Thursday, September 01, 2016

CAS Mix Up September Challenge

Hi everyone.  This is a scheduled post as I'm off on a break right now.

It's the start of the CAS Mix Up September Challenge.


I love the artsy design of marbling.  Today's card features "Floating Alcohol Inks Technique" which creates a marbled look.  I have used that for the front tag on the card above.  This is a simple technique were you partially fill a plastic container with water and then squirt alcohol inks into the water.  They rise to the surface.  You dunk in your piece of card stock (card stock, manilla tags, glossy card stock all work).  The alcohol inks are immediately attracted to the paper once it hits the water.  You just dip and pull out your card stock and you'll have some gorgeous designs to use for backgrounds, tags or die-cut embellishments.  I used teakwood and mermaid alcohol inks to make my main tag.

I die-cut a leaf sprig from dark brown card stock, pressed it with my versamark ink pad, and heat embossed in clear.  I like the shine on the leaves, which I shaped with my stylus and mat for dimension.  I also heat embossed my brown stamped sentiment with clear to tie it all together.  I cut out a second tag from a piece of smooshed Inka Gold (turquoise and gold), to place behind the the main tag to add some dimension.  I added a knotted dark brown ribbon with silver edges to the top to finish.

My CAS Mix Up card has Stamping, Marbling, die-cuts, Smooshing with Inka Gold, and Heat Embossing ... and it is still Clean and Simple,

I hope you'll come play along with our challenge this month.  Remember to keep your card CAS (Clean and Simple).  There are a few different video tutorials on marbling techniques on the challenge blog if you want to check those out and give them a try.

We are thrilled to have Kimberley Wiener (WienerHoneyMooners) as our Guest Designer for September. Kimberley won the CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Markers with this BEAUTIFUL CARD.

Come play along.  The challenge is open until the 24th so there's lots of time to try out some marbling on your cards. :)







Stamps:  Mix Mash (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neennah 110 lb.); glossy card stock for marbling; Early Espresso (SU!)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Mermaid, Teakwood (Ranger); Early Espresso (SU!); Peacock Feather Distress re-inker (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: Gold Inka Gold (Viva Decor),  Little Leaves Die, Stitched Tag die (??), clear embossing powder, heat tool, water mister, silver edged early espresso ribbon (SU!)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Marbling


23 comments:

  1. You sure know how to make simple look stunning.

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  2. This is just beautiful Loll and I love the sound of that marbling technique. I hope you enjoy your break.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  3. I Love all the beautiful texture you created Loll with your Floating Alcohol Ink technique. Your Inka Gold tag adds such a pretty addition of color. TFS all your details my friend. A very inspiring Marbling card. Hugs, nancy

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  4. I love those shiny leaves against the marbled tag, Loll! And the Inka Gold smooshed back tag adds just the right amount of color and picks up that bit of blue from the marbling! Love how you've knotted the ribbon too!

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  5. Love the browns and blues of your tags, Loll - perfect background for the shiny brown leaves. It makes a wonderful masculine card!

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  6. This looks beautiful .... I love the marbling effect on the tag, and those leaves look fab with the added shine. Great challenge recipe .... can't wait to join in xx

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  7. Love the look of the brown shiny leaves against the marbled background. This looks like a fun and easy technique. I tried something similar with nailpolish once, but after I had finished about half of the nailpolish, I had only a small scrap of marbled cardstock to show for it. But hey, I did not expect to use up all of the nailpolish on my nails anyway. Still wonder why I bought it in the first place lol.

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  8. Beautiful! I'm keen to try this with alcohol inks as I love the look of marbling, Cathy x

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  9. Gorgeous Loll, will have to try your alcohol marbling technique! Prying all goes well for you!! Take care! Heart Hugs, colleen

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  10. That tag is amazing! I'm always drawn to neutral colors and your combination of these two tags is just fabulous! I still have not tried this but can't wait for the opportunity to do it! WOW, Love it! Prayers that you are doing well!

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  11. Love the double tags, and like the color of the blue bottom tag peeking from under the marbled brownish tones. Love the gleaming accent on the leaf and this is elegant simplicity at its very best. Sending best hugs. TFS

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  12. loved the marbling effect and a unique cas card

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  13. Absolutely beautiful Loll! Love the shiny leaves.

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  14. What a fun technique with beautiful results Loll - I think I'm going to try this for my challenge card! thanks for your wonderful inspiration! Julia xx

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  15. Haven't tried out this kind of marbling - sounds fun and easy enough! Your card is another one of your master pieces!
    Hope everything is going smoothly with your recovery! Thinking of you!
    Hugs!

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  16. Fabulous tags Loll - enjoy your break
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. Gorgeous marbled pattern on your tag, Loll! I love the organic swirls and how you added texture with the leaf sprigs...WOW! I really appreciate how you and Bonnie challenge us to try new techniques every month ~ Thank you...I can't wait to play along :)
    I hope you're enjoying a relaxing break...you certainly deserve it!

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  18. gorgeous Loll, just love the marble look and that glossy leaf. Hope your break is going well x

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  19. Wow so much to look at and the most fantastic overall effect. Love the techniques and the gorgeous colours. Another master-piece...Thank you x

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  20. I love the marbling technique Loll and the brown glossy leaves look wonderful over the top of the Teakwood and Peacock Feather inked tags. Will try to join in this one! x

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  21. Delicate and striking at the same time, Loll ... simply lovely marbling! Hope all's going well for you! Hugs, Anita :)

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  22. I adore this tag card. Absolutely LOVE it. Gorgeous colour scheme. Love the shiny leaf :)

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  23. This looks like a real piece of marble :) marbellous ;) technique

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