Thursday, 15 August 2019

CAS Mix Up August reminder post

Time for the reminder post over At The CAS Mix Up Challenge 
with the fun Paper Towel Technique....
Betty from created by BJK is our talented guest designer 
and lots of inspiration from the team over on the blog.......
Paper Towel Transfer, Stamping, Die cutting, Heat embossing and Doodling
Sorry the card looks bendy in this photo ......
I used the mop up paper towels with lots of water, scrunched them up 
and thumped them down onto my card.
It took awhile to get the depth of colour but I loved the random effect.
I used a little water colour around the edges to enhance the shape.
I unscrewed a Lindy spray bottle and used the end of the spray tube to doodle a horizontal line.
There must have been a lot of mica in the bottom of the tube as the effect was really sparkly.
The die cut sentiment was coloured with the Lindy and a liquid chrome pen.
Finishing off with stamping and heat embossing a mixed media stamp in silver.

It's a great way to use up those mop up paper towels instead of just popping them in the bin.
Thank you for stopping by....

The gallery is looking so creative and fabulous.
I hope you find time to join in.....
Challenges I would love to enter....
Craft Stamper - Take It Make It Challenge - Anything goes so long as you include stamping
The mixed media stamp is by Stamplorations
Dawn's All about Occasions over at Watercooler Wednesday





44 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous card Mac, I love the design and colours especially the mica that shines through marvellously. Very creative, Kate x

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! This turned out so gorgeous Mac!!! LOVE the effect with the shimmery look you achieved with this technique! I've never heard of this before, but I'm thinking it looks like you've aced it here my friend! Love the multi-color over the sentiment too! So pretty!! TFS!

HilaryJane said...

Another brilliant card Mac. That sparkly blue line across the middle and the lovely fine die cut sentiment are great. The texture from the paper towel really adds depth and that silver stamping is a brilliant finishing touch. Your cards are always so impressive xx

Christine Alexander said...

I can just see you spritzing and thumping of your paper towel Mac :)
love the Lindy's accent through the centre and the heat embossed accents. Beautiful card :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Another STUNNING card Mac, LOVE the blue and silver, what an amazing result you achieved with your paper towels. Also Love how you have done the sentiment.
Faith x

Cathy said...

Wow! This is a stunner Mac, really gorgeous colours and mix of textures, Cathy x

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Mac! I just LOVE your colors and all the shimmer and shine...lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Bonnie said...

This is so artsy and beautiful, Mac! I love the blue paper towel transfer and how you've used watercolor around it! The silver embossing is such elegant contrast and I absolutely love the two tone die cut!

BożenA said...

Every technique you take brings such spectacular results, Mac. I love how the colors penetrated the towel and melted on the cardboard. The addition of Lindsey mica makes the card come alive. Beautiful sentiment, I love it is two-colored.
Hugs,
BożenA

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous mop up effect Mac, tried this the other day and it's amazing of the results....I over did mine and it turned out like mud...so guess where that went...love the simple embossing too.xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Love this. I love the line of sparkley stuff. That is neat that there was so much mica to spread in this manner. Very neat way to use the paper towel thanks for the inspiration1

MiamiKel said...

Stunning card, Mac! I love the look of the paper towel on a card - so ethereal! Beautifully done!

Ina G said...

Don't you just love the shimmer you get from those Lindy's and what an amazing result you got here. Such a beautiful simple stunning layout M. Another over to top gorgeous piece.

Trina P. said...

I’m having trouble with the PT transfer technique, so I know that pouncing was quite the feat... wonderful job. Lovely card... love the shimmer and the silver. x

Susan said...

Mac, this is fabulous! Love the way you did the paper towel, and love the bit of silver mixed media stamping. Beautiful colours!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome abstract and artsy card Mac, I love the Mica and bling you added to your design.

butterfly said...

Ooh, gorgeous! Like a sparkly seascape looking towards the far coast of mountains on the horizon - this is amazing. I love when abstract inkiness starts to tell the imagination stories!
Alison x

Brenda in IN said...

