Wednesday, June 15, 2022

June CAS Mix Up Reminder - Pastes / Gels

Hi everyone.  I'm back with a reminder card for June's CAS Mix Up Challenge - Pastes and/or Gels.  I've had fun getting messy with my pastes. :)  I need to do that more often.

Today I started with a background that I made AGES ago.  I smooshed the background with Aged Mahogany and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks.  Once dry, I placed the Tim Holtz Flourish stencil over top and added a layer of crackle paste with my palette knife.  Does it look familiar?? ... it's the header background for my blog. :)

I added a die-cut flower (Sketch Daisy from Memory Box - retired), cut from pieces of mixed media paper that was sponged with Aged Mahogany distress ink and Old Olive dye ink (SU!).  The sentiment is also from Memory Box (Watching Bloom - retired).  

Close-up ...
I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the reminder cards from our DT.  And I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge.  Still over one week before it closes on the 24th.

I'm sending this card over to Seize the Birthday #240 - Use Your Favourite Technique.  I love using my stencils because they are so versatile. :)

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Stamps:  Watching Bloom - retired (Memory Box)0
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Aged Mahogany, Squeezed Lemonade (Tim Holtz); Old Olive ink (SU!)
Accessories:   water mister, Flourish stencil (Tim Holtz), Crackle Paste (DecoArt), palette knife, Sketch Daisy die - retired (Memory Box), sponges

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up June Reminder - Pastes / Gels

27 comments:

HilaryJane said...

Yes, I recognised that background straight away, it's fabulous and that perfect little flower enhances it beautifully and does nothing to detract from the background. Great card, as always xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love the texture and die Loll, very beauitful.
Faith x

Nstiz said...

WOW! Love this and absolutely love the texture and composition! what a fabulous design, Loll. It's unique and imaginative and love the soft, pastel background!

Viv said...

Such a pretty card Loll - the lovely flower pops off your crackled background. x

nancy littrell said...

I recognized your background right away using your banner scrap Lolly. So awesome seeing a finished card with the beautiful crackle paste with your stencil. Love the watercolored die cut flower too. I think I have that die..must look...See, you have inspired me again, my dear creative friend. TFS... Love and Hugs..Nancy

Bonnie said...

This is an awesome background, Lolly! Love, love, love the colors and the crackle paste! The sweet flower is a perfect match with the coloring! This is definitely one I want to CASE!

Bobby said...

I love the soft colors with the crackle over it, Loll. So pretty. No wonder you used it as your banner.

Lisa Elton said...

Love the pop of color from the bloom and leaves against the pastel textured background! This is lovely, Loll!

Robyn Oliver said...

A fabulous card Loll, the crackle paste background is prefect for the die cut flower with the deep contract colours, a wonderful CAS design, hugs Robyn

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Loll, I've always loved your blog header and now to see a card. The crackle paste has so much texture ♥

Ina G said...

You had me with the crackle Loll - you know I love that stuff and yes I think most of us would have recognized it as your header. Your little die cut flower is gorgeous in my favourite SU colour. Love it.

Julie B said...

I thought I recognised the background panel when I saw it over at CAS Mix up! Such a pretty effect, I must get hold of some of that crackle paste! You are such an inspirational maker Loll. :)

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Loll and love the crackle paste flourishes over the softly coloured washy background, and the white die cut flower stem with the bright and pretty deep red and green coordinates beautifully. x

Marcia Hill said...

This is a GORGEOUS card Loll!! Your background is SO pretty, and yes, I recognized it right away as your blog header!! The simple little die cut flower is the perfect addition to this lovely, lovely card, and will definitely make the birthday recipient smile!! Hugs. :0)

Susan Joyce said...

So delightful Loll, love every design element of your gorgeous card.

Brenda in IN said...

The crackle paste gives such a great look to your background. The flower is lovely with the dark petals and really stands out.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love this Loll - the rich colours of the flower against the soft colours of the background (which I recognised) are stunning
Blessings
Maxine

Susan said...

Love the contrast between the soft colours of the background and the brighter colours of the die cut! The crackle paste is fabulous. A beautiful card!

Cathy said...

The crackle looks amazing with the flourish stencil Loll, and the colours are gorgeous (as is your blog header!), love the sketchy daisy too, the bright colours pop against the pretty background. Thankyou too for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Yes, I recognized this background, Loll! Love your gorgeous blog header and the background of this card with the wonderful crackle paste texture over the smooshed soft colors!! The vivid die-cut flowers stand out beautifully!
Hideko xx
p.s. I must get a jar of crackle paste! ;-)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Ha ha! I knew I'd seen it before! Such a stunning way to use the paste! Very inspiring Loll:)

Nancy said...

I love every single thing about this card, Loll! It is perfection! The crackled background looks so cool with the simple floral. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday! Hugs!

Linda said...

I knew I'd seen this somewhere before!
I do love the colour combination and the crackle looks amazing. Perfect background for the pretty die cut xx

Trina P. said...

So pretty. Wow to that amazing background!

Jo said...

Oh Loll this is precious. I love all that yummy texture and the soft pastels for this simply daisy. Beautiful xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your textured background! Made for a beautiful card - Thanks for joining in at STB

Heather said...

Love the background and the simple but bold die cut is perfect.