Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Guest Designer For CAS Mix Up

What a thrill it was to win the CAS Mix Up Challenge with this card....
I am equally thrilled to be the guest designer this month
and the challenge this month is Bleaching.........

This is my card.....

I have stamped and used bleaching and my choice is stencilling and splats.
After blending a few Distress Inks I stamped the image 
and then used bleach to take off the colour.
This then gives you a blank canvas to leave it as it is or colour it in with your chosen media.
I used watercolours to colour the flowers and leaving the numbers bleached out.
Finishing off with some stencilling and splats.
You will find fabulous inspiration over on the CAS Mix Up blog
from the amazing and very creative design team.......
Thank you so much for asking me to guest with you this month x.

Stay safe and well.
Challenges I would love to enter.....



42 comments:

*Vicki* said...

This is absolutely stunning Mac! I love the blend of your colors in the background and your bleaching technique is done brilliantly here! Beautiful take on the challenge and congrats on your well deserved guest spot! Hope you stay well and happy my friend! HUGS

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous background color and design.

Hugs Diane

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations, Mac, on your GDT gig! I follow the CAS Mix Up via email. As soon as I saw the card, I knew it was yours without seeing any name! Beautifully done, Mac! When you stamped your pretty flowers, did you heat emboss? I only wondered because the image looks a little shiny, and I use embossing powder when bleaching images. The background technique is AMAZING! truly! The white numbers are especially pretty in contrast to the background colors. LOVE IT! hugs, de

Viv said...

Beautiful Mac! Like it equally without the colour - it's a fab stamp!

HilaryJane said...

Love this Mac, those colours are fantastic. I really like the look of the finished card. Thanks for the inspiration xx

Brenda in IN said...

The color blending is beautiful and the colors are gorgeous. The bleaching left just that soft color and it is lovely. I have a bit of a lung issue and can't breathe in the bleach fumes, so I will be watching all the great cards made from afar.

cuilliesocks said...

Congratulations on both your win and being invited to be a GDT, well deserved.
This is a beautiful card, love the blue poppy and the background is so interesting to look at, love it all, Kate x

I Card Everyone said...

Congratulations, my friend, on your wonderful win, and GD post. Your use of bleach on your blooms is quite wonderful!
I'm intrigued by this magical technique, Mac! But must admit it's all a mystery to me - I'll be watching the videos, for sure! xx
=]

Susan said...

Mac, this is gorgeous! Love the rich blue with the bright green. Great use of the bleaching technique!

Marcia Hill said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Mac! Your blues and greens are so pretty together and I just love the stamp image you used! Lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. :0)

Trina P. said...

Beautiful. Fabulous bleaching and watercolouring... so cool leaving the numbers uncoloured.
Congratulations on GD!

Linda said...

This looks gorgeous, even without the added colour to those flowers.
It's an absolute pleasure to have you as our Guest Designer this month xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations! Your work is amazing and that is such a gorgeous card design. I love to do bleach now and then too on my cards.

Bonnie said...

It's wonderful to see you in the CAS line up again, Mac! As always you've created an amazing card! Love the color contrast with the background and painted flowers! What a wonderful stamp too! Thanks so much for joining our team this month!

Maria said...

Oh, so pretty!! Gorgeous color!! Beautiful flowers and great technique!! Congrats on your GD spot!!

Mia said...

Congratulations for your win and your GDT, Mac. You deserve it, my friend, as your creations are always beautiful. This card is GORGEOUS! I love the background and the popping numbers. I had not thought that I could use bleach to take off the colour of an image. I use bleach only for splashes. Thank you for the inspiration, my dear friend. Kisses!!! And please stay safe.

Heather said...

What a cool technique. I love the finished card and the colours you chose.

aussie aNNie said...

wow Mac, what can I say but wow....love the colours, technique and gorgeous result...you are such an inspiration in all ways...hugs.xx

TK said...

Stunning! Love the colors and your card is just pretty

Ina G said...

