Monday 16 March 2020

CAS March Challenge Reminders

Hi. Just popping in to remind you about this month's CAS Mix Up Challenge, which I'm hosting.

I chose 'ACRYLIC PAINT' as our theme and we've all been having fun getting messy!

There are so many types of Acrylic paint, so here is a link to explain a bit about their applications.
If you don't have any acrylic paint, you could use a paint pen and remember Tim Holtz Distress Paints too.

I've provided some other links to give you ideas at the CAS MIX UP  blog

CAS Mix Up are  also celebrating our 4th Birthday this month, so we have 2 prizes up for grabs.

This card was so easy to create. I used a stencil and a sponge and began with the citron coloured paint. When it was completely dry, I sponged the black layer, moving the stencil to a different position. 

I love how this turned out and the feel of the the acrylic paint. 

I hope you'll join us in this fun challenge and visit our blog to get inspiration from our Design team and fabulous Guest Designer, Betty from Created by BJK.

We asking you to use green or rainbow or Irish related this month, so I've used multiple shades of green on my card.

I used Zig Markers and spritzing to stamp the leaves and blended with a damp brush.  The leaf stamps are from Wplus9 and the sentiment from Penny Black.

I hope you visit our blog to see what Hannelie, our uber talented Guest Designer and the rest of the team have created and you can join in the challenge.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)


  1. Fabulous background on your mixed media card, Jenny. Very eye-catching.

  2. Two lovely designs here Jenny! Love the black and citron are great together and what a great look shifting over your stencil created! Your leafy stems are so pretty coming down from the top of your card for your Irish birthday design! xx

  3. What a fabulous and unique effect with the technique on your first vibrant and striking card Jenny x. A really beautiful birthday card and loving those leaves x.

  4. Two fabulous cards, Jenny! The citron and black circle stenciling with acrylic paint is so unique and striking. Love that you added a black layer to the butterflies.
    The green leaves are so beautifully watercolored. The shades of green are so soothing, and the ombre die-cut 30 looks so cool.
    Thanks so much for hosting this fun challenge!
    Hideko xx

  5. two great cards Jenny, love your black and citron colours great mix and your green leaves are so elegant :)

  6. Fantastic cards!! I just love how you stenciled the colours through to get that fabulous background, and the leaves are so beautiful! I adore leaves on cards... You may have noticed that Lol!

  7. Love your artsy swirls, Jenny! Your watery leaves are so fresh and pretty!

  8. Two FABULOUS cards Jenny!! Absolutely LOVE your acrylic paint card with the stenciled circles...that is just SO cool looking! And your card with ALL the green leaves is sooooo pretty...CAS and just perfect!! :0)

  9. Love your artsy stenciled design in yellow, black, and white, Jenny! This has been a really fun challenge ... who knew acrylic paints could be so versatile!

    Your beautiful leafy card is gorgeous with the shades of green along the top of the card. Fabulous! xx

  10. I love that card with the stenciling in black and yellow. Very cool and the Leafy card is a pretty design.

  11. Two very special cards. The first has so much movement and wonder, perfect for those white butterflies. The second is soft and subdued, a style I truly love. Great designs! xx

  12. Two fabulous cards Jenny, your watercolour leaves is brilliant - great to use different shades of green to achieve depth, wonderful, hugs Robyn

  13. beautifully your leaf card!
    xx Karen