Thursday, March 19, 2020

CAS Mix Up: Acrylic Paints and Happy 4th Birthday!

CAS Mix Up is Celebrating their 4th Birthday:-)
Congratulations Loll and Bonnie.

$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner

$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
(must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)

Jenny is hosting the Acrylic Paint Challenge!
Be sure and go to the CAS Mix Up site for many helpful videos and awesome cards
by the very talented DT and GD.

I used the same video technique that Jenny used on her beautifully textured card:-)

Here is my card using the Background Techniques by Teela Cunningham (9:29).
I made 5 backgrounds using different color combo's and
 techniques from the video!

I really liked the colors and textures in this background.
I used Cerumcoat Acrylics: Crimson, Fuchia, Opaque Yellow and White.

I added small drops of paints onto SU Whisper White CS and
used the flicking motion with a small piece of cardboard 
to blend the colors.  Then let dry over night.

Die cut SSS Flowing Vine Collage out of Whisper White CS.
Then attached to acrylic background and attached both layers
to cardbase.  Stamped sentiment and Done!

I was very pleased with the results and knowing I still have 4 more
backgrounds to play with in the future:-)  

Thank you Jenny for hosting a fun and creative challenge and
Happy Birthday CAS Mix Up and Thank You for All your Awesome Challenges!

You still have until the 24th to play along.  Hugs...


Stamps: SSS "Messages for Everyday Sentiments".
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# CS
Inks: Archival Jet Black.
Paints: Cerumcoat Acrylics: Crimson,  Fuchia, Opaque Yellow and Magnolia White.


  1. Such wonderful colours together and fabulous texture from the fun acrylic technique x. A fabulous and unique card and gloriously CAS, whilst mixing the medias x. Stay safe my friend x.

    1. Thank you stay safe too, my friend. Hugs...

  2. Another great card Nancy - loving the colours and texture you achieved here. Take care during these troubled times. x

    1. Thank you, my friend. You stay safe and healthy too. Hugs...Nancy

  3. LOVE the texture from your flicking of acrylic paints. Still haven't tried this yet, but want to. The colours here are gorgeous and love it behind the beautiful oval die-cut scene. Great work, Nancy! xx

  4. I love it, Nancy! The colors are really wonderful as is your talent for perfect flicks! Can't wait to see what's to come!

  5. Love those beautiful peachy colours! I looked at it and immediately yearned for fresh peaches! The vine window is the perfect top layer!

    1. How about peaches and lemons...yum...smell so good too:-) Stay safe and creative, my friend. Hugs..

  6. What a great background, Nancy! Love those colors and you chose the perfect die cut to show it off! Fantastic card, my friend!

  7. There's always another new way to make a background, isn't there? You do have fun! Hmmm... I like the idea of peaches and lemons. Awesome, Nancy!

  8. Love that background, the acrylic paint gives so much texture. Awesome card Nancy :)

  9. Beautiful warm colors and wonderful texture, Nancy! The contrast to the white vine frame is awesome! The simple sentiment is just right for this card. I love it!
    Hugs.. Hideko

  10. Your choice of color is gorgeous and make a stunning background for this great die cut frame. I really liked this challenge.

  11. I love the way you've made a CASlicious card with your background painting, Nancy! The peachy colors and warm texture make me want to rub my finger over it ... and maybe eat it. No, Dolly, calm down, it's not really peaches!! Take care, my friend, 😷 and be safe!! Hugs, Dolly

  12. Such a cool background & love the die cut on top of it!

  13. What a fab background with amazing texture, Nancy. The collage die perfectly highlights it. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the rest of them. Stay home and craft on. Hugs.

  14. I love how this came out!!!! I am going to try this for sure. Your colors are super fun for a birthday card, Nancy. TFS!

    We are really trying to stay away from everywhere and everyone here. I am praying for some miracles soon. I am totally enjoying working from home though - an extra 2 hours a day back! Hugz


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