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Monday, 15 October 2018

CAS Mix Up October Challenge Reminder

Hi there everyone.  I can't believe we have reached the middle of the month already, and halfway through this month's CAS Mix Up Challenge for which I am lucky enough to be Guest Designer.  The theme this time is Metal and there are some videos on the blog to help you with some ideas of different techniques to use.


Bonnie very kindly sent me some beautiful copper sheet and a very pretty die cut leafy frame as a thank you for being GD, and so I thought it would be good to use them for this card.

 

To add to the required elements of Metal and Stamping, I used die cutting, heat embossing, watercolouring, and alcohol inking.

I started by mounting the leafy frame on to some white card and then adhered it on to an approximately 6" x 5" card, which gave a 1/2" border all the way round.  The middle section of the frame is separate and I decided to colour it before setting it back into the frame, but at that time hadn't decided on a colour.

I coloured the piece of copper sheet with my alcohol inks, using several greens and browns and a bit of red, and light and dark blue.  I then die cut it using a pair of Sue Wilson dies called Trailing Ivy.  One of them cut much easier than the other using my Gemini machine with the metal shim and a rubber mat added for more pressure, but don't really know why as I rotated them both several times to get the best cut.  I persevered and got there in the end, and I love the leaves so feel it was worthwhile.

I then decided on a colour for the centre piece of the frame.  I used two of my Brushos in Turquoise and Emerald Green.  I tapped some powder from each on to my glass mat and spritzed with water and then dragged the piece of white card through it several times to build up the colour, and ended up with a quite intense sea green which I think complements the colours in the ivy leaves really well.  The colour has more blue in it then it appears to have in the photo.  I found it incredibly difficult to get a decent photo which showed off the pretty colours in the copper leaves too, but I think you can get the idea.

I finished it with a sentiment heat embossed using WOW Metallic Copper Embossing Powder on to a strip of black card cut into a banner shape.

Thank you for looking at my blog today and I'll see you again soon, and also a big thank you to Bonnie and Loll for asking me to be GD this time which I have thoroughly enjoyed.  You still have lots of time to get an entry in as the challenge doesn't close until 24th October. 






I am entering the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers October Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.
Dies R Us Challenge - No. 107 Anything Fall.
Die Cut Divas Challenge - Autumn and Halloween.
Addicted to CAS - No 147 Foliage.


21 comments:

  1. Your copper die cut looks beautiful colored with the AI's and layered over that lovely green Pat - and the white die cut framing keeps it so nicely CAS while also adding texture - a beautiful faux metal card! Thanks so much for being our Guest DT this month! Julia xx

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  2. What a gorgeous card, Pat. I love the die cut frame and the leaves are beautiful against your lovely inky background. xx

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  3. I love the colors on your metal die cut leaves and the beautiful Brusho background, Pat! You have made wonderful use of the die cut and copper! Thanks so much for joining our CAS Mix Up team as Guest Designer!

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  4. Absolutely Stunning mixed media copper metal sheet CAS design, Pat. I LOVE your brushos background for your gorgeous leaves and your leafy frame. All your creative effort on your card was so worth it, my friend. It has been so inspiring having you as our October CAS Mix Up Guest Designer. Thank you so much. Hugs..Nancy

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  5. Your copper and alcohol ink leaves are gorgeous Pat! Great job getting them to cut, not always easy. Love your design with the leafy border and the coloured panel behind the leaves. So pretty. It's been a pleasure having you as Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up! Thank you! xx

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  6. GORGEOUS! The AI's on the copper are stunningly beautiful, love all the nuances you achieved. The green background is the perfect compliment for the copper die cut. You've been a wonderful guest, thanks so much for being part of the team at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  7. The alcohol coloring on the copper leaves is just beautiful. The background sets these ivy branches off so well, and the leaf framing is perfect to show off the interior design! TFS & Hugs

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  8. Pat,
    you heated the copper to perfection and got all the colours of the heated copper rainbow. Then the brushos just make them pop on the page. Stunning :)

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  9. It's beautiful Pat! I love the colours of your 'metal' leaves and such a fabulous design too.

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  10. Wonderful colours on those really pretty 'metal' leaves. Fabulous layout and such a beautiful card. Thank you for being our very creative guest designer this month x.

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  11. This is stunning Pat, I love the copper leaves with the colour through them, beautiful embossing too, it's wonderful, Kate x

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  12. Beautiful card and you've showcased the metal wonderfully with the ivy due cuts, its so striking and unique. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment, it was very nice of you and much appreciated. Take care x

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  13. Lovely brusho background and I love the way the leaves climb up toward the pretty leaf frame. This is a great design.

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  14. This is so pretty Pat and the Ivy looks amazing. It’s a great layout and I love all of the detail in the background too x

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  15. Absolutely beautiful Pat! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything FALL’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

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  16. Stunning birthday card! Love the leaves against that embossed background. Thanks for joining our "Anything Fall" challenge at Dies R Us!

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  17. Your use of metal and alcohol inks works beautifully Pat a gorgeous card

    Anne

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  18. Those leaves are absolutely gorgeous - especially against the green background. Fabulous card. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
    jayvee

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  19. The leaves are absolutely stunning. Great design too. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  20. beautiful, love the color on the white
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner

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  21. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating at Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

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