Friday, 5 March 2021

Handsomely Suited for AYSI 245

This week at As You See It, it's recipe week. For the first time ever, we're being joined by a Guest Designer. Anita Trippi won our recent colour challenge and so was invited to join us for this challenge. Please visit her and leave her a comment. 

If you haven't played one of our recipe challenges before, it's easy: create something that includes each of the five ingredients on the recipe card.


So, a card that is masculine and uses an embossing folder, twine, die cuts and earth tones. It seemed a great chance to use my latest set, the Handsomely Suited bundle from the January- June Mini Catalogue.

For a quick card, I started with the tie stamps. I stamped three and die cut them: one Cajun Craze on Cajun Craze, one Cinnamon Cider on Cinnamon Cider and one Early Espresso on Sahara Sand. They were mounted on dimensionals on a Stitched Rectangle of Very Vanilla. 


The background is Sahara Sand embossed with the Absolutely Argyle embossing folder on an Early Espresso base. 


The sentiment from the set is stamped in Early Espresso on another Stitched Rectangle of Very Vanilla over a triple twist of Linen Thread.

We'd love to see what you do with this recipe card. You can see what the rest of the team have done and link up your entry by visiting the As You See It Challenge site.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or clicking on any of products below.

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Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Seaside Notions for Retro Rubber 153

Welcome to the new challenge at Retro Rubber. We like to encourage you to go back and visit old favourites, so our only rules are that you must use at least one stamp that's a year or more old AND tell us the approximate age of it.

This time, our challenge is a Tic Tac Toe - so just play one of the lines. 


I set out to play the diagonal, Birthday - The Ocean- Blue, but it turns out I've also played the top line of Birthday-Patterned Paper-Gems and the left column of Gems-Colouring-Blue!

I'm using an old favourite of mine, Seaside Notions, which first appeared in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

I started with a piece of Seaside Spray DSP. Although it's probably meant to be tree bark pattern, I thought that in this orientation it could pass for swirls of water. I stamped directly onto the paper the cluster of shells and seaweed then coloured them with Stampin' Blends.


I stamped the sea horse on a scrap of Whisper White, coloured it with Stampin' Blends then fussy cut it out. 


It's a simple little card and one that you could give to a male or a female.

You can see what the rest of the team have done and link up your entry by visiting the Retro Rubber Challenge site.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or clicking on any of products below.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Wrapped Bouquet for CI94

 


Welcome to a new challenge at Colour INKspiration! We've got such a pretty combination, courtesy of Crew Member, Rachael Lewsley.

If you haven't played with us before, we are a group of Stampin' Up Demonstrators from the South Pacific. Challenges are shown and entered via our Facebook Group page. If you don't belong, and would like to, click here. Don't forget to answer the two easy questions you'll be asked when you ask to join the group.


Each challenge, Top Picks and a winner are chosen by the crew and the winner offered a chance to Guest Design with us for a future challenge.

If you don't have an exact challenge colour, feel free to replace it with whatever you have that's closest. Black, White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.


With that glorious vase of flowers in the graphic, it was hard to go past a floral set so I turned to Wrapped Bouquet, one of my favourite bundles from the January-June Mini-catalogue.


I stamped the floral bouquet and wrapper in Misty Moonlight and coloured it with Seaside Spray, Mango Melody and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.  The I used the Wrapped Flowers dies to add in extra flowers and foliage in Crumb Cake and Mango Melody. The background behind the flowers was stamped using the newsprint image from the stamp set.


The bow is from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon combo pack. The sentiment came from the Art Gallery stamp set.

We'd love to see what you make of these colours. You can add your project, see the other entries and look at the Design Team inspiration by clicking here.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or clicking on any of products below.

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