Sunday, 15 January 2017

CAS Mix Up January Reminder

We're already half way through January!!  We hope you are having a great month!  Just a reminder that our challenge runs until January 24th.  If you haven't had a chance to play yet, there's still time and we'd love to see you in our gallery.  And we want to thank those of you have already played.  Lots of amazing cards have been entered!


We are defining liquid colors as any color medium that comes in liquid form.  It can be Alcohol inks, Re-inkers, Stains, Paints, Sprays etc.  Use an old favorite liquid medium or try something new. 
Mainly, have fun with it!


January - Liquid Colours videos:  

Alcohol Inks with Yupo Paper by Loll Thompson (5:49)
Tim Holtz Distress Stains by Joggles (8:35)
Watercolor with Re-inkers by Kristina Werner (8:01)
Distress Paints by Kristina Werner (6:36)
Baby Wipe Technique by Beate/Splitcoast Stampers (2:23)
Baby Wipe Stripe Technique by Beate/Splitcoast Stampers (2:34)

Please only enter Clean and Simple Mixed Media cards 
and please follow the challenge carefully.
Thank you.

More samples from DT


Bonnie
(Host)

Using Stamping, Alcohol Ink and Acrylic Paint (as my liquid color), Stenciling, Die Cutting, Splattering and Heat Embossing

Loll

Using stamps, Shaving Cream Marbling with Re-inkers (Liquid Colours), Die-cuts, and Shaping

Nancy

Stamping, Distress Ink Refills Liquid Colours, Die Cuts


Using Stamping, Sprays, Heat Embossing, and Die Cutting
Using re-inkers and rubbing alcohol on Ranger Specialty Stamping paper, stamping, paper piecing and rhinestones.

Joanna

Using Alcohol Inks (Adirondack), 90% rubbing alcohol Splatters, Stamping, Heat embossing


Challenge is open until the 24th.







Sunday, 1 January 2017

CAS Mix Up January Challenge

Happy New Year!  Thanks to all of you who participated in our challenge last year.  We hope to see more of your wonderful creations in 2017!

Thanks to all that entered last month's sponging challenge.  Julie B. was our top pick for the December Challenge.  She designed this amazing card!

You can see all the gorgeous cards from last month's challenge on our December Pinterest Page.


On to this month's challenge ...this month I'm the hostess.


We are defining liquid colors as any color medium that comes in liquid form.  It can be Alcohol inks, Re-inkers, Stains, Paints, Sprays etc.  

Use an old favorite liquid medium or try something new. Mainly, have fun with it!

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

Welcome Trina (My Crafting Closet) as this month's Guest Designer.  She won our November masking challenge  with this beautiful card.

Our sample cards for this month...
(Guest Designer)
Using Stamping, Re-inker Spread, Heat Embossing, Fussy Cutting, Die Cutting and Splatters

(Host)
Using Stamping, Distress Stains, Acrylic Paint, Die Cutting, and Embossing Paste with Stencil.

Loll

Using Liquid Colours (Ranger Alcohol Inks), Floating Alcohol Ink Technique,
Inlaid Die-cutting, stamping

Nancy

Using Stamping, Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper, Die Cuts and sequins

Susan

Using Alcohol Inks on Yupo, Stamping, and Die Cut

Using Stamps, Alcohol Inks on Yupo, die cut and sequins.

Liquid colours (Winsor Inks), stamping, die cut, vellum & heat embossing

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We are also providing a few YouTube videos for you to watch if you'd like.

January - Liquid Colours videos:  

Alcohol Inks with Yupo Paper by Loll Thompson (5:49)
Tim Holtz Distress Stains by Joggles (8:35)
Watercolor with Re-inkers by Kristina Werner (8:01)
Distress Paints by Kristina Werner (6:36)
Baby Wipe Technique by Beate/Splitcoast Stampers (2:23)


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- Challenge open until 24th.







Wednesday, 28 December 2016

CAS Mix Up December's Monthly Picks

Thanks so much for taking time to play along during this very busy time of year!
We had many beautiful entries.


Our Top Pick for December
Julie
Your beautiful mix of stamped and embossed snowflakes really pop against the beautiful sponged background Julie.  Love the variations of blues to create lots of depth in a one layer card.  Amazing design!

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




And some more Outstanding Designs



Congratulations to Viv, Pat, Trina, Bozena, Karen, Marcia,
Ceal, Katrina, and Bobby
Make sure to grab your badge below.



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



Thursday, 15 December 2016

CAS Mix Up December Reminder



We're over half way through December, so just a reminder of our challenge this month is Sponging. We are so happy with all the fantastic entries so far --- thanks to all that have played along, especially during this busy time of year!


Here's links to some sponging videos if you're interested.

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)


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


More samples from our Design Team.

Loll

Using Stamping, Faux Mother-of-Pearl through a Stencil,
Sponging through a Stencil, Die-cut


Bonnie

Using Stamping, Sponging, Heat Embossing, and Vellum

Nancy

Using Stamping, Sponging, Heat Embossing, Die Cut, Dry Embossing

Susan

Using stamping, sponging (both regular and faux mother of pearl), liquid paint, ribbon, and die-cutting. 

Julia

Using Stamping, Sponging through layered Stencils, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Layered Die Cuts.

Joanna

Using Sponging, homemade Stencil, Heat Embossing, Die-cutting, Stamping, Gilding Flakes & Vellum


The challenge is open until the 24th.  Come play along!






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


Loll

Using Stamping, Sponging and Heat Embossing


Bonnie

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


Nancy

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


Susan

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


Julia

Using Stamping, sponging, water and acrylic paint splatter.


Joanna

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

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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)

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








Monday, 28 November 2016

CAS Mix Up November's Monthly Picks

It's been another great month at CAS Mix Up!  Thank you all for taking the time to share your masked creations with us!



Our Top Pick for November
Trina



We loved this Northen Lights techique and the creative masking blew us away!

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




And more Outstanding Designs





Congratulations to Anke, Cornelia, Heather, Jane, Karen, Kim, Maura, Nonni, and Viv!
Make sure to grab your badge below.



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









Tuesday, 15 November 2016

CAS Mix Up November Reminder

It's already mid November!  We are so happy with all the fantastic entries so far --- thanks to all that have played along.


Here are some videos of this technique for you to use if you'd like:

Using Die-cuts for Masking by Pega Papel O Tijeras (2:52)
Different Masking Techniques by Laura Bassen (3:26)
Masking with Stenciling by Catherine Pooler (4:23)

Masking Fluid Resist by Heather Telford (6:53)
Reverse Masking by Beate Johns (6:22)
Watercolored Ornaments by Dina Kowal (10:05)
A Quick and Easy Masking Technique by unifyhandmade (6:13)


Please enter only Clean and Simple Watercolour cards.
Thank you!!

More samples from DT and Guest Designer



Linda 
(Guest Designer)
Using Stamping, Masking and Die Cuts

Using Stamping, Masking, Watercolor, Dry Embossing, Splatter


Using MISTI Stamping, Masking and my choice Watercolor Wash and Splatters

Using masking with a die cut and masking paper, stamping, sponging, splattering, and heat embossing

Using Masking, Stamping, Die cut, and Sequins

Using Masking, Watercolour smooshing, Stamping, Vellum, Die Cut & Heat Embossing

Loll off this week.


- Challenge is open until the 24th