Monday, November 15, 2021

CAS Challenges November Reminder

Hi everyone.  Time for the reminder cards for the current CAS Challenges.  These are the last of the CAS Challenges for 2021.  Thanks to all who played along and supported us this year!  We appreciate YOU!

I'm your host.

This time I've added some crackle paste over top of my monoprint.  I used the Flower stencil from Mayco (retired) to create a large flower image with the background coloured with Lindy's Magicals.  Monoprints are the perfect opportunity to add paste to the white image that is left, with no ink, there is no bleed into the paste.  It keeps it clean and white.  To keep my card CAS, I cut down the flower print and just used over 1/4 of the original design.

I added a thin frame of black and then stamped the sentiment in black to pull it all together, Lawn Fawn's Simply Sentiments.

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Here is my final card for the CAS Christmas challenge for 2021.

Barb is our host.

I used a sweet Christmas critter from Penny Black called Hopping by (30-626).  I stamped in black ink onto mixed media paper and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then I watercoloured the image with distress inks.  Once dry, I used the matching die, Hopping cut out (51-577) to cut it out.  I set it aside.

Sponged the background of my card front using Evergreen Bough distress ink.  Took another piece of white card and tore it to create a snowhill and glued it in place.  Splattered the sponged background with water and then with diluted white gouache paint (also splattered the paint on the bunny).  Used Hickory Smoke distress ink to watercolour some shadows in the snow and then winked them with Clear Wink of Stella.  Used the same clear WOS to add shine to the ribbons and bow on the presents.  

Stamped the sentiment (Christmas sentiments 30- 504) in black and heat embossed in clear to match the image.  Finish the card by adding a 1/4" satin red ribbon tied in a knot near the top.  Haven't used ribbon for AGES!

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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!

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CAS Mix Up Reminder - Just for You
Stamps:  Simply Sentiments (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Flower Stencil (Mayco - retired), water mister, Magicals (Lindy's Stamp Gang), Crackle Paste (Liquitex), palette knife

CAS Christmas Reminder - Hopping By
Stamps:  Hopping By; Christmas Sentiments (both from Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Evergreen Bough, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Hickory Smoke (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, paint brushes, splatter brush, Clear Wink of Stella, White Posca pen, red chalk, 1/4" red satin ribbon

CAS Mix Up November Challenge - Stencil Monoprint
CAS Christmas November Challenge - Christmas Critters


Sandy said...

OMG loll!! I always get excited when I see something new and colorful and I think your first card fits the bill! I told you, I might not always comment but I am always watching!!
Sandy xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous stencil monoprint flower with the added crackle paste, Lolly. The texture and colors for your square card are wonderful. Love your sweet bunny Christmas card too. Your watercoloring is Stunning and love all your added snow. TFS both beauties, my dear friend. Happy Holidays to you and all the family. Thank you also for guiding our DT thru the ups and downs this past year because of all the Blogger challenges...You are the Best Administrator, my friend. Can't wait for all the 2022 CAS Mix Up and CAS Christmas Card Challenges"-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

HilaryJane said...

What a wonderful monoprint, great colours and lovely contrast with the white crackle paste. Your Christmas card is so cute, I love that effect from the torn edge, it really looks snow like xx

Christine Alexander said...

Two great cards Loll,
love that white crackle paste against the monoprint background and that little bear is adorable. Your water splatter background and snow drifts look amazing :)

Pat said...

The gorgeous flower stencil monoprint looks fabulous with the white crackle paste on it and the Lindy's Magicals make a bright and beautiful print Loll, and then your cute bunny, so brilliantly watercoloured and perfect with the snowy background, and love the red spotty scarf and parcels with the glittery ribbons, also the red ribbon across the card which coordinates wonderfully well. x

Susan said...

Beautiful stencil monoprint in gorgeous colours. And an adorable bear with his Christmas gifts - love the partial sponging of the sky in the background - I'm trying to remember it doesn't all have to be coloured.

Bonnie said...

