Sunday, January 01, 2017

CAS Mix Up January Challenge

Hi everyone.  Happy New Year!  Starting off with the CAS Mix Up challenge for January ... and it's a fun one! :)  Hosted by Bonnie ... this is such a cool challenge.


Use any product that starts as a liquid ... could be alcohol inks, stains, re-inkers, liquid paints, etc.  The choice is yours. :)

I started with a Floating Alcohol Ink panel that I made last year.  This technique is a little messy, so I made several up at one time.  Click HERE for a link to a video tutorial on this fun and easy way to use alcohol inks.  I believe I used mixed media card stock, but you can use glossy, regular card stock and haven't tried it, but yupo should work well too. :)

I die-cut this modern hexagon background from my card front and the alcohol ink panel.  I inlaid the white pieces back into the design, and then glued most of the matching alcohol ink pieces on top, popping up the rest for a bit of dimension. Wanted to keep the design very CAS, so added a simple stamped sentiment to finish.

My CAS Mix Up card has alcohol inks, floating alcohol ink technique, die-cutting, inlaid die-cutting and stamping. :)

We are so happy to have Trina (My Crafting Closet) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Trina!!

We hope you'll join in this fun challenge, which is open until January 24th.  See you in the gallery! :)

Thanks for visiting!







Stamps:  Word Salad (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Ranger Alcohol Inks:  Mermaid, Poppyfield, Ultra Marine
Accessories & Tools:  Mod Hex Background die (Poppy Stamps), container for floating AIs

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up January Challenge - Liquid Colours

31 comments:

  1. I love how the colors and patterns play with the hexagon shapes, Loll! Pretty colors and a simple but awesome design! Love the different dimensions you've achieved!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Fantastic Loll ... fabulous colours. Wishing you and yours the very best for 2017.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous AI colors for your Mod Hexagon die cuts, Loll. I love your CAS design and the trendy look of your beauty. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the colors of hexagons. Especially these minor imperfections - are stunning. Invariably - another great your card
    Happy New Year, Loll. Good health and fulfillment of dreams in this New Year.
    Hugs,
    BozenA

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love your abstract card, Loll. The colours are so vibrant and beautiful. I might have to try the AI technique soon. :)
    Thanks for having me as GD this month. I am truly honoured.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This really looks awesome, that colour scheme just makes that geometric pattern POP! Fabulous card Loll.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Awesome design Loll, love the colours, happy New Year to you and your family, Cathy x

    ReplyDelete
  8. What vibrant colors those alcohol inks create, Loll. They are so beautiful scattered as hexagons on your card.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful colors using this technique! I'm going to have to take one whole day to go back through your blog and remember all the things you have done that I'd like to try. This definitely is one of them.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such a beautiful rich blue, softened by the bits of turquoise and pink! Love the hexagon design and the way you popped up a couple of the pieces! A fabulous and very modern card!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This card looks so cool Loll! I think it had rain drops on it, it looks wet and I love that look! As always your card is classy and elegant! Hugs, Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  12. I LOVE the hexagonal design Loll and the beautiful blues with dashes of other colors - the simple sentiment is the perfect way to finis off this card design! Julia xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. amazing depth of colour, you really do have a knack for floating alcohol inks, mine always come out so muted. I love the card the geometric shapes on the white background CAS perfection :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love your graphic, artsy card! I've missed playing and hope to be able to make something for this month's challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Fantastic card, Loll! Perfectly CAS with a definite splash of bright, bold colors. Those hexies are layered and popped up in a wonderful pattern; love how they lead you right to your sentiment. Very cool card. Might have to play along this time, too -- Darnell showed us a technique at the Lake House, and I've been saving my favorite piece for something special! And a very Happy New Year to you and yours. Bev

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great technique and loving the colour combination. Love how you've popped up some of the hexagons to add a little dimension. A real beauty x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Happy New Year, Loll! Starting off with a bang, I see. What a fabulous effect in those hexagons. Great colors and they look fantastic. Clever to use pop dots to add dimension here and there. :) Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  18. definitely am going to try this technique - love the design of your card - happy 2017!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Happy New Year Loll. This is very striking with the hexagons placed beautifully and I love the strong colours from cobalt to peacock with that touch of pink too. Gorgeous! x

    ReplyDelete
  20. Loving these deep blues on your recent cards. Interesting to see the difference in the blues that you've created with the alcohol inks (as I was just enjoying your blue brusho background!). Also like the hexagon placement design, and cool that you did the 'cut-out' portion to add so much interest. Very modernistic look on this one. I'm with Pat, simply gorgeous!! TFS & Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your AIs are beautiful! And what's not to love about hexagons? Great card, Loll!

    ReplyDelete
  22. The bold blues are magnificent, Lolly, and such a perfect color for winter! The whole design is fresh and fun!! Hugs, Dolly

    ReplyDelete
  23. Gorgeous! ...... what a fun technique with stunning results. Love that die. Happy New year my friend xx

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is so vibrant Loll! Just fabulous! Love the geometric design! Thank you for the amazing inspiration! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

    ReplyDelete
  25. Stunning effect on the hexagons with your alcohol inks, Loll! I love the organic nature of this medium and I think it looks really cool with your CAS design!

    ReplyDelete
  26. All those gorgeous blue hued hexagons have such fabulous impact against the white background, Loll ... what a stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Loll, thank you for commenting and clarifying the rules..would have helped if I had read the list!! I love your card, I am slightly obsessed by Hexagons and the colour blue...so a perfect combo for me. Cx

    ReplyDelete
  28. Another amazing creation! Never heard of this technique so yet another one to try. Such a great way to start the year with so much inspiration from you and the rest of the DTs!

    ReplyDelete
  29. This is gorgeous, Loll! I love that beautiful, vibrant blue and it blends so well with all the other colours. What a fab technique, I'm hoping to give it a try, TFS x

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love, love, love this, Loll!! Fabulous layout...and your inking with AIs is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I liked the arrows for their help in organizing your notes.
    หนังออนไลน์

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)