Monday, 1 August 2016

CAS Mix Up - August Challenge

I'm really enjoying being on the Design Team for Loll's and Bonnie's CAS Mix Up challenge.  The August challenge is "sprays":

See the side bar on the CAS Mix Up blog for a list of "your choice" options.

I chose sponging, stenciling, and die cutting as my options.  I had a yearning to use red and royal blue together on a card and came up with this:

I used mixed media cs for my focal image panel.  I partially sprayed over a Texture Mesh stencil with Memento Paris Dusk spray.  I didn't want the whole stencil to be heavily sprayed as I wanted to leave white space to keep my card CAS.  I then stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on it and die cut with a stitched rectangle.

I die cut my flowers and leaf spray out of white cs, and then sponged them with various red and green Distress inks.  I arranged them on the stenciled panel, gluing down the stems and popping up the leaves and flowers with foam tape.  The whole panel is raised off the cardbase on a piece of fun foam.

A blue twine bow finished it off.

You have until August 24th to show us how you combine sprays with stamps and at least one other element.  Link them up here.  Please remember cards must be Clean and Simple.

Stamps - unknown sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick, Festive Berries, and Barn Door
Paper - mixed media cs, white cs, PTI rustic white cs (for the cardbase)
Size - A2
Accessories - Memory Box poppy and leaf spray dies, Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die, Memory Box Texture Mesh stencil, Memento Paris Dusk spray, clear embossing powder


  1. Amazing design Susan. Love the bright red and royal blue together. The sprayed background adds so much dimension, even though it's actually flat!! And your poppies are gorgeous. Love the sweet blue bow for finishing. xx

  2. I LOVE these beautiful, rich, red flowers, Susan! And they're perfect with that bright, blue, sprayed background!

  3. Red poppies as they are meant to be, over the subtleness of your stencilled/sprayed background. Gorgeously put together!

  4. I Love your stencil in the background lightly sprayed keeping your card CAS. Your die cut flowers are beautifully sponged with your red and navy distress inks. TFS your beauty Susan. Hugs, Nancy


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