Saturday, 8 November 2014

WOW! Mixed media - CAS Style...

Hello there!

How is everyone?  It's the weekend - yay!  I hope you all have wonderful plans and find a little time for crafting too :)

It is Mixed Media month over at WOW! Embossing Powder.  

Now, I'm not going to lie, the thought of mixed media fills me with fear so this was a true challenge!  The other girls on the team are mixed media queens and we all know I'm here for the CAS contribution!

I was surprised however, at how easily it all came together once I got going - so anyone else out there who thinks they can't 'do' the whole mixed media thing, give it a go, you may well surprise yourself :)

On to my card...

I know what you're thinking...not as 'mixed' as the other projects from the other Design Team members...I did warn you I was the CAS element of the team  :)

I started by blending the inks onto white cardstock and then attacked it with splashes of water which lifted the ink nicely.  Then I stamped the floral stamp from WOW!'s Collage stamp set along the bottom, trying not to be too precise about it as I wanted there to be some 'misses'.

Then I applied a strip of scrim.  I live in a builders household - myself and my other half have always worked in the construction industry, so there are always random building materials lying around my house!  I found this roll of plastering scrim a few months ago and until now I've only used it as a stencil and a stamp, I hadn't thought to actually apply it to my cards - there's a first time for everything!  I love to re-purpose and I'm pleased with how this looks.

I then applied embossing ink to the die cut words and very lightly sprinkled some Platinum Super Fine embossing powder over them so that the powder only stuck to a small, random portion of the wording.  I covered the rest with Black Glint embossing glitter which has created a nice mix of the two colours and finishes.

The die cut butterfly was heat embossed using Calypso embossing glitter and the body was again embossed using Black Glint embossing glitter.

So, there you have it - mixed media a la CAS style!

I hope you all find time to join us for our challenge and you enjoy the rest of the teams' projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Ta ta for now ;)

Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White Super Smooth
Stamps: Collage Stamp Set
Ink:        Versamark, Versafine - Onyx; Distrees Inks - Broken China, Crushed Olive
Other:    WOW! - Black Glint Embossing GlitterCalypso Embossing GlitterPlatinum Super Fine Embossing
                  Powder; Scrim tape; Britannia Dies - Happy Word Set, Birthday Word Set


  1. Very cool! You even rock mixed media!

  2. You more than succeeded with your beautiful CAS mixmedia, Sharnie! I love everything about this from the colors to all that texture! I'm very proud of you! As for me, I will stay out of this style and let you youngsters wow me! There are way too many "thens" in the process for my lazy butt!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Look who's finally making an appearance: Ms Late! My apologies! Ummm...mixed media MARVEL here, Sian! Your card is gorgeous: the colours, the droplets, the piece of scrim, the stamping...and then you top such lusciousness with a glitter butterfly. Swoon-alert!! I agree that mixed media can be daunting (I tried tags over the weekend...quite the workout!), but you've accomplished great things. I think Mixed Meda Cas Style is awesome! Keep it coming, my friend!


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