Tuesday, June 15, 2021

CAS Challenges June Reminder

Hi everyone.  Time for reminder cards for both CAS Mix Up and CAS Christmas for June!

Viv is our host.
Starting with CAS Mix Up, the above card was a simple and easy card to make.  I sponged a piece of mixed media paper with angled horizontal strips of yellow, red, and purple.  Misted the paper with water and took a large brush to go back and forth over the colours, washing my brush in-between colour changes.  This is an easy way to make a watercoloured background.  I let it dry and then splattered with drops of water and blotted to add some texture.

The birds stencil (STAMPlorations - Some Birds) is sponged in black ink.  Added a simple frame and black sentiment (Many Everyday Messages - Hero Arts) to finish the card.


Hideko is our host.

Here is the reminder card for June's CAS Christmas challenge - Snowman.  I love this sweet image from Gerda Steiner (Little Snowman).  I created some backgrounds using Brushos (Turquoise, Violet, White).  I always sprinkle way too much, so just kept adding water and ended up with six backgrounds. :)

I added two torn snowhills on top.  Then stamped my image onto my card and also onto a piece of mixed media paper.  Fussy cut the image and watercoloured using distress inks.  Added some dots with a white acrylic pen and red chalk for his cheeks.  Glued him on top of the image stamped on my card.

Added a simple sentiment (Simple Celebrate Winter - Lawn Fawn) stamped in black and clear heat embossed to match the image.

Quick, fun card to make.

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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!

CAS Mix Up Reminder - Hello There
Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, Black Soot (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, water mister, paint brush, Some Birds Stencil (STAMPlorations), Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

CAS Christmas Reminder - Little Snowman Greetings
Stamps:  Little Snowman (Gerda Steiner); Sentiment - Simply Celebrate Winter (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Brushos:  Turquoise, Voilet; Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, clear embossing powder, paint brush, White Posca pen, red chalk

CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Flight
CAS Christmas June Challenge - Snowman


HilaryJane said...

Wow, that sky is fantastic, I must try and remember that technique as I love the look. Those silhouette birds look amazing against it. Love your cute snowman too and his amazing sky backdrop, which looks fabulous against the white snow and co-ordinates with his hat beautifully xx

Susan said...

Your birds look like they are flying against the most gorgeous sunset! And your cheery little snowman is so cute. Love the way his hat and scarf go so well with the sky - beautiful colours!

I Card Everyone said...

You've gone from fabulous, to fun today, Loll! Always a great flight pattern!

Colleen said...

Your colors are so vibrant and beautiful Loll! I love your sweet little snowman! And of course the sky with the birds is stunning!

Christine Alexander said...

Two great cards Loll, love the vibrant colours of your bird card and that adorable little snowman on the second :)

Darnell said...

Very inspiring reminder cards, Lolly! I love your washed beautiful sunset colored background for your silhouette birds inside the wide frame and your snowman is another cutie-pie on another stunning background! You have the best collection of adorable snowmen and fantastic design ideas for using them! Love, Dolly

nancy littrell said...

Love your watercolored horizontal stripes for your background, Lolly. TFS your technique..I would love to try it! Perfect background for your birds in flight.

Your snowman is so adorable and beautifully watercolored and Love your Brushos background. Your torn snowbanks and sentiment are wonderful finishing touches.

TFS both your beauties, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Linda said...

WOW! I love your rainbow sky, great blending of colours and the stenciled birds look fab. Cute little snowman too! xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Gorgeous cards Loll - so glad I'm not the only one who uses too much powder when using brusho's - I ended up making prints last time to dilute the colour!
Love your snowman, and the background to your birds is stunning!!
Stay safe

Inkyfingers said...

Such a gorgeous pair of cards, Loll! The beautiful sunset is just perfect for the flight of birds and I love the simple framing. The snowman on the second card is just adorable and I love his spotty hat and rosy cheeks - thanks for the reminder that the chalk palette I used to use a lot is still sitting in a drawer!
Hope you are well.
Take care,
Carol x

Brenda in IN said...

Such a pretty sky and a cute snowman. His hat and scarf are so colorful and keeping him so toasty.

Marcia Hill said...

Loving both of your cards Loll! Your silhouetted flight card is absolutely beautiful...I love the colors you used for your background and those birds just pop against it!! And your snowman card is just as sweet as can be! I keep trying to remind myself that when I use Brushos that "less is more", but I always put too much on too and have to keep watering it down! Someday we'll get it right, right??!! But anyway, your background is so pretty with the snowy hills and beautiful "blue" sky, and your happy little snowman looks right at home in your beautiful wintry scene! Hugs. :0)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, the colors on your flight card -- love love! And your sweet little snowman is adorable! Love the snow and the Brushos sky. Hey, it's always good to have extra!

Barb Ghig said...

Two really fabulous cards, Loll! I love your watercolor wash background and how you created movement on this card with those lovely birds! Your snowman is so adorable! You were really clever to match your sky with his hat and scarf and I love how Brushos adds so much texture to your background...Great job getting 6 backgrounds, too...way to go! xx

Brenda said...

That is a beautiful, vivid "sky" those birds are flying in! I love the colors and the black stenciled birds pop against those colors. Your snowman card is adorable Loll, I love that little guy! But that sky you created with your brusho's is amazing! The colors are so pretty and frosty looking. It's hard to control how much powder that comes out that pin hole. lol I always end up with tons of backgrounds too. I just need some different colors to play with now. I am loving these colors, will have to look them up and see about getting them. Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

Two wonderful reminder cards Loll and love the black silhouette flying birds over that prettily striped background, and then the sweet snowman and such a gorgeous sky and love the coordinating colours for his scarf and hat, and the torn paper snowhills look great. x

Bobby said...

The sunset looks great watercolored at an angle, Loll, and the birds are happy to be flying off into it. ;) That snowman is darling and your Brusho background superb. I always get too much powder on mine too.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous colours and water colouring on the background of the first card Loll x. The brusho's look fabulous on your super cute Christmas card....love the face of the adorable snowman x. Wonderful inspiration, thank you Loll x.

Papercraft Boutique said...

The gorgeous sky makes the bird silhouette beautifully pop, and all the colors look so beautiful inside the clean white frame! The spatters are subtle, but add so much interest to the simple background.
Love the fabulous brusho sky and the cute snowman of the second card. I can totally relate to the brusho amount issue. ;-) The shadows, the highlights, and the little pink cheeks of the snowman bring him to life. Thanks for your inspiration, Loll!
Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful colorful sky behind your flight of birds Loll - and what a cute little snowman tucked into the torn edge snowbankc - he looks too young to be out at night alone!! Love the purple and blue colors!

Robyn Oliver said...

OH!! two fantastic CAS cards Loll, your silhouette flight prompted me to get creative and that little snowman is simply wonderful...love the background against the torn edge... hugs Robyn

Bonnie said...

The vivid background showing off the flying birds is awesome, Lolly! Such depth of color with this technique! Love the sweet snowman in the drifts of snow! Beautiful sky on this one too!

Trina P. said...

Wow! Striking set of cards, Loll! The background on your CMU card is amazing and highlights the bird silhouette perfectly. And your snowman is so cute! Another beautiful sky on this one, too. Love the colours!

Linda said...

Loll, this little snowman card is so adorable. Love the purple and blue, so pretty.

Susan Joyce said...

Love the bright sky background for your flock of birds Loll and the snowman is very sweet.

BożenA said...

The first card has such a beautiful background, it reminds me of beautiful summer sunsets by the sea. And the second card is so cute with this little snowman. You have created a really amazing winter scene.