Thursday, December 01, 2016

CAS Mix Up December Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Sponging.


For my card, I heat embossed several flowers and leaves from Altenew in white on regular white card stock.  I used sponge daubers to add colour and then fussy-cut all the pieces.  I arranged them over top of my dark gray sentiment banner.  A really easy and fun way to add sponging to your cards.

This CAS Mix Up card has stamping, heat embossing, sponging, and fussy-cutting.

We are excited to welcome Maura as our Guest Designer this month.  Maura won the CAS Mix Up October Challenge - Ghosting with this AMAZING CARD. Welcome to the team!

Check out our December challenge to see the rest of the Design Team's CAS (Clean and Simple) Sponged cards.

Come join us for the challenge!

Thanks for dropping by for a visit!



Stamps:  Bamboo Rose (Altenew);
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.); Basic Gray (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Sponging

32 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you sponged your flowers and leaves, Loll! Beautiful color palette, especially with your gray banner! I can't wait to see what your team has created, and I'm looking forward to playing along!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful gradients of color on your blooms and leaves Loll! You have a great eye with the color and placement of your sentiment strips too!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Loll - and i'm going to get my entry created early so i don't miss the deadline like i did last month!!

Jo Manna said...

Oh Loll, this is so soft, beautiful and with a perfect colour combo! So well balanced too :D
This is your signature, I always adore your style!! Hugs

nancy littrell said...

Loll, your heat embossed and sponged flowers are so beautiful. I can't believe they were not die cut...your fussy cutting is so exact :-) Love your grey sentiment that balances out your design. TFS my friend. Hugs, nancy

Susan said...

Lovely colours in your flowers, Loll! Great fussy cutting and arranging of them!

Nancy Stislow said...

The first thing that struck me is your gorgeous sponging on your flowers and leaves and still achieving highlights and beautiful mix of colors. Love the dark gray banner, one of your signature styles. I never think to use that. Beautiful, Loll!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous flowers, my friend! Love the colors you chose and the gray banner adds a great contrast! A beautiful card!

Heidi Stamps said...

What a pretty bouquet of flowers! Very CAS but lovely bold colors! A nice change from all the Christmassy things I have been creating lately!

Pat said...

I adore these Altenew flowers Loll and beautifully sponged to give a wonderful variety of tones and the grey banner with the white sentiment finishes it to perfection. x

Lisa Lara said...

Such beautiful, happy flowers Loll.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Excellent sponging, Lolly, and super excellent fussy-cutting!! This is beautiful! Hugs, Dolly

Maura R said...

This is lovely, Loll, I especially like the different shades that you achieved in the flowers and the gray sentiment strip with the flower colors!! Thanks so much for inviting me to be a guest designer - I am honored!

Christine Alexander said...

great colours especially the shading effect you achieved. I love the flowers as we head into winter they make a wonderfully upbeat happy card :)

sandie said...

Gorgeous Loll, fab sponging. I am useless at sponging!

Linda said...

Gorgeous flowers Loll ... the colours are stunning. Great sponging and your fussy cutting is perfect .... who needs dies! Have a lovely weekend xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow such a contemporary card and I love it! Fun new challenge x

Viv's Visuals said...

Love the colours on these roses Loll. The shading is awesome. Hope to join in this month!

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely card Loll and so nice to see some bright colors again! I absolutely adore Christmas, but it really is nice to see some flowers again! Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

Jeanne said...

What lovely sponging, Loll! Your card is gorgeous! I think I say that a lot about what you create, but it is oh so true. Lovely blends and your fussy cutting looks great, too! :)

Sue said...

Beautiful shading and on your roses and leaves, Loll! I like how you've blended the gorgeous colours.

TK said...

Oh My! These colors are gorgeous!!!

MaryH said...

It's just gorgeous in the photo, and even more so IRL! Thanks!

Bobby said...

Love the gradient sponging on the flowers and leaves, Loll. Beautiful arrangement too.

Nonni said...

Yes, this surely is a great way to use sponging! Love your flower arrangement!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful composition! Surprisingly good on this card banner with sentiment, gray looks like a winner !! Thanks for this wonderful inspiration
BożenA xoxo

Maxine D said...

Oh what a fabulous card Loll - love your colours and how you have sponged the roses.
Blessings
Maxine

Karen D. said...

love the fresh, happy feel of this card....so pretty!

Anita in France said...

Soft and gorgeous, Loll ... those fabulous colours are beautiful against the crisp white! Hugs, Anita :)

SARN said...

This is so pretty Loll. xxx

Linda said...

Love those sponged flowers Loll. So pretty.

Pat said...

Hi Loll. I was going to enter then wasn't totally sure it met the brief so thank you for the heads up. x