I am excited for two things today - first - the November CAS Mix Up Challenge has been posted
AND.......... I'm a new member of the Design Team!! Whoo hoo! I am so excited to be joining this talented team! Thank you Bonnie and Loll for inviting me to join!
Several years ago I had finally found my creative design niche - it was how I liked to design - Clean And Simple - then, a couple of years later, I started experimenting with Mixed Media a rather complete opposite path - and now I'm happy to be in both camps as a designer!
Today I'm highlighting my CAS side!
So here is my first creation as a Design Team Member for the CAS Mix Up Challenge. I used a stencil as a mask, a sympathy stamp and a honeycomb embossing folder.
Here are a few photos of how I put this together.
First, I cut a small piece of white card stock.
To keep it CAS I knew I wanted my busy colorful piece to be small.
I laid a leaf stencil over the panel as a mask - and tapped a little bit of Turquoise Brusho over it - you can see it hardly looks like there is any there!
Then I spritzed it with water - just 3-4 short spritzes - and look at all that color!! A little Brusho goes a long way!
I removed the stencil and saw that there was a lot of wet Brusho on the stencil
So I laid it wet side down onto another white panel - pressed over it with a paper towel -
which resulted in this negative print. I'll put this aside for another day!
I embossed a slightly larger panel with a honeycomb embossing folder and adhered it to the card base - a little off center. I layered the leaf panel over the embossed panel - having a little bit of the right edge off the panel. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white card and adhered it to the layered panels with the left edge directly on the leaf panel and the right edge up on a foam dot.
Please check out the rest of the Design Team's creation for today over at the challenge blog - Loll, Bonnie, Nancy, Susan, and Joanna (my fellow new Design Team member!). There are several links for different methods of masking to inspire you! I can't wait to see which method you choose!
Stamps: Cas-ual Fridays - Casual Comfort
Paper: White card - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories: Brushos - Turquoise, water mister, Leaf Stencil - Tim Holtz, Honeycomb Embossing Folder - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, foam