Thursday, 16 August 2018

Congrats - you did it!

Hi everyone, it feels like it's been a long week even though it's only Wednesday!

This is my second card as guest designer for the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.
The theme is stencil monoprints which are lots of fun to do! So I hope you can join in.

I used a blending tool to add twisted citron, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch and cracked pistachio oxide inks to the back of the stencil. I spritzed it with dazzling diamonds shimmer mist then carefully placed it onto some watercolour paper placed a paper towel over it and pressed down to help the ink absorb into the paper. 
It took a couple of goes to get the right amount of liquid spritzed on so that the stars stayed defined.

My elements are the monoprint stencil; diecutting; stamping and wet embossing.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

It's a masculine theme at Addicted to CAS.

At Allsorts it's from boys to men.

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At Word Art Wednesday it's always anything goes as long as you use a sentiment or a blble verse.

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Tim Holtz stars layering stencil; distress oxide inks;  So Suzy sentiment stamp; versafine ink and clear ep; MFT congratulations die; glimmer mist.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your week,
Cathy x


nancy littrell said...

Beautiful stenciled monoprint stars image for your die cut circle, Cathy. The perfect image and sentiment for Congratulations card. I love the added shimmer spray too. TFS and it has been wonderful having you as our Guest Designer this month. Look forward to you playing with us again:-) Hugs...Nancy

Loll said...

This is so pretty Cathy. What a great encouragement card!! Love the star monoprint. Bet it is even prettier in real life with the sparkle. Great idea to use a sparkle spray to activate the colours. Thanks again for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up! xx

Julia Aston said...

What a great design with your colorful star circle framed in the black die cut circle sentiment - a beautiful CAS design - love the texture of your card base too! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up this month! You have been an inspiration! Julia xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card great stenciled circle
Carol x

Christine Alexander said...

perfectly CAS stencil mono print, I bet it's super sparkly in real life :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a pretty star monoprint card, Cathy! Using the dazzling diamonds shimmer mist to moist the stencil is a wonderful idea. I'm sure it must look more shimmery and prettier IRL. Great CAS design! Hideko xx

brenda said...

It's a really super masculine creation and lovely card for our 'Boys to Men' theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Cat Craig said...

Your monoprint is really well done. Getting the stars to stay crisp takes it to another level.

Mac Mable said...

Great effect with the technique and the pop of black looks great with the pretty colours x.

Doni High said...

Love these colors! Your star monoprint turned out great. Thanks for joining us at Addicted To CAS.

Kathleen said...

Super CAS card and lovely colours. Thank you for joining our 'Boys to Men' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

Your stars came out so crisp with the beautiful background colors, Cathy! Love the black die cut surrounding the image! It really pops! Thanks so much for joining our CAS Mix Up team as Guest Designer this month!

Jaydee said...

Cathy, I love the textured background with the bold black sentiment. Perfect CAS - and masculine - card. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week

Jo said...

Beautiful pastel mono print for that circle word die. Impressive definition of those stars, wow! Thanks so much for being our special quest at CAS Mix Up! xx

Anita in France said...

The definition on those monoprint stars is perfect, Cathy ... and the colours are fabulous ... what a great contrast with the bold sentiment circle! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

I love your shimmery stars in such pretty colours Cathy which make a perfect backdrop to the circular die cut sentiment. You managed to keep this monoprint really crisp too. x