Monday, March 7, 2016

CAS Mix Up March 2016 Challenge

Hello friends.  Today I'm playing along with a brand new challenge from Loll Thompson and Bonnie Klass, called the CAS Mix Up challenge.  This is a monthly challenge where you are using at least 3 different media mediums on your card and still keeping it CAS!

This months challenge is to use Stamping, Watercolouring, and your choice of one other element, and this is what I came up with:

For my background, I used Dusty Concord distress ink, Winter Wisteria ink, and Inka Gold Champagne metal glass paint and the "smooshing" technique.  The Inka Gold is a technique I learned from Loll (HERE), and absolutely had a blast playing with it!  There's a little bit of a learning curve involved with Inka Gold, but the results are SOOOO pretty, and I wish my camera (and my photo skills) did a better job picking up the glimmer of this product!  Here's a closer up photo:

Besides the watercoloured background, I also stamped and embossed my flower image (Flowering Fields by SU!) in black, and then used my Aqua Painter to color in the flowers and leaves with Dusty Concord and Old Olive inks.  I actually made enough background sheets that I made another card using a different flower image from the same set:

I thought about adding sentiments to these cards, but in the end decided to keep them as they are, and just use them as note cards.  Totally in love with the way these came out, and will definitely be making more backgrounds like this with the Inka Gold!

This challenge is open for the whole month, so still lots of time to play!  You can check everything you need to know about to play along with this challenge, and also see LOTS of inspiration from Loll and Bonnie, and also the other players, all right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!!  :0)


  1. Marcia, these are both stunning! I love your inked background and the flowers edged in gold. I'm off to check out Loll and Bonnie's new challenge! Hope you have a great week!

  2. Marcia, that background is absolutely gorgeous. Love it. Beautiful card my friend.

  3. Marcia, I'm so excited to see your Inka Gold cards. They are GORGEOUS! Great job!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up. xx

  4. Love the colors you've used with the Inka Gold, Marcia! What gorgeous cards with the sweet simple design in the middle! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. What gorgeous cards! Your background is incredible!

  6. how the look of your bkg...need to try it out!


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