Thursday, March 24, 2016

CAS Mix Up March Challenge

Hello friends.  A couple more cards to add to the CAS Mix Up March Challenge using a water colored and Inka Gold (LOVE this stuff!!) background.  Take a look:

The backgrounds are using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and Inka Gold (Champagne), and of course water.  This was my first attempt (almost a month ago) and I didn't spread the Inka Gold around enough, so it was a little thicker than I thought it should be.  I almost threw the panels I had made away, thinking they were no good, and now I'm so glad I didn't!  After trimming them up and adding the butterflies and sentiments from PTI's What The Doodle: Butterfly set, I think they turned out just fine!  (The "enjoy" on the 2nd card is from PTI's Wet Paint die set...cut 4 times and stacked)  The butterfly on the first card was embossed with white on vellum, and the butterfly on the 2nd card was just die cut on basic white cs. 

Today is the last day to enter this challenge, but I'm sure Loll and Bonnie will have another exciting challenge for us coming up in April!  If you're looking for inspiration in the mixed media area, look no further than right HERE!  Well over a 100 cards were entered for this challenge, so LOTS to see!!

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


  1. Another gorgeous background and card! I'm loving all these new techniques you are trying, Marcia!!

  2. I'm glad you didn't throw those gorgeous backgrounds away, Marcia! These are gorgeous cards! The thicker Inka Gold adds a bit of texture too! Love that butterfly! Thanks so much for sharing with us so often at CAS Mix Up!

  3. GORGEOUS! LOVE your inka gold and peacock feathers ink background, Marcia. Adding just the delicate butterfly die-cuts allows for a lot of the beautiful backgrounds to show --- perfect! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. These are so beautiful and the backgrounds are stunning. Thanks for sharing this technique with us.


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