Sunday, 1 July 2018

CAS Mix Up July Challenge

The CAS Mix Up Challenge for July is 

Colour Your Die Cuts.....

The design team and our fabulous guest designer Susan Joyce from Cat's Ink Corporated
have wonderful inspiration for you over on the blog.
There are video's links too, to inspire you further......

This is my card....

Colour your Die Cuts and keep your card CAS.
Include some stamping and your choice...My choice is ink blending and splats.

I die cut the flower out of watercolour card.
This gave me the shape and confidence to free hand draw my flower inside the die cut.

I coloured my flower with a light wash of grey watercolour, charcoal pencils 
and black Indian ink.
I die cut a further five flower shapes to add dimension.
The leaves have been stamped, colour washed and hi-lighted with a black pen.

The background has been masked and blended with distress inks.
I finished off with stamping the sentiment, silver foiling in the centre of the flower 
and white splats. 

So many techniques to use to colour in your dies.
By using the die cut as a template enabled me to try, 
for the first time drawing my own flower.
I am looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery.

Challenges I would love to enter......
Monochrome Magic - Fun challenge with or without the twist of purple...
I have just found this fun challenge and thought I would join in...
Thank you for the shout out.....Delighted x

44 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

WOW!! Mac this is absolutely gorgeous, I love the greyscale drawing, beautifully done, your whole design is beautiful, Kate x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely stunning Mac and it looks great in monochrome x

Julia Aston said...

Yikes Mac! what a great job of drawing on the die cut - with perfect balance of the petals - so different in the black/grays which actually shows all the detail more dramatically - what a lovely card! Julia xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

You always find a slightly different way to use the challenge techniques and your always fabulous work is distinctive and stands out from the crowd. This stunning card created with a range of different mediums is powerful. I love it. XOXO

Christina said...

I love the monochrome and the bit of shine at the center of the rose.

Liz said...

Oh WOW, Mac, this is stunning in grey, black and white. I can't believe that you drew the flower, it looks amazing. xx

BożenA said...

I love the monochrome of this card. This makes the card very elegant. Your rose is so beautiful, I love its extra dimensions. And I'm not sure if you narysowałaś the rose inside of the cut piece of paper? If so, then you are a genius artist. The masked panel is so beautiful with a delicate sponge and a great splashing.
Hugs,
BożenA

Loll said...

AMAZING! Love this monochromatic flower that you drew Mac! You are an artist!! The card is very creative and artsy and full of many wonderful techniques. Great work, my friend! xx

Bonnie said...

WOW! Mac you are amazing, my friend! Your flower is gorgeous and I can imagine actually drawing the flower inside the die cut! I'm going to have to try it though! The shades of gray have add much dimension! A super classy card, Mac!

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Mac, I am So Impressed with your drawing in all the details of your gorgeous die cut flower. Using only neutral colors on your entire design adds such a gorgeous, soft beauty to your finished card. Love your masked panel and splatters for your background and your stamped leaves too. A real masterpiece, my friend. TFS Hugs...

nancy littrell said...

OMG, Mac...I am so impressed with your gorgeous die cut flower and all the details you colored into your flower. Your neutral monochromatic colors add such a beautiful dimensional look to your finished card. Your masked and splattered panel and stamped leaves are beautiful too. TFS your CAS beauty, my friend. Hugs...

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a cool challenge idea! Fabulous card! That rose is stunning! I hope I will find some time to play along....

aussie aNNie said...

WOW Love the result. I was only watching on ytube yesterday on colouring die cuts with Jennifer McQuire, she has some great ideas...

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Absolutely STUNNING..!! This is such a classy high end CAS design and I adore it's monochromatic style. Thank you for sharing it's sheer beauty.
Hugs Tracey xx

Ina G said...

Once more you go beyond the basics with your creativity. There is ALWAYS something so very different with every card you make M. It's Monochromatic Magic here. Truly stunning and so beautiful.

