Wednesday, June 01, 2022

June CAS Mix Up Challenge - Pastes / Gels

Hi everyone.  So happy to be back with new challenges after taking a few months off.  Today is the start of the CAS Mix Up June Challenge, hosted by me. :)

Stencil Challenge

I do love using different pastes and gels through stencils.  It's always fun to see how they react to the colour mediums.  This time I started by smooshing my mixed media paper in three colours of Magicals (powdered inks with shimmer).

I used a water mister to spray the card and move the colours around.  Once I was happy and the card dried, I placed the stencil (Wander and Find stencil from Carta Bella - retired) overtop and added a layer of white embossing paste.  The white paste is quite wet and it reactivated the magicals, causing them to bleed into the paste.  I really like the soft colours of the paste, rather than it being white.  A happy accident! :)

I added a lovely corner die-cut (Chrysanthemum Corner from Memory Box - retired), which was gifted to me by a dear friend.  I thought it worked perfectly with my angled panel.  To finish, I stamped (Simply Sentiments - Lawn Fawn) and white heat embossed a black sentiment banner and attached it at the bottom of my angled card front.  The whole panel was popped up on foam for added dimension.

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We are happy to have two amazing Guest Designers this month.  Welcome to ...

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the fabulous cards from our Guest Designers and our wonderful Design Team.  There are also some video tutorials on using Pastes and Gels if you're interested.  I hope you'll come play along! 

Remember to include some open (or white) space on your card ... and also use a stencil for this month's challenge.


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Stamps:  Simply Sentiment (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Magicals (Lindy's); White Pigment ink (Hero Arts)
Accessories:   water mister, Wander and Find stencil (Carta Bella), White embossing paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife, white embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Pastes / Gels

24 comments:

HilaryJane said...

Your card is beautiful, such amazing colours and that was a happy accident when the colour bled into the paste, it looks gorgeous. It is wonderful to be back with CAS Mix Up xx

I Card Everyone said...

So happy to have you back, Loll! I've really missed you, and your CAS challenges!
LOve your 'happy accident' and the gorgeous colors of your Magicals!
=]

nancy littrell said...

Love your Magicals smooshed background and how the colors wicked into the stenciled paste..a wonderful surprise:-) I agree, your corner die went perfectly with your angled design and added beautiful dimension and texture. TFS your beauty and sharing your very creative challenge...we have missed all our very talented friends and especially you, Lolly:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

Viv said...

Loving the colours here Loll - oh it's sooooo good to be back! x

Julie B said...

Great to have CAS Mix Up back and great to see this beauty too, you were all missed. Love how the paste blended with the powder, I thought it was a transparent paste until you mentioned otherwise. :)

Bobby said...

It's so good to have you back, Loll. Those Magicals are just what they say - magical. The colors are gorgeous and the fact they bled into the paste made the stenciling softer.

Lisa Elton said...

Wowee did this ever turn out pretty!

Susan said...

I do like the way the paste absorbed a bit of the colour from the Magicals - so pretty. Perfect background for the die cut flowers. Great layout with the angled panel.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! so VERY Beautiful
Faith x

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning, Loll!

Pat said...

I love the look you have achieved here with the Brusho background Loll and in those pretty colours, and then the paste which has picked up some of the wonderful colour. The added corner floral and the contrasting black embossed with white sentiment finish it beautifully, and looks great placed at an angle..a great theme for the challenge and great to see you back. x

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Loll! Your soft colors are SO pretty and love the "happy accident" of how the colors blended once you added the paste...so cool looking! Love the stencil over top and the angled design too! Lovely, lovely card and SO happy to have the CAS challenges starting up again!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

What a happy surprise when the paste blended into the colors. It is a beautiful look. The chrysanthemum corner is a perfect adornment for this card.

Nancy said...

I was so tickled to see you are back at it. You were missed! Your card is as stunning as can be. Whether it was planned or a happy accident it came out so well. I hope to play along this month!

Leslie Miller said...

How nice to see you all back again! What a beautiful use of this stencil. Love all the texture and dimension on this otherwise CAS card.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I always love the soft muted effect with paste and inks ♥

Ina G said...

Gorgeous Loll. Love your 'MAGICAL' background and I too like that the paste seeps through to give a softness to your stenciling. Lovely die cut topping too. So glad you are back. I'm on it already and waiting for paste to dry hehe

Linda said...

WOW! This is so pretty. I love how the paste has taken on the colour of the background, it makes the stenciling look soft and delicate.
The die cut corner is beautiful and I do love how you've added the panel on an angle .... looks very stylish xx

Trina P. said...

YAY for happy surprises. Beautiful card, Loll. Love the colours of your smooshed Magicals background… the shimmer must look amazing IRL.

Brenda said...

Love your card Loll, the colors are so pretty! It is so cool how the colors bleed onto the embossing paste, it gives such a cool look to the paste. Your corner flowers are perfect and I love the bolder, black sentiment. Of course I love the angled panel on the card base, I really need to try doing this. Hugs, Brenda

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very inspiring Loll! So stunning too! I will definitely have to try this technique:)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning background with the embossing paste, Loll - love the colors and the angle!!

Julia Aston said...

Your overlaid die cuts mimic the shapes on your paste stenciling wonderfully Loll - and what great colors over the stenciling! xx

Susan Joyce said...

Love the soft colours of the magicals and the die cut is the perfect match with the angled design.