Friday, July 01, 2016

CAS Mix Up July Challenge


Hi everyone.  Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians!  And Happy 4th to all my U.S. friends on Monday!

Today is the start of the CAS Mix Up July Challenge ... check it out!


I always have fun working with markers! :)

I stamped my flowers and heat embossed in gold first, then die-cut with a stitched tag.  I used Zig Clean Color Brushes and a damp paint brush to watercolour the flowers, added a couple of ribbons to the top, and a popped-up heat embossed sentiment in gold on black card stock.  I popped the tag up over top of my card front which was stamped with a splats background and heat embossed (again in gold to tie everything together).

This card has a lot going on, and it's still Clean and Simple.  On mixed media paper, I have watercolouring (using Zig markers), stamping, heat embossing, and die-cutting.  :)

Here's a close-up of the tag ...



While I was at it, I made a second card using the same images.  :)



We are so excited to have Colleen Foelker (One Smile Lifts a Spirit) as our Guest Designer for July.  Colleen won the May Heat Embossing challenge with THIS AMAZING card.  Welcome Colleen!

I hope you'll come share your Clean and Simple Marker cards with us at CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Markers.







Stamps:  Field of Poppies (Rubbernecker);  Gorgeous Grunge (SU); Bloom Sketches - sentiment (STAMPlorations); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series)
Ink:  Versamark; Zig markers (Scarlet Red and Pink)
Accessories & Tools:  Gold embossing powder, heat tool, Stitched Tag Die (Lil' Inkers), satin ribbon and sheer ribbon (both from SU!), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Markers

29 comments:

  1. Wonderful shades of color on these pretty flowers. The gold emboss highlights the flower color so nicely, and loving the rounded tag top. Of course the embossed splats..oh yeah! Love that you made a 2nd card with the rectangle shapes. So very lovely. TFS (this is one of my fav Rubbernecker floral images).

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  2. Love those flowers, especially the gold embossing. :)

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  3. Happy Canada Day, Loll! You have done such an amazing job with these beautiful blooms! I love how you colored them with your Zig markers, and your gold embossing is so elegant! Both cards are absolutely stunning, and definitely inspires me to get my markers out play along!

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  4. Sorry, I have been away so just getting back into the swing of things and catching up. I love the look of gold heat embossed flowers and don't know why I always forget about using it. This is so gorgeous Loll.

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful cards Loll! Love the look of the gold embossing with the colors from your Zigs...just lovely! Can't wait to play along this month!! :0)

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  6. You really are excelling yourself lately Loll!! I LOVE the gold embossing with those gorgeous watercolours and the splashes of gold on the first and that crisp white frame on the second are inspired touches!! Have a wonderful evening and weekend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  7. I lack words to express admiration for these cards! You have connected beautifully warm and cold shade of red. The impression is amazing. Along with gold embossing whole it is just perfect.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  8. Gorgeous heat embossed and Zig watercolored card Loll. I love your stitched tag and bit of grunge in the background. TFS your 2nd card too. Both your CAS beauties are Stunning. Hugs, Nancy

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  9. Beautiful Loll. I love the colors.

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  10. A huge WOW on these, Loll! Both are absolutely gorgeous! Love the tag on a splatter stamp background and just love the framing on the card. Your work with Zigs is amazing, so beautifully shaded and blended!

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  11. You know how I love to use gold embossing. It's my favorite. I love the color of your flowers -- You've got that pink/coral combo going!

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  12. These flowers are gorgeous, Loll! I love the peachy-pink colors with the gold! I love that tiny bow on the tag and the framed flowers are so elegant! WOW!

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  13. Zigs and gold embossing. A great combination, Loll.

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  14. Love the gold embossing of those pretty colored flowers. Also the stitched tag adds texture, Beautiful!

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  15. Loll, both cards are just amazing! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for welcoming me as the guest designer, it is an honor to be selected as the winner of your challenge, you and Bonnie have talent just oozing out of your little pinkies!!

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  16. Gorgeous colours on those flowers, and the gold embossing really sets them off beautifully. Love the spatters in the background too! xx

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  17. As always, your coloring knocks my socks off. I learn so much from your cards and blog. Collen said it best above, "you and Bonnie have talent just oozing out of your little pinkies"...I second that!

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  18. I've run out of compliments to say how much a love these cards. The colours, the colouring in...the layout, splats and your fabulous creativity. The stars all aligned with this one...stunning! Thank you so much for the inspiration x Seconding Josie's comment above x

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  19. Gorgeous. Love the stitched tag on embossing and just everything on this and the other card as well!

    Shirl

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  20. Oh my, this is two stunning cards Loll! I love the colors you used and I really love that flower stamp. The gold just is so pretty on these and pulls it all together. Love the gold splatters as well. Well I will need to get my mind thinking to see what I can come up with for this month. Hugs, Brenda

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  21. Your cards are perfect examples for what CAS Mix Up is and they are absolutely jaw-dropping! I think nobody makes cleaner looking Mixed Media cards! Love how you colored those beautiful poppies!

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  22. Beautiful bouquets, love the colours, so rich and bright. Great focal points, it doesn't get any better ;)

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  23. WOW, your flowers look simply stunning in the lovely colours you've worked with. Loll!!! Both your cards are soooooooo beautiful!!!!
    Hugz

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  24. Stunning colouring, Loll ... love those gorgeous hues with the gold embossing! My metallic EPs have been rather neglected of late ... thanks for inspiring me to play with them again! Hugs, Anita :)

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  25. gorgeous...love them both!

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  26. Beautifully coloured, Loll. X

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  27. Catching up on my CAS Mix Up commenting and realized I missed commenting on your card!! It is fabulous - love the soft colouring of the flowers (perfect with the gold embossing). Great use of the Gorgeous Grunge stamp in the same gold embossing. And the use of the tag die cut makes it so much more interesting. Love the second card you made too - great framing!

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  28. Beautiful coloring on your gold embossed blooms Loll! love the colors and tag design! Julia xx

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  29. Gorgeous colouring, Loll, it goes so well with your beautiful gold embossing. Two stunning cards. I hope you and your family are well. Best wishes to you all xx

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