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.

(Guest Designer)

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


Using Gelatos, Stamping, Heat Embossing and Fussy Cutting


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


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


Using Distress Crayons, Stencil, Stamping and Washi Tape


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


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.


  1. Jenny's card is stunning and so very beautiful. Thank you Bonnie for the gelato's and crayons theme, as it is a new to me medium and I have so enjoyed playing with them x

  2. Stunning variety from the Team here. Of course I will be getting my neglected gelatos out to play and they will be so happy to be dusted off. Another super challenge here this month. Thanks Bonnie.

  3. Gorgeous DT cards, hope to play along this month before the gates are closing! Cathy x

  4. What beautiful cards by the DT - I was inspired by your last challenge, but never got the card backgrounds made into cards in time... (story of my life at the moment!)

  5. Gorgeous cards by the DT and a great theme. Hoping to get out my gelatos today...

  6. Oh, my, I forgot to enter this Wednesday morning at the Retreat and it suddenly hit me when I was getting clothes out of the dryer! Phew! Your DT cards are stunning! Thank you for another fun challenge idea!! Hugs, Darnell