Saturday, April 01, 2017

CAS Mix Up April Challenge

Hi everyone.  Another month has started which means it's a new challenge at CAS Mix Up.  Bonnie is our host and she has come up with a fun challenge ...


This month we want to see stamping, inlaid die-cutting and one other technique or product (use the list on our right hand sidebar of the challenge blog for ideas).

I do love poppies. :)  I die-cut them from hot press watercolour paper and sloshed on some diluted inks (Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon). Then I die-cut the same poppies from my smooshed watecolour background panel.  I carefully inlaid my orange poppies into the spaces.  I got them to fit just right and then added a few pieces of scotch tape to hold everything in place.  Sometimes I add a back panel and glue in my pieces, this time I took a short-cut. :)

The sentiment banner was stamped in Delicata Gold ... love this gold ink ... it's so metallic and sparkly without having to heat emboss.  I popped up the panel onto my card base to give it a bit of dimension.

My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, inlaid die-cutting, smooshing, and watercolouring.

We excited to have Maria (White Mood) as our Guest Designer this month.  Maria won the CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Corrugated Cardboard.  Welcome Maria!

I hope you'll have time to check out the challenge blog to see the gorgeous inlaid die-cut cards from the rest of our Design Team and our Guest Designer.  You will be inspired!







Stamps:  Friendship Messages (Simon Says)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercoloured background panel (Arches 140 lb. cold press), Watercoloured poppies (Arches 140 lb. hot press)
Ink:  Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean) - background panel; )Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon) - poppies (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, Row of Poppies die (Memory Box), watercolour brushes

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Inlaid Die-cutting

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous smooshed background Loll for your pretty die cut inlaid poppies. Your gold metallic sentiment is just the right touch. TFS my friend. Hugs...

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  2. Gorgeous card Loll. Love how you made the poppies pop against the soft background.

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  3. Gorgeous 'smooshed' watercolored background and your inlaid poppies are just beautiful, Loll! I also love that you chose Delicata Gold for your sentiment...it's perfect! Can't wait to play along :)

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  4. Really pretty Loll! Love your background and all those pretty inlaid poppies1 Have a great weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  5. What exquisite watercoloring Loll. The softness of this card is truly summery. You are right, that Delicata Gold is perfect for this gorgeous card! Hugs xx

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  6. Beautiful card, Loll. The smooshed background is just perfect for the lovely, inlaid poppies. xx

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  7. Another lovely smoothed background and your inlaid poppies are pretty..

    Anne

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  8. Your watercolored orange poppies are so pretty inlaid in the smooshed background, Loll! Love the gold sentiment that is so classy!

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  9. I would have never thought to use this color combination and it's beautiful! Inlaying those skinny stems is not always easy but this is flawlessly done! Your backgrounds never disappoint!

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  10. A beautiful watercolored sky behind your inlaid poppies Loll - they sure to 'pop' in the orange - so lovely! Julia xx

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  11. Very pretty card Loll, have been doing some inlay work so hope to play along, Cathy x

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  12. I love poppies too - and you've given them a beautiful treatment with the sloshed diluted ink on them. They look perfect inlaid in the green smooshing. Beautiful card!

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  13. I love your inlaid poppies and the smooshed background ..... the perfect match! And guess what ..... that gorgeous gold ink is now on it's way to the craft room .... I couldn't resist any longer! xx

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  14. Happy sigh...beautiful background with fabulous poppies, and the pretty gold ink make for a wonderfully gorgeous card! Wow! :)

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  15. Your poppy card is just beautiful Loll! I love the background, it looks like a beautiful sky for the poppies! They just inlaid in there so pretty! Hugs, Brenda

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  16. awesome inlay with the stems and gorgeous background to frame the poppies.

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  17. What wonderful smooshed poppies and a fabulous die cut - one classy card Loll!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  18. stunning card - I love poppies too!

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  19. Your background is gorgeous for these lovely poppies! That must have been a bit of work to put all the pieces together but the result is eyecatching!

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  20. Beautiful card Loll, love the colours and smooching, so pretty and beautifully inlaid.

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  21. Wow, those poppies are beautiful, Loll ... the background smooshing is perfect with them! Hugs, Anita :)

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