Thursday, October 01, 2020

CAS Mix Up October Challenge

Hi everyone. Today is the start of the CAS Mix Up October Challenge.  Viv (Viv's Visuals) is our host and she wants us to do "Tone on Tone" stenciling.  Awesome!  And we are thrilled to have Pat (Colourful Card Creations) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Pat!

Started out with a smooshed background I just made with leftover ink from another project.  Distress ink colours Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Aged Mahogany (AM is main colour).

Placed my Peeking Dahlias stencil (ARTplorations) over top, masking the second dahlia that is on the stencil.  Sponged over the one dahlia using more Aged Mahogany ink.  Stamped sentiment using Aged Mahogany to tie it all together.  I love this colour!

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Please check out the challenge blog to see the Design Team's beautiful Tone on Tone stenciled cards, along with the gorgeous card from our GD, Pat.  Then come join us!






Stamps:  Fond Expressions2 (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Aged Mahogany (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Peeking Dahlias stencil (STAMPlorations / ARTplorations), sponge

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up October Challenge - Tone on Tone with Stencils

34 comments:

Julia Aston said...

So beautiful with this stencil and the lovely colors you used Loll - and what a wonderful sentiment to send to a friend!

Pat said...

What a gorgeous card Loll using this beautiful large dahlia stencil and I love your background with that shaft of yellow light along with that wonderful smooshing, and the coordinating colour for the stencilling. A great sentiment too. Thank you for asking me to be GD this time and I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge set by Viv as the tone on tone technique is something I don't often do, and so good to see it used in so many wonderful ways by you, Bonnie and the rest of the team. x

HilaryJane said...

I love that colour too and how amazing is that background with the shot of yellow? Brilliant splatters too xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Love your stenciled tone on tone large dahlia using your Gorgeous color combo, Lolly. I do Love the Aged Mahogany, which I need to get out and use..so beautiful with Fall colors. TFS your beauty my dear friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Viv said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card Loll! The splash of yellow just draws it all together - love it. x

Nstiz said...

This is so vibrant Loll! That color has been my favorite for a long time to darken the reds which I find hard to shade. I love the way your colors blend so perfectly! I'd have never guessed it blended so well with worn lipstick. I love that background too- that hint of yellow in it. Gorgeous card!

I Card Everyone said...

Loll, I'm loving that AM more each time you use it! This is just so pretty - looks like the sun is rising behind your tone on tone sunflower!
=]

Maria said...

Oh, how beautiful!! Fabulous blending of color and love the touch of yellow!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh my gosh Loll, I just love this card... gorgeous affect with the stencilling over that smooched background.. love these colours...hugs Robyn

TK said...

Beautiful colors, and gorgeous dahlia -- this is awesome, Loll

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I love the beam of light among the dahlia petals. stunning effect :)
Great challenge and I hope to play along :)

Linda said...

One of my favourite Distress colours especially at this time of year, and you've done a fantastic job with it here. The stencil is gorgeous and I really like the pop of yellow in the background xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning Loll.
Faith x

Carolyn M said...

Loll - Just WOW!!! I love this!

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous flower stencil Loll and I love the Aged Mahogany Ink, a beautiful design!

Happy Dance said...

Gorgeous card, my friend! That bit of yellow really brings out the richness of the AM. So pretty. It looks like your sentiment is literally floating above your card, too. You always create the prettiest cards. I hope to play along, but you'll have to ask Darnell about my attempts at techniques...not so hot, lol! Stay safe sweet friend. xo Bev

Bonnie said...

You use this color so beautifully, Lolly! This card is AWESOME, my friend! Love the mix of colors in the background and the stenciled flower is a real star!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card. You make me love that colour too! What a great idea to do tone-on-tone on a multi-coloured background... it gives such a cool effect.

Marianne said...

Glorious card and colours, Loll. Makes me want to pull out those colours and my NBUS ARTplorations stencil...
Marianne x

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a pretty card, Loll! Your background reminds me of the 'Northern Lights' and I really love your choice of colors! Loving your sweet sentiment, too! Thanks for inspiring me to play along ~ xx

akmoose said...

That is such a beautiful card!! The mahogany color is luscious!

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Loll...beautiful .
...hugs Sylvie xx

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!! This is one GORGEOUS card Loll! I love your smooshed background with just the little bit of yellow in it against that Aged Mahogany and the deeper AM on the stenciled flower! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Jo said...

The smooshing in itself is spectacular. Love the variation of ink blending on that stencilled bloom too. The splatters add a delicate touch. What a beautiful panel for this friendship card. Perfect right now.

Sue N said...

Loll, your tone on tone dahlia is just outstanding! I love the aged mahogany with the pink and yellow inks! Straight to my favorites!

Leslie Miller said...

I've decided it's that yellow glow coming in from the top that makes this so magical. I'm in awe, Loll! Gorgeous!

BożenA said...

I love that bright yellow streak. It looks as if a ray of sunshine brushed this beautiful flower. Thank you for the great inspiration, my dear Loll.
xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow awesome tone-on-tone dahlia card, Loll! The magical background is perfect for this large, impactful flower, especially with the sunrays like effect. LOve the various shades of the rich deep red!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... the shaft of 'sunshine' in the background lights this fabulous bloom wonderfully! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this... It's incredible! So gorgeous!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Such intense color, really lovely! xoxo

Mac Mable said...

Wow this is a stunner Loll x. The tone on tone effect is fabulous and what an amazing background and an eye catching stencil x.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I agree with Ros! This is one jaw dropping card! The depth of colour is so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Brenda in IN said...

What a gorgeous card, Loll. That color is so pretty and the pop of yellow really touched me. Like a ray from Heaven right on your card.