Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Autumn Leaf for CAS Mix Up

It's time for a new CAS Mix Up challenge

I masked off an area of a piece of cardstock and sponged Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
in the open space.  I went over that with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  I was 
trying for a teal color.  Ended up with green, but that's OK.

I laid a stencil (a gift from Loll) on the sponged area and 
used a baby wipe to remove some of the color.
It left some lovely ghosted leaves.

Then I masked off the sponged area and moved the sticky notes a little bit away from
the sponged area, smacked it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with gold.

A die cut leaf from some gold foil and an embossed sentiment finish this off.

Here's another version with the leaf cut from a piece I'd colored with Alcohol Ink.

Our Design Team has lots of wonderful inspiration for you!

We've added two more members to our Design Team.
We know they will inspire you.

And our fantastic Guest Designer this month is Linda S.

Hope to see you at
CAS Mix Up

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Lots of Thanks (SSS)
Ink:  Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn (Distress), VersaMark
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Whisper White, Gold Foil (SU), Glossy (TH)
Other:  Sticky Notes, Stencil (gift), Baby Wipe, Gold EP (SU), Stitched Leaf Die (Lawn Fawn),


Loll said...

Fantastic design Bonnie! Love the masked area with sponging and ghosting ... such a pretty and subtle design for the background. Great addition of the added framing of gold heat embossing. So creative. And a lovely backdrop to show off your beautiful leaves ... both versions are so pretty!! xx

Jo Manna said...

A true CAS card, Love ❤️ the colours, the gold embossing is perfect against that beautiful emerald backdrop!
Great design 😎

Barb said...

They are two beautiful cards Bonnie. The green is a lovely colour and I like the ghosting very much. Lovely autumn leaves too. Barbxx

Linda said...

Bonnie, your two cards are so pretty. Love them.

Susan said...

Love both versions! Lovely rectangle of colour to set off the leaf! I especially like the way you added the thin strips of gold, and then matched the sentiment to it. Great cards for your coming Thanksgiving season.

Linda said...

Also,thanks for having me as GD this month. Such a thrill.

Colleen said...

Beautiful cards, Bonnie! Love your sponged background and your gorgeous leaf!!

Pat said...

Both versions are extremely pretty Bonnie and blue shows through beautifuly where you have removed the surface ink with the baby wipe through a stencil. I love your gold embossed leaf over the top which goes perfectly with the gold embossed strips and sentiment too. x

laurie said...

Those leaves are gorgeous! Makes me want to get out my alcohol inks and play!

Susanne Vargas said...

Fabulous cards!

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely versions of your beautiful design Bonnie! what a different look you get just by changing the color of the leaf! Julia xx

Maxine D said...

Oh how beautiful - love the ghosting in the background and the fabulous leaves! The gold stripe either edge of the sponged panel is the perfect accent Bonnie, and framed them beautifully

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sensational, Bonnie! I love the vibrancy of your design!! Hugs, Darnell

nancy littrell said...

I loved both your CAS designs Bonnie. Your backgrounds, heat embossed trim and gorgeous die cut leaves are so perfect for Thanksgiving. Hugs, Nancy

JosieD said...

Great looking cards! Like the look of the ghosting leaves on the strip of sponged color and the extra masking for the 2 strips of embossing. Clever!

Bobby said...

Two fantastic CAS cards, Bonnie.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are stunning cards! That red one just POPS!

Nancy Stislow said...

I love both takes of this fantastic autumn card! The one in gold looks gorgeous with the embossed veins and the alcohol ink one is just so beautiful! I do love your designs!

Brenda said...

OH my goodness, these fall cards are just beautiful Bonnie! I love the ghost imaging you got from your inky background. Looks amazing and of course I just love the leaves you die cut out. Beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

Karen said...


I'm in need of your help. I'm trying to find a stamp or stamp set to purchase like the stamp you used on your card for Nativity Ornament for Merry Monday dated May 23, 2016. Do you know who makes this stamp and if it's still available to purchase. I really really like the card you designed using this stamp.

Karen @ kmore8south@att.net

Thank you very much.