge is open until February  24th.  Come join us!