Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sponging with Shimmer for CAS Mix Up

It's time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up!

I used a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared here.

I started by masking a piece of white and sponging some Distress Ink
Then I brushed Perfect Pearls over the top while the ink was still damp.
It makes for a wonderful shimmer!

I've die cut the sold butterfly from vellum and the open butterfly from white.

Here's a close up of the shine.

I used Stamping, Sponging, Masking, Perfect Pearls, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing, Die Cuts and Vellum.

The Design Team has some awesome inspirations pieces to show you.

And we have another fantastic Guest Designer, Maura,
who won the October Challenge.

Here's some videos if you'd like some ideas.

December - Sponging videos:
Basic Sponging Techniques by Dawn (3:04).
Bokeh by Brenda Keenan (6:32)
Color Layering for Galaxy background by Ilina Crouse (7:40)
Emboss Resist Ink Blending by Laura Bassen (5:48)
Faux Mother of Pearl by Loll Thompson (6:09)
Layered Sponging by Susan Campfield (6:05)
Masking and Sponging by Brenda Keenan (7:42)

The challenge is open until the 24th of December.

Hope to see you in the gallery.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Painted Butterflies (Altenew)
Ink:   Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber (Distress), Whisper White (SU)
Paper: Solar White (Neena (110 lb.), Whisper White, Vellum   
Other:  Perfect Pearls (Metallic Pearl), White EP (SU), Butterfly Thinlits, Bold Butterfly Framelits (SU), Stictched Mats Rectangles Die (LI)


Loll said...

Love the beautiful and bright colours of your sky Bonnie. Great ombre technique and so pretty with the pearly shine on top. Your vellum butterfly and vellum banner add airiness and let the colours show through. xx

Carole said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love the shimmer you have obtained over your inking and the embossing on your for the pretty...a stunning card.

Julia Aston said...

wonderful bright shimmery colors on this Bonnie - and I love the look of the embossed pattern on the vellum! Julia xx

Jo said...

Bright and shiny! This is one happy butterfly. The double vellum pieces are genius, "you are AWESOME"Bonnie :D
These layers are very clean making for a beautiful card. Hugs

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous sponging and shine on your beautiful CAS designed card, Bonnie. Love all your use of vellum too. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Pat said...

How bright and pretty and a gorgeous sheen with the Perfect Pearls Bonnie. I love the use of vellum for the beautiful butterfly and border, and love the way you have framed it. x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

The sponging is pretty and the embossed vellum border looks so nice and catches your eye! Thanks for sharing!

laurie said...

Love the shimmer Bonnie! Gorgeous card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the bright shimmery background, Bonnie - perfect for that butterfly!!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Bonnie!

Anonymous said...

I love the rich colour you achieved with the sponging and the soft vellum touches. I really need to get into this challenge; sponging and I go way back!
Heather T

Maura said...

Bonnie, I love the sponged focal rectangle and the simple butterfly, vellum, and stitched framing are such elegant touches - gorgeous card!

Thanks for having me as a GD this month -I am honored!!

Viv said...

Great shimmer Bonnie! Lovely card.

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful card Bonnie! Love all that shine you created too. It's been so dreary and rainy with NO sunshine for the past week and a half here in Michigan that your card just makes me smile with all its lovely brightness!! :0)

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the shimmer and pretty colors.

TK said...

Love the beautiful colors and your gorgeous shine!

Sue said...

Bonnie, I love how your white butterfly looks on the beautiful bright and vivid background. Love those colours and the shimmer. Also the vellum strip looks amazing over the embossed background, great idea!

Susan said...

I love the way you embossed (both dry and heat) the vellum and double-layered it - great effect and texture. The shimmer is so beautiful - a perfect background for the butterfly.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful card, love the vellum embossed.

Sandy said...

Actually, you're the one that is awesome - you sure do make beautiful cards Bonnie!
Sandy xx

Nstiz said...

The first thing that caught my eye was your magnificent, warm colors! Wow, Bonnie, these are so well done! Love your layers of vellum and your gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for the reminder to use vellum too!

Susanne Vargas said...

I've been wanting to try this technique - thank you for reminding me! Your card with these warm colors and the vellum is really stunning!

kiwimeskreations said...

Bonnie this is amazing - love the sheen on this, and your butterfly is perfect for this.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I thought your title read: Sponging for Summer given the warm color palette you used. I love it. Great idea to make the solid butterfly out of vellum. That's a trick I need to remember.

Karen Davis said...

Your card is gorgeous Bonnie. Just makes you want to try the techniques you have used right NOW! The vellum panel over the coloured background is amazing and I love your beautiful butterfly.