The crackle paste on this big flower is awesome, Lolly! I love how the white stand out against the beautiful colors in the background. Your bunny is adorable and brings a smile to my face. Pretty background for him and the red ribbon adds a wonderful accent!

conil said...

It never occured to me to use embossing pasted on these monoprints. Doh! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I love the look of it, it's so precise over the lovely soft print. Creates a really interesting cohesive card.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Two fantastic cards!That crackle paste looks so scrumptious! The colouring in your second card is so beautiful!

Brenda said...

Your monoprint is so unusual Loll! That paste is pretty cool, all crackled like that. The colors in your background are so pretty looking. I like this card because it is so unusual! Your little critter card is way to cute! He is ready for Christmas too, lol. I love the way you did your snowy sky and love the way you have colored this cute little bear. Hugs, Brenda

Julia Aston said...

Love your green sky over your sweet bunny - you colored him so nicely - I just want to hug him and pinch his cheeks! Your stenciled bloom is beautiful as well with the pretty colors and texture of the paste!xx

Lisa Elton said...

Wow, Loll this is striking! Love the big white bloom against those pretty background colors. I have a thing for bunnies and this one is darling! What a sweet card. Smiles times two here!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, your monoprint card is gorgeous, Loll! The bright and pretty Lindy's Magical colors paired with the white crackled flower are amazing!
The bunny is so sweet, carrying gift packages! Love the beautiful coloring, inking, and the wonderful details!
Hideko xx

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I really love the effects of crackle paste on your first card, adds so much dimension to your monoprint design!
You know how much I love this darling critter! Beautiful watercoloring, as always, and I love the touch of red ribbon on sweet! xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Exquisite cards Loll - love that crackle paste over the monoprint, and that wee bear is adorable, and so beautifully used on your fabulous card
Stay safe

Julie B said...

Two fab designs Loll, love the cute bunny. :)

Brenda in IN said...

Your monoprint is just gorgeous and I love the addition of crackle paste. The bear is a cutie too. Two great cards, Loll.

Leslie Miller said...

Loll, your monoprint is exquisite with the crackle paste and the Magicals! You do this technique so well! I love it anytime you watercolor one of these cute little Penny Black critters. This one is so sweet and adorable set against a pretty snowy background.

Marcia Hill said...

Both of your cards are absolutely FABULOUS Loll!! I am in awe of your monoprint card with the white paste...that card and colors and design is just STUNNING!! And your sweet little bear just couldn't be any cuter and is also colored just beautifully! And I love the addition of the little red ribbon too! It's been another great year working alongside you on the CAS team, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas this year! Hugs. :0)

Bobby said...

I love that crackle paste, Loll, and adding it was a great idea. It looks great with those lovely Lindy's showing through. And there's another of those darling PB critters. So beautifully colored.

BożenA said...

Two great cards, Loll. The first is so dignified with cracking paste and lovely background. In the second card, your sweet bear can steal my heart!

Colleen said...

Loll, you inspire! And I adore your so cute and colored perfectly. I also love the background color and the white snow drift. Awesome card!

Linda said...

Your stencil monoprint design is beautiful. Gorgeous colours and I love the crackle paint, such a great effect.
The little Christmas bunny is so cute. Beautifully coloured, love the splatters, and the added ribbon looks so pretty.
Thank you for all your inspiration over the year, the challenges are always so much fun xx

Mac Mable said...

Thanks for the inspiration about keeping the paste white Loll on your first artsy and stunning card x. Super cute second one and fabulous colouring x.

Trina P. said...

Both inspiring cards, Loll. Your monoprint bloom is bright, bold and beautiful! And your Christmas card is simply adorable and so beautifully watercolored. With his pile of gifts, you should also enter the Christmas Presents challenge at Sparkles Christmas.

Ros Crawford said...

Two very different but equally beautiful cards Loll... Love that little bear

Susan Joyce said...

I love the bright Lindy colours in the background with the Crackle Paste Flower Loll, perfect stencil for the CAS Mix Up challenge.

Debbie said...

Oh so sweet. LOVE!