Monday, 15 October 2018

CAS Mix Up October Reminder

There's still time to play!

PLEASE READ!
Metal can be Real or Faux.
Faux could be foil, tape, a Metal looking Technique or 'Metal looking' card.....
Card stock/foil/yuppo etc could be inked, painted, or alcohol inks to look like metal.....
You could also use layered die cuts and heat emboss to look like metal.
You are only limited by your imagination.

This is a technique based challenge, 
so if you are using real metal charms, wire etc I would like to see it used with something else....
like making your own 'Metal Looking Card' or even making your own charms.
Have fun and I am looking forward to seeing your CAS creations in the gallery.




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 stamping, metal, heat embossing, die cutting, watercolouring, and alcohol inks


    Mac
    (Host)
    Wrap Technique, Stencil and Paste, Layered Embossing, Die Cuts and Stamping


    Bonnie
    UsingBlack Ice technique, foil, acetate smooshing, stamping, watercolor, die cuts,
    embossing with dies and heat embossing


    Loll
    Using Black Ice Technique, Gold foil paper, stamping,
    heat embossing, and stenciling


    Nancy
    Using Alcohol Ink on tin foil + Stamping + die cutting and Bisters Stencil Monoprint.


    Julia
    Using layered embossings on layered die cuts, stenciling, stamping and rhinestones.


    Joanna
    Stencils, Modeling Paste, Heat Embossing, Die-Cuts, Stamping


     Black Ice Technique, Silver Foil, Heat Embossing, Stamping, Die Cuts, Punches


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




    Monday, 1 October 2018

    CAS Mix Up October Challenge


    Welcome to a new challenge!
    Check out the Top Picks from Septembers's Ink Stamp with Markers challenge HERE .

    Before we get to the challenge, we'd like to introduce an addition to
    our CAS Mix Up Design Team.

    Welcome Susan (Cat's Ink.Corporated)
    We are so excited to have you join our team!

    Now on to the challenge...

    Hi ...Mac here and I am excited to be hosting my first Challenge....
    Metal can be Real or Faux.

    Faux could be foil, tape, a Metal looking Technique or 'Metal looking' card.....
    Card stock/foil/yupo etc could be inked, painted, or alcohol inks to look like metal.....
    You could also use layered die cuts and heat emboss to look like metal.
    You are only limited by your imagination.

    This is a technique based challenge, 
    so if you are using real metal charms, wire etc I would like to see it used with something else....
    like making your own 'Metal Looking Card' or even making your own charms.
    Have fun and I am looking forward to seeing your CAS creations in the gallery.



    Metal Videos:
    Faux Gilded Leaves by Laurie Schmidlin - Papertrey Ink (7:00)

    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 Pat (Colourful Card Creations)
    She won the August Stencil Monoprint challenge with this gorgeous card.


    Pat
    (Guest Designer)
    Using Faux Metal Technique, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing, Sponging, Perfect Pearls and Die Cuts 


    Mac
    (Host)
    Tin Foil, Real Leaves, Stamping and Heat Embossing


    Bonnie
    Using heated copper, Brushos, stamping and die cutting


    Loll
    Using smooshed magicals, die-cutting, copper heat embossing (three layers),
    and stamping


    Nancy
    Using Die cut Heated Copper + Stamping + Die Cuts


    Julia
    Using Black Ice technique, stamping, stenciling and enamel dots.


    Joanna
    Heat embossing, Vellum, Stamping and Die Cutting


    Colouring with Alcohol Inks Gold Metal Shim, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Faux Metal Technique, Punches, Die Cuts, Water colouring with Markers, Fussy Cutting, Gold and Silver Metal Pearls


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





    Friday, 28 September 2018

    CAS Mix Up September's Monthly Picks

    What a wonderful gallery we had this month! 
     I can see that inking your stamps with markers is one of your favorite techniques too!
    Thanks to all of you for playing along with us this month.

    Our Top Pick for September
    Sundaystamper



    We loved how Sundaystamper used her markers to ink up this beautiful stamp
    in autumn colors!  The placement of the flower on the die cut panel leaves lots of white space
    to make her flower shine! The contrast with the dark green adds even more interest!
    Congratulations, Sunderstamper
    Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.



