Monday, July 11, 2016

July 2016 CAS Mix Up Challenge

Hello friends.  I spent the weekend playing around with an old and beloved stamp from Endless Creations called Weed Patch.  (You know they're old when they're red rubber and mounted to a wooden block!!)  It's a perfect stamp for this month's challenge over at CAS Mix Up where using markers is the focus.  I simply used some of my SU! markers directly to the stamp, misted with water, and then stamped on mixed media paper (thanks Loll!).  I came up with 3 cards...take a look:




I think the 1st card is the most CAS, but I really like the 2 with the water colored backgrounds too!  The 1st card uses dies from MFT's Blueprints #27 and Gina Marie Designs, and PTI's Tiny Tags.  The 2nd and 3rd cards are water colored with Peerless Sky Blue, the sentiments from PTI's Choose Joy, and dies from Gina Marie Designs and Lil Inkers. I can't decide which one I like best...what do you think??

 
There's still a lot of time to play along with this challenge, and some absolutely beautiful inspiration to get you started...you can check it all out right HERE.

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

8 comments:

  1. I love them all! Your water colored backgrounds are both really fabulous. I cannot achieve that look to save my life! Old red rubber, wood mounted stamps are so hard to part with, aren't they? This stamp is perfect for coloring with markers. Beautiful work dear friend!

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  2. Three gorgeous cards Marcia. Your flower images are gorgeous. Each one is beautifully done. I especially love the ones with the watercoloured backgrounds. Peerless has such clean colours ... love that bright blue. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  3. Marcia, 3 gorgeous cards. I don't even think I could pick a favorite. So beautiful, my friend.

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  4. I can't pick a favorite because they are all gorgeous! I think I love the watercolor background because it just draws your eye into the pretty flower! Thank you for sharing at the CAS Mix Up, Marcia!!

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  5. Oh, Marcia, your little weed patch is beautiful in all three of these cards! I think that oval frame with the deep purple scallops really brings out the purple in the flowers best! All three are superb! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  6. Oh my Marcia...I Like them all the best!!! You made your older stamp modern with your watercoloring techniques. A reminder not to get rid of our old stamps. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

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  7. Love all three cards - two and three are so pretty with the blue wash behind them, and the first one is perfect for CAS Mix Up as it is the most CAS - thanks for joining us!

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  8. Love all three of these cards! I haven't heard Endless Creations in quite awhile. I know I have a few of their stamps in my stash, too! They all turned out fabulous!

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