Tuesday, 15 May 2018

CAS Mix Up May Reminder Post

Time for the reminder post at The CAS Mix Up May Challenge,
which is using Gelato's or Crayons

This is my card......

I have used Distress Crayons, Stamping and my choice is Stencilling, embossing paste 
and Die Cutting...
I started with using a thin layer of white gesso through the stencil.
This produced a slight resist...
After taking the stencil off I went over the whole card with several shades of Distress Crayons
and using a damp wipe to blend. 
I wiped off any residue colour off the gesso with a damp wipe.
This is how I coloured in my background.
I popped the stencil back on, mixed a few colours of the Distress Crayons
and embossing embossing paste together and used this through the stencil.

The sentiment has been stamped and I have used Lindy embossing powder, 
which looks all shiny  and changes colour in different angles.
The die cut circle has been raised up on foam for a little dimension.

There are video links on the CAS Mix UP Challenge blog 
on different ways to use the Crayons or Gelato's.
Jenny from My Paper Epiphany is our wonderful guest designer this month,
pop across and be inspired by Jenny and the talented Design Team.

Thank You Bonnie for this fun challenge. 
I have loved learning different ways to use this new to me medium x

Crafty Hugs x

Challenges I would love to enter.....
Just Us Girls - Trend Week is Stencils




36 comments:

Marianne said...

I love the look of black combined with bright pastels, and your card is no exception. Also love the addition of the black circle frame.
Marianne x

Loll said...

LOVE the colours and how they blend together on your gorgeous main panel, Mac. Such a beautiful stencil design. Love the bright green and turquoise against the black framing and card base. I have not tried Lindy's embossing powders yet, but now have something new to add to my wish list ... you are enabling me again, sweet friend! xx

nancy littrell said...

You achieved such a dynamic effect with your black CS background and very creative textured stenciled Distress Crayons and EB pastes. Your pastel colors with black background are so Stunning. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Bonnie said...

This has been a fun challenge and you have certainly embraced it, Mac! Love the resist and the beautiful colors on your medallion! The black framing really shows the colors beautifully! A super classy card, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, the black makes such a statement and the texture a of the embossing paste with the colour is OMG beautiful :)

Ina G said...

Gorgeous colour choice here M. Amazing stenciling and looks awesome against the black background.

Patti said...

Oh Mac! you've left me speechless!! (my husband is so happy giggles) This is just stunning!! and I'm pleased as punch that you entered it in the JUGS challenge too!!

Marina said...

I just want to run my finger over the front of that card , it looks so beautifully textures. The colours are gorgeous too.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I am in love with this design.. So striking in every way from the colours used to the stencil, it looks so dramatic against the black background. A master creation.
Creative wishes for the week ahead Tracey xx

cuilliesocks said...

What fabulous colours Mac, and a wonderful mandala design, brilliant card, Kate x

Julia Aston said...

Wow Mac! Your beautiful Distress Crayons colored stencil really pops off that black framing - what a beautiful stencil and I love the colors you used with the embossing paste and your rubbing. It's like a beautiful stained glass window in a cathedral! Julia xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Mac! So striking with the black! Love the colours and such fabulous texture. xx

Daffodil Cards said...

AWESOME effects in the colours and the texture, the black framing is perfect, LOVE the card Mac, it has great impact.
Faith
x

Susan said...

What wonderful contrast between the black and the colours of your circle! Thanks for explaining the technique - I love the richness all the layers give to the background piece.

Greta said...

Wow--so striking & beautiful, Mac! Didn't know Gesso would act as a resist--love it!

Macimbalo said...

Great use of stencil! Love the dimension and texture! Thanks so much for linking up this week at JUGS!

Darnell said...

Another utterly stunning work of art from you, Mac!! Thank you for sharing your amazing process! Hugs, Darnell

Liz said...

What a striking design, Mac, just beautiful! xx

Heidi Stamps said...

Your stenciled piece is so beautiful! The gesso looks like the perfect medium to put your distress crayon over. I would have had a hard time cutting that piece up, but you finished it perfectly with the black.

Sylvia said...

Stunning card,Mac.Such a great effect with the 2 colours.

Gr,Sylvia x

pam said...

Fantastic work Mac, love the beautiful colours.
Pam x

Jo Manna said...

You are incredible. You come up with the most impressive cards the truly pack a punch, Mac.
The vibrancy of this piece is exceptional and framing it in black just makes it special. Loving all the nuances in this piece. STUNNING, warm hugs xx

Mrs A. said...

These colours together are a delicious blend of citrus delight to feast ones eyes on. Just beautiful. Hugs Mrs A.

Anita in France said...

Mesmerising, Mac ... luscious colours that glow so beautifully, especially with the black framing ... stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

Wow Mac what fabulous colours, so bright and pretty against the black background, and love the stencil you have used with the distress crayons and dimensional paste. A gorgeous card! x

Mia said...

This is a stunning card, Mac. Amazing background in a gorgeous contrast with the black front. Kisses, my friend.

akmoose said...

Super pretty, I found the crayons a bit of a challenge. I liked your use of gesso at first and then embossing paste second.

MaryH said...

This is just awesome. You got such great results using the gesso through the stencil, acting as a lovely resist. This is a really pretty stencil pattern too, and I really liked your idea to replace the stencil & added the colored paste. This really glows with such beautiful color & design. Super use of the crayons for this challenge. TFS & Hugs

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors and the black frame really make them pop.

Ros Crawford said...

Yikes this is incredible!! love the result of your crayons and guesso and love the vibrant colours!

aussie aNNie said...

Back from vacation and catching up...LOVE this awesome creation.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

Zoe Sanderson said...

I love how this pops out from the black card you used and all those lush greens make this a very special card. XX

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is simply stunning, Mac! I LOVE it! The bright green (looks like neon lime) is so eye-catching with the delicate stencil design, contrasted with the black frame card base. Hideko xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Brilliant card Mac, such gorgeous colours and the embossed stencilling looks amazing, love it

Kirsty Vittetoe said...


Great colors and great design!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

You really come up with the coolest stuff! Yet another thing to put on my list of techniques to try........this is one pretty card!