Monday, April 4, 2016

CAS Mix Up April 2016 Stencil Challenge

Close Up to Show Shimmer!

Stamping + Stenciling + My Choice: Mixed Media Paints...Brushos, Zig Markers, Inka Golds

My main image was a saved smooshed piece I found in my treasured box of scraps.  I just stamped the sentiment,  doodled the border and added a watercolored Inka Gold butterfly and popped up over a watercolored "Gold" Inka Gold "Sun Ray" Tim Holtz Stenciled background.    Love the Inka Gold

My Challenges...

Card Recipe
Stamps: STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 and SU Papillion Potpourrie
Watercolors and Inks: Watercolors...Brushos, Zig Brush Markers, Inka Gold Emerald and Gold 
Inks...03 Black Art Pen, SU Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Arches 140# Cold Press  W/C paper, Strathmore 140# Mixed Media paper
Accessories: TM Rays Stencil, SU Bitty Butterfly Punch, MISTI, Zen watercolor brushes, dimensionals, craft mat
Techiques: CAS, Stenciling, Mixed Media, Stamping, Smooshing, Doodling

Thank you for Looking and Commenting  my friends.!


  1. Nancy, this looks like great big sunny hug for Kristi :) What a beautiful, beautiful card, sure to brighten her day!

  2. Love your sun rays, Nancy. A beautiful background for the focal panel!

  3. Wow! Great combination of products and a fantastic design Nancy. Love that shimmery sunray backdrop. Your smooshed panels just pops and is so sweet with the doodled border. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  4. This makes me smile! It's such a happy card! Love, love, love the shimmer and shine and the sweet smooshed and doodled piece! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Wonderful contrast between the teal smooshed piece and the Inka Gold sunrays. Fresh, crisp, happy--three words that come to mind while looking at this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. This is so beautiful, Nancy! I just love that background piece, the rays and that gorgeous, sparkly butterfly! Wonderful color on this!

  7. Your watercolor panel looks fabulous with the golden sunrays, Nancy! It's great to use up those spare parts, too. Beautiful!

  8. Gorgeous Nancy - love the colour choices for your rays and the beautiful butterfly. Wonderful card.

  9. A piece of happy mail for sure! LOVE the sentiment - may have to CASE it! And the doodling adds a nice touch of whimsy.

  10. Hi Nancy,

    What a great card! those sun rays are the perfect accent for your beautiful smooshed panel!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment!


  11. Excellent card! Excellent composition and colors!

  12. Beautiful and perfect for the Mixed Media Card Challenge this month too!

    1. Thank you Maria. I added my card to your awesome challenge :-)

    2. Nice to see this lovely card in the MMCC gallery!

  13. lovely card, Nancy!!! perfect for this months MMCC challenge - thanks for playing along :)


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