Your "thumping" came out gorgeous. The color is intense and the design is so pretty and the added sparkle is elegant.

Cat Craig said...

Mac, what a STUNNING card. I love the texture you got with your paper towel and the colors. The halftoned sentiment die is amazing...altogether a definite WOW piece.

Mrs A. said...

Another beauty. Keep them coming. Hugs Mrs A.

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... this is STUNNING, Mac!! LOVE your design and the different products you've used to create it! Gorgeous colours, shimmer ... so artsy and wonderful. I wish I could spend some one-on-one time learning from you, my friend! xx

TK said...

Beautiful, artsy, and very intriguing technique!

Ros Crawford said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it! Love that sentiment too and as always a wonderful design!

Jo said...

You made me laugh, I could just imagine you pouncing away with determination. This card is truly splendid. The intensity of the different shades of blue are amazing. Love the horizontal dimension to this special card. Such a unique design, good job!xxx

Brenda in IN said...

Your "thumping" added great color and texture to this and the sparkle is so pretty. A wonderful, cheerful thank you card.

Viv said...

I love this idea for a card too Mac, another thing to try...if I remember that is lol ;) hugs Viv xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

This is so beautiful. I love this type of technique where you get to use up something that would otherwise end up in the bin the only problem is I can't throw anything away Lol! but sure I'll get round to using it some how......maybe! Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx

Diane said...

The design and colors are just stunning.

Hugs diane

Michelle W said...

WOW Stunning card Mac!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Another fabulous CAS mixed media card, Mac! The paper towel transfer effect is gorgeous! I love the depth of blue/purple and the artsy shape.
The Lindy spray horizontal line is so sparkly and pretty, and the two-tone die-cut sentiment is awesome!
Hideko xx

Marina said...

I love the shape of this - fantastic creation.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous and creative as always:)

Maria said...

Sounds like an interesting technique! Love your gorgeous creative card! Lovely color and love all the shine!

Anita in France said...

Your cards never fail to draw me in, Mac ... to spend time trying to figure out how you create such stunning effects (before I read on that is!). This is beauty ... organic and elegant ... and positively frame-worthy! Hugs, Anita :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh my goodness Mac, what an amazing result! Loving the glittery line through the centre of your background
Blessings
Maxine

Created by Kath said...

I would have never thought to use the paper towels that way but it turned out so pretty. I bet it is stunning in real life. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Donna Ellis said...

oh my, Mac! You have done it again! the bi-colored embossed sentiment is GORGEOUS, AND THE SILVED TEXTURE from the paper towel is just amazing. it reminds me of a city's skyline at night, with the harbor reflecting lights, and the skyline seen through the sparkling lights. This is just glorious! Everything you make speaks to my soul. Thank you! hugs, de

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

... and I nearly missed this! Oh my how awesome. I love it's simplicity and those colours so rich. Like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that extra mica line really drew my eye. Amazing...
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Darnell said...

Completely breathtaking design, Mac! I can't stop staring at it and studying every little smidge and angle! It must be schparkly as all get out in person! You are awe-inspiring!! Hugs, Darnell

wannabcre8tive said...

A stunning creation. I am loving the blue with the beautiful silver accents.

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...love, love it mf....looks amazing and so artsy!
xx Karen

I Card Everyone said...

I don't know how you've managed to top your first card for this challenge, but you've done it, Beverley!! OH MY GOSH... just fabulous! I have the perfect fix for that bend-y-ness... frame it!!
=]

Greta said...

Another stunner, Mac! Love the paper towel effect you got, the sentiment treatment & the silver embossing--so artistic & gorgeous!

Linda said...

WOW!! This is STUNNING! I love everything about it. The colours look amazing. The shape is just perfect, looks really arty to me. The touch of shimmer across the centre and the silver highlights bring the whole thing to life. I think this would make a fabulous canvas .... love it!!
Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx