Monday 2 March 2020

CAS MIX Up Birthday

Hello there. It's time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up and it's our 4th Birthday!!!
I've only been on the design team for a few months, but before that  I always tried to enter the challenge, because the themes are always fun and often challenge us to try something new.

Congratulations to Loll and Bonnie for creating this wonderful challenge!

This month I'm hosting and I'm challenging you to use Acrylic Paint on your card.

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

I attempted a new (to me) technique shown in Teela's video...


I dabbed various colours of Acrylic Paint on some card and then with a small strip of cardboard, I swiped the paint in a 'flicky' motion to smooth out on the card. You'll probably need to watch the video to understand what I did. Some of the paint I used was dimensional, so I have na lot of texture. I waited until the next day to die-cut the panel and backed it with a black panel to matte it. 
The rectangle die is from Penny Black and the flower from Alexandra Renke.
The sentiment is from Penny Black 'Banner Sentiments'.

We have the talented Betty from Created by BJK as our Guest Designer this month and you can see her card  and more inspiration at our blog.

We have 2 prizes to give away this month - one to the winner and one randomly drawn, so I hope you have some fun and join us in the challenge to celebrate our 4th Birthday:)

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


  1. Jenny, I saw the video you mentioned in this post. What a fun technique, using acrylic paint!
    I LOVE the color combo of your background, and the white magnolia die-cut (stacked on the black die-cut?) looks amazing against the colorful background! The black matte is a really nice touch. Thanks so much for hosting this fun challenge this month.
    Hideko xx

  2. wonderful colours Jenny and your white die cut looks perfect against your acrylic paint background :)

  3. Wow..Gorgeous flicked acrylic paints background, Jenny. I am off to check out the video. I love your colors and textures. So artsy and wonderful CAS design with your angled black CS and die cut flower. I may be CASE'ing you:-) TFS your beauty and hosting this months fun challenge. Hugs..Nancy

  4. What a special acrylic background with an incredible colour combo. Love it. I really like how you added the black behind the panel and bloom to give a shadow. Really makes all the elements pop. A beautiful card and really fun challenge too :D thank you xx

  5. Wow!! That is stunning!! Super challenege too!

  6. Your "flicked" acrylic paint background is gorgeous!! Love the look and need to try out this technique. The colours really pop with the black backing. Perfect with a white die-cut. Fun challenge Jenny, thanks for hosting! xx

  7. WOW! That background looks amazing, I must check out the video.
    Great colour choice, and the touch of black really makes it pop! Such a pretty die cut too. Fabulous challenge xx

  8. This is so cool, Jenny. What a great theme you picked! Can't wait to learn some new things.

  9. what an amazing background Jenny - I will have to go and have a look! your resulting card is stunning

  10. I sure did watch the videos and what a fabulous card you've made out of one of the fun techniques. Your card is so textural, artsy, contemporary and unique and also keeping it CAS x. I couldn't agree more too Jenny with your opening comment on your blog post x.

  11. Great challenge Jenny, I had never used Acrylic Paint for my cardmaking before and will certainly do so in the future. Love the texture you created for your gorgeous card and the simple but elegant die cut.