Tuesday, April 5, 2016

CAS Mix Up April Challenge

Hello friends.  Today is my mom's 84th birthday, and I thought I'd mix it up this year by making her a bright and funny card instead of the normal bright and flowery card I usually make every year!  And how perfect to use the CAS Mix It Up challenge to guide my card!! 

This month's challenge is to use stenciling along with your stamping and one other choice from the mix it up list.  Here's what I came up with:

I started with a TH Clockwork stencil and used the Stencil Monoprint technique for my background, using Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron distress inks.  I embossed the bird from TH Bird Crazy stamp set in black, and then watercolored her with the Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron inks.  My sentiment is from a Penny Black birthday set.  Not my normal card for my mom, but with everything she's been through these past 2 months health wise, I'm hoping she'll appreciate something a little lighter and silly!  :0)

Lots of time to play along this month, so make sure you check it all out right HERE.

Edited to Add:  Also adding this card to HLS APRIL CAS CHALLENGE.

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


  1. Oh my Marcia, this is so darling! What a fun card to celebrate your mom's special day. I have to look up the "Stencil Monoprint technique". That's one I've never heard of before but I love how it looks!

  2. This is so fun, Marcia!! LOVE the mix of bright pink with the lime. Great job with the stencil monoprint background ... the clock ties into your sentiment perfectly. And that bird is just plain fun! I'm sure your mom will love this. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  3. You can't help but smile at these fun birds, Marcia! Love the colors you've used and I'm sure your Mom is going to love it! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Great take on the challenge Marcia. Love your background. I have yet to try that one.

  5. Amazing card, beautifully done, your mother will indeed treasure this card, made by you!! Have a beautiful day!

  6. I would never think of using these two distress inks together but they look fantastic. Great stencil to co-ordinate with your sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

  7. Love this! The colours work so well together and I love the background. Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge xx

  8. This is simply terrific, your use of the stencil is wonderful!
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge.


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