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Saturday, July 1, 2017

CAS Mix Up July Challenge + Just Us Girls Challenge

 Oh WOW, have you been to the CAS Mix Up July Challenge yet?
You better get over there and see the technique and very cool cards made by Bonnie, Loll and the rest of the design team.  As soon as I saw Loll's video showing how she even used embossing powder after painting on the tissue paper (yes, you heard me right, TISSUE PAPER!!) I knew I wanted it to be a water background with "white caps"  *wink * wink!
The above card was actually the second card I make, kind of learned from the first!
But both are birthday cards, the one below is for my granddaughter who turned 16 TODAY!!
The above card is for my SIL!
Ellie's favorite color is teal, so I colored with my zigs the whole girl and floatie!
It is hard to see in the picture, but I coated her bathing suit with glossy know because she just jumped on the floatie from the water and is all wet...also there are numerous water drops on her body and the floatie from drops of the glossy accents. In real life it looks very cool (IMHO!)
This was very fun friends!
I stamped, I used tissue paper and I water colored and fussy cut the image out
 (somehow I didn't purchase the die cuts, but it was a pretty simple one to cut by hand)!
I hope you will go check out the videos and play along.
And while you are at it, how about playing along with Just us Girls which is a Word Challenge and the word is "CELEBRATE" !  We are definitely celebrating the Sweet 16 birthday of Ellie!
Have a beautiful Sunday!!
stamps:  MFT:  Pure Innocence: Fun in the Sun, PTI: Make a Wish
Hero Art Dies:  Infinity Nesting Rectangle Dies (for the frame)
Distress inks salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers


Brenda in IN said...

Happy birthday to Ellie and that is the cutest card for her. I love the whitecaps you created. Her swim suit is so cute! I'm doing alcohol inks this weekend I learned from Loll. I still want to try the tissue paper too and hope it comes out as great as your card. Have a fun 4th weekend.

Kim said...

Love how you used the technique to make white caps. I am sure your granddaughter will love her card! :) Kim

Loll said...

Oh my gosh, Colleen!! These are ADORABLE! So creative to use white embossing powder to create your white caps!! Love your cards and so will Ellie and your SIL --- happy birthday to them both. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Marcia Hill said...

Both of your cards are absolutely FABULOUS Colleen and both Ellie and your SIL are going to LOVE these! I can't wait to go check the video out! :0)

nancy littrell said...

Both your cards are soooo fun and creative, Colleen. Love your "white caps"! Such a great idea to make your waves stand out. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs.

Maria said...

Wow! Looks like a fun technique and the results are amazing!! Fabulous cute cards, Colleen!! You granddaughter and SIL will love them!!

Bonnie said...

What a fabulous idea to use white embossing for whitecaps! You go girl! Happy sweet 16 birthday to Ellie! I believe she'll love this fun card! Your SIL too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Linda said...

Boy, you are really on the ball. Adorable cards for Ellie and SIL. You are so creative.

Kim Heggins said...

Oh in love with your sweet summery cards. That little sweetie floating around the pool is as adorable as can be.

Nancy said...

Love these Colleen! I have this MFT set and am excited to give the tissue a try! Thanks for inspiring me once again!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun is this! Laying in the "pool" - love it. Thanks for joining in at JUGS.

Julia Aston said...

Both cards are SO fun Colleen! what a great tissue 'ocean' you created and the coloring on your sun bathers is wonderful! thank you so much for joining us in the CAS Mix Up Challenge - so glad you were inspired by it! Julia xx

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is fantastic! I love that little cutie floating on the raft in the beautiful water! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!