Tuesday, 15 August 2017

CAS Mix Up August Reminder


There's still time to play with your Alcohol Inks!
The challenge is open until August 24th midnight (PST)



August - Alcohol Ink videos:
Alcohol Inks, Acetate and Tissue Paper by tjaniga (8:52)
Alcohol Inks with Yupo Paper by Loll Thompson (5:49)
Inlaid Die Cutting with Alcohol Inks by Catherine Pooler (4:47)
Ombre Alcohol Ink Background on Yupo Paper by ScrapTimeVideo  (7:53)
Smooshing with Alcohol Inks by Eclectic Paperie's (2:42)
Alcohol Inks on Acetate by Kerrie (6:24)
Alcohol Inking Technique using Dye Inks by Shari Carroll (5:56)
Stencil Fun with Alcohol Ink and Yupo Paper by TCS..Photo Tutorial
Hand Sanitizer and Alcohol Inks Marbling by Ink Stained Roni Photo Tutorial

Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) 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!!


Trina
(Guest Designer)
Using stamping, alcohol ink markers (Copics), heat embossing, die cutting


Nancy
(Host)
Using Stamping, Ranger Alcohol Inks and Inlaid Die Cuts


Bonnie
Using stamping, alcohol ink, die cut, vellum and heat embossing


Loll
Using stamping, alcohol inks, and die-cut


Susan
Using stamping, alcohol inks, die cutting, dry embossing, and foil


Julia
Embossed stamping, Alcohol Inks on Yupo, die cuts, inlaid die cuts, and sequins.


Joanna (on break)






Tuesday, 1 August 2017

CAS Mix Up August Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from July's Tissue Paper challenge HERE.


Thank you Loll and Bonnie for inviting me to Host a 2017 CAS Mix Up Challenge!
I chose a favorite....Alcohol Inks!  Our DT and GD, Trina will be sharing many samples of Alcohol Ink techniques including very helpful videos.
All alcohol ink markers (Copics, etc) are allowed too!


August - Alcohol Ink videos:
Alcohol Inks, Acetate and Tissue Paper by tjaniga (8:52)
Alcohol Inks with Yupo Paper by Loll Thompson (5:49)
Inlaid Die Cutting with Alcohol Inks by Catherine Pooler (4:47)
Ombre Alcohol Ink Background on Yupo Paper by ScrapTimeVideo  (7:53)
Smooshing with Alcohol Inks by Eclectic Paperie's (2:42)
Alcohol Inks on Acetate by Kerrie (6:24)
Alcohol Inking Technique using Dye Inks by Shari Carroll (5:56)
Stencil Fun with Alcohol Ink and Yupo Paper by TCS..Photo Tutorial

Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) 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!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Trina (My Crafting Closet).
She won the June Embossing Paste/Gel challenge with this gorgeous card.

Trina
(Guest Designer)
Using stamping,  AI on yupo, spritzing,  Copic marker colouring, and die cutting


Nancy
(Host)
Using Stamping, Alcohol Ink Stenciling and Dies


Bonnie
Using alcohol ink, stamping, heat embossing and die cuts.


Loll
Using stamping, alcohol inks, acetate, tissue paper, and heat embossing


Susan
Using stamping, alcohol inks, Yupo, and die cuts


Julia
Using stamping, alcohol inks on acetate, netting and a rhinestone


Joanna (on break)


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




Friday, 28 July 2017

CAS Mix Up July's Monthly Picks

There were so many outstanding entries using tissue paper!  Who knew it would be such fun! Thanks to all of you who embraced this technique.  It was exceptionally hard for us to choose a Top Pick and other Outstanding entries.



Our Top Pick for July
Cathy


The tissue paper moon with it's silvery embossing was such a creative idea! We loved the way the black background sets of the silver and white! A stunning creation!


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



And more Outstanding Designs






Congratulations to Marcia, Marilyn, Mac Mable, Barb Ghig, Betty, Anita, Pat, Bazena and Trina.
Make sure to grab your badge below.



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

Saturday, 15 July 2017

CAS Mix Up July Reminder


There's still time to play!
Challenge is open until July 24th midnight (PDT)



July - Tissue videos:
Alcohol Inks, Acetate & Tissue Paper by tjaniga (8:52)
Layering Technique with Gelli Print Tissue by Birgit Koopsen (4:33)
Tissue Paper Background by Shannon Green (7:12)
Tissue Paper Watercolouring & Techniques by Loll Thompson (10:24)
White Tree Acrylic Painting with Textured Background by Studio Silver Creek (5:19)


Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) 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!!


Sue
(Guest Designer)

Using Tissue Paper, Stamping, Spray Inks, Die Cuts, and Mirri card, 

Bonnie
(Host)

Tissue Paper (alcohol ink-acetate-tissue technique), Stamping, Die Cuts, Watercolor, and Inka Gold

Stamping,  Tissue paper watercolouring, Heat embossing, and Die-cutting

Nancy

Stamping, Acrylic-Alcohol Ink-Tissue Paper Background, Die Cut

Susan

Stamping, tissue paper smooshed and heat embossed, and die cutting

Julia

Stamping, Brushos on Tissue Paper, Sequins, Small Talk Sticker

Joanna

Tissue paper, Die cuts, Stamping & heat embossing, Metallic glass glitter



Thanks for checking us out.






Saturday, 1 July 2017

CAS Mix Up July Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from June's Embossing Pastes/Gel challenge HERE.



The Design Team has had so much fun playing with tissue paper the past couple of months.  Loll has even done a new tissue techniques video to share with all of us.  Be sure to check it out as well as the other videos.  We can't wait to see what you do with tissue paper!

Please be sure to keep it CAS (Clean and simple)

July - Tissue videos:

Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) 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!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Sue (Sue's Card Craft)
She won the May Splattering Challenge with this gorgeous card.


