Saturday, October 15, 2016

CAS Mix Up October Reminder Card


More CAS Mix Up Ghosting Reminder Cards by the talented Design Team and Guest to Inspire you!

I used Stamping + Stencil Ghosting + my choice..sponging, stencil tracing and monoprint stenciling


I had fun using 3 ARTplorations Stencils: Retro Circles, Bubbles and Christmas Trees.  I sponged the Retro Circles onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper using SU Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim then flipped the stencil over onto Mixed Media paper, covered with paper towel and rubbed the ink onto paper for the Monoprint background layer image.  Hate to waste all that good ink from the sponging!

I fussy cut my sponged tree, covered with the Retro Circle Stencil, sprayed with water and dabbed with paper towel to lift the color,  which gave a Ghosting effect.  My piece needed more,  so I placed my Bubbles Stencil over the tree and traced with my art pen.  Now I liked it :-)  Added my STAMPlorations "Oh, Christmas Tree" sentiment and done.

So happy to have another Christmas card for my stash...even if it is Ghosting Month !

Hope you can join us at CAS Mix Up this month.  You still have until October 24th to play along.

My card is also for STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge.



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11 comments:

  1. Another fantastic background, Nancy. Love all those circles. X

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  2. Nancy, your work with mixed media is out of this world! Love the novel idea of the circle theme and keeping it throughout the piece, including your die cut. It's always fun to see what you come up with! What a fantastic Christmas card!

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  3. I agree about the wonderful way you kept the circle theme on the card, but in so may varieties that it kept it interesting and fun. They are a great counter-point to your sharply angular Christmas tree. Great mix of colors, too.

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  4. I love how you used your stencil so many ways, Nancy! What a great effect! Artsy and fun!

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  5. Love the mix of the ghosted stencil and the penciled circles together! Great way to do CAS mixed media!

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  6. Love how you've used three different ways with a stencil for this card ... so cool!! xx

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  7. This is really stunning, Nancy! I love how you used three different stencils and varied how you used them! Very cool effect, and I really love your color palette! The recipient of this card is going to feel very special!

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  8. What a fabulous card this is! I love your stencilled background Nancy!

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  9. I love this card, Nancy, for its harmony. All the techniques used just come together, wonderfully, hmmm your circles inspire me ;) ... Hugs Joanna

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  10. Cool backgrounds! Great idea to trace the stencil on the tree to make it pop. It works beautifully!

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