Friday, January 01, 2021

CAS Mix Up January Challenge

Hi everyone.  Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

So happy to be back with a new CAS Mix Up Challenge for January - Splatters, hosted by our very talented Designer, Hilary!

Splatters have become a big part of my work.  I use them mostly on flower and Christmas cards, but they look so amazing on any card.  And they also can do double duty to cover up any little mistakes.  Gotta love that! :)

The card above is from one of the Zoom sessions I had late last year with my crafty friends.  We used versamark on a solid image and then lightly pounced on powdered inks (Lindy's magicals used above).  A light spritz of water and then stamped onto mixed media paper.  

Close-up ...
You can really see the shine from the magicals in the close-up.  So pretty!

We are thrilled to have Elaine (Craft-E-Place) are our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Elaine!

Please check out the challenge blog to see the cards made by Elaine and the rest of the CAS Mix Up Designers.  I know you'll be inspired to play along.

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Stamps:  Promise Me (Penny Black); Cosmos - retired (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Versamark; Magicals (Lindy's); Black (Memento)
Accessories:   soft brush, water mister, splatter brush

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up January Challenge - Splatters

25 comments:

HilaryJane said...

Wonderful splatters Loll and that technique with versamark looks intriguing. The result is fabulous xx

Viv said...

Beautiful as ever Lolly! Happy New Year. xx

Leslie Miller said...

Yes, they are good for covering up or minimizing those little "oops" we all have sometimes. Done that! I love the look of this technique with the Magicals. I used to do this with Versamark and chalks, but it had to be sprayed with sealer. Still, I might try it again sometime. But, I digress... Beautiful simplicity and the splatters look like they just sort of happened randomly during painting... which, by the way, the tulips absolutely look hand painted. I'm so happy to be starting the new year on the CAS Mix Up team, Loll. Thank you!

conil said...

I'll bet these florals glow in real life...you get a hint of the sheen in your photos. Such a happy card for this time of year. Makes me wish my bulbs were sprouting in the garden.

Nstiz said...

You did a great job of this difficult technique! I've tried and basically get a blob. You actually got some definition. And splatter- I love it but it's one of those things that I never get right. Too soupy and it's running all over. Too think and I get those lines. This however is just perfect.

nancy littrell said...

Love your splatters along with your cool powdered Magicals technique, Lolly. I still have not tried that technique. You have me inspired...again, my friend. Love and Hugs...so happy to start the New Year with our awesome CAS Mix Up Challenge:-)

Barb Ghig said...

This looks like a really fun technique! I love your color palette and your splatters are the perfect touch! Beautiful card, Loll! xx

Bonnie said...

Love these pretty tulips with all the shimmer and splatters! This is so bright and uplifting! A perfect pick me up after the holidays!

MaryH said...

Gorgeously colored tulips and how fun with the technique you used. It's just the right look for a coming Spring. Hugs and Happy New Year. Have enjoyed seeing your PBlack cards on FB so much.

Maria said...

Oh, so lovely!! Beautiful color and love the shimmer and shine! Great card, Loll!! Happy New Year!!

Pat said...

So so pretty Loll and you can see the wonderful shine from the Magicals, and such bright and beautiful colours too. Happy New Year! x

Ina G said...

Spectacular result you got from the gorgeous Magical's colours Loll. Love your cas card. Hope to get back to some craft time soon.

Cathy said...

Those magicals look so pretty Loll, gorgeous shimmer and shine, the spattered background gives such a free and artsy feel to your card, gorgeous effect, happy new year, Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful card Loll, the sparkle of the magicals is stunning. You are the master of splatters :)

Julia Aston said...

Your tulips are SO pretty Loll! this is a technique I need to play with now that I've purchased some Magicals!! love the splatter! Julia xx

Susan said...

The tulips turned out perfectly - and what a wonderful shimmer from the Magicals. Love the splatter (on your card and as a theme for the challenge!).

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Loll, and the splatters really do add a wonderful touch! And anything using Lindy's Magicals you just know is going to be GORGEOUS!! Your tulips kinda make me wish Spring were a little closer though...just had a snow/ice storm yesterday, so there is definitely no color in my neck of the woods! Good thing for my computer!! Hope you had a great and relaxing holiday! Hugs. :0)

My Paper Epiphany said...

So fresh and pretty! I love the artsy, yet CAS look of this card! I must try this technique:)

Papercraft Boutique said...

The tulips are so pretty, Loll! The shine from Magicals is beautiful, and the fine splatters look like splash of sunlight.
Hope you're enjoying the New Year's holiday!
Hideko xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh how gorgeous Loll - love the shimmer and shine on the tulips in the close up
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

Happy New Year Loll!
What a pretty card to start 2021. The shimmer looks so pretty and I love the splatters xx

Trina P. said...

You are the queen of splatters! This is so pretty. Love the shimmer.

Mac Mable said...

The technique looks amazing and so pretty with those Magicals Loll. A really beautiful card and loving those splats...x.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so beautiful...can't wait to see the tulips coming up in my garden, just hope the squirrels haven't dug them all out by then!
xx Karen

Susan Joyce said...

Love the shine provided by the Magicals with the Versamark Loll, lovely design for the challenge. Happy New Year!