Thursday, 4 July 2019

July CAS Stencil Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge hosted by Cathy.

Check out the Top Picks from June's Perfect Pearl challenge HERE.

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Before we start the challenge, we have some happy news!
We are thrilled to welcome Viv (Viv's Visuals) to our CAS Stencil team.
Viv is a very talented and creative stamper who will bring
lots of inspiration to our challenges.
Welcome Viv!


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Message from Cathy
Hi, it's Cathy here. Alcohol inks are so much fun to play with!
Just remember to work in a well ventilated area.
You can apply the inks directly through a stencil onto glossy card or yupo paper.
or place a stencil onto an inked background and watch the magic happen as you remove the colour with lift ink or blending solution.
I hope you can play along this month!


Video Tutorials: 
Alcohol Ink through Stencil by Jessica Sanders (1:13) - might want to turn off sound :)
Alcohol Lift Ink Techniques: by Jennifer McGuire  (Stencil technique part starts at (~15:50)
Backgrounds with alcohol lifting techniques: By Ardyth Percy Robb for Ellen Hutson (6.57)


Janet
(Guest Designer)


The challenge is open until July 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on July 28th.














Friday, 28 June 2019

CAS Stencil June Top Picks


A big Thank You to everyone who played along with the June challenge. We loved seeing all your beautiful stenciled designs using Perfect Pearls, and it's been so hard to pick an overall winner.

Our Top Pick for June

Hilary's card is beautifully CAS, lots of white space and the Perfect Pearls give the stenciled leaves such a pretty sheen.  The acetate bee is a fun little extra.

Congratulations, Hilary!
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.



And more Outstanding Designs




Congratulations to Steph, Darnell, Ros, Helen, Sarah, Birgit,
Izzy, Arlene, Experiments in Craft!
Make sure to grab your badge below.



July's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on July 4th!


Tuesday, 18 June 2019

June CAS Stencil Reminder


Just under one week for this challenge hosted by Linda!!




Video Tutorials:
Stenciling with Perfect Pearls by Dyan Reavley (4:31)
Quick Tip - Perfect Pearls by Kristina for SSS (3:57)

Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only with stenciling, following monthly theme
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include link to challenge on your blog post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!!



Chrissie
(Guest Designer)

Linda
(Host)


Loll

Nancy

Julia

Barb

Cathy
Taking a break

Robyn



The challenge is open until June 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on June 28th.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

June CAS Stencil Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge hosted by Linda.

Check out the Top Picks from May's Coloured Background challenge HERE.

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Before we start the challenge, we'd like to say farewell to Sue
 who is stepping down from the Design Team.
Thank you for all your hard work of the past several months, Sue.
Your amazing talent will be missed by all of us here at CAS Stencil.




Message from Linda
Hi, it's Linda here.  Are you ready for another fun Stencil Challenge? 
Perfect Pearls/Pearl-Ex pigment powders are a fabulous product to use along with your stencils.  There are many ways to use them too ...... straight from the pot dusted over a tacky embossing ink like Versamark.  Mix them with a little water to create a paint or use more water to make a spray.  You can even use them to colour stencil pastes.
Why not give them a try ..... Happy stenciling!


Video Tutorials:
Stenciling with Perfect Pearls with Dyan Reavley (4:31)
Quick Tip - Perfect Pearls by Kristina Werner (3:57)


Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only with stenciling, following monthly theme
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include link to challenge on your blog post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!!

    Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind).
    She won the April Embossing Paste / Gels challenge with this gorgeous card.


    Chrissie
    (Guest Designer)


    Linda
    (Host)



    Loll


    Nancy


    Julia


    Barb


    Cathy


    Robyn


    The challenge is open until June 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on June 28th.













    Tuesday, 28 May 2019

    CAS Stencil May's Top Picks


    Thanks to everyone who played along in our May's challenge.  We loved seeing all your beautiful stenciled backgrounds and it has been so hard to pick an overall winner.

    Our Top Pick for May
    Amy's beautiful card showcases perfectly the use of ink blending and stencils to make a gorgeous monochromatic background for her delightful image.  The white heat embossing bring balance to the whole design.

    Congratulations, Amy!
    Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.



    And more Outstanding Designs




    Congratulations to Janet, Sathya, Ros, Marianne,
    Arlene, Deepti, Tina, Charlotte, and Anita!
    Make sure to grab your badge below.



    June's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on June 4th!


    Saturday, 18 May 2019

    May CAS Stencil Reminder


    Just under one week left for this challenge hosted by Sue!!



    Sorry this is late being posted.  Admin (Loll aka me) has dropped the ball!
    Come join us.  Lots of great inspiration from our DT, GD, and participants!



    Video Tutorials:
    Stenciling over Ink Blended Backgrounds by Kristina Werner (first 3 minutes)


    Please follow the challenge rules:
      • Cards only with stenciling, following monthly theme
      • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
      • Include link to challenge on your blog post
      • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!!


    Michele
    (Guest Designer)

    Sue
    (Host)

    Loll


    The challenge is open until May 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on May 28th.




    Saturday, 4 May 2019

    May CAS Stencil Challenge


    Welcome to a new challenge hosted by Sue.

    Check out the Top Picks from April's Embossing Paste challenge HERE.




    Message from Sue
    LOTS of possibilities for this technique - stencil using ink, paint, embossing paste, brushos over inky backgrounds, DSP or coloured card, so many different ways to approach this.
    Have fun!


    Video Tutorials:
    Stenciling over Ink Blended Backgrounds by Kristina Werner (first 3 minutes)


    Please follow the challenge rules:
      • Cards only with stenciling, following monthly theme
      • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
      • Include link to challenge on your blog post
      • Enter up to three (3) times
      Thank you!!!

      Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer Michele (I card Everyone).
      She won the March Ghosting challenge with this gorgeous card.


      Michele
      (Guest Designer)

      Sue
      (Host)

      Loll

      Nancy

      Julia

      Barb


      Cathy

      Linda


      Robyn


      The challenge is open until May 24th.
      Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on May 28th.