Saturday, December 01, 2018

CAS Mix Up December Challenge

Hi everyone. Welcome to the last challenge in 2018 for CAS Mix Up.  This year has flown by, but it has been so much fun!!  Thanks to everyone who played along with us this year.  It's been awesome!



NOTE:  December challenge will run Dec. 1 - 15
Thank you!

I love this grid background stamp for the emboss resist technique.  I embossed the grid in white and then sprinkled two colours of magicals over top (autumn crimson maple, ramblin' rose).  The watery ink pools in the squares to create variations of colour.

I added a white frame with silver stamped sentiment and beautiful die-cut flowers that were gifted to me by a sweet friend.  Sequins add a little sparkle to finish the design.

Here's a close-up ...
Check out the challenge blog to see the Emboss Resist CAS cards from our Designers, and special Guest Designer, BozenA (Art Card Box).  Then come play along.

We are also saying good-bye to Julia from the CAS Mix Up Team.   Thank you Julia, for all your hard work and inspirational cards you've provided since being one of the first DT at CMU!

Thankfully, Julia isn't going far!!  She will be part of the newest CAS Challenge (see announcement below).


Stamps: Grid (Simon Says Stamp) Fond Expressions2 (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Silver Delicata (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Lindy's Magicals, water mister, flower die-cuts (gift from a friend), Rectangle frame die (Spellbinders), sequins

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Emboss Resist


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I'm excited to announce the launch of a new challenge!


 I'm thrilled to have a very talented group of Designers joining me.

Check out the new challenge HERE.

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28 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Love the pooling of the colours from those beautiful magicals around the heat embossed grid. The crisp white die cut looks fabulous and so perfectly CAS. A unique and stunning card Loll x.
Sorry to see Julia go (although not too far) and equally delighted to have Hideko on the team x.
Yay to the new challenge and I am so looking forward to being inspired by your amazing team x.

Julia Aston said...

Great colors on your background Loll - love the embossed grid and the added sparkle with your sequins - your die cut stems look lovely against it!

Maura R said...

Beautiful card - I love that bg stamp too! And I think I am the first person to start following the new CAS stencil blog!! :)

Happy Dance said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. Those flowers look magnificent, against that grid background. They almost look like they're floating on a rosy-colored pool. Love this pretty card. And congrats on the new challenge! I bet it'll be tons of fun. xo Bev

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful card, Loll! I love the variations in the colors on your grid background and how your pretty white blooms pop against the square pattern! Great idea to add those sparkly clear sequins, too! I love the emboss resist technique, so I will definitely play along this month :)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous heat embossed in white grid background, Loll. I love how the Magicals pooled in the tiny squared. Really cool effect. Beautiful with the added die cut flowers. TFS, dear friend.

I am getting excited about the start of your new CAS Stencil Card Challenge and thrilled to be one of the new DT girls. Thank you for giving the opportunity to join the new Team:-) Hugs..Nancy

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a pretty Emboss Resist background with a pop of crisp white flowers, Loll!
Love the colors of Magicals and the way the watery inks spread and pooled. The clear sequins are a sparkly and elegant finishing touch! Thank you so much for your hard work for the CAS challenges and inspiration this year. So looking forward to being on your team again next year.
Hideko xx

Nancy Stislow said...

This one is just gorgeous, Loll! I may even have that grid and never used it so thanks for the idea. Love the beautiful colors, a welcome reminder of spring. Framed perfectly too!

Maria said...

Wonderful grid pattern, flower and background! Gorgeous card, Loll!!

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Loll the grid background is perfect for pooling the colours and love the white flowers the contrast is perfect :)

Trina P. said...

Simply gorgeous, Loll. The colours and grid are striking together. Those white diecut flowers POP beautifully! Fantasic choice of technique this month... the effect never gets old. xx

Ina G said...

I bet that card looks spectacular IRL with the Magical background Loll. Beautiful simple white flowers surrounded by a simple frame and a few gems makes one stunning CAS card. Love the sentiment stamp (of course)

Maxine D said...

Love how you have made your back ground Loll - that is so pretty, and the white die cut over it is perfect
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

That background is beautiful, Loll. It's so neat to see how the colors intermingle and pool together. Thanks for sharing this beauty of a card!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful background, Loll! The Magicals give it wonderful shimmer and a perfect resting spot for those white flowers!

Marcia HIll said...

GORGEOUS card my friend!! LOVE the soft pinks in the background and the white embossed grid sets off the color beautifully and the die cut flowers add a perfect pop! Lovely, lovely card Loll!! :0)

BożenA said...

Hello Loll,
what an amazing watercolor background !! I love the varied intensity of your background color. It enlivens and adds traffic to the card. Beautiful color contrast and so cut flowers. Beautiful inspiration
Hugs,
BożenA

Susan said...

The grid stamp makes a great embossed resist. And your beautiful pink Magicals make a lovely background for the die cut flowers. Perfect placement of your sequins!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card Loll, the colours are so pretty and the grid in the background looks fab.

Can't wait for the new CAS Stencil Challenge to start, and I'm thrilled to be on the DT. Thank you for inviting me to be part of such a fab team xx

Brenda in IN said...

This card design is very cool. I love that grid and such a fun way to use it. You are the best with silhouettes and this is another great one. The background color is so pretty.

Susanne Vargas said...

Ha, I have that grid background (in my NBUS box)! Love it as a background for your beautifully frame flowers!

Jo Manna said...

Such a delightful card, si crisp and clean. Love the vibrant background, perfect contrast for the white.
A classic beauty dear Loll xx

Robyn Oliver said...

A very pretty feminine card Loll, love that hatched background and gorgeous shimmery pink to display your white die cut flowers

Anita in France said...

The balance between the crisp lines of the background and the delicate, natural style of the flowers is just lovely, Loll ... and I do love how the colour has pooled in the little squares! Gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Susan Joyce said...

Love your pretty background Loll with the sweet die cut and sequins.

Bobby said...

I thought of using my grid stamp for a card but I couldn't compete with this lovely creation, Loll. I do love the way the color pools in the corners and along the edges.

Darnell said...

Ooooh, that grid in such a beautiful jewel tone color, overlaid with the pure white flowers! This one is one of my all-time fave Lolly cards! I'm going to go take a look at my background stamps ...! As always, you are a font of never-ending inspiration, my friend!! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Cathy said...

Love the grid lines Loll, they are the perfect backdrop with the gorgeous pinky tones, for those pretty flowers, Cathy x