Sue
Guest Designer

Using tissue paper, ink sprays, VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder, die-cuts, glitter dots and stamping.


Bonnie
(Host)

Using tissue paper, sponging, stamping and die cuts

Loll

Using stamping, watercolour sprays, tissue paper, die-cuts, and heat embossing

Nancy

Using Stamping, Tissue Paper Background, Die Cuts and Metallic Thread

Susan

Using tissue paper, stamping, die cuts, heat embossing, and gold thread.

Julia

Using Stamping, Tissue Paper, Gelli Plate, Acrylic Paint, Stencils, and Rhinestones

Joanna

Using Tissue Paper, Die cuts, Stamping & heat embossing, Metallic thread



Challenge is open until the 24th.


Wednesday, 28 June 2017

CAS Mix Up June's Monthly Picks


June's Embossing Paste / Gel gallery was filled with gorgeous, textured beauties.  Thanks to all the played along with us!


Our Top Pick for June
Trina
 (My Crafting Closet)
The Design Team loved Trina's wonderful CAS mixed media design.  All that gorgeous white (open) space along with the beautiful embossed and glittered wave background created an amazing card.


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



And more Outstanding Designs



Congratulations to Macimbalo, Linda, Mac, Hannelie, Gwendolyn,
Marcia, Christine, Cathy and Maura
Make sure to grab your badge below.


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


Thursday, 15 June 2017

CAS Mix Up June Reminder


There's still time to play!


Video Tutorials:
Coloring Embossing Pastes by Laura Bassen (7:01)
Embossing Paste with Glitter by tjaniga (4:55)
Embossing Pastes with Stencil by Kamila Routis (9:05)
Heat Embossing and Embossing Paste by Tracy Mae Design (7:38)
Home-made Texture Paste and Glitter Paste Tutorial by Pamela Johnson (written)
Perfect Pearls Paste Embossing by Kristi Anderton (5:56)

Homemade Embossing Paste Recipe (From France Martin.  Thanks France!)
1/4 c. cornstarch
1 T. inexpensive glue (Elmer's, etc.)
1 T. inexpensive white acrylic paint
1 T. water (approximately!)

Mix together cornstarch, glue and paint.  Gradually add enough water to make your paste spreadable (not runny).  Amount of water depends on thickness of glue and paint. Stir together until there are NO lumps.  Spread over stencil using a palette knife, spreader, old credit or gift card.  Wash off stencil, etc. right away.

For future uses, save leftover paste in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out. Creates a good white paste.  You can custom colour your paste with acrylic paints and other colouring mediums.

Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) 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!!


Marianne
(Guest Designer)
Using, stamping, stencil paste over a stencil, fussy cutting, sponging (edges), die cut, 
splattering, ribbon


Loll
(Host)
Using stenciling with embossing paste, alcohol ink smooshing, die-cut, stampng, and heat embossing


Bonnie
Using stamping, embossing paste through a stencil, Copic marker coloring, die cuts and vellum


Nancy
Using Stamping + Glass Bead Glitter Gel on flowers + Distress Oxide Inks Smooshed Background and Die Cuts


Susan
Using stamping, embossing paste through a stencil, sponging through a stencil,
die cutting, and heat embossing.


Black embossing paste over a stencil, stamped sentiment panel, punched layered butterfly and rhinestones.


Embossing paste & gel, Stamping & heat embossing, Die cut


The challenge is open until June 24th.




Thursday, 1 June 2017

CAS Mix Up June Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from May's Splattering challenge HERE.


There is a huge variety of Embossing Pastes and Gels and so many wonderful techniques to use them.  Check out the videos below for inspiration.  Don't have any Embossing Paste??  We've included instructions on how to make your own. :)  Get a little messy with pastes and come join us!


Video Tutorials:
Coloring Embossing Pastes by Laura Bassen (7:01)
Embossing Paste with Glitter by tjaniga (4:55)
Embossing Pastes with Stencil by Kamila Routis (9:05)
Heat Embossing and Embossing Paste by Tracy Mae Design (7:38)
Home-made Texture Paste and Glitter Paste Tutorial by Pamela Johnson (written)
Perfect Pearls Paste Embossing by Kristi Anderton (5:56)

Embossing Paste Recipe (From France Martin.  Thanks France!)
1/4 c. cornstarch
1 T. inexpensive glue (Elmer's, etc.)
1 T. inexpensive white acrylic paint
1 T. water (approximately!)

Mix together cornstarch, glue and paint.  Gradually add enough water to make your paste spreadable (not runny).  Amount of water depends on thickness of glue and paint. Stir together until there are NO lumps.  Spread over stencil using a palette knife, spreader, old credit or gift card.  Wash off stencil, etc. right away.

For future uses, save leftover paste in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out. Creates a good white paste.  You can custom colour your paste with acrylic paints and other colouring mediums.

Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) 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!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Marianne (Marianne's cards 'n stuff).
She won the April Inlaid Die-cutting challenge with this gorgeous card.


Marianne
(Guest Designer)
Stamping, texture paste, die cut, stenciling, glitter


Loll
(Host)
Using stamping, sponging through stencil, glass bead gel, and splattering


Bonnie
Using stamping, embossing paste, stencil, shaped die cuts, marbling with nail polish


Nancy
Stamping + Embossing Paste with added Glitter through a Stencil + Die Cuts and Distress Oxide Inks sponging.


Susan
Stamping, Embossing Paste snowflakes over a stencil, Coloured Pencils with Gamsol


Julia

White embossing paste over a stencil, heat embossed stamped sentiment, rhinestones.


Joanna

Embossing paste, Watercolouring, Die cutting, Splatters, Stamping & heat embossing


The challenge is open until June 24th.