Monday, 1 January 2018

Guest Designer over at CAS Mix up

I was so happy to be selected as Top Pick in November and now to be January's Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up, it's such an honour.
This months Challenge is Cling Wrap stamping and your choice and is being hosted by Nancy of Scandinancy creates, what a kick off for 2018.
Come join  the team pulling out the cling wrap for this months challenge, you are in for a treat with some wonderful inspiration.


For my card I used cling wrap with Bister, spray starch die cuts (Tim Holtz and Memory box) and a little bit of sparkle from Martha Stewart glitter.  
I love the earthy tones you get with bister, I have lots of powdered inks (yes I'm addicted) but have a tendency to gravitate toward my bister for this type of background.
Now, I'm not sure if spray starch is any better than water but it works for me.  I was first introduced to this technique via Split Coast Stampers who had a link to JoZart blog and have been hooked ever since as you can see at my Split coast stampers gallery. I'm so glad Nancy had this as a challenge theme, and even happier I'm GD.


You can just about see the fairy dust flying from her hand in the picture below. 


I hope you like my card for the challenge and would love to see your work over at CAS Mix up.




Card Recipe
Stamps: Tim Holtz sentiment
Paper: Coated Card, 110lb White
Ink: Ranger Archival Black
Accessories: Die cuts (Tim Holtz, Memory box), Marther Steward glitter, Zig glue pen
Techniques: Die cutting,

21 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Gorgeous Bisters Spray Starch cling wrap background, Christine. So perfect for your white die cut fairy and flowers. Your close up looks like you inlaid part of your fairy and I can see the fairy dust..so cool!

TFS and I am so pleased you are our GD for this month. I can't wait to see more of your cling wrap technique cards. Happy New Year my friend.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your background is stunning, Christine !! I love how light and dark colors mix together to create such a dramatic picture. It beautifully brings out the enchanted white scene. I love how colors flow and how magical dust formed ... real magic! Amazing inspiration!
Happy new year and all the best for you Christine !!
hugs,
BożenA

Loll said...

Your background is AMAZING, Christine. I have to say that this is such a fun technique. I find I get the BEST results with the coated card stock that you gave me ... thank you!! I love your sweet fairy with the fairy dust and beautiful coloured wings. Beautiful card Christine. So great to have you as our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up! xx

Loll said...

Oops ... meant to say Happy New Year to you, my lovely friend! xx

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful background Christine - love the colors and the pretty overlaid dies - LOVE the fairy dust too!! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month and for your beautiful inspiration! Julia xx

Nancy Stislow said...

You have never, ever done a boring background! This is another exceptional one! I finally tried this technique and so anxious to do it again. I agree, the muted colors of bister yield some interesting and beautiful results as you have achieved here. Love this!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on your GD spot at the CAS Mix Up January Challenge, Christine! What a great way to start off a new year! I love your amazing cling wrap background! The muted blue/gray colors are so beautiful. The fairy dust is a beautiful touch! Happy New Year! Hideko :-)

Karen Knott said...

Beautiful card, love your background
Hugs Kaz x

Pat said...

Congratulations on being GD this month Christine. I will have to try the spray starch as I imagine being thicker than water it stays on the surface better rather than sinking in quickly, and the cling film effect is so pretty. I love your white die cut fairy and flower against that gorgeous background. x

Pat said...

Sorry Christine, I also wanted to wish you a Happy New Year. x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful background, Christine! The "fairy dust" is an ingenious addition! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up this month!

MaryH said...

Hi Christine. Just found your link at Bonnie's and zipped over to become your newest follower and enjoy this awesome card. Love the dark shades you've got for this fairy and truly, you can see the fairy dust being sprinkled into the air! Love this, and haven't tried starch as the blooming medium, but I certainly will now! TFS & Happy New Year.

Trina P. said...

First off, congrats on being GD this month. Loved, loved, loved the card you won with, and this one is right up there with it!. This is absolutely GORGEOUS. Your dark bister cling wrap background is amazing. The white diecuts pop so beautifully against it. Love the fairy dust!.

Trina P. said...

Oops, was a little too quick to post. Happy new year!

Cathy said...

Wonderful card, that background looks magical, perfect for the fairy! Cathy x

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning....Amazing background with a great technique. The white die cuts look fabulous against it and the hint of glitter is beautiful x Happy New Year x

Christine Alexander said...

Mary, I'm so happy you have become my newest blog follower, looking forward to a fun crafting year in 2018.
Christine

Susan said...

Such a wonderful background and so well suited to the fairy theme! Love the bit of fairy dust flying up from her hand!

MaryH said...

Christine, Bonnie & Loll have told me about the type of paper you used as the base for the lovely cling wrap designs. Could you share what it is? I've tried the glossy kromekote (sort of like photo paper, probably a bit slicker...and yupo. The yupo takes way long to dry. The kromekote did ok. Tried stamping using Stazon, just to see what it would do. I'd appreciate knowing what this paper is, if you have time. You can find my email at the blog! Thanks!

Jo Manna said...

Yay, love learning new techniques, will definitely give it a try :D
Those white die cut were brilliant against that lovely dark background. Beautiful design too.
Thanks for being our guest at CAS Mix Up & Happy New Year! Warm hugs, Joanna xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Excellent cling wrap background Christine and a fabulous card... love the fairy dust.