Tuesday, November 01, 2016

CAS Mix Up November Challenge


Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Mix Up November Challenge.  I'm thrilled to have two new teammates joining CAS Mix Up ... welcome to Julia (Create with Me), and Joanna (Jo-Jo's Spot).  So excited to be working with these very talented ladies!!

On to the challenge ... this month it's all about Masking!


I was inspired by my friend Karen (Snippets), who often uses masking to create a one layer card.

I masked off a rectangle using low-tack tape (also stuck the tape to my clothing a couple of times to remove even more of the stickiness before adding to my card panel).  Then I sponged a mix of vibrant distress inks (wilted violet, picked raspberry, mustard seed), to create a sunset.  I stamped a silhouette image in black (a couple of times to make sure it was very dark black --- thanks to my MISTI it is always lined up perfectly!).  And did the same with the sentiment ... twice stamped in black.

I decided afterwards that I wanted to add some splattering.  It's risky once the image was stamped (in Memento Black that is not permanent).  I just placed paper towels over the borders of my card to protect them ... and the sentiment too, and then flicked with water.  I left it for a few seconds and then picked up the excess water with a paper towel.  Looked OK, but didn't make that much of a difference. Needed more.  So covered up the borders again with paper towel, and this time splattered with diluted black watercolour paint.  Better, but still not enough. Covered the borders again, splattered with wink of stella and called it a day.  I'm happy now. :)

My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, masking, sponging and splattering (3 different splatterings). :)

Here's a close up so you can see the sparkle from the wink of stella better ...


There are lots of ways to mask, and I hope you'll give one (or more) of them a try and then join our challenge.

This month, we are excited to have Linda S. (Lin's Craft Corner) as our Guest Designer.  Linda created this GORGEOUS CARD which was chosen by the Design Team as our "Pick of the Month" for September's Marbling challenge.  Welcome to the team Linda!

I hope you'll stop by the CAS Mix Up Challenge blog to see the rest of the Design Team's beautiful masked cards.  I know you'll be inspired!



Stamps:  Sprigs (Penny Black); Sentiment - Where the Heart Is (Simon Says)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks: Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Masking tape (from the $1 store), sponges, Black acrylic paint, paint brush for splattering, Clear Wink of Stella, 1/2" Corner Rounder (We R Memory Keepers)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up November Challenge - Masking

33 comments:

Bonnie said...

Love these fabulous sunset colors, Loll! And the WOS gives a delightful sparkle!

Jo Manna said...

Incredible ink blending, those colours are so vibrant! The black contrast is perfect 👌
Love the splatters, a gorgeous finishing touch xx

AlisonC said...

You are very brave to splatter after the event but it looks wonderful.

Susan said...

Loll, I love your description of trying to get splatters you were happy with - your persistence paid off as the splatters add so much. I have to try your splattering with Wink of Stella as it gives a great effect! Your colour combination is so beautiful and vibrant - a lovely backdrop for the silhouette image!

Colleen said...

Absolutely stunning sunset background, Loll, I wrote those colors down...they are so gorgeous! And I love your little sprig and the splatters too!! I am always fearful of splatters, afraid I will ruin what I have already made! Thank you for the inspiration, I am going to give this a try!

Linda said...

Simply stunning! I love the black against that gorgeous background, and the splatters with the Wink of Stella give a great effect xx

Maura R said...

Love this, Loll! I love splattering on my cards - I think it makes such a difference in the wow factor!

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Loll you certainly have a flair for creating beautiful backgrounds such vibrant colours which really stand out again your black twig

Anne

Pat said...

I love those gorgeous vibrant background colours Loll and the silhouette tree and sentiment work beautifully over the top. The pretty spattering with the black and the WOS is a great finishing touch too. x

AJ Bodine said...

Beautiful CAS design, love that inked night sky!

Nancy Stislow said...

There is nothing more beautiful than a silhouette against those gorgeous, sponged colors! You always choose such a beautiful combination! Love the font of your sentiment too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty background sponging - gorgeous card

Susanne Vargas said...

This sponged and splattered card looks stunning! Great colors!

HJ said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. I love the background with the black tree and sentiment. So pretty.!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is beautiful, Lolly! The masking and blending are incredible and I love how your silhouette goes over the edge! Finally, go you for sticking with it and getting the perfect splatterment!! Hugs, Dolly

Julia Aston said...

What gorgeous colors on your sunset background Loll! The black stem really pops off it! You really took risks with your repeated splatter - but it certainly paid off - a beautiful design on this! Thanks for your lovely welcome to the team! Julia xx

Maxine D said...

Love the vibrancy of your sunset Loll, and the fabulous splatters.
Blessings
Maxine

nancy littrell said...

I love your masked sky background with your beautiful colors of DI's and your stamped black silhouette stamp and sentiment. I have never thought to splatter with my my Wink of Stella. TFS Loll and always inspiring me with new creative ideas. Hugs, Nancy

Gibmiss said...

Hi Loll
Stunning card ... Fabulous colours... Love it... Happy your news was good...
Hugs Sylvie x

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful sunset! You are very brave to keep flicking. The wink of stella adds some magic for sure. :)

Bobby said...

Love the color combo, Loll. I didn't one similar in reverse order also with a silhouette on top. I think they make beautiful CAS cards.

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful sunset and masking. It looks like some of the evenings we are having here and I enjoy watching the sky turn colors. I love this card.

Inkyfingers said...

This is gorgeous Loll and you did a fabulous masking job! I hope you are wll and happy.
Hugs
Carol x

Carol said...

Love this Loll and your splattering looks fabulous. Carol x

Linda said...

Beautiful masking with those gorgeous colors. Thanks for having me as GD for the month.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful evening sky. The colors so beautifully mixed to create an unusual image. Silhouette twigs card adds drama. I also love splashing silver.
Hugs,
BozenA

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning, I love your card.

Hugs
Anke

Karen D. said...

Love, love the colours you achieved on this beauty and you are way too kind to mention me! Love it!
hugs,
K

Tina Z. said...

stunning design and I love the colours!

MaryH said...

Very rich & vibrant sunset colors. The stem image was just the perfect one to silhouette over these amazing colors. Love the WoS you've added and super straight masked edges! Congratulations to the new DT members on both your teams too. Some amazing talent on each team! TFS & Hugs

Sheila H said...

The sunset background is amazing - perfect blending. I love the crisp edge and how the silhouette extends beyond it.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, how beautiful, Loll! Your background colors are so striking, and I love the silhouette of the tree...so pretty! I also love the effects of your splattering...especially the shimmer you achieved with WOS! Looking forward to playing along again :)

Anita in France said...

Beautiful blending, Loll, and such gorgeous colours ... I love those shimmery spatters! Hugs, Anita :)