Saturday, August 01, 2020

CAS Mix Up August Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of a new CAS Mix Up Challenge.  This month is all about Watercolouring!  I'm hosting this month, so I hope you'll pull out your paint brushes and join us!

And we are thrilled to have Brenda (Inkspired to Stamp) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Brenda!!


I started by smooshing blue and green inks for the background.  Once dry, I stamped overtop with a Word block stamp in Versamark, heat embossing in clear.

For the card front, I die-cut a circle and stamped a sentiment underneath, in the same blue ink I used in for the background.  The sand, pail, and shovel were stamped in permanent ink, watercoloured with distress inks, and then fussy-cut and popped up inside the circle.  I made a second one that I added to the inside of the card as well.

Close-up ...
I hope you'll check out the amazing cards posted on the challenge blog from our Designers and our wonderful Guest Designer, Brenda.  I know you'll be inspired!  Hope to see you in the gallery!


Products
Word Block Seaside - Darkroom Door







Stamps:  Word Blcok Seaside (Darkroom Door); Life's better at the beach (STAMPlorations - retired)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.);
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz); Real Red (Stampin' Up!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, clear embossing powder, heat tool, paint brush, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Beach


29 comments:

HilaryJane said...

Love those heat embossed words on the background, they add a really special touch to this card xx

Pat said...

I just adore the blue/green background with the clear embossed words over the top, and the bucket and spade on its heap of sand within the circle aperture is so pretty Loll, and the blue embossed sentiment goes perfectly. A beautiful bright summertime scene. x

Liz said...

Wonderful card Loll, great design. I love the embossed background. xx

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous summery card Loll, your heat embossed background is perfect for your bucket and pail. Love the card :)

Susan said...

What a perfect summer card! Love that seaside word background stamp - Perfect setting for the bucket and spade. Great challenge theme - will have to enter!

Bonnie said...

You picked the perfect challenge for this month, Lolly! Love the blue background with the words embossed clear! And that pail and shovel is adorable and a definite need on the beach!

Daffodil Cards said...

This is wonderful, I love the image and the embossed words.
Faith x

Viv said...

Love this Loll! The clear embossed word background is a perfect backdrop. Gorgeous! x

Brenda in IN said...

That background is great, Loll. The shine is so pretty and I love the bucket and shovel. We agree that the beach is the place to be! I am so happy to be chosen for this calming, peaceful challenge this month. Thank you.

Nstiz said...

This is such a fun scene Loll and I love the effect of the embossed background, something I had not thought to do in years. Your summer colors are just gorgeous and you painting is always a joy to see.

I Card Everyone said...

Loll, I've never seen that cool background stamp! It's so cool clear embossed on your ocean-colored blended panel!
Life is better, cooler, and particularly fun for sand castles - grab your bucket and come on down!
=]
ps on another blogger note: I had to reenter my subscription, as the challenge blog didn't show up in my inbox? Come to think of it, none of the CAS challenge mail is showing up... hmmm more fun and games from Blogger?

Jo said...

Wow with the bucket, sand and shovel ...I want to play YAY :D
What a beautiful effect of that clear stamping over the blended BG. Superb! Those blues are awesome.

Darnell said...

Such a fun and colorful beachy design, Lolly! I really love how you clear embossed the pretty smooched background so that the letters in the words remain the same colors of your smooching! Genius! Love, Dolly

Barb Ghig said...

Your smooshed background with clear embossed words is amazing, and I love your charming beach scene! Beautiful watercoloring on the images too, Loll! Gorgeous card ~ xx

nancy littrell said...

Thank you for hosting such a fun challenge, Lolly. Love your smooshed, stamped and heat embossed background for your beautifully watercolored and fussy cut beach tools that are a must for playing in the sand:-) TFS Stay safe and Creative, dear friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a cool beach card, Loll! I love the awesome smooshed & clear heat-embossed background as much as the watercolored pretty focal image! I can feel the energy of summer! Looking forward to joining your fun challenge this month!
Hideko xx

TK said...

Lovely colors for the bg, and the large word stamp is perfect. Beach is definitely felt here

Karen Dunbrook said...

awesome summer card mf....wish I was at the beach right now.
Hope you are having a good summer. Mine is weird, at home, still not back to work until a few wks. It's going too fast for my liking.
take care, sending many hugs mf.
xx Karen

Maura said...

Love it, Loll! That bg with the clear embossing is so pretty!

BożenA said...

Your circle background is amazing! I love how you got the difference in color intensity by stamping in clear EP. And I love this beautiful stretch of beach, your sand bucket looks stunning
BożenA xoxo

Susan Joyce said...

Great background Loll and the perfect CAS design for a Beach card.

Ina G said...

Fabulous cas card Loll. Love the blended background and the perfect word stamping. Colourful beachy essentials.

Linda said...

I love this, and its perfect for this months challenge. The clear embossing on the background really makes those words stand out, and a bucket and spade are an absolute must when going to the beach xx

Leslie Miller said...

I sure do love everything about this, Loll! The clear embossing looks fabulous for the background!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful CAS design with a gorgeous colourful beach scene! I love the embossed background too:)

Ros Crawford said...

Amazing!!! I adore that beautiful background you created and the brightly painted images say Beach perfectly!

Mac Mable said...

I love how you did the background Loll and your little beach scene looks fabulous x.

Trina P. said...

How you did the background is so cool. The pail and shovel are adorable. Great sentiment.

Zoechaos said...

Another stunning background, really must have a go at this you have such great depth and mix of colour. The clear embossed words simply enhance the effect, while the image and the sentiment sum it all up perfectly. You know I never think of using my DI to watercolour either. So much to learn and take away from here thank you. x