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3/21/2017

CAS Mixup Challenge with Smooshed Flowers

Hello again and back with the card for the March CAS Mix up challenge.

But first let me say a warm welcome to some new followers:

Lynn in IN. of Ruby-Dooby-Doo Crafts
Chantal of Chantal Hobby Blog
 
Ladies thanks so much for becoming new followers, and I hope you will find time to visit whenever you can.  I encourage my old friends to check out the work of my new friends, and enjoy some fine inspiration with these talented bloggers. I know they'll be happy to get to know you as well. 

 
Rules are easy, and shown in the badge. Remember, the card must have white (and don't forget to stamp something, as I've done on occasion!) I hope there is enough white to be eligible...

- smooshed with Brushos and Color Burst in Orange, yellows and some tangerine (Color Burst). I just sprinkled the products onto a craft mat, spritzed water, some gold spray, and smooshed away until I got results that I liked. Did several of these, and die cut one to use for the flowers. The green stems are a snippet left from this card.

Lil Inker Diamond Lace Coverup Die used to emboss the background, and of course Debossed the pretty side, but it looks nice either way.

- Paper Smooches Dainty Flowers. Replaced the stems, leaf insets, and the flower petals with snippets of other smooshed pieces. No difficult inlay, just glue!

- Penny Black clear Garden Friends set for the sentiment, using DI Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral, with the Misti. Not sure if this stamp just doesn't give a sharp emboss-- if it was the water color paper OR if it was using the DI inks. It's a bit fuzzy, but we're gonna go with it! Fishtailed the ends, added some Nuvo crystal drops...and that's it. Happy Spring!

There's a couple of new cards added to the Cards by Friend page, so if you've time, please to enjoy these with us.

Don't you want to try some smooshing of your own? There's still time over at the March CAS Mixup Challenge. 

Thanks for joining me this evening, and don't forget Blog Candy #2 is still available, but you must be a follower, and have the thumbnail picture on your blog.  Big Hugs.





46 comments:

Pat said...

This is so bright and pretty Mary and the flowers look great with some more of your Colorburst pieces inlaid, and the embossed backgrounds works really well. x

Bonnie said...

You are on a roll, my friend! Love these sunny colors and the sweet die cut flowers! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Glennis said...

This is so pretty, I love playing with Brushos

Birgit said...

This is a very bright looking card which is perfect for spring.

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful Mary!
Thanks~

Megan J said...

Hi Mary, a gorgeous card, love the bright colours you have used and the contrast of the green on orange, have a wonderful weekend... Megan

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous result with the brusho's Mary. I have made my card but can't publish till tomorrow, love this burst of colour.x ♥[aNNie]

Loll said...

Love the bright and sunny colours of this smooshed background and flowers, Mary. Such fun flowers that would brighten anyone's day! :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, That's a pretty card.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Hetty said...

Hello Mary, thank you for visiting my Craftchaos Blog and your comment.
Here i am to check out your blog and artwork. Wonderful! I like this card very much esp. how you created the background. Creative greetings, Hetty

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE the colours you have chosen Mary, such a very pretty card AND using "bits" from other cards, clever you. Love the little sentiment accentuated with pearl drops.
Hugs
Faith
x

Veerle said...

Love this Mary. I love this cas mix up. Your bright colours are gorgeous.
Hugs Veerle xx
BTW I have been MIA because I had the craft show where I was with my own boot this time. Pic's are on my blog.

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!!

cuilliesocks said...

Such a pretty card Mary and I love the bright cheerful colours, lovely floral image too, Kate x

Donna Ellis said...

ooooooh! Don't you just LOVE that amazing tangerine orange blend of citrusy color on your card? I like the color delineation which is almost diagonal on your card, Mary! Delightful creation, right down to the tiny dots on the bottom! hugs, de

scrAPpamondo said...

Love so much the warm tones of your smooshing, and how amazing it looks with the debossing! Lovely diecut flowers and shining leaves! The tiny drops are a pretty detail near the fishtail banner with the sentiment!
Hugs

Brenda in IN said...

I'm loving this bright orange and the cute flowers. The Lace Coverup die is really pretty and one I haven't seen before.

Stamp Smiles said...

Really love your die cut flowers and your stunning brusho background too! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Lisa said...

So gorgeous!! The background looks amazing!! I love those flowers!! Beautiful, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

Wow! This a beautiful in all the orange colors. You have a talent for the Brusho's like no one else. Beautiful card Mary!
Lynn

Chantal said...

Great card, love the flowers.
Hugs, Chantal S

Pia S said...

Ah! Love the colors and smooshing here and the style of the flowers too. A favorite!

Carol L said...

The background looks fabulous with that subtle embossing and pretty color! Who knew playing with inks could be so much fun with such pretty results! The 2 flowers make a great CAS presentation! Hurry up spring, we're waiting patiently up north :)

Donna said...

Fabulous card Mary, your background is stunning and the die cuts pair beautifully with the background!

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Mary, a beautiful smooshed background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, that color is just glorious in your background and your dies are so darned cute and unusual! This is a fantastic, cheerful spring card! Beautiful!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Brilliant card Mary!!! And so different to your normal style but well done in every way, love colours and so very cheerful florals. Shaz,xxx

Redanne said...

On this very dark and distressing day here in the UK, your card has made me feel warm and comforted Mary, it really is very beautiful - thank you! Hugs, Anne xx

cheryl said...

Oh beautiful card hun the image colours all works so beautifully hugs cheryl xxx

Kathleen said...

Wow Mary this is stunning, fantastic background and love the two little flowers.

Kath x

Darnell said...

Your smooching is beautiful, Mary, and I love it with the simple dainty flowers!! Hugs, Darnell

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what gorgeous smooshing, and the colours are so pretty and vibrant.
Love the wonderful design of this, and those flowers are so pretty too.
Must have a go at this wonderful technique sometime with my pixie powders as I haven't any Brushos and you have inspred me to have a go.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card love the smooshed background and great colours
carol x

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh fab card, love your zingy BG!

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Mary. I love the smooshing and the flowers are so pretty.

Thanks for the chance to win Blog Candy #2 - I've added the picture to my sidebar. xx

nancy littrell said...

Very pretty smooshed background for your beautiful die cut flowers. TFS Mary and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

Maxine D said...

Love your colours on this beautiful card Mary - it's such a bright and cheerful card
Blessings
Maxine

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful card Mary! It may be CAS, but it still has so much interest and texture! Your splashy background is gorgeous, love the subtle imprinted pattern. The flowers are so much fun, the bright colours bring spring to me through my computer screen, love it!! Have a great day, hugs :)

Tina Z. said...

this is very pretty, I love it!

MagsB said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mary, I love the bright colours! I've tried smooshing, usually I get more ink on me than my cardstock, I must practise more!!!

love Mags B x

Brenda said...

This background is amazing Momma Mary! I am so loving the colors of this beautiful card, to bright and cheery! I love that you inlaid your flower dies, I don't do this enough but I sure do love the effect. Yes, a beautiful card indeed and I love the enamel dots on each side of the sentiment! I think I am all caught up now. Whew! But glad I was able to catch up with you Momma Mary! Hugs, Brenda

Loose Stitches said...

Thank you for the welcome Mary. :) Such a pretty card, love the colors, so cheerful!
Hugs, Sherry x

Pippa said...

Lovely bright colours Mary and great 'smooching'!

Stampsnob. said...

This is beautiful I love your color choice ............Lis

Kath said...

Fabulous card - love the smooshing and that great flower die.
Kath x

Barb said...

Sorry to be so far behind with my visits Mary. This card is really very pretty. I love the colours of your smooshed background. Barbxx