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

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Stenciling

18 comments:

  1. Such an honor...thank you my friend! Oh my...this is totally stunning, Loll! LOVE!!! I love the soft pastels you've used with my favorite coffee stencil and one of my favorite techniques :)

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  2. So perfecty subtle Loll, I adore the glitter. Congrats on your first challenge and I am sure this one will go as well xx

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  3. I was one of the lucky winners of Loll's 5 year blog birthday celebration and received a little different version of this gorgeous monoprint stenciled card. The colors, stenciling, paste and glitter are just amazing! TFS and choosing a really fun challenge my friend.

    Hugs, Nancy

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  4. What a great technique. The sparkle is gorgeous from the embossing powder. Your card is so delicate, love the muted colours and many congratulations on the huge success of your first challenge x

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  5. This is awesome, Loll! I love that you used the whole stencil! I've yet to try this technique but it's high up on my list!

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  6. I love this stencil - and you made it look great with all the sparkle! so happy to have the 2nd CAS mix up challenge posted!!

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  7. Being the owner of one of these cards, I may just say it is far more beautiful in real life!! I love it and will be trying the techniques soon!

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  8. Beautiful soft background colors!

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  9. Beautiful Loll. I LOVE the soft colours of the pretty background and the sparkle on that wonderful embossing! Stencils are one of my all time favourites, can't wait to get going! Have a wonderful upcoming weekend my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  10. Wow, this is one cool card Loll! I do love that background as well as the coffee cup. The sentiment is perfect right on the side of the cup. Now I'm off to watch that video. Hugs, Brenda

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  11. Love the way you used positive and negative of the stencil in the same card! The brushos came out so pretty and soft - nice to see them looking pastel rather than the very bright colours they often are.

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  12. You ladies picked some real winners. I need to go check out the debts on all of them and get pinning!

    Love your stenciled cuppa.

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  13. Oh my gosh Loll, this card is absolutely gorgeous! Your Brusho background is amazing and I love all the texture you achieved with your embossing paste! Congrats again on the success of your new challenge ~ I can't wait to play along again :)

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  14. Love your sparkly cup and the soft background! Looking forward to digging out my stencils and playing along!

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  15. This is just gorgeous Loll - fabulous technique.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  16. Lovely soft pastel background, Loll ... so gorgeous with that sparkly stencilled steaming cup and saucer! Hugs, Anita :)

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  17. Fabulous card Loll, I love the soft colours and your glittery cup.

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  18. I love your steaming cuppa Loll and the pretty watercoloured background with the texture on the stencil monoprint works really well. I'm sorry I missed your first challenge but will try to do better this month. x

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