Thursday, 1 March 2018

CAS Mix Up March Challenge....

I am so excited and thrilled to have been invited by Loll and Bonnie
to join their wonderful and extremely talented 
and creative design team at CAS Mix Up.....

I love mixing my medias, trying new techniques and trying to keep it CAS.
If you want to see how it's done, pop across and see the wonderful inspiration
and amazing creations from the design team......

My choice is Alcohol Inks, heat embossing and die cutting
Here is my card.....
I stamped the flower image onto heat resistant acetate and heat embossed in gold.
On the reverse I have used several different colours of alcohol inks,
decanted onto a palette and a paintbrush,
working quickly, before the inks dried....

I initially tried 'colouring' with the alcohol inks on the front,
thinking they would stay inside the embossed lines...mine didn't....
I thought it looked better bleeding out of the lines on the reverse.
I die cut a frame and finished off with stamping the sentiment 
and popping it up onto foam for a little dimension.

I thought the sentiment says it all how I am feeling...
There are links to videos for more ideas and inspiration over at CAS Mix Up.
Come and join in the fun.
I am so looking forward to seeing your creations....

What a great day to be joining the team.
It's the second Birthday of this wonderful, fun and creative Challenge...
There are prizes....
Pop across and take a look.....  
Crafty Hugs xx

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49 comments:

Liz said...

Congratulations on joining the CAS Mix Up DT and what a stunner of a card you've made! Beautiful design. xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous heat embossed and alcohol ink colored flowers, my friend. A beautiful CAS mixed media example of why you were invited by Bonnie and Loll to join our CAS Mix Up Design Team:-) TFS your details too. A Big Hug and Welcome, Mac!

Loll said...

STUNNING!! Your alcohol ink painted flowers are amazing, Mac. Love the vibrant colours. So beautiful with the gold embossing. Thanks for the tip about having the painting on the backside. Gorgeous card ... your debut as Designer has started with a bang! So happy to have you on the team! xx

BożenA said...

When I read on the Loll blog that you joined the CAS Mix Up designer group, I thought you were the most appropriate person for this :-) I love your cards, you use and combine different techniques so beautifully. And this card is so striking !! White background and amazing flaming flowers are so amazing! This is a card that he will never forget, Mac!
Hugs,
BozenA

shirley-bee said...

Only one word for it - stunning!

Julia Aston said...

First, Welcome to the CAS Mix Up Team Mac! I am so happy and excited to be working with you on the team - I admire your very creative and beautiful work! Your gold embossed roses are just gorgeous with your blended AI's going from light to dark! It's interesting that the inks wouldn't stop at the embossing on your first try - I have not tried to do that so good to know! Love the gold embossed sentiment on the black too - a great contrast with all the white! Julia xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wow how fabulous, Mac, it's gorgeous and your colouring is amazing.
Congratulations on your DT role, you will be a tremendous asset to the team, your creations are always so inspirational, Kate x x

Trina P. said...

Congratulations on joining the CASMU team! You’re off to a fabulous start. Gorgeous card. I never would have thought about colouring with a brush and AIs. Surprised the gold embossed lines didn’t keep the colors contained, but I guess that's one of the cool differences between AI and watercolours. Amazing card! Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring work. xx

Susan said...

A huge congratulations on taking over my spot on CAS Mix Up's Design Team - you are going to be a fabulous addition to the team, and I'm looking forward to being inspired by you each month! You've started out splendidly with a wonderful card! I've never tried painting with alcohol inks but I definitely will now - I love the effect you achieved! And what a beautiful blend of colours. Also I really like the way you did the sentiment.

Marcia HIll said...

Congratulations Mac and what a stunner of a card you are starting out with...absolutely GORGEOUS!! Can't wait to try this technique out with the AL inks on acetate! Congrats again and lovely, lovely card!! :0)

aussie aNNie said...

Congrats on your new DT placement and what a real wow factor is this card, definitely class on paper.xx[aNNie' blog]
 ❤️

Ina Grehan said...

BIG Congratulations M on joining the Talented Team at CAS Mix Up. You will WOW! us all with your amazing talent even more now!!!!
And what a way to start with this stunningly beautiful card. CASimply so elegant and in such gorgeous bright colours behind the gold heat embossing. Love the white linen look cardstock too.

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card..you are such a fab addition to this talented team....
xx Karen

Izzy Scrap said...

Congratulations Mac on joining the team at CAS Mix up ! I'm so delighted and happy for you. Loll and Bonnie couldn't have choose better Designer for their Mix media challenge, you're so talented playing your magic with all the media ! And this gorgeous and bright flower is an example of it. So striking over this white panel ! Love it so much. I wish you a lot of pleasure and success in this new adventure ! xx

Viv said...

Such an amazing card here Mac and I adore the flowers and pretty colouring too, awesome! thanks for your lovely comments also ;) Viv xx

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! love the die frame, absolutely LOVE the vibrant and beautiful inks, a super effect with the gold embossing on the top of it. A Wonderful card Mac.

Congratulations on your DT post, they couldn't have anyone better to join them.
Faith
x

pam said...

Congratulations Mac! what a fabulous first project, those colours are gorgeous.
Pam x

Jo Manna said...

