Wednesday, May 01, 2019

CAS Mix Up May Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of a fun new challenge at CAS Mix Up.  This month, Bonnie has us using a ...

There are several ways to use baby wipes with card making.  A few videos are on the challenge blog to get you started.  Or you can come up with your own idea.

I started by finding this die-cut leaf in my stash.  It's made with a leftover piece of paper towel with yellow and purple inks.  Paper towel was glued onto white card stock for stability, and then die-cut with the leaf.  It's been sitting there for a while.  Before adding it to my card, I sponged more purple on the tips of the leaves to darken them and make them stand out.

The background is sponged purple and yellow distress inks randomly on mixed media paper.  By using similar colours as the die-cut, it really brought the design together.  These colours are opposites on the colour wheel, so I was careful not to blend them together too much.  A scrunched up baby wipe was pounced over top of the sponged inks.  It removed some of the colour in a random pattern.  When dry, it looks like suede to me.

I die-cut a small rectangle window for my card front, placed the "suede" piece in the background, and then popped up the die-cut leaf.  A simple stamped sentiment finishes the card.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the amazing cards from our talented Designers.  And also take a look at the gorgeous card from our wonderful Guest Designer, Berry (Berry's Bramble).  I know you'll be inspired.

Make a CAS mixed media card using baby wipes and join us!







Stamps:  Remarkable You (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Bristol (2 ply); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Oxides:  Ground Espresso, Gathered Twigs; Distress Inks:  Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, baby wipe, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), clear embossing powder, water brush, Heavy Matte Gel (Golden), palette knife

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Baby Wipe


31 comments:

HilaryJane said...

That leaf works so well on a background of the same colour, repeating the colour on the sentiment brings it all together really well. I am always in awe of your cards xx

Maria said...

Oh, wow! The die cut leaf and background are gorgeous...fab color! Well done, Loll!!

Marcia Hill said...

BEAUTIFUL card Loll! LOVE the purple and yellow together and really like the look of your soft background and the look you achieved by using the baby wipe to remove some of the ink while still leaving a bit of pattern. And of course the leaf is lovely against the background! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Robyn Oliver said...

ooohhw .. this a lovely rich card Loll, great pick out of your stash, the dark leaf tips really pop the leaf - and helped along by keeping the colours the same for the pounced baby wipe background (another cool idea to try) - I love the card just gorgeous.

nancy littrell said...

So much Gorgeous Texture and colors on your background and die cut paper towel leaf, Loll. Both techniques add such amazing texture to your CAS Card Design. TFS my friend. Hugs...Nancy

Bonnie said...

I love the look of pouncing the baby wipe on the inked background! It does look like suede! The die cut leaf is amazing with the texture of the paper towel! I love how the colors all fit together so well. Rich and classy!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous, Loll!
Love the look of this technique and your die cut leaf is beautiful.

Christine Alexander said...

Wow I love that colour mix so beautiful and i agree it does have a sued look to it :)

Barb Ghig said...

Great idea to select this leaf to showcase your technique, Loll! I love your color palette and all the texture you created on the background...I think it looks like'suede', too :) You always inspire me to try new techniques like this...Thank you! xx

Trina P. said...

Striking card and colours, Loll. Fabulous job sponging them on and avoiding mud results. xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Loll, gotta try this! Love it but in strict not d anything ban for three days so prob not for week, had skin cancer off right shin so immobility best.
Can watch videos though 😊 and am off to search.
BTW love my Yupo finally played with alcohol inks and it and made three gorgeous cards. Wonderful fun.

Would be intersted to try water colours with it too or DI.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Cathy said...

Such a rich array of colours Loll, beautiful. Love the subtle texture too, Cathy x

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow - what awesome use of the inks, baby wipes and the colours - a stunning card Loll
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

A striking card and so beautiful.
Faith

Anita in France said...

Rich and striking, Loll ... that background really does look suede-like ... and the leaf looks as though it's glowing against it! Beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty textures! TFS!

Mac Mable said...

It sure does look like suede Loll and what fabulous colours. One unique and stunning card and love the fun technique, the striking die cut leaf with the paper towel and the sentiment stamped in the beautiful colour x

Brenda in IN said...

That is a wonderful mix of colors. I love the leaf and that window frame for it. What caught my eye first is the bright purple sentiment against the pristine white.

I Card Everyone said...

LOve the dramatic colors, Loll! OH so gorgeous!
=]

Linda said...

Ooooh ..... love the colours on this Loll, they're so rich. The die cut leaf looks beautiful and I love the look of texture on the background xx

Bobby said...

The colors are gorgeous, Loll. Neat idea to use the baby wipe to make the background. I'm off to check out the videos.

BożenA said...

Loll, you're the grandmaster of creating the background. Removing the fragments of mascara with a bent handkerchief has created such an amazing background. And I love your leaf, with darkened tips and in coordinated colors with the background. Great inspiration, Loll!
Hugs,
BożenA

Jeanne said...

Just gorgeous, Loll! You are crazy talented. :)

Jo said...

Sensational! I love the game of colour nuances you achieved here, what a pro. There is a richness in this card making it pure elegance. Wow, Loll, you are a master! xxx

Pat said...

It's just so beautifully bright and I'm loving the texture of the paper towel Loll, the yellow and purple colour theme with the purple sentiment is great, and the idea of using the wet wipe on the background looks like ghosting and the random pattern looks fabulous. x

Maura said...

Love the texture you created with the wipe, Loll, and the purple on the edges of the leaf totally makes the card - LOVE it!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the spacious white panel, and the gorgeous colors and texture being condensed in the window, Loll! The suede look of the baby wipe background is amazing! And so is the paper towel leaf. The sponging the tips of the leaves has a wonderful effect and adds definition.
Hideko xx

Susan said...

There's a really regal look to this card with those wonderful rich colours. So perfect with the simple framing.

Karen Dunbrook said...

looks gorgeous to me mf....well done.
x Karen

Susan Joyce said...

Love the bold colours Loll, they are so striking, Perfect design for the CAS Mix Up Challenge.

Viv said...

I have a piece of paper towel sat here on my desk and have been looking at it thinking it's a shame to throw it away as the colours are lovely.... so now it's going to get stuck onto card and die cut within an inch of it's life!
Another wonderful card Loll... (and another that I shall shamelessly use as inspiration!) x