Saturday, March 21, 2020

CAS Mix Up card challenge is celebrating their fourth birthday. I wish you the happiest of birthdays and I was intrigued by the challenge this month. It is using acrylic paints on your card. My acrylic paints were kind of dried up from Deco Art and then I realized I had Tim Holtz Distress Paint. I only have five colors so my choice was limited. I used green, yellow and a teeny bit of blue. This was supposed to be a dirty pour but since I didn't use enough paint it ended up being a dirty smeared around with a paintbrush technique. After it dried I used a Memory Box die called Bursting Berry Vine Border to cut it out. On a white c/s panel I used a LDRS stencil for clouds and die cut two gray bunnies and one tan bunny from Impression Obession dies. I tucked one into the vines and two resting on the grassy part. The sentiment is Verses. You can now hardly see the paint! I used acrylic paints, stamping, die cutting and ink blending.









Be kind to one another.




18 comments:

  1. Great use of the acrylic dirty pour Brenda. I did much the same and salvaged what I could. The vine border looks fabulous. Wonderful scene making and a super cute Easter card.

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  2. Cute Spring card Brenda!
    Did you try adding warm water to your dried up paints? I got this tip from the internet - paint that has thickened and has become firm but is still somewhat tacky or malleable can often be restored. You can gauge your paint with a poke from your finger or a tap from your brush or palette knife.
    For paint that is especially solid, press onto it firmly with your finger, the handle end of your brush, or your palette knife. If you notice an indentation form, this is a good sign that you may be able to revitalize your paint.
    Worth a try rather than having to buy!
    PS - Like your description of the change of technique from the Dirty Pour!

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  3. I agree with Viv, that you can try to revitalise the solid paints. Certainly worth a try. Your card has turned out fab. Love those bunnies. The Doc and I are staying self isolated as much as possible and are both ok at present. These are all such worrying times all around the World. None is exempt from the threat. Stay safe and keep on Crafting. Hugs Mrs A.

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  4. You've created an adorable card with those bunnies playing and romping around in the tall grass! Such a cute card, and I'm glad you are well in these trying times!

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  5. Such a cute Easter card, Brenda! The little bunnies look so happy in your distress paint dirty pour background! The clouds are beautifully stenciled and the sentiment is stamped at the perfect spot.
    Thank you so much for celebrating the birthday with us at CAS Mix UP!
    Hideko xx

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  6. What a beautiful mixed media card, Brenda. Lovely Easter scene! Hugs, my dear friend, and stay safe.

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  7. Brenda, great acrylic ink background:) even though the paints were a little dry they worked a charm. :)

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  8. Fantastic use of the acrylic “smear”. Adorable bunnies in a beautiful Easter scene.

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  9. Your little bunnies are so cute romping in the grass made from your acrylic paint "smear". You've come up with a new technique! Good job, Brenda!

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  10. Your bunnies look like they are having the time of their lives frolicking among your dirty smeared vines - lol! Your lovely clouds complete this happy scene! Hope you are staying healthy!

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  11. Very sweet card, Brenda. I like the cute bunnies and vines, lovely design x

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  12. Wonderful card design and I love the little scene you have made with your paint colored vine designed panel and die. Those little bunnies looks so cute hopping around too. Great sky with the clouds too.

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  13. Your Easter card is beautiful with those fluffy white clouds and fluffy gray and tan bunnies, Brenda! Your Dirty Smear (how dare you?!) turned out to be perfect for the vine grass hillside!! Take care and be safe! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  14. This is adorable Brenda! I LOVE your sweet bunnies playing in the grasses and vines. Great work with the acrylic paint ... love your "dirty smeared around with a paintbrush technique". :) You are so funny! I love the look of your grass! Sweet cloudy sky. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  15. This is fabulous Brenda, such a lovely Easter scene.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  16. Great use of acrylic paints. I like super cute Easter scene you've created.
    Stay safe!
    Hugs, Sonja

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  17. Hello there, Brenda! First time visiting you and, I already love it! The card you shared is stunning, I really like it. Fits in the Easter-theme very well IMHO! :)

    Hope to see you around, girl!

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  18. Neat die & sweet card, Brenda! I haven't even cut my IO bunnies this year & they're so cute!

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