Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Altenew's Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

We are so excited at CAS Mix Up today.

Altenew invited us to join in their Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop.

I was honored to be chosen to create a card to represent CAS Mix Up.

Here's a collage of the challenge sites that are participating.
Links are at the CAS Mix Up site
We are honored to be among them.

There are prizes too.
Altenew will be awarding $35 gift certificates to 5 random winners.

And they are offering a free gift with orders over $50 through September 16th

Since our 
I used a piece of marbled paper for this beautiful Altenew Painted Butterfly.

I also used this sweet flower from their Botanical Garden set.

The marbled piece is one that my grandchildren made using
shaving cream and food coloring.  The cardstock is coated.
It's something I bought from a local printing company.
It made for some awesome marbled prints!

I stamped and embossed the butterfly on a snippet they left behind.

My first card with this design went wrong and I had to do the front again.
I liked the flower better on the first card so I cut it out and
popped it over the painted flower on this card.
It adds some dimension.

I used stamping, marbling, heat embossing and watercolor.

There's a linky at CAS Mix Up so you can join in the Blog Hop
using your Altenew products.
They have a lot of gorgeous sets to choose from.

I hope you'll join in.  

Use some marbling and join us at CAS Mix Up too.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Painted Butterflies, Botanical Garden (Altenew)
Ink:  VersaMark, Antique Linen (Distress), Distress Markers (Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn) 
Paper:   Mixed Media, Basic Black
Other:  Black EP, White EP (SU), Tuxedo Black IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher (Imagine Crafts)


Betty Keefe said...

how exciting that you are part of the Altenew challenge - fantastic card!

nancy littrell said...

Such a special honor to have CAS Mix Up chosen to be a part of Altenew's Blog Hop. You and Loll are a part of a very elite group of blog challenges my friend.:-)
I Love your gorgeous marbled butterfly and beautifully colored and fussy cut flower. TFS Hugs, Nancy

Mac Mable said...

Love the marbling on the artsy butterfly and the colour comination is gorgeous x

Loll said...

Hi Bonnie. Your card is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE that butterfly from marbled paper made by Jack. How sweet is that??!! :) Your watercoloured flower is beautiful. Thank you for representing CAS Mix Up with this amazing card. xx

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie - love the snippets of marbled paper to make the dramatic butterfly and flower

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie your marbling on coated cardstock is gorgeous! Isn't it fun to create with kids? they do some amazing work! thanks for the reminder of one of my favorites techniques. (sorry typing not up to par- on a tablet out of town.)

Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, love the colours.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh wow! That butterfly!

Brenda in IN said...

Your grandchildren did a fantastic job of marbling. This butterfly is so pretty and really compliments your bright golden flower. This is so pretty.

MaryH said...

YAY for CAS Mixup being part of the Altenew challenge. Great recognition of the CAS MU challenge too! Love the marbled flower (great work by the kids, and great work by you at being able to incorporate their work into this pretty card). Adding the yellow blossom as you've done, created more dimension, and of course the colors are brilliant. (I have this set ...never had the flower look so good either!) Well done on being the CAS MU representative at Altenew's challenge. Love their stamps. Love this card! TFS & Hugs

JoAnn said...

Wow, so pretty. Love the marbleing on the butterfly and the pretty flower.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

A beautiful creation and a great inspiration. I love the color combination.