Tuesday, 24 October 2017

CAS Mix Up .....

Happy Tuesday afternoon .....

I hope your week's off to a good start.  I seem to be having one of those days today .... busy, but not really getting anywhere. The rubbish bin is getting full though (sigh!) Nothing seems to be going to plan.  Oh well .... there's always tomorrow!!

I am playing along with the CAS Mix Up Challenge again this month though ...... I'm a little on the last minute I know.

As you can see this month's projects need to include .....
Stamping  ...... check!
Layering Stencils .... check!
And my choice is ......... Texture Paste (or it could be heat embossing .....or glitter ...... or sequins) anyway ..... check!

The stenciled background is from my stash of leftovers ..... coloured using the technique of applying ink onto the stencil, instead of through it ....... then spritzing with water before turning the stencil over and laying it onto a piece of cardstock to transfer the design.

The colours I used look like Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio and possibly a touch of Picked Raspberry Distress Inks but I wouldn't swear to that .... it's been a while!  The stencil I do know is  the Flourish from Tim Holtz.

I took another TH stencil (Roses), and used black texture paste through this, over the top. 

I also sprinkled the paste with fine glitter whilst it was still wet.  Nothing too sparkly, I was just looking to add a little more texture

I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment .....

And finished off with a few sequins and some Nuvo Jewel Drops

Not quite as CAS as usual but I think there's still enough white space for it to qualify ..... I do hope so.
Better link it up now ........ the deadline is today!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.
I'm hoping to be back later to share the weekend's workshop with you, but, to make up for not cooking a Sunday roast we're having it tonight instead ......  so blogging may have to wait! It's my favourite roast chicken (with lemon and chilli) with all the trimmings .... yum!!

Cheerio until next time


  1. So pretty Linda! Love the softness of the stenciled background and that hit of dark with the embossing paste. Beautiful design. The double framing is just perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  2. Definitely busy here but not getting anywhere here too, so I can sympathise! Your card is beautiful, the boldness of the black is so striking! Anne xx

  3. Stunning card Linda, love the delicate background with the dramatic black
    Hugs Kaz xx

  4. I love the contrast of the black roses with the soft pink! So classy! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Ooohhh! I love the background and the flowers being stamped in black!

  6. Beautiful technique on your background stenciling and lovely colors - your black blooms really pop off the soft background! thank you for joining in my CAS Mix Up Challenge this month Linda! Julia xx

  7. Enjoy that chicken...sounds yummy x Amazing card Linda, love the colours and the techniques. CAS and mixed media is an art in itself and I always love your inspiration....Thank you x

  8. Stunning card Linda, the black stencilling looks fabulous against the pastel background.
    Avril xx


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