Maxine D said...

What an amazing card Mac - your flower is stunning! and I love the way you have mounted it
Blessings
Maxine

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! You drew the inside? How fabulous!! Stunning in the muted greys Mac!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Mac, I can't believe you drew the centre free hand. this is absolutely incredible and the monochromatic colour scheme is stunning :)

Trina P. said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Mac! I thought it was a stamp... a really detailed stamp! You’re so talented! xx

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! What a stunning, stunning card! I'm in awe that you drew that flower once you cut the shape out. What talent you have Mac! That bloom is just stunning and I love how you shaded it. The masked, blended panel going down the card is equally as beautiful. I don't know what colors you used, but you have it down to perfection! You have certainly knocked with challenge out the park, hope to see some more of your beautiful drawings again. Hugs, Brenda

Daffodil Cards said...

You blow me away with your creativity, the flower is gorgeous and so is the card.
Faith
x

Brenda in IN said...

This is truly awesome. I love the soft look of charcoal and the dimension. Gorgeous touch of silver in the center. Such a beautiful card.

Anita in France said...

Wow! Mac, what wonderful artistry ... so beautifully detailed and executed ... a striking stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo Manna said...

Bravo! You've succeeded in impressing me again. This first at hand drawing is a brilliant success, Mac. I mean wow, you definitely have the artist touch. Love it xx

Karen D. said...

how gorgeous..love the monochromatic look...so well done mf.
xx Karen

Linby said...

wow amazing drawing skills and love the mono tone too.

Craftychris said...

Wow, so clever and so beautiful! Thank you for following me! I am following you too! xxx

Susan said...

I am so impressed - your freehand drawing inside the flower is amazing. I could never do that. Love the monochromatic colour scheme. A truly fabulous card.

*Vicki* said...

Hi Mac! Your card is absolutely gorgeous and so elegant looking! Love the monochrome look and you always have such unique and wonderful designs to come see on your blog! Thanks for sharing!

Marina said...

Very striking!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, you always amaze me, Mac! The monochromatic and delicate flower you drew is stunning! It looks like an etching print. The softly ink-distressed vertical border behind is a great contrast to the pencil and ink lines. Thanks for your inspiration! Hideko xx

Nancy said...

You have some talent Mac! I am shocked to read that this was not a stamp! So impressed with the entire card!! WOW!

Mia said...

Clever idea and perfectly drawing of the flower, Mac. Congratulations, my friend. Your card is absolutely fabulous. Kisses!!!

Greta said...

Wow--so artistic & beautiful, Mac!

Mrs A. said...

This is a masterpiece. Your hand drawn Rose is superb. Hugs Mrs A.

Dortesjs said...

waue love this black and white card

Patti said...

I feel like I always say the same things when I comment on your cards Mac but I can't help myself! WOW and jaw dropping continually come to mind as well as show stopper and STUNNING!! Give yourself a big hug from me will you!?!

Diane said...

Stunning inking and card design. Love all your techniques it really made a fun card.

Hugs Diane

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love ....LOVE this! Super creative idea!

MaryH said...

Stunning! Your free-hand drawing inside the rose shape is just awesome. Loved reading how you achieved this look, and who knew that a neutral gray could be so exquisite & elegant as you've done it here. This is just beautiful, Mac! Very artsy too. TFS

Lisa J said...

This is stunning. I am so glad you found my challenge blog. Thanks for playing along with me this month. Lisa Monochrome Magic

Susan Joyce said...

Mac your flower is awesome, you are so talented, can't believe you drew the flower on the die cuts using the mediums mentioned and that it is monochromatic to boot. Just stunning!

Linda said...

This is stunning ..... the monochrome look is so elegant xx

Pat said...

This is stunning Mac and the greyscale is so different but has worked beautifully with great shadows and highlights on the flower, and the splattered strip behind with the vertical sentiment complements it perfectly. x