    And more Outstanding Designs

    Congratulations to Cornelia, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Maura, Julie, Janet, Gwendolyn, and Sue
    Make sure to grab your badge below.



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

    Saturday, 15 September 2018

    CAS Mix Up September Reminder

    There's still time to play!



    Video Tutorials:
    Multicolor Stamped Images with Markers: Simon Says Stamp (3:20)
    Misting with Markers by Splitcoaststampers (3:33)
    Coloring Stamps with Markers by Stamp Til Dawn (5:56)
    Stamped Watercolor Flowers (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) by K. Werner (10:46)
    Brushstroke Basics by Jill Foster (8:33)
    Art Impressions Watercolor by Sandy Allnock (12:20)
    Stamping with Markers by Julie Ebersole for Hero Arts (4:11 start at :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!!


      Chrissie
      (Guest Designer)

      Using stamps inked with markers, regular stamping and die cuts.

      Bonnie
      (host)

      Using stamp inked with Zig brush markers, watercolor, regular stamping and die cuts.

      Loll

      Using inking image with Distress markers, stamping and splattering

      Nancy

      Using Zig markers to ink image, die cutting and masking

      Julia

      Using stamps inked with Tombow markers, watercoloring, and die cuts

      Joanna

      Using Tombow markers to ink stamp, heat embossing and die cuts.

      Mac

      Using Distress and Zig markers to ink image, watercoloring, regular stamping and splattering


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











      Saturday, 1 September 2018

      CAS Mix Up September Challenge


      Welcome to a new challenge!
      Check out the Top Picks from August's Stencil Monoprinting challenge HERE.


      One of my favorite techniques is to ink my stamps with markers.  With all the stamp positioning tools available, this is easier than ever. You can add one color ink to one section, stamp and ink up another section with a different color.  It's the perfect technique for flowers, birds and butterflies, but 
      don't limit yourself to them.  I can't wait to see your mini masterpieces!

      Video Tutorials:
      Multicolor Stamped Images with Markers: Simon Says Stamp (3:20)
      Misting with Markers by Splitcoaststampers (3:33)
      Coloring Stamps with Markers by Stamp Til Dawn (5:56)
      Stamped Watercolor Flowers (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) by K. Werner (10:46)
      Brushstroke Basics by Jill Foster (8:33)
      Art Impressions Watercolor by Sandy Allnock (12:20)
      Stamping with Markers by Julie Ebersole for Hero Arts (4:11 start at :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 Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind)
      She won the July Colour Your Die Cuts Challenge with this gorgeous card.

      Chrissie
      (Guest Designer)

      Using stamps inked with markers, regular stamping and die cuts

      Bonnie
      (host)
      Using stamps inked with Distress Markers, thumping, regular stamping, stenciling with embossing paste and die cuts

      Loll

      Using inking image with Zigs, watercolour wash, die cutting and stamping

      Nancy

      Using inking stamp with Zig markers, regular stamping and die cuts

      Julia

      Using stamp colored with Distress Marker and spritzed with water, regular stamping, punching,
      Wink of Stella and tiny twinkles

      Joanna

      Using stamp inked with Tombow markers, stamping, die cuts, vellum and heat embossing

      Mac

      Using stamp inked with Distress markers, misted with water and stamped, die cuts and
      heat embossing.


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










      Tuesday, 28 August 2018

      CAS Mix Up August's Monthly Picks


      It's been a fantastic month with lots of participation.
      Many of you tried Stencil Monoprint for the first time --- awesome!
      Thanks for joining us!

      Our Top Pick for August
      Pat (Colourful Creations)
      Wonderful Distress Ink colours for Pat's beautifully Stenciled Monoprint background.
      The background gave her creative card a wonderful flow.
      How clever of Pat to use her Wink of Stella brush to watercolour her
      fussy-cut flowers.  The all white background and die-cut framing
      kept her beauty Clean and Simple.


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




      And more Outstanding Designs





      Congratulations to Jane, Nance, Hideko, Michele, Marcia, JoAnn,
      Maria, Linda, and Karen!
      Make sure to grab your badge below.



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



      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.