Thursday, August 1, 2019

Lavender Friend for CAS Mix Up

Hello crafty friends.

It's a new month and the start of a new
CAS Mix Up challenge.

This month my dear and very talented friend Loll is hosting the challenge.

You'll find video tutorials on the CAS Mix Up site as well as Loll's blog.

As  you'll see, there's more than one way to use a used paper towel on our cards.

My dear granddaughter had a play with Brushos and Lindy's Magicals a while ago 
and we saved the paper towels from her mop up.  
She used LOTS of crystals so we had some very vibrant mop ups!
Want to see some?

For this card, I laid an inky paper towel over a piece of Neenah cardstock,
spritzed liberally with water and pressed down into the cardstock.

Loll (and Jack) do much better about getting the pattern from the paper towel
but if you look real close in the upper right corner, you can see a little.

I've splattered a little Wilted Violet re-inker onto the background 
piece and stamped the sentiment in the same color ink.

The flowers were die cut and watercolored with Zigs and a waterbrush.

I created the little twirly paper with my CutterPillar. It will cut a very thin strip 
that curls.  I used a piece of watercolored paper to cut them from.

Our very talented Design Team along with our Guest Designer, Betty,
have some awesome inspiration for you.  I hope you'll head over to
to check them out, then pull out some inky paper towels and join in the fun!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Friendship Messages (SSS)
Ink:   Used Zig to ink sentiment (#84 Deep Violet)
Paper:   Neenah, Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series)
Other: Long Stem Lavender Die (MB), Zig CCRBM (#80 Violet, #84  Deep Violet, #46 Mid Green, #43 Olive Green), Brushos and/or Lindy's Magical Powders, Stitched Rectangle Die (SSS)


Marcia Hill said...

What a beautiful paper towel background totally sets off your lovely lavender die cuts! Loving the little curly cues too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!!! Hugs. :0)

Mac Mable said...

Such pretty colours on your beautiful card Bonnie. The technique looks artsy and pretty and all set off with the gorgeous die cut lavenders. The cutterPillar looks fun x.

Loll said...

Gorgeous mix of beautiful colours that really show off your gorgeous lavender, Bonnie. LOVE those curls ... they are cool! xx

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful card, Bonnie! I love the vibrant colors on your background, and how perfectly it works with deep violets you chose for your Long Stem Lavender bloom! I'm also loving how you added your 'twirly sprigs' clever! Thanks for inspiring me to play along...I am definitely going to try this technique!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the die with your fab ktowel!
Faith x

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the background and dimension. Sensational card Bonnie.

Christine Alexander said...

Great mix of colours for your background Bonnie and love your watercoloured die cut :)

nancy littrell said...

All the colors from your paper towel transfer technique look beautiful for your die cut flowers background, Bonnie. Love that you added splatters and curly paper to your CAS design. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Trina P. said...

So pretty, Bonnie. You’ve watercolored those lavender flowers beautifully. Love the colours of your paper towel background (way to go Emmy). Those twirly CutterPillar pieces look interesting. I’m not familiar with this product. xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is lovely. I love the colors and sweet flowers. The little curlies are so cute and a perfect addition to this card.

I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie, this is such a beautiful, frame-able creation!

JoAnn said...

Your background is beautiful and so are those flowers. I like how you framed the background with the diecut flowers on top. I will have to try this technique. Have a wonderful weekend.

Susan Joyce said...

Pretty Paper Towel Transfer Bonnie, love the colours you used and the Splatters. The vibrancy of the Lavender die cuts makes your card pop!

Nstiz said...

This one is just gorgeous, Bonnie! Love those colors. I never get a paper towel that looks that good! Wow, love the dimension on those flowers too. This is so well done and so eye-appealing!

Susan said...

Beautiful! Love the lavender, especially with the little curly pieces (need to investigate the Cutterpillar). Your paper towel background turned out perfectly - great blend of colours.

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving this technique and your card Bonnie - the deep colours of the lavender are stunning against the soft colours of the background

Viv said...

This is just lovely Bonnie. Your lavender flowers are perfectly framed with your gorgeous background. Love it. x

Jo said...

Totally a dreamy paper towel BG, your granddaughter's contribution. Love the repetition of violet theme in the blooms, splatters and sentiment, such beautiful cohesion. Oh how I love those twirly pieces, had to look up what a CutterPillar was to see if I had to order something new LOL. Beautiful! xxx

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the beautiful soft colors of the paper towel transfer background, Bonnie! The watercolored lavenders are so pretty and the twirly sprigs add so much interest and dimension. The matching-color spatters are a really nice finishing touch too.
Hideko xx

Brenda said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Bonnie. I am so loving the background you got from the mop of from your granddaughter. Those were some beautiful and vibrant mop ups! That lavendar die is so beautiful and I love the curly cues. Hugs, Brenda

Sandy said...

Well you know I love following you - gorgeous card Bonnie!
Sandy xx

Greta said...

Hi Bonnie--beautiful background for your gorgeous bouquet! Love the combination of colors & the splatters matching the sentiment!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful!!!

Bo┼╝enA said...

This is one of your most beautiful cards, Bonnie !! I love the amazing background, and the lavender bouquet makes me almost smell it. Stunning creation, Bonnie.

Vicky Hayes said...

I have learnt so much from this challenge and am loving how unique the backgrounds are using these paper towel techniques. Love yours Bonnie and again, your flowers work so well with your pretty background.

Marlena M. said...

Everything about this is beautiful Bonnie! Love the curly paper pieces too~