February CAS Mix Up Reminder

Capture d_écran 2018-01-15 à 13.04.05Welcome back to our CAS Mix Up Challenge 😀   This month we’re having fun with Felt, Cork OR Canvas.

To start, I applied Gesso onto a piece of canvas given to me by my dear friend Bonnie.  This added some tooth to the postage die cut piece so that I could stamp the Hampton artistamp “novel background” in Versafine Sepia Ink.  The girl die cut (AliExpress) in 140lb watercolour paper was painted, clear heat embossed and glued onto the bottom right section previous painted with burnt siena to ground her.  A wood heart was added all for the love of reading.  This was adhered on-top of a piece of teal cork background die cut (Papersooches) over the white card base.

There’s lots of inspiration from the design team, from our special guest Marianne, PLUS Videos for tips and tricks.  Hope you’ll join us!

Bonnie and Loll are launching a brand Capture d_écran 2018-02-06 à 22.02.38NEW challenge which will be starting March 3rd. The new CAS Christmas Card Challenge or CCCC will be the place to visit next month and have more fun in the card world.

Thanks for stopping by,



Here’s another card, painting the cork …again a Papersmooches flower die.  A pink felt heart over the “Amitiés” stamp (friendship).IMG_2333

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And finally, one using cork and felt.  The back ground and stamped leaf is with Orange Brusho and then clear embossing several times with the “water bead” stamp from Deep Red.  I entered this card for the Inspirational Challenge #154Aperture“.

Can’t wait to see you in our gallery 😀  IMG_2325


12 thoughts on “February CAS Mix Up Reminder

  1. A trio of lovely cards, Joanna! Your third, with the cork and felt, is sooooo pretty! A clever, delightful take on ‘aperture’; thrilled to see you in the Inkspirational gallery!

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  2. All three cards are fabulous for the challenge, Joanna! The script stamped background is perfect for the little girl die-cut (reading a book). The clear heat-embossing over the watercolor gives a great shiny look to the girl. I’ve never painted cork, but your second card really inspired me to try. I love the color and texture contrast of your 3rd card – the Brusho orange background and the the blue felt birds. The clear embossed water beads are a nice finishing touch too. Thank you for hosting a fun challenge this month! Hideko xx

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  3. Yay… several lovely cards! Particularly like the colorful aperture…. perfect for the Ink challenge! Your little birdies are cute and I like the droplet effect. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna

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  4. Three wonderful cards, Joanna! Love those vibrant colours and the combination of felt and cork in the bird one! But, having been a librarian my whole working career, including many years as a children’s librarian, I have to say my favourite is the first one. The image of the little girl reading is so precious, and perfect set against the background of words. Also love the teal die cut cork background.

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  5. Wow, Joanna, not one but three gorgeous cards using the cork, felt and canvas! I love your girl who loves to read! And the die cut cork background adds so much dimension and texture! The cork flower is beautiful with the difference in colors that add such depth! Love the contrast with the tiny felt heart! The little felt birds are so beautiful on the cork branch against the gorgeous orange background! Thanks for such a fun challenge, my dear friend!

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  6. Wow..all 3 of your cork, felt and canvas combo cards are so artsy and stunning, my friend! Each card has amazing elements and are unique in their own way. I love how you painted on cork, die cuts and CAS designs. TFS my friend and hosting such a fun, creative technique this month. Love and Hugs….Nancy

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  7. Goodness – you over achiever!! Three wonderful designs for the challenge here Joanna! Love that little girl with the bold linear die cut – your lovely painted cork flower – and those sweet little blue felt birds! Julia!


  8. Three fantastic cards Joanna!! The teal painted cork background on your first card is so beautiful. I have not tried painting cork yet … now on my “to-do” list! 🙂 Love that cute little girl reading her book. Perfect with the text stamp and the sweet wooden heart. Another adorable card with your painted cork flower. And your last card is such a wonderful mix of colours. The water beads just shine. And your blue birds are the sweetest! Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge this month!! xx


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