Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Exciting Announcement

I have exciting news to share.  My friend Bonnie (Stamping with Klass) and I are starting our own card challenge.

We have just launched the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge blog.  Our first monthly challenge will begin on March 1st - YAY!




The challenge is CAS (clean and simple) designs with added mixed media products and techniques.    It's going to be a lot of fun.  :)

Here's a sample of a CAS Mixed Media card......


There will be three parts to every challenge:

1)  Stamping;
2)  Required element (product or technique); and
3)  Your Choice for a third element (product or technique)

You can add a little or a lot of all three elements, and you can add even more if you want as long as you keep a CAS design.

We have a list of techniques and products you can select from for the "Your Choice" option, or choose your own!

It's actually very easy, and it's a great way to add just a little mixed media to your CAS creations.  For my card above, I have more than three elements:  Stamped sentiment (also heat embossed), watercolour sprayed background, punched flowers which are sponged and shaped.

Bonnie and I hope you'll check out the CAS Mix Up Challenge blog to get more details on our new challenge, and we hope you'll come by again on March 1st to see the first challenge and play along.



Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); Regal Rose (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Regal Rose (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Watercolour sprays (orange and pink) made from Liquid Watercolor Concentrate (Dick Blick); white embossing powder, heat tool, Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), stylus and mat for shaping flowers, half pearls

28 comments:

Julie B said...

Wow Loll that looks an exciting prospect, just going to take a look. :)

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll and Bonnie....I'm so excited about your new CAS Mix Up Challenge. Your sample card Loll is SO Gorgeous and the perfect example for your new challenge. I love that your background and flowers have a soft look even with using pretty vibrant colors! TFS and Congratulations on your new venture my friend.

Valerie Nolan said...

Good luck with your venture Loll and I hope to take part!
Val x

sandie said...

How exciting Loll and Bonnie, good luck with this xx

Marianne said...

Sounds like a fun new challenge, Loll. Love the idea of throwing mixed media into the CAS design.
BTW, I also love the new clean and fresh (and white) design of your blog.
Marianne x

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous background, Loll and I love those dainty, shaped flower! I'm so excited to be sharing this challenge with you!

Mac Mable said...

Yep I'll be there...love CAS and Love Mixed media so combining the two sounds good to me x Good luck with the new venture x

Kathyk said...

Best of luck Loll and Bonnie - I'm a follower! LOVE your make here, beautiful colours

Kathyk

Julia Aston said...

Oh how fun Loll (and Bonnie)! I'll be sure to play along - can't wait to see the first challenge! Julia xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Loll, and good luck to you both with this new challenge, sounds like a lot of fun, Cathy x

Susanne Vargas said...

Love this idea because I think that style describes your cards best and I love them! Have already added the challenge to my reader!

Kim M said...

Sounds like fun! Looking forward to playing along!

shirley-bee said...

Congratulations on cooking this one up, Loll! I'm sure it's going to be very popular, and I'm looking forward to playing along.

Sue said...

Your card is beautiful, Loll. I love the pink and orange combo and the background is gorgeous. Congrats and best wishes for your new venture, how exciting! x

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card Lol... Love the colours gorgeous.....
Good luck with your new Challenge....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Pat said...

How exciting Loll and Bonnie, the perfect combination to run a CAS challenge and the mixed media will be fun I'm sure. This will be very popular I'm sure and I am looking forward to the first challenge in March. x

Maura R said...

Lovely card, Loll, and you can count me in as a participant - I am already a follower of the blog!!

Kia said...

Wonderful card Loll - I especially love the colours you picked.

Barb Ghig said...

Your watercolored panel is so gorgeous, Loll! And, your flowers are so pretty...they really pop against the background!
I'm really looking forward to playing along in your new challenge...it sounds like a lot of fun!

Linda said...

This is so exciting ...... I love a new challenge. See you on the 1st! xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful background technique and such gorgeous colours a really pretty card


Anne

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning background Loll! I never knew MM could be CAS, you do it so beautifully! Good luck in your exciting new venture (I have already followed and it is in my reader ready to go) . . . off to practice in readiness! Have a great day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Nandini said...

Gorgeous inspiration! Congrats and all the very best. Hope I can play!

TK said...

LOVE this card! So elegant, and beautiful!

Nancy Stislow said...

Love this idea, Loll and love your card! Bonnie's was fabulous too. What a fun challenge and think most of us can do this, even me who is mixed media challenged! Fantastic!

lilian said...

I love the idea Loll, Looking forward tp playing along

lilian

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous card, Loll ... a fabulous way to showcase your exciting new challenge ... looking forward! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

I love the background and molded flowers, Loll. I can't wait for the challenge to begin.