Thursday, September 1, 2016

CAS-Mix it Up Challenge: September Guest Designer!

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge

Well Yes...I've stepped back
 from some challenges a bit to DESIGN.. 
(if you want to see my NEW 1st debut stamp set - go here!) 
and been guesting too!  

I am very excited to guest for a wonderful design team and challenge:

Now I have been moving more towards mixed media, and this challenge is a real wonderful excursion for the CAS people, and non alike, 
to get tons of ideas on how to add some interest, texture and other elements, yet still keep a clean and simple design!!

I actually bought a marbling set some time ago.. and wouldn't you know I had a need for it!
So I pulled it (NBUS!)

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For the marbling, I used this marbling kit.  
I dropped some drops in clean water in a large square plastic container.  I strongly suggest NOT to squeeze.  These bottles will bubble up when squeezed and the ink will keep dripping all over!..  Keep layering droplets of color..the water will look muddy, but it is marbling.
I tried several types of paper and for me, photo paper really worked the best.  
(TIP: Photo paper works AWESOME with stenciling)
I occasionally print photos, so I always have some glossy kodak or other photo paper on hand.  I always see it super cheap at thrift stores too and grab it.. It is especially made to grip ink and keep crisp vivid color.
I really suggest playing with it sometime..
I dipped the paper in and this lovely marbling effect remained!

I hoped that with all the DT inspiration 
and the videos, 
that you may try any number of marbling techniques and join in the fun!


- Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Thanks Die
(can this dies be a better steal? $3.99.. I think not!)
- Poppy Stamps Clean Hope and Thanks Clear Stamp Set
(OMG..awesome set!)
- Photo Paper
- Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink


You MUST follow Bonnie and Loll.
They are just amazing, and SWEET ladies.
So MUCH talent!
And at least take a stroll through their recent work...So worth the trip!

Thanks again to the lovely 
CAS Mix UP Team!

Challenge Co-Creator / Design Team
[Psssssst she is also on the Merry Monday Christmas Team]

Challenge Co-Creator / Design Team

Thanks for this badge amd for selecting my card below for the Pick of the Month for JULY!

Hello Darnell!!
 Since I can't forget that this Marbling Kit and Thanks Die were not used before today...
(and have been gathering dust..
especially the Marbling Kit)
I enter into her wonderful challenge!!

Now it is your turn to get crafty!!!............

Thanks for coming by my blog!


Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh



Loll said...

Hi Kimberley. Thank you so much for joining us this month as our Guest Designer!! It was meant to be! With you having your marbling kit ready to go, the timing was perfect. Your marbled cards are so beautiful and I have the feeling many of us will be placing an order today from Dick Blick. :) And thanks for the wonderful shout out to our design team and challenge. Loll xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG Kimberly, your marbling kit along with your creative talents made 2 of the most beautiful CAS marbled Thank You cards :-) We were so pleased to have you join us this month as our special Guest Designer. Your post was a joy to read and what a surprise to see all the teams photos and your kind comments.
Thank you again for sharing your detailed description of your beautiful cards. A Big Hug, Nancy

Dotty Jo x said...

Woo hoo - how exciting! Jo x

Ashwini Rao said...

If you heard a loud sound, it was my jaw dropping on the floor! :D What amazing cards, Kimberly!! You always make me go WOW with your card making magic!!

Bonnie said...

Oh, Kimberly, you are so sweet and so welcome as our Guest Designer this month! I loved seeing that gorgeous card from last month again! And your marbling cards are awesome! We have enjoyed watching that video and I even tried that technique with re-inkers. Didn't work. They are evidently more water soluble than the ink in the kit. So now I have something else on my wish list! Thanks again for joining us!

Susan said...

So great to have you with us at CAS Mix Up this month as Guest Designer! I love your two cards (both are beautiful colour combinations) and am inspired by them to buy that marbling kit. Thank you for your kinds words about CAS Mix Up and all of us!

Nora N. said...

Oh WOW!! The marbling is stunning!!!

Lisa said...

WOW Kimberly, your marbled cards are fantastic!!

Julia Aston said...

What gorgeous marbeled panels you created - and what a fun kit to do it with! BIG CoNGRATS on your stamp designing Kimberly! How VERY exciting for you!!! Julia xx

Melissa L. said...

LOvely work, Kimberly. You have iinsoired me to check this technique out. I have also added the kit to my Amazon cart. Beautiful creations as always. I especially love, nevermind, I can't choose. I love them all! :)

Happy Dance said...

So glad you bought that kit, as these two beauties were 100% worth it. The effect from this kit is stunning. Just might have to look into one.... Your cards are gorgeous. So cool in greens and blues, and so sweet in reds. I love these!!! Congrats, too, on the GD gig at CAS Mix Up. Well done, and well deserved!! Bev

Mac Mable said...

Amazing cards. Love the technique and the vibrant colours are fabulous, thank you for the inspiration x