Saturday, August 15, 2020

CAS Challenges August Reminder

Hi everyone.  We are already half way through August ... this summer is disappearing fast!  I'm here with a reminder card for the CAS Mix Up August challenge which is Beach (must use watercolouring on your card). 
I'm the host!

This is my first time using this beautiful stamp from Penny Black.  I watercoloured in Distress Inks and then placed my image behind a circle aperture which is "off-the-edge".

Adding this to the NBUS #17 challenge (never-before-used-schtuff).

And I'm heading over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge with this card as well.  The challenge for August is Anything Goes or Make the Sentiment the Focus".  My card is an anything Goes. :)

And here is my reminder card for the CAS Christmas August Challenge - Twelve Days of Christmas.

Susan is our host.

Here's my ...
Five Golden Stars

I used a piece of smooshed (with magicals) watercolour for my background, die cut the winter trees and then heat embossed five stars in gold.  The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed in gold as well.
Hope you've had fun playing with this challenge.  Thinking outside the box in how to use stamps / stencils or dies in a new way has been good for me! :)


I hope you'll check out the challenge blogs to see the amazing cards from our Designers, Guest Designers, and participants.  If you haven't had time to play along, there's over a week left before both challenges close on 24th at midnight PST.  Come join us!

Penny Black Ocean Breeze stamp
Stampendous Ocean Wisdom sentiments
Alpine Trees die (Memory Box)
Christmas Sentiments (Penny Black)

CAS Mix Up Reminder - Deep as the Ocean
Stamps:  Ocean Breeze (Penny Black); Ocean Wisdom (Stampendous)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Paint brushes, Circle Nestability (Spellbinders - retired)

CAS Christmas Reminder - Five Golden Stars
Stamps:  Christmas Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Magicals:  Guten Tag Teal, Afternoon Delight Denim, Witch's Potion Purple (Lindy's); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Alpine Trees die (Memory Box); Star stencil (AliExpress), Princess Gold embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool

CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Beach
CAS Christmas August Challenge - 12 Days of Christmas
NBUS #17 Challenge


HilaryJane said...

2 really lovely cards, as always. Your beach scene conjures lazy days by the sea, love the off the edge circle used to frame it too xx

Barb Ghig said...

Two striking cards, Loll! Your watercoloring is always beautiful, and it works perfectly with your beach scene and smooshed background! Love your off-set design on the first card so much...I always forget to do that :) Barb xx

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely inking of your pretty palm trees Loll - You keep using PB stamps that I need to buy (!!!) Nice design with the blue sentiment for the beachy feel and the off the edge circle framing. The blue of your winter night sky is so richly dark and the perfect setting for your golden stars and the white trees below.

Bonnie said...

Love this pretty beach scene, Lolly! Fabulous sentiment to go with it! Your snowy trees look so pretty against the watercolor night sky with those stars shining above!

Trina P. said...

Two inspiring cards! Love the off-the-edge design on the first. Beautiful watercoloring as usual. And another creative and fun modification to the song with those “fiiive golllden stars” 🎶 shining brilliantly against the sparkling blue background.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are beautiful, Loll! Love the off-the-edge circle aperture design of the first card. I feel like I'm looking at this refreshing beach through a telescope.
The magical smooshed night sky of the second card must be much prettier in real life. Your take on the challenge theme (the five gold stars) is so clever!
Hideko xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Clever CAS design in your first card and great beach scene. The background in your second card is gorgeous!

kiwimeskreations said...

Exquisite cards Loll - love them both
Stay safe

Jo said...

That palm beach is so inviting. Love the lightness of this airy scene, like a window with a view created by the off the edge aperture. The smart blue sentiment matches the ocean, truly unifying this whole scene.
The second is just as beautiful. The blue BG is like the night sky. Love the smooshing results, creating so much movement. Great cards Loll xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

From one season to another in a mighty swoop with gorgeous cards, Love them both.

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous, crisp, wintery scene, Loll ... all lit up by your scattering of gold stars ... lovely! I'm guessing we'd all love to be under those lush palm trees edging the beach ... so serene and tranquil! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

both so beautifully done mf.
xx Karen

Marcia Hill said...

Your beach scene is beautiful Loll...your water coloring is so pretty and I love the offset circle and the sentiment too! And your Winter scene is just as beautiful with that gorgeous background and the crisp white trees that stand out and of course the five gold stars! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Two great cards Loll, I love your beach scene it reminds us of the vacation we wanted, and your 5 gold stars are a great take on the challenge :)

Brenda said...

Your beach card is so fabulous Loll and I feel like I am right back on the beach again! lol I am not ready for summer to end, but it is coming and coming fast. I also love your Christmas card, the scene you have created is so peaceful/serene. Just like a snowy winter's day! Hugs, Brenda

Viv said...

Fab cards Loll.
Loving the beach scene as it looks so peaceful and your Christmas make is beautiful. x

Colleen said...

Fabulous cards, Loll, gosh your Lindy backgrounds always look so vibrant and beautiful, nicely done with the five gold stars! And your beach scene is amazing, I wish there were more hours in a day, more days in a week to do all the things I want to do! Heart Hugs!

Darnell said...

Whether you're at the beach or in the winter snow, you rock your designs, my friend! Love the off-the-edge beach scene (thank you for sharing at NBUS!) and the brilliant starry sky of your CMU reminder card! Hugs, Dolly

Bobby said...

I prefer being at the beach than in the snow but you've made both scenes lovely, Loll.

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are CAS perfection Loll and I love the off the edge aperture on the clam and beachy first one x.

Linda said...

Loll, beautifully smooshed background to bring out your gold stars. So pretty.

Linda said...

Two fabulous cards. Love the beach scene, beautifully watercoloured as always. And a great take on the Christmas challenge too xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh my goodness, Loll - your beach scene is totally frameable!! Just love it off edge too! And fun take on the 12 Days of Christmas with your five golden stars!

Ros Crawford said...

I would love to be strolling under those palm trees... Beautiful card Loll and I love the magicals on your Christmas card...

Kylie said...

Your watercoloured scene is simply amazing. It looks so peaceful! Thanks so much for playing along over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge xx

BożenA said...

WOW! Two wonderful cards and such amazing inspirations. I would like to thank you for your CAS challenges, the projects of the ladies from DT and participants of your challenges are a deep well of inspiration for me.