Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Exciting News

I have exciting news to share.  My friend Loll (Stamping with Loll) and I are starting our own card challenge.

We have just launched the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge blog.  
Our very first monthly challenge will begin on March 1st.  YAY!


The challenge is CAS (clean and simple) designs with added mixed media products and techniques.    It's going to be a lot of fun.  :)

There will be three parts to every challenge:  
     1)  Stamping; 
     2) Required technique; and 
     3) Your Choice for a third element (product or technique).  

You can add a little or a lot of all three elements, and you can add even more if you want as long as you keep a CAS design.


We even have a list of techniques and products you can select from for the "Your Choice" option.  Or choose your own!

Here's a sample of a CAS Mix Up card......


I have used stamping (the sentiment), Heat Embossing (the sentiment), Dry Embossing,
 Die Cutting,  plus I used Inka Gold on the die cut dragonfly.

I've left lots of white space to let the main image shine (literally).

See how easy that is?  I've actually added 3 mixed media techniques/products
plus the stamping.

Loll and I hope you'll check out the CAS Mix Up blog 
to get more details on our new challenge. 
And we hope you'll come by again on March 1st to see the first challenge and play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!
    **********
Card Recipe
Stamps:  Kind Words (Verve)
Ink:  Encore Silver
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Whisper White (SU)
Other:  Meadow Dragonfly (MB), Ornate Frame EF (Sizzix), Silver EP (SU), Inka Gold (Platinum, Steel Blue)

29 comments:

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie!! Love the pretty embossed background. Lots of open space to show of your glorious dragonfly. It just shines with the inka gold. :) So excited about starting this new adventure with you! xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG Bonnie your Gorgeous die cut dragonfly and textured background is perfect for your introduction CAS Mix Up Challenge sample :-) Such a creative new challenge. I can't wait to play in March :-) TFS and Congratulations on your new venture! Hugs, Nancy

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the elements. Looking forward to participating in your new challenge. Congratulations.

Kathyk said...

Best of luck with the new challenge blog, Bonnie - I'm following!

Kathyk

Susanne Vargas said...

What a fantastic idea! I have already put the challenge on my reader! I'm very excited!

Sue - said...

Good luck with the challenge Bonnie! Have started following and will try to join in when I can. Should be able to as it's a monthly challenge!

Barb said...

Congratulations with your new challenge. I'll be watching out for it although I find CAS cards difficult to do.

Your card is beautiful. I love dragonflies and your is lovely. A great embossing folder too. Barbxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous card... Congrats on your new venture....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your card is gorgeous... and yes, CAS and mixed media together. I wouldn't have thought it possible!!!

stampwithsandy said...

How exciting! Good luck with your new challenge and I can't wait to play along!

Pat said...

What a gorgeous card Bonnie, and I love the embossed background and pretty added dragonfly. The new challenge you and Loll are starting will be a great success I am sure. Looking forward to seeing the first one. x

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card Bonnie, I am looking forward to the challenge :).

Gramma Sarah said...

As I commented to Loll, congratulations to you two on your new venture. I look forward to seeing all the entries and may try it myself. At least I will use the challenge to learn more. Love the dragonfly!

MaryH said...

Saw this impressive number on the new challenge. It's just bloomin' lovely! I think this is going to be a WOW of a fun challenge, and expect to see lots of entries. Hope I can join in the first one, but if not, I'll be around soon! TFS & Hugs.

Toni said...

Exciting!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your new creative venture with Loll, Bonnie! Your card is absolutely beautiful, and I can't wait to play along!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love the card and I love the fresh new challenge and I love that my two friends got together and put this together and I wish you every success with it and I love the new blog header!! Big fantastic changes!! Hugs, Darnell

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Bonnie - I am looking forward to the challenge!
Love your new header - I meant to comment earlier
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

Congratulations on the new challenge you must be so excited. I love CAS ..... love Mixed Media and I'm always up for a new challenge. See you on the 1st! xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I never realised that MM could be so beautifully CAS Bonnie my friend! Good luck to both you and Loll in this new adventure! I will be along for the ride, I have already started following and it's in my reader ready to go! have a great day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Daffodil Cards said...

Congratulations Bonnie (&Loll) Good Luck in your new venture.

This card certainly shows how beautiful mixing different techniques can be.

Susan said...

I'm so excited about the new challenge, Bonnie! I think it will help lots of us incorporate more mixed media into our cards. Your dragonfly is gorgeous with the Inka Gold shimmer!

Brenda said...

I am looking forward to seeing all the wonderful creations from this new challenge blog Bonnie! I hope to learn a little more about mixed media and play along here and there. You are Loll are the perfect ladies to bring this new challenge blog to life, can't wait. Hugs, Brenda

Lee-Anne said...

Love, love, love that dragonfly! Beautiful card!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for stopping off at my blog and leaving such kind comments. Love your CAS and Mixed Media card today, that dragonfly shines off the card and is just gorgeous. So looking forward to your new adventure and joining in...Good luck x

Greta said...

How exciting! You guys are so industrious! Beautiful card, Bonnie!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations, Bonnie ... sounds so much fun ... looking forward to playing along! Gorgeous card ... that delicate dragonfly is beautiful with the elegant embossing! Anita :)

Dana & Glen said...

Beautiful card Bonnie! Congrats on the new venture! Sounds like a fun challenge and I'm looking forward to the first challenge.

Nance said...

Fabulous, Bonnie! Congrats on the new challenge blog! Excited to play along and be very inspired!