Wednesday, November 6, 2019

CAS Mix-Up, Watercolor and Stencil for November

I'm having hand surgery tomorrow so I have to post all three of my CAS cards today (the fourth is my guest designer post for CAS Christmas that you've already seen).  The only cards you'll see from me for the next couple of months will be scheduled Design Team ones.  Let the show begin.

First Up - the Mix-Up Challenge:
I watched the shorter video and followed her directions.
I started by embossing black paper with the gear folder, then lightly inked with VersaMark and sprinkled copper, silver and gold powder before heating.  I layered it behind a popped up panel cut with a SSS stitched circle.  I had some coppery metallic paper to cut the PTI word die and then silver embossed the 'happy'.  So I have the oxidized metal, stamping of the sentiment, with die cuts as my choice. I think this makes a great masculine card.

Next is CAS Stencil.
I've tried monoprints before without much success but this time I think it worked.
I just HAD to have this Buffalo plaid stencil by Echo Park and think I've used it once.  I inked it up with Iced Spruce DOX, spritzed it (maybe not well enough) and printed it to my cardstock.  I love how the DOX separates into different colors.  I added some Altenew greens and a heat embossed sentiment from HLS.

Last but not least, and my favorite, for CAS Watercolor.
I've used this PB stamp many times but never all in browns.
I colored the stamp with Distress Markers and spritzed them, repeating several times until I got a look I liked.  The background looked a little stark so I inked the edges with Frayed Burlap, splattered some Walnut Stain and added a sentiment from N&T.

So that's it from me.  I love these CAS challenges and am so glad I had time to enter them.  Thanks, girls, for four more wonderful challenges that teach us new tricks and stretch our imaginations. These are the last challenges for the year as the teams take a break in December so hopefully I can enter again in January.

And thank you for dropping by.


  1. Lovely makes Bobby. The soft shade of the plaid background is a lovely backdrop for your Christmas sprigs. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil

  2. Three fabulous cards, Bobby! I'll bet you might know which of them is my favorite!
    Take care of yourself - I'll be thinking about you tomorrow… wait, I think about you every day! Wish you lived closer so I could be your Nurse Not-so-great-body!! lol

  3. First of all, good luck with your surgery. I hope you have a speedy and complete recovery. Now on to these fantastic cards. I love your oxidized metal with the gears on the black. A perfect masculine card! The plaid stencil monoprint is so soothing in the soft gray. Love how the different colors appear and the sprigs of greenery! And the pine cone branch is classy in all the shades of brown. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing with our CAS challenges!

  4. WOW...I am just blown away by all 3 cards Bobby!! Your 1st card is SO perfect for a masculine card and I really love the metal look of all those gears against the black! Your buffalo plaid card is AMAZING! I can see why you HAD to have that stencil...think I might NEED it too! And how soft and warm with just a touch of color from the greenery! Your last card is my favorite too...absolutely STUNNING Bobby!! I have that stamp and have never done much with it, but absolutely LOVE your shades of browns and the water color look! Lovely, lovely cards my friend! Best wishes for a speedy recovery too...I'll be sending some extra prayers your way! Thanks so much for sharing all these beauties with us at CAS Watercolour! Hugs. :0)

  5. I hope that all goes well with your surgery, Bobby! You have given us three amazing cards to enjoy here :) That plaid looks fabulous and your watercolour card is so elegant x

  6. Wonderful collection of cards Bobby, I love your Oxidised Metal card with the sprinkles of embossing Powder. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up this month.

  7. You have been busy Bobby - three wonderful cards, all beautifully CAS. I'm loving your mono print stencil card - what a fab print and finished off with the lovely Christmas sprig... thanks for sharing with CAS Stencil, Robyn

  8. These are all fabulous Bobby! I'm loving the second one. Hope all goes well with your surgery, take care!

  9. I'm praying that your hand surgery is going well today! May you have a fast recovery that is as pain free as possible! All three of your cards are wonderful, Bobby! I love seeing how you used the various techniques. Your oxidized metal is so cool and really does lend itself to a great masculine card. Your buffalo plaid is a perfect choice for your mono print, and the Penny Black stamp in all browns just says "autumn"! I wish autumn would've stayed around longer. We've had snow for the last two weeks as I'm sure you did too. Take care and be patient with the healing process!

  10. Oh! sad to hear that you are in need of surgery!! : ( I am praying that you recover quickly and are back to crafting very soon!!

    Your cards are, each and every one! a work of art!! I can't wait to try the Oxidised Metal technique!!

    BIG (((Hugs)))

  11. I hope your surgery goes well, Bobby, and your recovery is speedy so you can get back to this hobby you love! I think I speak for everyone when I say that you will be appearing as Guest Designer again for the CAS family of challenges! Each one of these is a winner and fabulous in every way!!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. WOW! Amazing cards ..... love your oxidised metal technique. Thank you for playing along with the CAS Mix Up challenge.
    Your stencil monoprinting looks fab too ..... thanks for joining in with the Stencil challenge too xx

  13. Oh my gosh, you really knocked it outta the park with these amazing cards, Bobby! Your Oxidized Metal element on the first card is so COOL! I really love how you played with different's just fabulous! Your 2nd card is perfect...The Buffalo Plaid pattern you chose for your stencil is so lovely and pairs beautifully with the leaves and berries! Ah, yes...your last card is also my fave :) The mix of browns worked so well with this striking stamp and I love how you inked the edges and add splatters...Great job, my friend!!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS Stencil...we always enjoy seeing your creations in our gallery! Also, I hope you are healing well after your surgery...sending hugs to you, my friend! xx

  14. I'm here to comment as a member of the CAS Watercolour team - and that card happens to be my favourite of the three!! I have that stamp but have never thought of doing it in a monochromatic colour scheme. It's beautiful that way. Love the shades of brown, the inking on the edges, and the splattering. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

  15. Three wonderful cards! All perfect and full of techniques. Praying for a successful, minimal pain surgery and that we can see you soon!

  16. Just love all three Bobby, they are all just beautiful!
    Chrissie x

  17. Wow..your oxidized, stencil monoprint and monochromatic watercolored cards are all Gorgeous, Bobby. Any one of them could be a winner:-) TFS and joining us at CAS Stencil. Loved your background and sweet Christmas bouquet. Hugs..Nancy

  18. All three cards are fabulous, Bobby! The dry and heat embossed gear looks so cool and the mix of the metallic colors on black looks gorgeous! The Buffalo plaid monoprint makes a perfect background for the red and green sprigs. Great color choice!
    Love the brown shades of the pine cone branch. Edging with Frayed Burlap gives a warm feeling to the card and is a wonderful touch! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Challenges.
    I hope your surgery went smoothly on Thursday and your hand recovers quickly!
    Hideko xx

  19. First, I hope that your hand surgery went well and you are already on the road to recovery. Thank you so much to taking the time to play along in all four challenges this month, Bobby! Not easy to do in just a few days, while also having the surgery in the back of your mind. We so appreciate YOU! Your cards are fantastic. I LOVE the large gear embossed in black with copper, silver and gold randomly over top. It's amazing and is the perfect masculine card!

    Your stencil monoprint is fabulous! LOVE the plaid stencil (need to get one for myself!). The gray makes a wonderful backdrop for your pretty Christmas posey

    And that gorgeous PB pinecone and branch looks amazing done in shades of brown. Great work again!

    Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up, CAS Stencil, and CAS Watercolour! xx

  20. Three equally beautiful and creative cards! The Oxidised metal is amazing - love the colours! I love the monochrome pine cones - one of my fave stamps. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour! I hope the surgery goes well and you have a speedy recovery x.