Saturday, March 5, 2016

CAS Mix Up

My good friend Loll has started up a fun new monthly challenge with her friend Bonnie - CAS Mix Up.  The first challenge is to use Stamping, Watercoloring and one other medium of your choice.
Here is the card I created,  I stamped the lace and sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's Say It With Art set in Archival Jet Black Ink on a panel of Arches Cold Press 140 lb watercolor paper (thank you Loll for the recommending this!)  Then I brushed some water over the panel.  I have a tray of watercolor paints (solid circles of color like the ones we played with when we were kids) I added some water to a light blue one mixed it with more water in the cover of the paint set and brushed it over the wet panel to get a watercolor wash.
Then I laid my Wendy Vecchi Vintage Quilt Stencil over the panel and sponged over it with WV Archival Sky Blue Ink just on the open spaces.  I adhered the panel to the Vintage Cream card base with foam dots and added Caribbean Blue sequins by Avery Elle.
So very CAS and mixed media at the same time!  
I was so excited by my card that I made 4 more with different colors of paint,  a different stencil (Checkmate) and different sentiments (Crazy Talk/Tim Holtz).
You'll find all the details of the new CAS Mix Up challenges here. I can't wait to see what next month's challenge is!!

Stamps:  Say It With Art - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous,  Crazy Talk - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.
Paper:  Arches Cold Press 140 lb watercolor paper, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Wendy Vecchi Archival Sky Blue, Pink Peony, Tiger Lily, and Dandelion.
Accessories:  Stencils - Wendy Vecchi Vintage Quilt and Checkmate, foam dots, Sequins - Avery Elle.


Loll said...

LOVE!! Your watercoloured card is amazing, Julia. That stamp at the top is so beautiful and perfect paired with the soft watercolour wash and light stenciling. No wonder you had to make more! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up, my friend!! xx

Loll said...

Oops ... meant to mention that I LOVE your new blog header. Always love seeing your artwork Julia! xx

Heidi Stamps said...

How pretty! And so great that you created a bunch of cards! Love them all :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Julia, the watercolours just make that lovely stamped image pop, wonderful CAS cards! Deb xo

Redanne said...

Oh wow Julia, a bumper bundle of gorgeousness! Such a beautiful design and wonderful colours too, love them all! Hugs, Anne xx

Bonnie said...

I love this elegant stamp with the soft wash of color and stenciling! So perfectly CAS mixed media, Julia! Thanks for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up! Love your new blog look too! A beautiful header!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous set of cards Julia, love the mix of stamp, stencils and colours you chose.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Susan said...

What fun, Julia! And four cards at that. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of Loll's new Challenge Blog.
it looks like it will be inspiring. Good to know about the Arches, I have just gotten a supply and can't wait to
use them.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Julia, these are beautiful! I love the very subtle water colouring in the background, just stunning! hugs :)

butterfly said...

These are so pretty - such a clever design which works well in each of the colour variations - and I love how you changed up the sentiment each time too.
Alison x

Samra Leshinski said...

Julia, I have been meaning to stop by and comment on this gorgeous set and I am finally here! I don't even have proper words to describe how much I love this design and gorgeous choice of colors! Oh my!!! BRAVO!!!!
Paper Talk with Samra

Lindsey said...

Really unusual card design - lovely! Soft, delicate & detailed at the same time x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

What a beautiful card. I love the delicate pastel colors watercolor background. Beautiful lace adds elegance cards. Great inspiration.

Mimi said...

You go, girl! I love these cards... Glad you made a bunch to share with the world!