CAS Mix up Challenge

CAS Mix up Heather Telford

There is a new challenge on the block and it is definitely worth a look. It has been dreamed up by the very talented, Bonnie Klass and Loll Thompson and it’s called the CAS Mix up Challenge.
In their words:

Is CAS your style??  Do you love the look of clean and simple designs with lots of open space??  And have you seen all those fabulous mixed media techniques and products popping up all over and want to give them a try??  Then this is the challenge for you!
There are three elements to each challenge and for this one I had to use
  1. stamping – no problem
  2. watercolour – absolutely
  3. my choice – a die cut

watercolour background & daisies Heather Telford

I splashed some water on my watercolour paper then added some Tangerine colourburst powder and some Copper liquid metal. I let the colour move and blend and tilted it to almost fill the paper then let it dry. I had to do a little fussy cutting to mask one daisy before I stamped the other but I seemed to have survived the ordeal. I used the notebook die from the ‘pocket full’ set to cut  the top of the panel then popped it up on the card base before adding a sentiment. I tried to do the artistic-messy-thread-stuck-behind-the-panel trick but did not succeed. Maybe it was just as well because the challenge specified three elements not four!

daisies detail Heather Telford

Pop over to the challenge and check out the entries; it is a feast of inspiration.

Stamps: Love Art,  Soar (PB)
Die: A Pocket full (PB)
Mediums:  Colorburst powders, Liquid Metal (Ken Oliver) Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Cold pressed Fabriano watercolour paper

11 Comments on “CAS Mix up Challenge”

  1. Pat says:

    What a wonderful bright orange background Heather and then those stamped sunflowers on top go perfectly. x

  2. lollthompson says:

    Hi Heather. Such beautiful watercolouring. Love the mix of the orange and copper — really gorgeous and perfect colours for your daisies. The notebook topper and tilted panel all add to the artsy look of this card. Just so you know, you are welcome to add as many elements as you want (not limited to three), just as long as the card remains CAS! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up.

  3. BożenA says:

    Heather, I have long admired your card and you are my unequaled example.

  4. Bonnie says:

    These colors are amazing, Heather, and so perfect for these sunny flowers! Your CAS layout is so perfect and I love that tipped design! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. memalagene says:

    OH this is Beautiful! I love these colors and I must get some of the liquid metals myself!

  6. Lindsey says:

    This sounds like a challenge for me as well! You used the three elements to make a pretty card. (I’m not a fan of the artsy thread look anyway, so I’m happy to see your card without it!)

  7. Ellie Knol says:

    It is so beautiful .. so sunny!

  8. djkardkreations says:

    As always, your card is beyond stunning, Heather, and how fun to see you playing in the new challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Clelie says:

    That is BEAUTIFUL!!! CAS is not as easy at it would seem and you “nailed” it! I am trying to learn the art of “white space”. 🙂 Love your design!

  10. CM Taylor says:

    Heather this is a wonderful splash of bright color for a dull and dreary day at my house. Thanks you for the sunshine in a card. Much appreciated.

  11. Ingrid says:

    Gorgeous card my friend! Congrats on your mention in the challenge – lovely as always! 🙂

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