Wednesday, July 1, 2020

CAS Mix Up Guest Designer

I'm so honored to be one of the GDs for July's CAS Mix Up Challenge.  This month is the stencil challenge & the theme is Stencil Tracing.  I've seen some people do this technique, but hadn't really given it a try myself.  Gotta say--it's fun & easy!
I started with another of the Scrape Painting panels I made using DecoArt Acrylic Paint in Grape Taffy, Turquoise & Tutti Fruitti.  Then I laid SSS Square Dance Stencil over the panel & used a Uniball silver gel pen to trace around selected parts of the stencil.
I die cut a rectangle window in a silver panel & really love the look!  The PFS black die cut flower from Dainty Blossoms was stacked a couple high & glued in place.  The sentiment was made with clear stickers attached to a scrap of the silver paper & the only embellishment is a dot of black Pico Embellisher on the flower center.
I know lots of us have a collection of little used stencils, so why not pull them out & join the challenge!  You'll find all the details & lots of inspiration at CAS Mix Up.
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.


26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card, Greta! Jo x

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  2. This is lovely Greta! The black die cut is so dramatic against the pastel background. Glad to have you as our Guest Designer this month! x

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  3. This is such a great card. What a lovely effect you have created by outlining your stencil with a silver pen, brilliant. Love those colours too xx

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  4. Congrats on guest GD, Greta - you're on a roll with those, good for you!! Just love the graphic look of your background - so fun with the traced stenciled squares!! Love the black flower atop too!!

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  5. What a beautiful background color and design Greta. Congratulations on being a guest designer.

    Hugs Diane

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  6. I love the silver detail on this stencil background, Greta! A great die cut to lay on top! Congratulations on your win and it's so nice to have you as a Guest Designer this month!

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  7. Congratulations on guesting Greta! Your card is marvelous! I've never heard of this technique but love what I'm seeing here. Beautifully done!

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  8. congrats on your guest designer spot, greta! what a fabulous design!

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  9. Love the stencil tracing on the pastel background and the black die cut looks awesome. Great to have you as a Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up!

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  10. Beautiful card, Greta. I love the colours of the background. xx

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  11. Gorgeous paint scraped background and the silver outlines add a touch of class! The flower die-cut is the perfect embellishment! Thanks so much for being our GD this month:)

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  12. Many congratulations on guesting Greta x. The stencil technique, with the silver looks fabulous, on the pretty background and what a beautiful card x.

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  13. Beautiful and soft, thank you Greta for being our special guest! xx

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  14. COngrats on the GD! YOur card is lovely, I am loving the dark bloom and the silver tracing is quite eye catching.

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  15. Lovely to see you guesting at CAS Mix Up Greta! I don't remember seeing this technique before and it looks fun. The silver pen you used looks gorgeous against the bright summery background.
    Vicky x

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  16. Congratulations on your GDT Greta, so well deserved. I absolutely love your card, what a great idea to use the silver gel pen to highlight, I really like that idea and the colours you chose to use, with the die over it all - fabulous.
    Take care
    Faith x

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  17. Congratulations on being the guest designer. This is such a cool card and a great idea. Love the window look.

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  18. This is so striking, Greta!! I LOVE the beautiful colours of your background. So amazing with a bit of silver pen work through a stencil. It really has a big impact! And perfect with the silver card front and black stacked flower die! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  19. Great to be GD with you and your card is a stunner. I love you used silver as the outline. A lovely subtle look and then to use the blck for the flower works as a lovely contrast. Super card Greta x

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  20. Congrats on being GD at CAS Mix It Up!! What a fabulous looking card!

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  21. Thank you so much Greta for sharing the close up of your beautiful background with the traced stenciling! Really made your background pop! Love your silver framing and black die cut flower too. So pleased you are one of our Guest Designers this month at CAS Mix Up (Stencil). Hugs...Nancy

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  22. Congratulations on the Guest Spot Geta and what a gorgeous card you created for the challenge! I love the silver pen work to enhance your silver rectangle window and the acrylic background is so pretty. I feel a card jack coming on this afternoon! Hope that's OK? I'm making a bunch of cards for my friend who belongs to the Country Women's Association. They have a major fundraiser at the Royal Agricultural Show each year, but not this year, because of the CV. Instead they are setting up stalls at 4 Farmers Markets throughout September to fund raise. The money goes to the bushfire appeal. Some affected people still have no where to live since the Summer bushfires. I love to use up my scraps that way.

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  23. Yay!! I'm so happy for you guesting this month and what a lovely creation! Love the stenciling - It's the perfect stencil for that challenge!

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  24. This has such a great look, so fun with the background tracing and the beautiful bloom. Congrats on GD for the month of July.

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  25. Oh Greta, this is stunning! Congrats on the guest spot - so well deserved!! I adore how you used the PFS background here, I really out to give it a go!

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  26. What a beautiful background you created with this technique Greta! love the colors and the bold black die cut laid over it! Congrats on being a Guest DT!

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