Monday, 11 October 2021

CAS Sympathy

Hi there,

Just a quick post from me to share a card that I'd like to enter into this month's CAS Mix Up challenge.  I spent a very interesting afternoon yesterday making leaf prints.  I didn't have a great deal of success but I very much enjoyed getting messy playing with my Gel Plate.  I'd tried stamping with the leaves and that didn't go too well until my crafty friend Lynne suggested trying Oxides to get a better coverage.  Anyway, after a few more attempts, I finally got a print that I was happy with.  In the end, I used Adirondack Oregano, Oxide Cracked Pistachio and Oxide Peacock Feathers.   Here's my card and apologies that it's not the best photo:


Here are a few of the prints that I made, mainly using the Gel Plate.  I think I'll try and find a way of using some of these in my art journal.  The pink one at the bottom is a fabulous print that I did using acrylic paint but it's too big for a CAS card, other than if I were to cut into it but that would be a shame I think.  My finger tips are still blue today :) :):)


That's all for today but I'll be back shortly with another photo tutorial x 

I'd like to add my card into the following challenge:

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - Botanical Prints

15 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

This is such a beautiful elegant card Sandra, perfect for the sad occasion. A lovely design and pretty colours, Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Sandra, I love it.

Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful sympathy card and you got a better stamped result than I did despite using oxides-love yours and yes I have quite a few that didn't make it too lol
Carol x

Viv said...

So pleased you persevered Sandra! Fab colours and a great card. x

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Sandra. Lovely design and the colours are beautiful. xx

Pat said...

The colours in your leaf print are gorgeous Sandara, and you have managed to get lots of detail in it too. It is perfect for a sympathy card snd love the swirly font of the sentiment and a great coordinating colour for the matted layer. x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow, such amazing gel printing, love so much the effect!! Just perfect for your classy CAS and I'm sure you will use the other prints in some way! Working with Nature is always so pleasant, isn't it?!
Hugs

Bonnie said...

Lovely leaf prints, Sandra! Love the mix of colors and patterns of the leaves on your card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Sandra, a fabulous leaf print and lovely colours.
It looks like you have lots of great prints to play with in the future.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Sandra and a lovely technique so glad you didn’t give up the result is well worth it

Anne

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sandra

Gr Karin

Mac Mable said...

It sounds like you had fun Sandra and especially with the blue fingertips....lol x. Your card is so pretty, love the colours and the technique looks fabulous. Great font too x.

Sarah said...

What a stunning coloured leaf and you have many more to play with too!! A really perfect sympathy card xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG Sandma...Looks like you had such a fun day crafting with botanical prints. I love your print that you finished into a CAS card design. How fun to have all the other prints for future projects. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix UP. Hugs...Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

wow gorgeous colour mix, love the card ♥