Tuesday, 1 January 2019

CAS Mix Up January Challenge

Here's to a Healthy and Crafty 2019 x
Thank you all so very much for your blog friendship
and your kind and encouraging comments.
I have appreciated every single one of them x


The CAS Mix Up Challenge for January 2019 is Bokeh....
Hosted by the friendly, creative and lovely Nancy....
Our wonderful guest designer this month is the very talented Viv from Viv's Visuals...
If you've never tried this technique there are video links on the blog for inspiration.

Here is my card........

I have used the Bokeh Technique, Stenciling, Die Cutting and Stamping.
I used a couple of Lindy sprays by unscrewing the bottles 
and dipping a paint brush in and water coloured onto wet water colour card.
I used a circle stencil and sponged white pigment ink and varied the 'whiteness' 
to achieve the Bokeh effect.
The flowers have been die cut twice and I have used glass beads and PVA glue.
I finished off with stamping the sentiment in dark grey ink.
The beads are really pretty and add a delicate bit of bling.

There is a new CAS challenge starting on the 4th January by the wonderful Loll
so if you enjoy using stencils on your CAS cards why not pop in and take a look?
Loll and her amazing design team will have lots of inspiration for you .....
As I used Sponging I will be popping my card into the CAS Stencil challenge x

My blog friend and fellow Design Team Nancy will be leaving the CAS Mix Up Team,
after this month and popping over onto the new CAS Stencil Team.....
You'll be missed Nancy x

Thank you for stopping by and I am looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery.
Challenges I would love to enter......
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge with the twist of the texture
AAA Challenge is asking for three of something and keeping it CAS
My three is the die cut flowers
Thrilled to have been chosen as a Winner.....Thank you very much





60 comments:

pam said...

Fantastic card design Mac, love the layout and lovely colours.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Hugs Pam x

Mia said...

GORGEOUS card, Mac. I love your design.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friend.

BożenA said...

Hello Mac, a happy New Year for you and your family. Let the New Year bring you prosperity and health. Thank you for your amazing projects, it's a great pleasure to watch your cards. This card is just as beautiful as your other cards. I love the bokeh effect, it looks like a thick layer of snow. Great creation, Mac.
Hugs,
BożenA

Loll said...

AMAZNG design Mac! LOVE the soft colours of your background with those delicate white circles. The flowers are so pretty with the glass beads. And I love how you've shaped the sentiment to follow the curve of the stem. An overall STUNNING design, my friend. xx

Christine Alexander said...

Wow those colours are so beautiful Mac, Great idea to use the Lindy's with a paint brush and create the watercolour background.
I'm looking forward to seeing your creativity in 2019 :)

nancy littrell said...

I Love the softness of your Bokeh background, Mac. Your die cut flowers and mixed media products on the petals looks so beautiful with the bokeh background. I love how you curved the sentiment. Your card would be a lovely thinking of you card for a friend. Thank you for your kind words too, dear friend. But you know I am not going far and will still be a part of our CASettes Family:-) Love and hugs, Nancy

*Vicki* said...

What a very soft and pretty card Mac!! I love your bokeh background and the flowers with the beads look so incredible and elegant!! Love how the sentiment shapes with them!! Always love to see your makes for inspiration! Best wishes to you for a happy and healthy New Year in 2019!! HUGS

aussie aNNie said...

Happy New Year Mac and a delightful Bokeh Technique and card to start the year off..xx

Lindsey said...

Such a gorgeous card! A perfect bokeh background, and the floral spray is stunning. Thanks for joining us for the Happy Little Stampers watercolour challenge!

Aileen said...

Ohhh Mac this is so very soft and beautiful ,love it.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous soft background Mac, and those flowers have so much texture with the glass beads, this card feels ethereal! Happy New Year, Cathy x

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a beautiful, wintry and yet warm, Bokeh card, Mac! I love the subtle Lindy colors in the background! I can see the very soft, different colors. And using glass beads for the flowers is a fantastic idea to add a little bling. They must be more beautiful in real life. The sentiment is perfectly aligned to the stem and the design is wonderful, creating the beautiful white open space.
Happy New Year, my friend! :-)
Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors you used on your Bokeh Mac - and the way it fades out at the bottom - wonderful curving of your sentiment to follow the bend of the stems! Miss you all at MIX! Hopefully you'll check out the Stencil challenge on the 4th! Julia xx

Greta said...

What a beautiful card & perfect bokeh, Mac! Love how you did the sentiment! Wishing you a great 2019!

TK said...

Stunning! I am loving that bokeh technique and your results are simply perfection! Wish I could see the shine of the glass beads IRL - I'm sure they're equally stunning!

Susan said...

Such wonderful soft colours! The flowers are stunning with the glass bead gel, and I love the way the sentiment curves around them! A beautiful card!

Anita in France said...

Soft, delicate and so beautiful, Mac ... those beaded blooms are positively touchable ... and are wonderfully subtle against the dreamy bokeh background! Wishing you Bonne Année, Bonne Santé for 2019! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

Happy New Year!!! I love your card, the way that the bokeh fades away and those flowers look terrific!!

Karen D. said...

so elegant, gorgeous with such a dreamy look...love it!!!
Happy New Year mf.
xx Karen

Marina said...

This looks so magical.

Viv's Visuals said...

Glass beads are an inspired choice Mac - they look amazing! Another beautiful card. x
(Thanks for having me this month. x)

Jo Manna said...

Another magnificent beauty dear MAC. Love the delicacy of this special card. Definitely a design from the heart. Glass beads are definitely magical. Happy New Year dear friend, looking forward to another year of your creations xx

wannabcre8tive said...

What a beautiful card! I just love the pretty colors and the bokeh technique.

Daffodil Cards said...

Happy New Year my dear friend, I hope 2019 brings you everything you need.

Your card is breathtakingly beautiful, your techniques are just amazing and as far as I am concerned, original. I LOVE the colours in your bokeh, love the beads in your flower die and how you have placed your sentiment, just ALL so Beautiful.
Faith
x

Brenda said...

Wow Mac, this is a stunning card! I love how you got your background looking like that. I've never done this technique before, but I want to give it a try. Don't think I will get anything that looks like this though! lol Hugs, Brenda

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Happy New Year.. This technique always amazes me as it gives such a tender effect, most enchanting. A delicate and beautiful creation with those added little extras. A fabulous way to start the new year.
Wishing you all the best for a creative 2019 Hugs Tracey xx

Trina P. said...

I am swooning over this elegant masterpiece, Mac! You achieved such a soft dreamy Bokeh background. It highlights those gorgeous beaded flower diecuts so beautifully!
Happy new year! xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great card. I really like the colors! Happy 2019, wishing you a year filled with love and laughter!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Mac, this is so soft and lovely. A beautiful card with a bit of shine in the flowers and a sentiment that tugs at your heart.

Dortesjs said...

stunning beautiful card. and thanks to you to for comments in 2018.
Iam looking forward to seeing more of your creativity in new year

Jane said...

Oh swoon! Love the image, the colours, the layout....just spectacular! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful background, Mac! I see several ethereal colors in that background and the flowers are amazing! The glass beads make this even more special! The curved sentiment perfectly follows the stem. I love that!

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous card Mac, love the soft colours and your textured flowers are wonderful

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Mac - your choice of colours in the background, and then the white stencilled over it looks like a foggy morning. the flower die cut is an exquisite focal point to this fabulous card
Blessings
Maxine

maria f. said...

What a lovely take on bokeh, Mac. Have a wonderful 2019!

Patti said...

I just love Bokeh!! Your card has such a soft and dreamy look! Is this a typical scene from your craft window? Are your temperatures cold and snowy?? We had some snow and it was beautiful!! the best part is that is is GONE now giggles.

Happy New Year my friend!!

Michelle W said...

Stunning card! I love the softness.

Lucy E. said...

Your bokeh background is
so soft and wintry. What a
lovely card!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous Bokeh background, Mac! I love your color palette and how you created a 'dreamy effect' for those lovely blooms! So happy you played along with us at CAS Stencil!

HilaryJane said...

This card is just stunning, so clever and subtle, I love it xx

ÅsaJ said...

Such a beautiful and soft card! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

butterfly said...

Beautiful bubbles of light in the background, and the beaded petals of the flowers look amazing. Such a lovely card.
Alison x

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome card Mac I love the colours and your beautiful beaded flowers. Happy New Year!

Izzy Scrap said...

First of all I wish you a very happy new year! And you start 2019 with such a beautiful card. So delicate with this gorgeous soft bokeh background. I love how the flowers stand out on top of it, very subtle. Visiting your blog is always a delight! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring. xx

Darnell said...

This is sensational, Mac! I love the far-away dreamy effect you achieved and I love the foreground flower outline and sediment with it!! Hugs, Darnell

Diane said...

Wonderful background and what a lovely design.

Hugs Diane

Mrs A. said...

Stunning and beautiful. The colour is so delicate and dreamy. You have captured the Bokeh effect. Hugs Mrs A.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love this new card of yours, such pretty colors and details!
Hope it is not too late to wish you a happy 2019!!!! May the new year bring you lots of joy and laughter!

Viv said...

Sorry for the late visit! such a soft and dreamy card here Mac, I just love it ;) Viv xx

Cara said...

Wow, this is just stunning! I love it. Cara x

Greta said...

Congrats on the win at AAA--so well deserved!

Nancy R. said...

Beautiful card! Congratulations on your AAA win.

Jane said...

Congratulations on your win at AAA Cards. Please contact me to claim your prize and arrange a Guest Design spot - aaacardchallenge@gmail.com

My Paper Epiphany said...

Perfect bokeh and the flower looks so pretty:)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Just saw this beauty won at AAA Cards - congrats! Well deserved.

Ina G said...

Beautiful soft bokeh background here M. Love the result you got with the glass beads in your flowers. Nice touch with the curved sentiment. Another stunning creation.

Linda said...

This is beautiful .... I love the soft shades of colour and the bokeh effect xx

Linby said...

oh such soft and ethereal work - love it.

BożenA said...

I jump in again to thank you for joining our challenge. This is an amazing card in our gallery HLS
BozenA DT HLS

Helen said...

A really stunning card, Mac! I love the gorgeous subtle background and the way it fits with the stems and the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at HLS Watercolour this month!