Thursday, August 9, 2018

CAS Mix Up August 2018


I hope you don't mind me dropping into your world one more time today!?

Nancy is the host for this month's CAS Mix Up, and my friend Hideko pointed me in the right direction with her gorgeous card!  I had to try this Monoprint technique - thanks, girls!

I pulled out a few of my favorite Distress Inks, and a few stencils that really don't see the light of day often... that could change, now that I've tried this technique!

 Counter-clockwise:
MFT raindrops, Gina Marie Designs, and Dots by DCWV

If you know me at all, you know I'm just a wee bit color-phobic … grey is my favorite color!!!  Here's why... raindrops only happen on a cloudy day!

I've used Pumice Stone for Mono-printing, stamping, and die cutting for my choice.
 
The other thing you might know is
I never waste a thing, if I can help it!
 

I do have a few colorful ones, too...


You'll have to stop back on August 23rd for the finished product here  =]


Thanks Nancy, and Hideko - it's been way too long since I've played cards for a challenge - and I miss it so much!  I'm off to the gallery!

=]  Michele

Distress Inks:  Blueprint Sketch, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, and Pumice Stone; 
Rain drop Die is from Reverse Confetti - no longer available
Friend die from Winnie & Walter
Hello from EH
Leave from Uniko's Gerbera Daisy

22 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

xxoo

Christine Alexander said...

Michele, I love your neutral tones and beautiful die cuts :)

Mac Mable said...

Love the neutral colour of your first card and yes raindrops happen on a cloudy day...There's nothing cloudy about this card...absolutely love it. Always great to get two cards from the same technique. Love the colour combination on your third card and the fabulous stencil you have used. You clearly have had fun with this technique and looking forward to seeing your sneak peak on your last card. Thank you for adding this beautiful card to the gallery at The CAS Mix UP Challenge x.

Joan B said...

beautiful!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Your stencil monoprinting is amazing, Michele! I love how you played with the raindrops and Pumice Stone ink...it's so striking! I also love the patterns and colorful versions with this technique...I'm sure you'll be sharing more ideas with us and I can't wait to see them! Thanks for inspiring us with your awesome creations :)

Bonnie said...

Isn't monoprinting fun! I think I like it better than regular stenciling. Love your raindrops, Michele, both the positive die cuts and the negative! The piece was too pretty to waste! I love your piece with the colors and can't wait to see the last one on the 23rd! Challenge is open until the 24th! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Mix Up!

Nora N. said...

This is SO COOL!! I am going to have to browse this technique and try it!! I LOVE all your fun creations and the light colors you used!!

Brenda said...

I have not tried this technique Michele, but so want to try and find the time to do it. Will see how it goes for me. I am loving all your beautiful cards! Your first card describes how it is here, we are making a slash every single day. It down pours every day but at least the sun comes right back out. lol Love those raindrops, what die is that? Love the sentiment on this one! The negative space one is equally beautiful and I am loving the sentiment on this one as well. Your stencil monoprints turned out so well! The colorful one is so pretty too-love it as well and I am intrigued by the last card, so can't wait to see the whole thing. Hugs, Brenda

Lisa Elton said...

Winners hands down, nobody else needs to enter!! You nailed this Michele. These are all just fabulous and I can't wait to see more on Aug. 23rd. You drop into my world as often as you like, I love it when you do!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I'm so glad that you tried the technique, Michele! Isn't it fun and easy (meaning not time-consuming)?
Your Pumice Stone monoprint for your raindrops are fantastic! I can instantly tell who made this card, looking at the challenge gallery. :-) The light monoprint results are perfect for the raindrops and the die-cut sentiment font goes so well with the raindrop shapes. Love the monochromatic tone and the clever design leading the eye from top to bottom. Can't wait to see more on Aug 23! Hideko xx

Loll said...

I think you're hooked now Michele!! All of your cards and backgrounds have turned out beautifully. Stencil monoprint is one of my favourite stenciling techniques ... so much fun!!

LOVE the gray and white with your raindrops themed cards. Awesome, creative, unique design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

lostinpaper said...

You have made those backgrounds shine, what a great collection of inspiration!

Marge said...

Oh I love love your creative ideas on these cards. What fabulous gray raindrops! Beautiful colors and original designs as always. Hope you will have a wonderful weekend with a mug of beer!😘

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Michele ... and a gorge* for the sneak peek! Love the neutrals especially ... so stylish and sophisticated! Hugs, Anita :)

Jeanne said...

Okay, I have Pumice Stone and haven't yet used it. WOW! it's a gorgeous color. I ADORE what you did with the first cards. I would say you are a gal who likes a good neutral. ;) You did a marvelous job with those stencils, Michele. Thank you SO much for sharing. Hugs!

Cat Craig said...

Oh my that gray...swoon. One of these days I am going to come watch you play! Fantastic cards and I'll be back on the 29th to see that last bit of fab.

nancy littrell said...

Wow!!! Awesome and creative monochromatic gray and white tones for your amazing Stencil Monoprint CAS rain drop images, Michelle. I love your bold die cut Friend and stamped Make a Splash too. A unique and eye catching CAS design, my friend. I can't wait to see another card on the 23rd. So pleased you joined us and tried our technique. You should see all my stack of positive and negatives in my Stencil Monoprint stash:-)

Hugs...Nancy

nancy littrell said...

P.S. I Loved All your beautiful creative cards, Michele. TFS Hugs..

Julia Aston said...

So glad you were talked into trying this technique Michele! love the grays you used with the rain drops and the splash of olive and brown on your third panel - great monoprint stenciling! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

Jo Manna said...

Oh Michele, this is so special. The monotone style is truly so very pleasing to ME :D I love the softness and the sentiment is perfect. A beauty!! ...I love the other ones too, but the first is special.
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Marcia HIll said...

So I'm a little late to the party, but had to stop by and tell you how much I LOVE your gray and cloudy day monoprint cards...they're FABULOUS Michele!! And I love gray too...of course I love all the other colors too! I mean what's not to LOVE about color?!! Your other cards are wonderful too and I can't wait to see what you do on the 23rd with the one monoprint!! Beautiful, beautiful cards my friend and so glad you had fun just playing in a challenge!! :0)

Bobby said...

Way to think ahead to get a positive and negative card from your raindrops, Michele. I love the polky dotty one too. Yes you can do color and do it well.