Friday, April 01, 2016
CAS Mix Up April Challenge
Welcome to the second challenge at CAS Mix Up. Bonnie and I were thrilled with the amount of entries for our first challenge last month and thoroughly enjoyed looking at each and every card. Click HERE to see the wonderful cards that we highlighted from the March entries.
On to today's challenge ...
I love to play with stencils! :) I used the Stencil Monoprint technique and Brushos to create my background for my card. Once dry, I placed the stencil back over my card front, and spread embossing paste and then sprinkled with iridescent embossing powder. Once the paste was dry, I heat set the embossing powder ... the outline of the cup and steam are very sparkly in real life. It was fun to use the negative and positive of the same stencil. :) This card was sent last month to my friend Maria. I made five versions of this card and then sent them along to the winners of my 5 year blogaversary stamp draw.
Lots of fun creating my CAS Mix Up card that has Stencil Monoprinting in Brushos, embossing paste, heat embossing, and a stamped sentiment. :)
I learned this stencil monoprint technique from my very talented friend Lee-Anne Cross (Creatively LA). She has a wonderful video on this technique and it's worth checking it out --- click HERE. I also bought this wonderful stencil from STAMPlorations because of Lee-Anne!! I saw a couple of cards she made using this stencil and I HAD to have it! Lee-Anne is my #1 enabler. :)
Not only did I learn this amazing technique from Lee-Anne, but I'm also very excited that she is joining us this month as our Featured Designer. She made an amazing card for our challenge. Make sure to check it out and please check out Lee-Anne's blog ... you'll be glad you did! :) Thanks so much Lee-Anne for being our Featured Designer this month. xx
I hope you'll come play along this month at CAS Mix Up. Just remember to use a stencil, some stamping and one other item (your choice) to create a CAS card with mixed media techniques or products.
The challenge is open until April 24th, so there's lots of time to play along. Hope to see you in the gallery! :)
Stamps: Lots of Thanks (Simon Says)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series)
Ink: Brushos, London Fog (Memento)
Accessories & Tools: Coffee Cup stencil by ARTplorations (STAMPlorations), water mister, white embossing paste (Dreamweaver), Iridescent embossing powder (SU!), heat tool
CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Stenciling