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2/11/2017

CAS Mix up Challenge February 2017

Good evening, and hope you've had a great Saturday. Back again with another card to try to join in with the February 2017 CAS Mix Up Challenge.

 
But first, please help me say a big hello to a new follower, Asha M.  I can't determine if Asha has a blog, but Asha if you do have a blog, please provide me with the link. I like to introduce my new friends to my old friends, and I want to be sure to pop over to enjoy your work too. Thanks for joining as a new follower. Love to make new friends!
 

Here's the card and my optional choice item was the Tim Holtz Sizzix 660222 Thinlets Scribbles & Splat die set - the heart.


Many of you have commented about being unfamiliar with the Silks Glaze products, so included a picture of what this product looks like. The sets are available in Hobby Lobby and other box store, and individual pots are available in Stamp/Scrapbook/Art stores and this is a Luminart product. Can be used as watercolor if thinned to that consistency, but also as a thicker acrylic paint. Some of mine have 'hardened' since being in the stash for a while, but just spritzed some water in the pot, and let it soften...much as would happen with the Twinkling H20's.


-Mixed Media weight c/s 98#. Splashed some of the red color over the c/s, let it begin to dry just a bit, then dabbed a piece of bubble wrap into the still wet color. Finished drying with a heat tool, as I wanted to get the card into the challenge. (more about the woes of this card below!) Flattened the card overnight, but in the photo, it looks like it may need even more pressing time.

- black c/s was crinkled in an old Fiskars crinkle tool. Tried this with a lightweight chipboard, nothing was happening. Decided to try with a lighter weight c/s, and it crinkled nicely. (also separated a box that my ATG tape came in, as that weight was too heavy to crinkle. Once I separated into 2 layers, it crinkled great, but after spraying Dylusions Black Marble over the 2 pieces, then a bit of Tattered Angels gold, it wasn't great background for the heart. (Message: stop when it looks good, don't keep adding more!!!) S'ok -- , can be used on another project.

- Red Mirror c/s to cut the Twiggy heart, using the nice heavy metal shim, and it cut smoothly with a couple of fwd/backward passes.

- Old wooden block stamp inked with Versafine Onyx and stamped. Tiny red punched heart from the snippet left from the twiggy heart.

Backstory: You'll remember an earlier card done for the challenge but as I went to link, realized I had forgotten to stamp on it. Decided to remake the card so basically the same background was done. This first try had some great texture from the bubble wrap, and then smooshed the wet bubble wrap over the white areas, got some lovely spatters. Went to stamp the text...big time SMEARS! Said a couple of discouraging words too. That's when the 2nd w/color background was made, and as sentiment was stamped again, I was being _VERRRRY_ careful. There is a  slight smudge under the 'N' - not so visible to the eye, but figured the camera would catch  it....hence the tiny punched heart.
I was beginning to think it was not meant I should enter this challenge. LOL!

Do check the Cards by Friends tab if you have time, as some lovely new Valentine cards are being shared here. Thanks for joining me tonight, and wishing you a wonderful Sunday. Big hugs.




34 comments:

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the watercolor background and the pretty scribble heart!! The shine is fabulous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

Very pretty card for Valentine's day and you just reminded me that I still have some twinkling H20's that haven't seen any love for quite some time! This looks great with that corrugated panel and the sketched heart! Very pretty!

Birgit said...

This is a really a nice card and how great that it works like the twinkling H2O's. I hope I can finally make some cards tomorrow...fingers crossed.

Susan said...

Love the black corrugated background for the vibrant red heart!! Nice watercoloured background too. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Loll said...

Beautiful card Mary. So glad you stuck with it, making a second watercoloured background. Love the black corrugated card with the red foil heart ... so pretty! I love the sweet little heart under your sentiment. It looks perfect and we would never had known there was a small smudge if you hadn't mentioned it. :) Great save! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, That is a fab card.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Redanne said...

It was definitely worth persevering, the black corrugated card looks so dramatic against the beautiful background and the red heart is gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Very pretty card, love the watercoloured splash of red and the black crinkle cardstock behind the modern heart! Beautiful sentiment, too!

Marilyn said...

Cute card!!

Sheila H said...

Wow, Mary. I am always impressed by the details of your card making. You use so many techniques and take such time in your crafting. No wonder your outcomes dazzle the eye. The background is vey pretty and the heart just pops. Love the black band. This is fantastic.