Another beautiful ca simply stunning card M. Love the subtle background and your colour choices. That floral stamps just pops and what a highlight in the blue tones. Love the bleaching touches. Have an old bottle of bleach in the laundry cupboard from onks ago. Hope it is fresh enough to play with this month.

nancy littrell said...

Love how you bleached the color off your flowers and numbers and then watercolored the flowers and left the numbers white. Adding stenciling to the blended background adds so much depth and interest too. TFS your beauty and Congratulations on being chosen this months Guest Designer. Hugs and stay safe, my friend.

Loll said...

Amaizng card Mac!! LOVE the colours you've used, so vibrant! Beautiful stamped image and wonderfully watercoloured after bleaching. I love both looks with leaving the bleached image plain, and with colouring. But my favourite is definitely your finished card with the saturated deep blue flowers. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month! xx

Dortesjs said...

totally in love, love the colours to. I dont know of bleach, when i make such a card i just stamp twice. do you know this way? bleach I must try some day. great work you did on this.

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow Mac, this is amazing - love that image, and you have show cased it so stunningly with these techniques.
Congratulations on your GDT spot too - well deserved, I say.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Skylark said...

Beautiful card Mac. Just love those colours together. Thanks for the inspiration! Stef x

papierelle said...

It looks wonderful. I worked with this technique years ago, should I do it again.

Ros Crawford said...

I'm so happy that you are guesting... Especially as this will be my last month here. Fantastic creation once again. The flower is magnificent!! And... You used my favourite colours!! Be safe my friend

My Paper Epiphany said...

Hi there Mac! So glad to have you back designing for this challenge! Your card is stunning and it was a great idea to leave the numbers bleached and then watercolour the flower. My fave colours:)

Anita in France said...

So gorgeous, Mac ... beautiful blending ... and the bleaching is so precise ... the recoloured blooms are just lovely! Congratulations on your well deserved GD spot! Stay safe ... hugs, Anita :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Congratulations on your win Mac, it was so good to see you were GDT. I LOVE your card, what a great technique. LOVE the colours, great stamps too.
Keep safe and well.
Faith x

Jo said...

Such a gracious GT, thank you ;)
Such a vibrante card filled of life and hope. Stay safe dear friend xx

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations on your DT spot, and what a fabulous card you've created. I love the fade and the bold bloom.

Mrs A. said...

Ooooooo this looks good. Love the colours. Congrats on your win with that gorgeous card. Keep safe and keep,on crafting. Hugs Mrs A.

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous card Mac, I love this bleaching technique and your stunning background. Congrats on being GD at CAS Mix up, well deserved :)

Greta said...

I haven't used bleach in a long time & I've never seen such a beautiful card with the technique!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous blue flowers, Mac! You cleanly bleached the flowers and colored them with the beautiful blue(s).
The stenciling and the splats add so much interest to the background. Edging with the bright green is a wonderful touch. I'm so happy to have you as our Guest Designer! Thank you for your inspiration!
Hideko xx

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome design Mac, love your colour combination. Wonderful to have you as our Guest Designer this month.

butterfly said...

Big congrats on your win and your guest designer gig. This card is another phenomenal piece of CAS genius. I've never tried bleaching my inks away, but it works so well with this lovely stamp. I really like the deep blue shading of the petals against the vivid greens, and then the ghostly white numbers. Lovely!
Alison x

Karen Dunbrook said...

love the look!! I need to remember the bleach.
xx Karen

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

You have been busy and what a great result, love it. Happy crafty week, Angela xxx

Pat said...

What glorious colours Mac, and the bleaching has worked beautifully, and I love the way you bleached the flowers but added the blue but kept the numbers white which makes them pop excellently. Congratulations on your GD spot this time. x

Bo┼╝enA said...

Another great project, Mac. I love colors, it belongs to my favorites. The whitening technique makes you wonder how long you have come to such results :-)
xoxo