Monday, August 01, 2016

CAS Mix Up August Challenge


Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the CAS Mix Up August Challenge!  This month we are all about using sprays.  Any type of spray you want ... pre-mixed colour sprays, shimmer sprays, watercolour sprays ... or even just plain water spray.
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I love working with water misters to do a lot of different techniques.  Today's card is smooshing with Inka Gold.  I love the shimmer and shine from this amazing product ... mist with water, and you can easily create beautiful backgrounds or pieces for die-cutting. I'm including a link to my video tutorial on Smooshing with Inka Gold.

In my video, I used gold Inka Gold, mixed with Peacock Feathers re-inker ... works great.  Today's card I used both gold and turquoise Inka Gold.  The look is very similar.  I added a little bit of stenciling (white heat embossed chevrons), then added a die-cut corner flourish and punched some little flowers from a deep turquoise and gold sprayed piece that I received from my friend Mary.  Thanks Mary!

This card has a lot going on, and it's still Clean and Simple.  On mixed media paper, I have smooshing with Inka Gold (spray), stamping, stenciling, heat embossing, die-cutting, and punches which have been shaped with my stylus.  :)

We are so happy to have Joanna (Jo-Jo's Spot) as our Guest Designer for August. Joanna won the June Die-cutting challenge with THIS AMAZING card.  Welcome Joanna!

Pop by the challenge blog to see Joanna's gorgeous Guest Designer card, along with the beautiful creations from the rest of the Design Team members.

Since I used snippets for the corner die-cut, flowers and sentiment, I'm popping in for a little bit of play time at the Snippets Playground. :)







Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.), Turquoise and Gold sprayed card (gift from Mary)
Ink:  Gold (Delicata)
Accessories & Tools:  Gold and Turquoise Inka Gold (Viva Decor), water mister, Chevron stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, white embossing powder, heat tool, Madera Corner die (Memory Box), Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), Gold Pearl Paint, Stylus (McGill)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Sprays
Snippets Playground - Week 240

25 comments:

  1. What a beautiful background, Loll! The flowers are a perfect contrast to the soft colors in the background! Love that dainty corner die too!

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    1. The Queen of Smooshing has done it again ..... gorgeous background and I love the added detail of the steciling xx

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  2. The deep turquoise flowers are great against the lovely muted background colours. Love the way the flowers have gold centres, the sentiment is in gold, and there is a bit of gold in the background - it ties it all together so nicely.

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  3. Love the pastel softness of your card, the layering of stencilling and die-cuts are in harmony with the background, will definitely give it a try 💕

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  4. Lots to look at on this gorgeous card. Just love how you've incorporated the mixed media elements and keeping it CAS. The prettiest of colours and love the total effect. Learning about mixing water based products with water and using them as a sprays. Hazel was very helpful to me this week with the same subject. You got to love this creative blog world! Thanks for the inspiration x

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  5. You are the queen of the backgrounds Loll . . . stunning as ever! If you love Inka Gold, you are certainly going to LOVE the 'Starlights' by Imagination Crafts . . . I'm off to spray some now! Have a wonderful week my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  6. TOTAL gorgeousness! Love those soft colors you used~

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  7. Loll Oh, what a beautiful card! I love blue and brown, so beautifully rusted. I love the delicate image of the template. Finally, I love the beautiful background! My words can not express my delight!
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  8. This is SO gorgeous, Loll! The background is so soft and pretty behind your die cut and beautifully formed flowers! Thanks too for the video that I missed somehow. I've had not luck with Inka Gold smooshing but will try again after seeing how you do it! Your videos are outstanding!

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  9. When I think of Mixed Media "delicate" is not what comes to my mind yet you achieved exactly that! Beautiful!

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  10. OMG Loll, your Inka Gold with DI's Smooshed background is so beautiful behind your pretty die cut flower spray. TFS and inspiring us with another cool background technique. Hugs, Nancy

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  11. Loll this is one awesome card - love your background and I am off to see your tutorial.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Gorgeous Loll. Wonderful splashy background. The aqua with the drips of yellow really make a beautiful palette. Love your itty bitty flowers too. hugs :)

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  13. This is so pretty! I love that watercolor look on the background and your beautiful design!

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  14. Wonderful background and such a pretty card Loll! Clever girl.

    Sadly, we're allowing Darnell to return to the US of A tomorrow. I have to say, I bet she'll welcome Grey Goose Wodka on the rocks with a twist (beyond bar guys over here it seems, sigh), her own bed. the Mister of course and family, the Playhouse, the hummers ........... and air conditioning - not necessarily in that order of course :)

    Big hugs and a squeeze from Parsnip (sheesh, he's getting kinda clingy!)

    Di xx

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  15. This is so pretty, Loll! I love the combination of white stencilling and ink smooshing. I just didn't get a chance to play along last month, but I'm hoping to this month :)

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  16. Wow, loving the colors on this card Loll! And love the design of this one, that smooshing is just stunning just like it always is, love the stenciled chevrons and the little die cuts that you used. I don't know if I will get time to play along this month or not. New puppy in the house and of course it is like having an infant all over again!! Hugs, Brenda

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  17. The softness of your background is just beautiful and the colours too! Its a lovely card.
    Heather T

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  18. Love the smooshing in the background, the heat embossed stencil that I thought was acrylic paste, and the delicate blue flowers. Just a gorgeous card!

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  19. Beautiful card Loll! The background is gorgeous and the little turquoise flowers just pop!

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  20. Oh Loll, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Your stenciling and Inka Gold background is amazing, and works perfectly with those charming turquoise Hydrangeas! You always know how to inspire me to play along...count me in, again!

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  21. That spray of leaves is so delicate. The colours you've used are fabulous with that little bit of gold accent.

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  22. what a beautiful watery background for your delicate die cut stems and blooms! Julia xx

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  23. I love the blue with the gold in the background Loll and the white chevron stencilling looks great. The corner die used as a piece of foliage works perfectly to show off those pretty intense blue flowers too.

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  24. To show you how far behind I am in commenting, I just saw this as I was going through my Blogger reading list to get a link for your blog. This is absolutely gorgeous, Loll. I always love your formed flowers and they are elegant against the smooshing and embossing and beautiful flourish. I'm swooning over this card - and pinning it. ;)

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