Friday, 20 May 2022

Brilliant Wings for AYSI 275

 If you play regularly at As You See It, you'll have noticed that we have six types of challenge that rotate throughout the year. It's one of the things that drew me to this challenge site: a variety of challenges, including ones I hadn't seen in other places. We rotate a sketch, a colour combo, a theme, a fill-in-the-blank, a recipe and a speed stamping challenge. 

This week, it's Recipe Challenge time. This is one of the challenges I hadn't seen anywhere else. In my head, it's a bit like that old cooking show, Chopped. You get five ingredients that you must use but in any way you like. Interesting, yes?


There's not much stamping in this card, but your Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine will get a real workout!

Die Cuts or punches: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Brilliant Wings Dies
Embossing Folder: Painted Texture 3D and Bricks and Mortar 3D
Something starting with 'B': Butterflies and Bricks
Subtle Colours: Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam from the Subtle Colour Family, and Sahara Sand
Something Shiny: Gold Foil, Champagne Rhinestones, Gilded Leaf


You can see here the lovely effect that the gilded leafing adds to the butterflies.


If you'd like to know how I made this card, you can watch the video tutorial here.





Visit the As You See It Challenge site to see what the rest of the team have whipped up with their ingredients and to enter your own creation.

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Saturday, 14 May 2022

Friends are Like Seashells for FMS 535

Inspiration for today's card came from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I'm making an effort to show some affection to some of my older sets. It's so easy to overlook old favourites in the flurry of a new catalogue, isn't it? 

I turned to Friends are like Seashells and I was looking to make a masculine-friendly card with it. There are many things to love about this set of products but one of the best to my mind is the way you can stamp, cut and emboss the seashell images to get a realistic depth and texture.

And, of course, the Seashells embossing folder is a delight all by itself so I just had to use it for the background!


The sentiment is from Artistically Inked because I liked the strong, masculine lines of the sans-serif font.

I indulged in minimal embellishment, opting for three pieces of Faux Sea Glass. I did use my new Beautiful Shapes dies to create the circle for my beach scene - I liked the detailing at the edge. 

I used the Frayed White Ribbon for the horizontal element. Not only does it add some texture, but once the ends were frayed, it had something of the look of a beach towel to it.

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 on any of the products below.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Brilliant Wings for AWOW May

 
Thank you for joining in with the latest hop from the crew at Around the World on Wednesday. If you haven't hopped with us before, we're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from every time zone in the world where Stampin' Up! operates. You're here with me, in New Zealand.

Each month we present a different theme to inspire you to create.
This month, we have a sketch to work from. Lovely, isn't it?


I got to work on it pretty much as my box of pre-order arrived so I decided to go with using some of the 2022-24 In Colours. Starry Sky and Parakeet Party work together well and their cheery brightness lead me to Brilliant Wings. These gorgeous dies make me smile every time!


I really like the new patterns in the various colour family DSP assortment stacks too - who doesn't love polka dots?



The sentiment and label are from the Waves of Inspiration bundle. I finished off with some of the metallic ribbon in Starry Sky and some of the In-Colour matte dots.. I was both pleased and surprised to see that these dots offer an ombre range in each colour.

Next up on the hop is Tatiana Tobin from Australia.


If you get lost along the way, here's a list of the participants with a link so you can easily find them again.


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Artistically Inked for Colour INKspiration 121

 


Welcome to a new challenge at Colour INKspiration! What a great picture we have to work from, chosen by crew member Rose Packer.


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 three 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. The guest designer this challenge is Jane Martin.

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

What an interesting selection of colours! I was tempted to go for a coloured background with a silhouette, rather like the photograph but instead, opted to reverse things: a coloured image on a black background. 


In this close-up, you can see the pretty texture in the background from the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. 



If you'd like to see how I made this card, here is a video tutorial. Please note that I have substituted Mango Melody for Pumpkin Pie.


Visit the Colour INKspiration site to check out the album of Crew Cards for inspiration. You can also add your entry there. We all enjoy seeing what you do with our colour palettes, so join in!

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 on any of the products below.

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