Friday 2 September 2022

CAS Mix Up Sep '22

 Hi there Crafty Friends. It's time for a new challenge at CAS Mix UP. This month is a STENCIL themed challenge.  Hilary is hosting and the prompt is 'GESSO'. So it's time to get a little a bit messy!

There are some links to video tutorials on the CAS MIX UP blog and an explanation from Hilary as to what she would like to see.

 Please remember to keep your card designs Clean and Simple and include stencilling.

There wasn't much left in my Gesso bottle and it was quite thick. I used a scrap of cardstock to spread the Gesso over the stencil.  When it was dry I spritzed the paper with water and sprinkled it with Nuvo Shimmer  Powders.
I cleaned the Gesso with a slightly damp cloth. The panel was then die-cut and I assembled my card.
The stencil is from Kaisercraft and the dies are from Memory Box.

We have the talented Sue, from Cards by Q as our Guest Designer  month.
You can see her card and more from our fabulous DT at the CAS Mix Up blog.

I hope you will be inspired and join in the challenge!

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


  1. A stunning card Jenny. The black cardstock makes the gorgeous central design pop off the front - lovely! x

  2. I love this die cut flower and it looks so pretty on the gesso stenciled background, Jenny! Beautifully framed too!

  3. Gorgeous CAS card, Jenny:-) I Love how your Gesso stenciled dots over your red geometric background. It really pops with your black geometric background. Your die cut white flower with the black center is the perfect accent:-) TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  4. Such a pretty design Jenny! Your gesso stenciled background really shows well with the powdered inks smooshed over top. Love the dramatic colours with your black, red and white card. xx

  5. What a great die cut frame for your red panel - so pretty with the gesso stenciled dots!

  6. Love how you used the die cut for your lovely Gesso and powdered inks background and finished off with the die cut flower on black card.

  7. This is gorgeous, I love the black and red and the spots add the perfect amount of interest xx

  8. Beautiful, love the colour and that amazing die cut ♥

  9. The effect of that stunning colour against the black backdrop is simply wonderful. The use of gesso simply lifts it to another level.
    Chrissie x

  10. Love the die cut flower atop those gesso dots, Jenny! Thanks for the inspiration at CAS Mix Up!!