Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CAS Mix Up Challenge and a few cards

Hi there, blog friends ~
Well, I'm finally feeling better and wanted to share a few cards with you...


 The first is for a new challenge, "CAS Mix Up" which is about using mixed media on our cards yet keeping them CAS. Two incredibly talented and sweet card artists, Loll and Bonnie just started this challenge, and I am so happy to get my submission in on time ~


The parameters for this first challenge is stamping, watercoloring, and our choice...I chose die cutting. I used Peerless Watercolors for the bird and branch, and the sentiment was stamped with Versamark and embossed in gold.
Congrats to both of you, Loll and Bonnie, on the success of your very first challenge ~ Over 140 submissions! Way to Go!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with for April!!!

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I would also like to post a few other cards that I created...the first is for the current SSS Flickr Challenge...Anything Goes!




I started by using my Brushos on watercolor cardstock (hence all the shimmer), then die cut the Carousel Horses. I added the die cut and stamped sentiment in navy blue, and a few silver stars for fun!

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My last card was for the Muse Challenge #156. My dear blog friend Michele created a really beautiful Muse card for us, but I was too sick to post in time...



 I started this card by masking the bottom section, and stamping the watercolor tubes with Memento ink. I colored them in with Copics, then die cut the word 'Create'. I added a little bit of WOS to the caps, and that was it! 

It's hard to see the details, so here is a close up of the die cut word:




That's it for me today...I want to thank everyone again for all the notes, cards and emails while I was feeling ill...you are all amazing! And, thank you so much for stopping by today ~









23 comments:

Loll said...

I'm so happy to hear you are feeling better!

So much creativity today Barb!! Love all three of your cards. Each one is so unique. I especially love your entry into our challenge. Your watercoloured bird and branch are beautiful. And perfectly paired with the gold embossing. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Betty Keefe said...

so good to see you crating again - your bird card is so pretty in the soft blues, as is your carousel horses card - you should enter your paint tube card in ABNH rainbow challenge.

Tracey McNeely said...

Three fantastic cards Barb! I love your beautiful watercoloured bird, the sweet carousel horses amd those paint tubes rock!!

lostinpaper said...

These are all fabulous Barb, I especially love those tubes of paint with the hidden die cut sentiment!

Hannelie said...

I am so glad you are feeling better Barb! What a beautiful selection of cards!
Hugs to you!

Dawn Turley said...

you've been busy Barb. All of these are awesome.

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, Barb. What beautiful cards! I love that bird and branch and that bold, gold sentiment! And your carousel horses are so pretty! Create is the perfect die cut for the paint tubes! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Rosemary said...

fabulous set of cards, barb! love the 3rd one... really creative take on the MUSE card!!

Marianne said...

Just popping over from the CAS Mix Up blog to admire your card. Love the soft watercoloured die cuts in combination with the gold embossed sentiment.
Also love your paint tubes. Such a fun card.

I Card Everyone said...

What wonderful news this morning, Barb! I am thrilled to hear you're feeling better!
Thank you so much for sharing your darling Muse card ... I would have been sad not to see this little wonder - LOve the tubes of paint and how you've colored them, AND that fabulous die cut, too!
Your CAS Mix Up card is so beautiful, Barb ... you know I cannot resist a bird ... xx
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Cindy C. said...

Glad to know that you're feeling better Barb! Wonderful cards!

Barb said...

Love all these cards, Barb! You're making up for being gone with the flu and I'm so happy to see that! Your card for the SSS Flickr challenge is fabulous! Thanks for playing! ♥

Cat Craig said...

Barb, I am so glad you are feeling better! It is nice to have you back in blog-land as well. Love the colors you have chosen for each card, they are perfect for your themes.

TaeEun said...

Pretty set of cards, Barb! I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better!

laurie said...

Great set of cards! The new challenge sounds fun, I'll have to try that next month!

Joyce said...

YaY! So happy you are feeling better. And, I can tell because you are up to your ears in crafty goodness. Love all these beauties.

Greta said...

So glad you're feeling better, Barb, & I wish you & your family a blessed Easter. Terrific cards--I especially love the first one with your beautiful watercoloring!

Asha said...

Outstanding selection of cards, Barb!
x Asha

Betty Keefe said...

CONGRATS on your HM in the CAS challenge - as i said earlier - beautiful card!

Greta said...

Congrats on the shout out at Loll & Bonnie's challenge!

Kay Miller said...

OH my what a feast for the eyes! So many pretties to take in! That first one stole my heart right away! That's one of my favorite PTI sets and your watercoloring on the bird and leaves is so lovely! All of your cards are awesome though! ((Hugs))

Virginia Lu said...

AWESOMESAUCE. That is all. :)

cm said...

A terrific trio, Barb! Adore the colours of the first, the shimmer of the second, and the abundant creativity in the third! WOW, WOW and WOW!
Hugs~c