Pat said...

You've mixed it up well here Mary and the colour combination is great and one of my favourites. I love the corrugated background to the gorgeous red heart, and the beautiful sentiment and sweet little heart which looks as though it should be there anyway. This is a really pretty card and was definitely worth the effort! x

Barb said...

A super mixed media card Mary. I love the design of this one. and the corrugated card looks great. Barbxx

Stampsnob. said...

Wonderful Love the heart
Had a great time at Stampfest yesterday Did many to get a number of dies . Now I have to use them so I can store them off my table top..............Lis

Nancy Stislow said...

What a cool card, Mary! I certainly can relate to your tale of woes too! But it turned out so beautiful! Love the black corrugated piece over the pink!

Daffodil Cards said...

Those inks look interesting! Love the colours you used, and the heart die, love the corrugated card with it too, for all your going wrongs, it looks lovely.
Faith
x
PS will answer your email asap :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE the drama of the red and black with the crisp white of the card Mary! Great design!! Have a wonderful Sunday my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Pia S said...

Oh, I love this! So simple and stylish, in a cool contemporary way!

Brenda said...

Love this one even more Momma Mary! The background is so pretty and I love the black crinkle paper with the mirror heart on top, loving that heart die period! lol Your "be mine" stamped wonderful and looks like the heart belongs right under the "n". If you hadn't told us, we would have been non the wiser! Your cards under "cards by friends" are so pretty. I was amazed by the window card that a dog chewed. How impressive that one was!!! Glad it finally made it to you, but sorry some dog chewed it. Savannah got a card that fell off the door, one that I received and really liked. My fault for not taking them down in a timely manor! I need to get the photographed and placed on my blog. You are so good at doing that Momma Mary! Hugs, Brenda

Donna Hanley said...

Love the corrugated piece as well as that beautiful heart. Hope you are having a good weekend. We are just starting with what they are calling a blizzard.

Sarah said...

Love this one as well Mary, the watercolour background is so lovely and the foil card gives real opulence. Ashas blog is Sunny Summer Crafts xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous design and love the black with the contrast of red.

Kath x

pam said...

This is gorgeous Mary, love the black background and TH fabulous scribble heart.
Hugs Pam x

cotnob said...

Your card is fabulous Mary, I'm glad you stuck with it, it was well worth the effort. I love the Twiggy heart and your crinkled background adds great texture.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Donna said...

So elegant and stunning Mary and love the heart!

Bonnie said...

I'm happy to see another of these watercolor backgrounds, Mary! Love it! Also love the black corrugated strip and the pretty heart! Glad you tried again and shared with us at CAS Mix Up!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful Valentine or love card. Love the background looking like watercoloring and pretty heart!
Lynn

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous Valentines card! The heart die is so opulent looking.
Looks good with the crimped paper. i always forget to use my crimper...must try to remedy that as it always looks so nice on a card.

The heart was a great save...it looks as though it was in the original design to be put there.

Petra Swart said...

Your little smudge under the N was on the perfect spot for your little heart, Mary .....happy accident!!!!! Love that big scribble die cut heart and the corrugated cardboard!!! And another lovely watercoloured bg!!!! So beautiful!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

*Vicki* said...

What a gorgeous Valentine style design Mary! I love the shinny heart with the watercolor background and the black really makes it all pop out beautifully!! I love it! HUGS :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun card! I like how you watercolored that one piece and then chopped it in half to separate it. Very clever and shows off your heart so well. Thanks for showing us what the silks look like. I'm quite nosy and love to know this stuff even if I'm not interested in getting it for myself. I often tell others about things I've seen on the web.

Pam said...

Very pretty card Mary. I love the scribble heart and the pretty watercolor background!
It was 80 here yesterday so took advantage of it and layed out for a couple of hours, it sure was nice!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Brenda in IN said...

I'm glad you made another card cause this is so pretty. I love the design and the red cut out heart. Thanks for showing us the Silk Glaze. I think I have seen this but didn't know what it was. There are so many products out there and more keep coming. It's hard to keep up with all of them.

Julia Aston said...

Your red heart really pops off the black corrugated cardboard - what a lovely Valentine! thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up challenge Mary! Julia xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card Mary love the twiggy heart-I have twinkling H2os not used for a long time
Carol x