Saturday, May 01, 2021

CAS Mix Up May Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of a new challenge at CAS Mix Up.  Our talented DT Susan is hosting this month's challenge, and she wants to see rainbows.  This is a STENCIL challenge so please make sure to use a stencil!

Stencil Challenge

I followed the video tutorial by Eileen Godwin that's included in the CAS Mix Up May Challenge post.  First, a 1" mask was added on all four sides of the card front (regular card stock).  I created my own mask/stencil by cutting a piece of acetate.  Then I randomly sponged using blending brushes, along the curves with colours of the rainbow (or overlapping colours that add to the rainbow colours) - Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord.

Once I was happy with the design, I removed the masked border and stamped my dragonfly image (Origami Dragonfly - Carabelle Studio) in black ink and clear heat embossed.  I did the same for my sentiment (Essential Sentiments - Maker's Movement).  To finish, I added two coats of Clear Wink of Stella to the whole dragonfly image to add some shimmer.

Close-up ...
It wasn't until I see these pictures posted that I realize the yellow is so much stronger than the other colours.  Next time I'll be a little lighter with yellow ink. :)

We are thrilled to have Michele (I Card Everyone) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful, stenciled rainbow cards from our DT and Guest Designer, Michele!

See you in the gallery!

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Stamps:  Origami Dragonfly (Carabelle Studio); Essential Sentiments (Maker's Movement)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Masking tape, acetate sheet, blending brushes, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Clear Wink of Stella

23 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous background using your rainbow colors and Eileen's technique, which I still have not mastered, but want to try again. We do have until the 24th to continue playing:-) So many of the DT used Eileen's technique, so I am feeling really inspired:-) Love your black stamped beautiful dragonfly too, Lolly. TFS and always inspiring me, My friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Loll, I bought that stamp after a previous card you posted- guess what it's never been out of its packet. the perfect inspiration for me. love the rainbow stenciling :)

Cathy said...

Love the background for this artsy dragonfly Loll, I've seen Eileen's technique but haven't tried it yet. Fabulous card, Cathy x

I Card Everyone said...

I love your card, Loll - that technique is definitely going to get tried one day! I do feel a little sad for one of my favorite of all winged-things. Though looking at it up close, one could almost add a rainbow of colors to those broken pieces of his glass wings!
Thank you for the warm welcome, Loll - I love hanging out with you CAS girls! xx
=]

Brenda in IN said...

This is stunning. I love that technique and the colors are gorgeous.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful rainbow background, Lolly, and your dragonfly looks quite happy resting in those colors! Some of us needed the reminder that we MUST use a STENCIL! LOL!

Heather said...

Beautiful blended background and that is a gorgeous stamp too.

HilaryJane said...

I just love your ink blended background and that yellow is fabulous. it doesn't matter that it is bright and bold. I think it makes the card extra special xx

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely stunning rainbow background with this magnificent dragonfly stamp! Must try this technique when life returns to normal!

conil said...

I can see how Eileen inspired your gorgeous design. Your handmade stencil certainly served you well with those wavy lines. Personally, I love the colors you've used and the way they blended together. Needless to say, that dragonfly is simple gorgeous.

Susan said...

Beautiful colours and fabulous use of the stencil. Love that dramatic dragonfly too! Great to just have a small sentiment that isn't distracting.

MUKat said...

Oh so beautiful! Your curved line stencil is so graceful. Thanks for sharing.

Nstiz said...

Now THIS is what I call imaginative and unique. LOVE this! What a fabulous idea, Loll. I love that stamp too, so perfect against your rainbow. This one really captured my attention!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Oh I love this card, Loll! The rainbow stenciled background is modern and beautiful, and the unique dragonfly image is perfect for the artsy background! The clear heat-embossing definitely helps the image and sentiment stand out.
Hideko xx

Viv said...

Wonderful background Lolly for this fab dragonfly. And I like the depth of the yellow - it's like a ray of sunshine across the other colours. x

My Paper Epiphany said...

You really rocked this technique! I love the deign and colours and the gorgeous dragonfly!

Mac Mable said...

What a striking rainbow background with a fabulous masking/stencil technique Loll x. The contemporary dragonfly looks fabulous and I like the vibrant yellow too x. Stunning card x.

Pat said...

What a gorgeous dragonfly image Loll and love the rainbow of colours with all those fabulous curves in the background and actually the strong yellow really makes the black silhouette dragonfly pop and the masked rectangular edge is so crisp and clean too. x

Ina G said...

What an absolutely stunning background Loll. Looooooove the dragonfly. A perfect backdrop for it.

Ros Crawford said...

What a beauty Loll... Loving the stenciling!

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a striking card, Loll! Beautiful ink blending and I love how you stenciled the wavy pattern! Your dragonfly is gorgeous and perfect for your design! xx

TK said...

Beautiful! Such a wonderfully blended background for your bold dragonfly.

Linda said...

WOW! That background looks amazing, you've mastered Eileen's technique perfectly. Love the dragonfly image too! xx