A warm CONGRATS, Mac. Your are a fabulous addition to the CAS Mix Up Challenges.
You've started with Spectacular Bang for your intro. Those colours are so vibrant and compliment the gold embossing perfectly. Thanks for the advice on colouring the backside. I've given this a try too, I thought I was the only one not getting it right, BRAVO for finding a very smart solution!!! Warm hugs xxx

Cathy said...

Congratulations on joining the team at CAS mixup Mac! Look forward to sseing more of your gorgeous craetions. Love these poppies, such striking freeflowing colours, Cathy x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Congrats!!! And I love your gorgeous card!

Greta said...

Congrats on joining the team, Mac! The alcohol inks are just gorgeous, as is your card!

Linby said...

Congrats on your DT post, so well deserved. I love this flower, such rich colours. I am playing with my alcohol inks a lot at the moment, had to laugh when I shared my new storage for them and a none crafting friend asked if they were drinks LOL!

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, Congrats on joining the CAS Mix up team. I am always in awe of your mixed media and your incredible eye for detail, I can't imagine anyone more suited for the position.
Your acetate card is stunning, the beautiful embossed gold edge and gorgeous mix of AI's.

Bonnie said...

Thank you for joining our team, Mac! And you started off with the most gorgeous piece! Love the flowers embossed with gold and especially the beautiful alcohol coloring! So inspiring!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on joining the Design Team at CAS Mix Up, Mac! This is simply a gorgeous card! Your painting with AI on acetate produced amazing results! I love that the card is CAS perfect with passionate colors! Looking forward to seeing many more of your wonderful creations! Hideko xx

Dortesjs said...

Congrats from me to ;O)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW!!! What a stunner Mac! Many many congratulations on your, greatly deserved, DT spot! No wonder they wanted you, you would be an asset to any team! Have a lovely Sunday my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Ros Crawford said...

I could not be happier for you and you my friend are the perfect choice without a doubt!! You card is stunning!! I adore the mix of colours and it so pretty! I hope you are keeping warm ... sending hugs

MaryH said...

The gold embossing really makes the deep rich red & gold alcohol colors look stunning. Great job on this technique. Also thanks for the tip on the sticky post...I edited to read, 'scroll down for new post' Hadn't thought about that. Congrats on being on the CAS Mixup team, the ladies made an excellent choice to add you! TFS & Hugs

Monika Reeck said...

your embossing in gold on that acetate really stunning
and the alcohol Ink really made it like the painting on the window
I love love your beautiful card
Stunning card miss lady
many thanks to joining us at ATSM this time
hugs
Monika

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This card is stunning Mac, it reminds me of a piece of jewellery. I’ve never used Alcohol inks myself but they look amazing and once again, the touch of gold adds elegance and gives your card the perfect finish x

Mia said...

Congratulations, Mac. You deserve it!
As for your card, it is absolutely adorable!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Congrats! You definitely belong to that team as your creation is so wonderfully CAS mixed media, personally not an easy thing to accomplish! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More and I look forward to seeing your beautiful cards again soon! Hugs, Gwendolyn

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card with a stunning flower,Mac.Congrats with your DT spot.

Gr,Sylvia x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That's a real stunner! Those luscious colors! I am swooning!

Skylark said...

Stunning card and congrats on joining the CAS Mix Up DT! Stef x

Zoe Sanderson said...

What a fantastic card. I love everything about it. Finding a cure for those dirty windows, my son is cleaning then for me :-)

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful!

Kara Lynne said...

Your alcohol inks make for such vibrant, gorgeous flowers! I love seeing alcohol inked backgrounds, but even more so when they take shape!

Anita in France said...

Many congratulations, again, Mac, on joining the CAS Mix Up team! What an awesome debut ... your AI bloom is spectacular ... simply stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

Heidi Stamps said...

Congrats on being on the design team. I am not surprised, your work is always stunning. And this is no different. I love the alcohol ink look. Thanks for the tip of not even trying the front! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Marina said...

Beautiful technique and I love those colours.

Patti said...

Mac this is nothing less than STUNNING!! I love the gold accent to highlight the dramatic red! Beautifully done! : )

Patti

Mrs A. said...

Congratulations and wow what a magnificent card you have produced. It looks like a glass stained window. Brilliant effect. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

I adore these poppies Mac, just so vibrant and pretty and like a stained glass window using the acetate and alcohol inks. I love that added gold on black sentiment too. Congratulations on joining the DT on the CAS Mix Up Challenge. x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Absolutely incredible Mac!! If this was a real stained glass window, I would sit in front of it all day long and just stare at the beauty. What an amazing effect you created! hugs :)

Chris Dring said...

Holy Wow! Your card is STUNNING!! And now you've made me want to go out and get some alcohol inks to try this with! LOL! Big congrats on your DT gig! It's obvious you were meant to be on this team!

cm said...

The depth, richness and variegated colours you've achieved on your poppies is breath-taken-away gorgeous! A marvelous debut for your new role, one that suits you perfectly! Congratulations and yes, in case I wasn't clear, I LOVE your card!
Hugs~carol

Marianne said...

I never got around to congratulate you on your new GD post and your first contribution is so beautiful and bold. Using the alcohol ink on the back has another advantage: it won't be eating away at your heat embossed lines...
Too bad I did not manage to create a card in time for this month's challenge.