Wednesday, February 01, 2017

CAS Mix Up February Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the launch of the CAS Mix Up February Challenge.  This month's challenge is hosted by Susan (Cardmaker's Garret) from our Design Team.  And she's come up with a great challenge!


Add some corrugated cardboard to your CAS design, include stamping and then pick a third element from the list on the sidebar of the challenge blog.  It's lots of fun!!

My CAS Mix Up card has corrugated cardboard, stamping, smooshing with liquid concentrate watercolours, heat embossing, and watercolouring with distress inks (flower and leaves).

I used a piece of smooshed, watercolour background for my heart.  It was a leftover piece from THIS CARD.  Always great to keep pieces on hand, even small ones (this is 2 1/4" x 2").

We are excited to have Jules (Crafted by Jules) as our Guest Designer this month. Welcome Jules!!  Come check out Jules' corrugated cardboard CAS card, along with the other fantastic cards from our Design Team.  I know you'll be inspired.

I'm entering the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday (#100) - Hearts
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - The Color of Love
The Card Concept - "Love and Romance" - CAS Design










Stamps:  Spring Flowers (Simon Says); Short & Sweet (SU!)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Delicata Gold; Distress Inks:  Barn Door, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Corrugated cardboard, Liquid Watercolor Concentrate in Violet, red and gold (Dick Blick), Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, gold thread

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Corrugated Cardboard
CAS on Sunday #100 - Hearts
SSS Wednesday - The Color of Love
The Card Concept - Love and Romance


37 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful! The cardboard heart really is such a great focal point!

Brenda said...

Wow, you got a lot of techniques in on this beautiful card Loll! I love your corrugated heart, the smooshing looks fabulous and love that cute flower and leaves. Makes for one beautiful card my friend! Hugs, Brenda

Susan said...

I love your beautiful corrugated heart - it looks fabulous against those intense colours of the background and the gold thread. The little flower makes a wonderful embellishment. Thank you so much for making such a gorgeous card for my challenge!!

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful visual interest with your looped thread Loll! Your background is perfect for your sweet heart with the little flower and leaves popped on it! Julia xx

Jo Manna said...

You are definitely the smooshing QUEEN! This card is a BEAUTY!
The gold accent on all just brings this tiny space all together, this is a jewel.
Love it, Hugs

Mac Mable said...

Fun challenge....loving the heart and the textured corrugated card x

Happy Dance said...

Long time no talk (wink-wink). Your gold corrugated heart has captured mine! That's just fantastic. And I'm loving the smooshed square. Those colors are so pretty against the heart! Hope to play along too! Have a good night!! I know I will!! Bev

Valerie Nolan said...

Fabulous card Loll love all the texture and that gold thread!
Val x

Bonnie said...

I love that background and the gold heart and thread! That little snippet made an awesome card, my friend!

clavell said...

So beautiful!...I love the colors, the texture, the movement...a lovely design! :)

Nancy Stislow said...

What a gorgeous background for your corrugated hear! I love your use of the gold thread on this, Loll! This turned out beautifully!

nancy littrell said...

Love your gorgeous watercolored smooshed background behind your pretty corrugated heart and watercolored flower and leaves. I especially love how your gold thread adds such a pretty, light embellishment to your beautiful card. TFS my friend. Hugs.....

Christine Alexander said...

the colours on the smooshed background is beautiful, and love the thread you used on your corrugated heart,

Linda said...

I love this! The corrugated heart looks fab against thar gorgeous smooshed background. Great texture too xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Loll, clever use of the currugated cardboard, that wonderful background piece, the gold thread, wee flower and that sweet little sentiment. All come together perfectly.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I loooooooove corrugated cardboard and always use it to make gift boxes!!!! Your little gold corrugated cardboard heart is simply beautiful, Loll and the bg you have given it is stunning!!!!! Love the gold thread and that sweet little flower!!!! You make the most beautiful cards, my friend!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Lisa Lara said...

Corregated cardboard, what a challenge...I love your gold corregated heart with the bit of thread and beautiful background Loll.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a cool design Loll! LOVE that corrugated cardboard - going to have to see if we have any - that beautiful, bold watercolour piece is so wonderfully vivid, I thought it was another alcohol piece! LOVE the addition of the gold thread as well, and that pretty little flower just sets everything off beautifully! Have a great day! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Susanne Vargas said...

Awesome card, Loll! Love the golden thread behind the heart! Another great theme! I have lots of corrugated paper and even a paper crimper so I hope to find some time to make a card for the challenge!

Marcia HIll said...

Great card Loll! I will definitely have to do some thinking about this challenge as using cardboard never even entered my mind for a card...have to admit I really like it though! Love your smooshed background and heart, and really like the gold thread you added too! Who knew cardboard could make such an elegant card?!! Love it!! :0)

Julie B said...

That little bit of leftover w/c smooshing is fab, so vibrant behind the corrugated gold heart.
Thanks for having me over to GD this month. :)

Bobby said...

I love every little detail of your beautiful card, Loll.

Gramma Sarah said...

Great inspiration for this challenge. I CASE'd it with my entry using the heart and gold thread!! Love the vibrant background that sets off the gold heart perfectly. XO

Maxine D said...

What a beauty Loll - glad I am not the only one who hoards small pieces... This is gloriously dramatic with the texture and colour.
Blessings
Maxine

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I admire the way you build layers of each card! They are so perfect. Your base is colorful as a kaleidoscope - are composed of a multitude of beautiful colors. I love the gold theme heart in the middle. Revelation.
Hugs,
BożenA

Carol said...

This is beautiful Loll, gorgeous colours and techniques. Must hunt out some corrugated cardboard...I'm sure there is some lurking somewhere! Carol x

Anita in France said...

Wow, Loll ... so much delicious texture and dimension ... the detailing on this gorgeous card is fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

Zw@@n said...

Stunning card, Loll. I love the colours and that heart is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

Tina Z. said...

wow, this is absolutely stunning, I love your details!

Melissa L. said...

Lovely, Loll! I really like the bits of shimmery gold and the pretty thread. :) Gorgeous.

Barb Ghig said...

Gasp! Your watercolored background is absolutely GORGEOUS, Loll! What a lovely backdrop for your corrugated heart! So much fabulous dimension, too...Love this card!

Lin said...

Elegant and sweet, Lol - love the gold! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Claire Grantham said...

Love your card, it's gorgeous. The gold corrugated heart is to die for. Clairex

Sue - said...

Really,really like the corrugated heart. It would make such a good valentine card for a man!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous work. Oh my Loll, you have so many fun techniques that you play with and you are able to put the papers and elements together in such beautiful ways. I really like your clean card designs with all the fun textures and looks. This is just gorgeous!

Susan Powell said...

This is beautiful!! Love the corrugated cardboard and the gold thread - oh and the smooshed watercolor piece - actually, I love it ALL! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept.

shirley-bee said...

Beautifu card, Loll! I love how the red and purple work with the gold. And the flower/leaf cluster is the perfect CAS embellishment.