Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Just for You

Hi everyone.  We are celebrating our 1st birthday at CAS Mix Up.  Come join the fun!


Made this card as a reminder for the CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Smooshing.


I started with a smooshed Inka Gold background from my stash (blue and dark blue). A mini dot stencil was placed over top and embossing paste was randomly added. The bird and branch were die-cut from watercolour paper and painted with diluted distress inks and then Wink of Stella was added for a bit of sparkle.  To finish, a simple sentiment was stamped onto a white banner.

My CAS Mix Up card has Smooshing with Inka Gold, Stenciling with embossing paste, Die-cuts and Watercolouring. :)

I hope you'll take some time to check out the reminder post at CAS Mix Up.  There you'll see more CAS Mix Up Smooshed cards from our Guest Designer, Marcia ... and from the rest of our Design Team.  I know you'll be inspired by their wonderful creations.

I'm playing along at Inkspirational, where Watercolour Smooshing is the theme. :)








Stamps: A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); White cards base (Neenah 110 lb)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: water mister, Inka Gold (Steel blue, Cobalt Blue), Mini Tiny Circles stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), embossing paste, Perched Reed Bird die (Memory Box), Little Leaves die (Sizzix), paint brush, Wink of Stella

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up March Challenge - Smooshing
Inkspirational #130 - Watercolour Smooshing


29 comments:

Julia Aston said...

So pretty with the white stenciling over your smooshed panel Loll - Love the blue bird and touch of shimmer! Julia xx

Viv's Visuals said...

This is as pretty as always Loll... I am having a 'blank' moment with some alco inked yupo - keep looking at it saying 'Do something with it'!!!x

Lindsey said...

Wonderfully Smooches! Love the hint of white stencilling x

Becca Cruger said...

How tweet is this teeny little paper bird? So cute!

nancy littrell said...

Hi Loll, Your smooshed background with added embossing paste thru your stenciled dots is so beautiful behind your die cut bird and leaves. TFS my friend and Happy 1st Birthday :-) Hugs..

Jo Manna said...

Free as a bird, gorgeous, I can feel the warm breeze coming. Got to get some Inka Gold, that sky truly is rich. Wish I was your neighbour ;)
Happy Anniversary, love this blog <3
Warm Hugs xx

Nancy Stislow said...

That background is fantastic! I still can't get over the wonderful effects you achieve with Inka Gold! The added embossing paste is so perfect on this. Gorgeous card, Loll!

Mac Mable said...

That bird die is so cute...Love the colours of your smooshing and the added texture from the dot stencil is so perfect....Gorgeous card. Thank you for the inspiration x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a fun background to the cute bird

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful card Loll! Your blue's are so soft and pretty and I love the stenciled look on top of the smooshed background! And of course your sparkly bird and leaves are just the perfect addition to a FABULOUS card...love it!! Thanks again for inviting me to paly along this month...I had a blast!! :0)

Bonnie said...

This background is so pretty with the mini dots stenciled on! Love, love, love this pretty bird and branch too! A serene and beautiful card, my friend!

Happy Dance said...

This is so pretty, Loll! I just used that little bird on a card, and I'm completely smitten with him. Your colors are sooo sweet, and the mini dots are just the right touch, too. And that vivid green for your leaf is such a pop of color. I just love this card. Bev

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love the partial stencilling on that pretty panel Loll and that sweet little bird is just adorable! The simple banner finishes it off beautifully! Have a great day! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Christine Alexander said...

the white stenciling over the blue is so crisp. awesome card

Lisa Lara said...

WOW Loll. So soft and gorgeous. I love the white design in the background.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, that little birdie is soooooo sweet, Loll!!!!!! Beautiful soft blues and greens and I love the white embossing paste to add just the right amount of extra interest to the bg!!!! WOW, absolutely stunning!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!
Hugz

aussie aNNie said...

Super gorgeous, love this CAS and the stencil with the white bits is just perfect.x ♥[aNNie]

Linda said...

This looks so pretty....... so crisp and clean. I love the added stencilling in the background too xx

SARN said...

Beautiful card, as always. CONGRATS on the first anniversary of your challenge.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Valerie Nolan said...

Love the textured background Loll and the little bird die is fab! Happy birthday 🎂
Val x

Jeanne said...

Delightful card, Loll! Love your sweet little sparkly bird perched on the branch. Your background is gorgeous!

Bobby said...

This is so sweet, Loll. I love the added embossing paste. It give great contrast and texture.

MaryH said...

Delightful in the sky blue, and love the embossing texture. It's a gorgeous bird - the colors just sparkle. I like the way you've got the bird just a bit darker blue than the background too. So pretty. TFS & Hugs

Susanne Vargas said...

That smooshed and stenciled background is spectacular and the bird on a branch adds sweetness to this fantastic card!
I made a card for this challenge, just have to find time to write the post...

Susan said...

Love the addition of the white stenciling over the Inka Gold! And what gorgeous shades of blue :) It's a perfect card in every way.

Anita in France said...

Delicate and so pretty, Loll ... the shimmer is just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Sheila H said...

I love the stencil effect and the lovely bird.

Barb Ghig said...

That's it...I'm taking out my box of Inka Gold right now :) This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Loll! I love the pretty blue and the effect of your stenciling takes this card to the next level! Another really beautiful work of art!

scrappymo! said...

This is a lovely look with that stencil adding just the right amount of additional detail. I like the WOS on the bird, as well.