Tuesday, 2 October 2018

CAS Mix Up Challenge - October 2018 - Metal - Little Black Hen

Hi Friends,

I have some exciting news for you, I have been asked to be a Designer by Loll Thomson and Bonnie Klass for the CAS Mix Up Challenges and this is my first post with the Design Team.
For my card today I made a Mask so only part of the Wire Netting could be stamped on my card base. I Silver embossed the Wire Netting, Punched and Die Cut the pieces for my Hen, coloured the Metal with Alcohol Inks and the Hen's Wing was punched, layered and then embossed with the Faux Metal Technique.   I snipped the Hen's Metal Tail with scissors.  I assembled the Hen with Glue Dots and Foam Tape and finished off with S/U's Metallic Pearls.  The  Hen inside my card was stamped, water coloured and fussy cut and then attached.  To finish off I stamped and punched the sentiment.
Mix Up: Die Cuts, Stamping, Punching, Alcohol Inks on Gold Metal Shim, Heat Embossing, Faux Metal Technique, Watercolouring, Fussy Cutting
Stamps: Amazing Creations - Wire Netting, S/U's Best of Cluck
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
Alcohol Inks: Pitch Black, Snow Cap, Silver, Red Pepper, Blending Solution
Finishing Touches: Silver and Gold Metallic Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Gold Metal Shim, Sizzix Framelits - Ovals Collection, Mini Mister, Oval Punch, Primitive Heart Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Foil, Stamparatus, Embossing Buddy, Silver E/Powder, Heat Tool, Mini Glue Dots, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape

Thanks for dropping by today, lovely to see you here.


  1. Oh wow... I am so impressed of those Chicken cards - Lovely work indeed.
    Kind regards

  2. Your faux metal hen is AWESOME, Sue! LOVE the different colours of metal you've used. The mottled body of the hen is amazing ... such great variation of colour that gives it lots of visual texture with the clipped tail feathers. Perfect on top of your heat embossed chicken wire background LOVE that you've added a design to the inside. So happy to have you part of our team, Sue!! xx

  3. Welcome to the friendly CAS Mix Up Team Susan and thrilled you are part of it x. Absolutely love your fabulous and unique card. It is so creative and fun. Great metal techniques and wonderful CAS inspiration, whilst mixing the medias for the challenge. That's one fabulous hen and love the layering of the embossing powder and the snipping of the metal for its tail. Love the added metal with the wire silver heat stamping and the little metallic pearls. Great to finish off your card with the hen inside...another fun idea x Outstanding card x.

  4. A huge welcome to the team Susan! we are so happy to have you designing with us! What a fun layered metal and faux metal chicken! Love the colors you used and the chicken wire is the perfect background for her! xx

  5. Congratulations on joining the DT Susan, and your chicken is such fun on this beautiful card. I love the different techniques you have used and the silver embossed wire netting stamped in the background is perfect. I adore the shiny red wattle and the faux metal heart shaped wing, and a great idea to add another beautifully coloured chicken image inside the card too with some more stamped and embossed silver wire netting. x

  6. I love the silver wire and the hen is AMAZING, Susan! You have colored and shaped her beautifully! What a way to start on the Design Team! I'm so glad you are joining us!

  7. On my this is gorgeous Susan. What a beauty, no words can describe my AWE :P
    So glad you joined us on the CAS Mix Up DT. This going to be FUN :D

  8. Congratulations on joining the incredible CMU team! Your debut card is fantastic! So much texture and so 3-dimensional! x

  9. Hi Susan, what an amazing card, I absolutely love your chicken! Did you create her from a mix of punches? Fabulous colours too, Cathy x

  10. Susan congrats on joining the CMU team. I love your card, the chicken really makes me smile and love all that shiny dimension.

  11. Congratulations on being on the CAS Mix Up Design Team, Susan!
    Fantastic faux metal hen! What amazed me is that you used various punches and dies to make this hen. I, at first, thought you used a hen die set! How ingenious you are! The Alcohol Ink colors and Metallic Pearls finish look fabulous and interesting. The silver heat-embossed masked wire netting is a nice touch too!
    Hideko xx

  12. OMG...Susan, Amazing depth and creativity on your Gorgeous Chicken with all your metal techniques!!! Love your chicken wire background and CAS design. So excited that you are now part of our CAS Mix Up Design Team. You will be a perfect fit with your creative CAS designs and friendly personality:-) Welcome and TFS your beauty. I have to admit, I am partial to beautiful chickens, since we have always had chickens:-)

    Hugs, Nancy

  13. This made me smile! What a great chicken - the textures are amazing!

  14. Susan I love your little hen card, beautifully made and great idea for the CAS Mixup challenge


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