Sunday, 6 May 2018

It's CAS Mix Up Challenge Time

Hi and Welcome!
It's a new month and the new challenge over at
CAS Mix Up is up and running.
I always find myself itching to try their
Monthly Mix and really excited to once more
play with my neglected gelatos.
Here is my first card
PS I was so eager to play with them
I even have anther one in the making 
 First of all my Mix is
Gelatos (of course) Stamping, Magicals and Die Cutting.
I wanted to do something out of the ordinary with 
my Gelatos so starting with a washed background
with Magicals adding shaved bits of different 
Gelato colours heating to melt
allowing them to bubble up for depth.

Here is a close up.

I added the smallest bits
of Stampendous Aged Copper Embossing Enamel
heating from underneath to also melt.
Added a little more interest by adding
some lines in the background.
I then cut out my MFT peek a boo die
and popped it in front.
Added the lovely Gina Maine floral flourish 
smooched with the same gelatos and the
middle piece to match the background.
To finish I added my sentiment from
Happy Little Stampers.

Hope you liked my take on the Gelatos/Crayon Challenge.
I sure had fun.
Thanks for dropping in.


Cathy said...

Great card Ina, love the texturey background you've achieved with the gelatos and frantage, Cathy x

Linda said...

Looks like you had a tonne of fun with this one Ina. Great colours!

nancy littrell said...

So much beautiful mixed media texture peeking thru your die cut window. Love the bright colors and your added die cut image on the outside or your window. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up, Ina. Hugs...

Loll said...

Very cool!! I LOVE your gelato background Ina. I had no idea about adding bits and melting it ... looks amazing over top of your magicals background. Very artsy design, which I LOVE! :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

lostinpaper said...

Love all that texture!

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful background. I love all that texture with the bubbling. Great colors too, and your design is perfect for the challenge. Adding that pretty die cut is the perfect final touch too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome look, great colors and wonderful texture. I don't have any of the gelatos so I had no idea what they would even look like before and after being used.

Mac Mable said...

Great way to use the gelato's and one which I will be trying. Your mix of colours and mixed media elements have made a fabulous artsy and wonderful card which I absolutely love. Thanks for joining in at The CAS Mix Up Challenge with this amazing card Ina x

Bobby said...

This reminds me of enamel work, Ina. I did that a long, long time ago and don't remember much except for dropping the pieces on and firing them to melt them. It makes a wonderful textural background.

Shona Erlenborn said...

How creative Ina! Such great dimension you have managed to create. Love the little die cut with the same background - very clever!

Bonnie said...

What a clever way to use Gelatos, Ina! I'd never thought of intentionally putting bits on the background and heat embossing! A true mixed media creation! Wow! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Karen D. said...

lovely card mf...I have been playing with my Gelatos as well, now I just need to find time to make a card!
x Karen

Cheri said...

I must try this!!! It's stunning and I love all that texture and color!

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous result of melting your Gelatos - wonderful texture and colors - and your delicate die cut accents it beautifully! thanks for sharing this technique with us at CAS Mix Up Ina! Julia xx

Jo Manna said...

Brilliant, loving all the artsy feel to your card. The delicate die cut and sentiment really compliment this special card Ina. Beautiful design, thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx