Saturday, July 01, 2017

CAS Mix Up July Challenge

Hi everyone.  Happy Canada Day to all!  Canada is the big 1-5-0 this year!! :)

Not only is today Canada's birthday, but it's the start of a new challenge at CAS Mix Up.  Bonnie is hosting this month's challenge and has come up with a FANTASTIC challenge  ...

  

I have been experimenting with watercolouring on tissue paper for the past couple of weeks.  I have found that tissue paper works with many colour mediums that can be diluted with water.  It's easy to do and you don't need expensive watercolour paper.

I have created a video tutorial about how I watercolour with tissue paper, along with several techniques for using the watercoloured tissue.  Check out the video below, or click HERE to watch it on YouTube.  Please give me a thumbs up if you found the video helpful. :)  Thank you!!


For the card above, I used watercolour sprays on tissue paper to create this colourful background behind a flower heart die-cut card front.  Love the mix of colours.  I'll post the other three cards from the video in a few days with details on what I used to make them.

We're excited to have Sue (Sue's Card Craft) as our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up.  Welcome Sue!!  I hope you'll find some time to check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful CAS mixed media tissue paper cards from Sue and the rest of our talented Design Team.

The challenge is open until July 24th.  I hope you'll create a CAS card with tissue paper and come join us!

Edited to add:  I'm heading over to Just Us Girls to help celebrate their 400th challenge - WOW!  Congrats to the DT!!



Stamps:  Thoughtful Messages (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); White tissue paper
Ink:  Watercolour sprays:  orange, yellow, magenta, turquoise (Dick Blick); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Heart of Flowers die (Simon Says Stamp), black embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Tissue Paper
Just Us Girls #400 - Celebrate


38 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous tissue background, Loll for your stunning die cut heart image!!! I watched your new video with my twin sister and we both came away with some beautiful tissue paper backgrounds. Your technique worked beautifully..no torn tissue :-) Can't wait to try your heat embossing technique and more:-)

TFS your gorgeous card today and your amazing Tissue Paper video. Oh my, but you are talented my friend!!! Hugs..

Sue said...

Your tissue paper background is gorgeous, Loll and looks stunning with that beautiful die-cut.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Loll, this is a gorgeous card, and I really loved the video! I am not a mixed-media gal or one who does many techniques, but you've really enticed me with this one, my friend! I love this gorgeous die and the beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing this card and your video! I just may try this for the challenge! Hugs!

Kath said...

A fabulous card - beautiful background and lovely colours too.
Kath x

Charlene said...

I love it when you produce videos - you are just so informative and helpful - plus in this video you gave a TON of ideas - I can't wait to see the cards in the next few posts!. BTW the idea of using tiles for heat embossing is just brilliant - I think I am going to get myself a big tile at Lowe's this weekend! You are the best!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Such exotic color combinations, Loll! This heart looks beautiful, I associate with the tropics :-) Thank you for your film. You can teach new techniques so beautifully :-)
Hugs,
BożenA

Nancy Stislow said...

That an incredible and innovative technique, Loll! I truly enjoyed your video and the ideas you incorporated! The card turned out so beautifully! This will help so many of us who have no watercoloring talent. Thank you too for the video!

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Loll, love the die you've used and the background is beautiful. Thanks for the video tutorial, really informative and helpful. (I gave you a thumbs up!) xx

Mac Mable said...

What a great idea to pop the tissue paper behind that pretty die cut heart. Great colours and fun technique. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous colors are peeking from the die-cut. What a pretty card, Loll! I watched your tutorial video, and it was so well-demonstrated and inspiring that I'll definitely join the July challenge! Thanks for sharing! Hideko

Bonnie said...

A gorgeous card and fantastic video, my friend! I learned so much from watching you play with tissue paper! Love these bright colors and that die is perfect for showing the colors off!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, love the look of this technique and will watch the video when my internet is behaving! Cathy x

Julia Aston said...

Happy Birthday to Canada! Our sister to the north! Love your heart die and the beautiful colors on your tissue paper showing through Loll - SO pretty! I'm off to view your video! Julia xx

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks Loll, another fabulous technique for me to try, gorgeous.xxx

Christine Alexander said...

