Tuesday, 1 May 2018

CAS Mix Up May Challenge

The CAS Mix Up Challenge for May is 

Using Gelato's or Crayons

Hosted by Bonnie

More information and video links can be found on The CAS Mix Up Challenge blog.....
You will also be treated to wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team 
and Jenny from  My Paper Epiphany, who is our amazing guest this month.
You will be in for a real treat when you pop into her blog.....

This is my card.....

I used Distress Crayons to colour embossing paste, Die Cutting, Stencilling and Stamping
I had never used Gelato's or Crayons before so I found the video links 
on the CAS Mix UP Challenge Blog really useful.

The die cut bird has been stamped with text and then inlaid back into the black card stock.
I used a stencil with clear embossing paste 
and also embossing paste coloured with  vibrant pink distress crayons.
I finished off with the die cut 'You' sentiment and branch 
and stamping the rest of the sentiment and heat embossing in white.

I hope you will join us for this fun challenge....
Thank you Bonnie for this new to me medium, which I have had fun with.

Crafty Hugs
xx

Challenges I would like to enter......



42 comments:

BożenA said...

OMG! Mac, this card is phenomenal !! Both the combination of colors and the way of using stencil. Separating the pattern from stencil to two-colored areas is amazing! WOW! An amazing and so innovative solution.
Hugs,
BożenA

Julia Aston said...

What a cool effect with the black and pink swirls! Great design with your CAS open space being black - and the gold branch and word - a wonderful card for the challenge Mac! Julia xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

I simply love what you have done here such a neat idea striking in it's apparent simplicity. Will have to try to join in this month. xx

Patti said...

WOW!! You never cease to amaze me Mac!! this masterpiece should be in a gallery! no fooling!...bowing!! : )

Bonnie said...

Wow, Mac! Your bird is gorgeous with the stamping and colored embossing! Love how the stenciling continues onto the black frame! Awesome!

MaryH said...

Amazing look, and it certainly looks like you've been using gelatos for a long time. Love the embossing on this black background, which really shows off your beautifully done bird. Until I read the post, thought you'd used a book page! This is stunning! TFS & Hugs

Marina said...

oooh I like how you've done this bird. I thought it was cut from book paper, the stamping looks so neat. I love how you've combined these techniques so subtly.

aussie aNNie said...

WOW I just love this, the striking colours and fabulous design. Great with the stamping on the bird, I guess one could also die cut it on printed script paper as well...lovely.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

Ina G said...

No matter what you ALWAYS impress M. Love the simple background and how you have highlighted your bird. Love the gold branch and sentiment. Very clever! Got my gelatos out of moth balls to play.

Maxine D said...

Picking my jaw up from my computer keyboard - this is stunning Mac. So dramatic and eye catching
Blessings
Maxine

Jo Manna said...

This is WOW and WILD. Your approach is truly unique and I'm loving the outcome of this beauty, such an attention to detail.
The whole design is amazing Mac, so are you xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Am gobsmacked Mac! Just love everything about this card!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome card Mac love your totally modern design!

Daffodil Cards said...

You are truly amazing, this card is awesome in it's design and techniques, truly wonderful Mac, you are so VERY VERY clever in thinking of new ways to stamp and use different ways of creating. OUTSTANDING.
Faith
x

Leslie Miller said...

You are always so full of clever ideas! Love how you did this, carrying the embossing over to the bird, but adding the color. So beautiful! Striking against the black.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow these are lovely colors! Love your beautiful work!

cuilliesocks said...

OMG Mac, what a fabulous design, Love the print behind the bird and the dash of colour on the embossed black card, love it, Kate x

Loll said...

Very cool design Mac!! Love how you've carried the embossed rings onto your stamped bird. The pink really pops against the black background ... very dramatic and beautiful! I didn't know distress crayons could be used to colour embossing paste. Another new thing for me to try!! Thanks for the inspiration, sweet friend! xx

Susan said...

Love the way you coloured the embossing paste with the vibrant pink crayon! It makes for a fabulous contrast with the black card base! Such an eye-catching card!

nancy littrell said...

I would LOVE to be able to Touch your gorgeous design, Mac. All your textures, black open space and bright pink modeling paste are so artsy, my friend. TFS Hugs.

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Mac, what an effect. You had my head in a spin with this one. Love your stencil and that black background makes the card even more amazing.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oooh what a fabulous card, I love that you have used black card, it really makes the bird pop. Clever way to colour the paste too! Genius.
Creative wishes Tracey x

Greta said...

So creative--really cool design!

Ros Crawford said...

You rocked it again Mac with the colours and the textures... Amazing design too! I haven't touched my gelatos for years... Maybe I'll have to get them out again!

Pat said...

What a gorgeous card Mac and adore the contrast of the black background with the pink texture paste and the white background to the bird with the added script. I love the transparent paste on the black and the way you have continued the pattern in pink over the bird, such a clever design idea, and the gold die cut branch and sentiment go beautifully. x

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card,Mac.Love the beautiful bird and the layout.Great design.

Gr,Sylvia.

Trina P. said...

Wow, Mac! Striking card! There is so much details to look at and to love. And yet you still kept it beautifully CAS! Love the clear embossing paste (another item to add to my growing list 🤪) and super cool how the stencil pattern carried over to your bird but in PINK! Love it! xx

Mia said...

Wow, Mac! Your card is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Wow, admire your technique!
Every detail so perfectly matched!
Thanks a lot for your sweet comments on my blog.
Lots of hugs- Lula

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is just beautiful. I love your colorful bird and it really pops on the black card stock.

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this is absolutely STUNNING Mac!! I love the black and pink together and the way you used the stencil with both colors is just amazing! This is such a cool, cool card...absolutely LOVE it!! :0)

Viv said...

Such a great card here Mac!I love the texture and the design and that pretty bird too of course, well done again ;) Viv xx

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac, this is mesmerising ... love the way the embossing changes colour to that vibrant pink on the text bird ... it's luscious with the black! What a striking beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

Mrs A. said...

Wow. Looks really stunning with the vibrant pink against the black. I forgot have a pack of four Gelato to try out and that is excactly as far as
I have gotten with them.! The garden is beckoning at the moment. . Hugs Mrs A.

Suchi said...

Hey Mac, thanks for stopping by my blog! Your card is so innovative and interesting! Definitely trying this someday! Hope you r doing well?
Hugs
Suchi

Karen D. said...

this looks amazing...lovely card mf.
xx Karen

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a dramatic and beautiful CAS card, Mac! Your inlaid and text stamped bird is amazing! I love how the stenciled embossing paste continues onto the black card base. Love the CAS design and striking color combo too. Hideko xx

Dortesjs said...

Whooo what a cool effect ;O)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is stunning - love how the pattern continues on the bird - such a classy card!

Marianne said...

Such a cool design, Mac! Love how the embossed rings of the stencil are continuing over the black background and the vibrant bird. Hoping to have a play with my gelatos today...
Marianne x

Heather said...

Very cool, the swirl in black then violet is a fantastic feature.

Cathy said...

Amazing card Mac! Love how you've continued the circular pattern on the bird and the pink pops beautifully against the black. Such a brilliant design, Cathy x