Wednesday, 18 July 2018

CAS Mix Up

Happy Wednesday!
I am a little bit like a bus aren't I? Not been around for over a week then 2 posts at once!
(if you've popped over from the Stamping Sensations blog please scroll down to the next post to see the mid month DT card!)

I love Loll's CAS challenges but during my busy summer season it takes me all my time to do my own DT cards and no time left for anything else.... but I did find time this month for the CAS MIX UP which has the challenge of Colouring Die Cuts, Stamping and any other choice. Loll and the rest of the DT are inspiring - they make beautiful cards!

I have had the birdie die cuts for a little while and this just popped into my head.
I sponged the background using Distress Inks and stamped the flower panel. On reflection maybe this would have been more CAS if I'd left the background and just embossed a wood panel? Hope it's CAS enough for the challenge......

The birdies were coloured with Black Soot, Peacock Feathers and Fossilized Amber.
I think maybe I should have coloured him in a brighter colour looking at the pic but in real life he stands out OK!

I had the card all planned out in my head but then ------
The sentiment drove me mad - I had this sentiment on a stamp - could I find it???? 😠😠 Have absolutely no idea where it went. After wasting lots of precious time hunting I gave up and printed it out.

Am linking up with
HLS Dies - A./Goes with Dies
Fashionable Stamping - Use Your Inks
Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment
Dream Valley - All things Bright + Beautiful

I will be AWOL again after today until middle of next week but will catch up with everybody whenever I can. Have a great week/weekend whatever you are doing - me ? I will be once again at an International Series!! (Hoping the sun continues to shine!) x


Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful Viv. Love the wildflowers and the one very chirpy and colourful birdie amongst his silhouette friends.
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aussie aNNie said...

BRILLIANT Viv, love how you coloured just one of the birdie this.xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love those

Aquarius said...

What a great card for the challenge and a great sentiment. It is so annoying wasting time searching for items we know are somewhere - but where!! I do it all the time, so frustrating. You saved the day by printing and I bet the stamp will turn up next time you are looking for something else.

Mac Mable said...

Yes I am always disproportional after nearly finishing my card and then choosing a sentiment....Love how you did that one bird in the distress colours and the sentiment is so perfect. Delicate colours for the background and such a wonderful card. Thank you for joining in the fun at The CAS Mix Up Challenge x.

Loll said...

Beautiful design Viv!! LOVE the sentiment which is perfect for your design. The one bright bird is genius!! Gorgeous soft sponging for the background and love the stamped silhouette flowers. This is definitely CAS-enough! :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Bonnie said...

Your row of birds is fantastic, Viv! I love the idea of having one in color and the others in black! Beautiful background too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Heidi Weaver said...

What a terrific card, Viv! I absolutely love those birds on a wire. (Now I have the song playing in my head!) That sentiment is perfect, especially with that one gorgeous stand-out bird. Love it! Thanks so much for joining our Happy Little Stampers July Challenge.

Liz said...

Really beautiful card Viv, great design. xx

Aileen said...

Beautiful Viv, love the black die cuts with the pop of colour. Wonderful card and perfect for the challenge. I just made one specifically for the challenge then went to entered and realised it was 'stamp' mmmmm no stamping ahh well maybe today lol. Keep well sweetie.

Joan said...

Great card Viv, love the sentiment and the "standing out" bird


Shirley said...

Gorgeous make especially the birds Viv.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Jo said...

Such an incredible background for your wire of birds. The flowers add a special touch too. As for your sentiment, it's perfect. Beautiful card Viv, thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Viv.
I looove how the little birdie pops on this card. The colours really bring him to life.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x
Ink Art Designs

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant idea for your super looking card. I love that sentiment and it probably looks better than if you had found the original stamp. hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

The birds on the wire go beautifully ith the silhouette flower border Viv and the soft background scene, and a great idea to colour one bird blue and yellow to make it stand out in line with that fabulous sentiment. x

laurie said...

Great card..your background is so soft and pretty!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Pia S said...

The one little colored up bird adds so much interest to this design. Beautiful!

Sarn said...

Well I just LOVE this card Viv. Looks fab xxx