I'm now saving tissue paper, what a great way to use free stuff. Awesome video and I love the the card, the colours are out of this world :)

Colleen said...

OMG Loll, this technique is amazing! I had so much fun playing with this...I hope I have time to try some different colors and make more cards. I leave on Tuesday, but there is so much do to to get ready because I won't be back home until the 20th! But I loved watching your video and want to watch the others you recommend! Thank you for this wonderful new to me technique!!
Have a great weekend!! Heart Hugs, Colleen

Marianne said...

Such a gorgeous card, Loll. Love those vibrant colours peeking through. Thanks for the video tutorial. Cannot wait to play. Will also be looking for a tile for my heat embossing.
Marianne x

JosieD said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Canada...1-5-0 sure is a special milestone. Great looking card. Love your combo of spray colors with that die. You have a good eye for finding unique and interesting dies. Plus for making videos - look forward to watching yours and others later today and giving this technique a whirl.

Jeanne said...

Fabulous work! I actually watched the video on You Tube before coming here as I subscribe to your channel. :) That looks like a very fun technique. Thank you for always sharing new and what looks to be a fairly easy idea to implement. So appreciate it and you! :)

Brenda in IN said...

Oh wow, can't wait to try this. The cards are just beautiful and so many ways to make these. I am just now doing the alcohol ink backgrounds from your videos. You are so creative and thanks for sharing. It is expanding my world and showing me how to use all these supplies I have!

Daffodil Cards said...

Interesting technique with a beautiful result.
Faith

Linda said...

Gorgeous card, love the tissue paper background. Fab video too ..... great way to colour tissue paper, definitely giving that one a go! xx

Karen D. said...

I love your card Loll and your video was awesome!! so well done and easy to understand your process...thanks!
xx Karen

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful card and FABULOUS video Loll...can't wait to try this technique out!! :0)

Anita in France said...

Loved your video, Loll, thanks so much for so many hints, tips and fabulous detail! Your card is stunning ... those warm colours on the background tissue are beautiful ... gorgeous with that lovely die cut! Hugs, Anita :)

Susan said...

Love the beautiful summery colours you used for the sprays on the tissue paper! So perfect to peek through all the openings in the die cut. And your tissue paper video is fabulous!!

Pam said...

This is stunning! Thanks for the great video.

Barb Ghig said...

Belated Happy Canada Day, Loll! I must say, as a U.S. citizen, we are very fortunate to have such wonderful neighbors...for sure!!!
I love this pretty card and I really enjoyed watching your video! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!

Aileen Ryan said...

Loll This is stunning, the colours behind thud cut are unbelievable, just sitting here mesmerised by the beauty of the colours against the white.

Pat said...

Some wonderful techniques here Loll using the tissue paper. I have watched that great video and I am all excited to give them a try. The heart is gorgeous and would make a fabulous anniversary card too. TFS x

Jo Manna said...

Your tissue paper looks like a multicoloured rich VELVET. The video is simply filled with generous tips and ideas, a truly good one, thank you! Beautiful card Loll, as always. hugs xxx

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous as always, Loll. Love all the colours together. And thanks for the video.

Macimbalo said...

So beautiful! Love the colors and the video too!!! Thanks for sharing this with us at JUGS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I can see why you have so many comments! This card is outstanding! Love your use of color on the background. Thanks for joining in at JUGS.

Daria said...

Thank you for the video. Your background pieces are beautiful. Love the cards you made and showed in the video.

maria f. said...

Wow - taking tissue paper to a whole new level! Love it on the acetate. Great video.

Helen J said...

Beautiful cards & a great tutorial, thank you.

Helen Liu said...

Hi Loll, I did not play with CAS Mix Up July Challenge. Yet I made a Mixed Media Tag based on your video inspirations. I'd like to share it with you. Please take a look at my blog at http://stampfairy-helen.blogspot.tw/2017/08/happiness-is-contagious.html. Thanks so much again for your great video inspirations.