Sunday, 14 August 2022

Plentiful Plants for JAI 616

 I had some spare time today and used it to play along with Just Add Ink's sketch challenge.


I had Plentiful Plants out on the desk, put there to remind myself to use it more since it's such a lovely set. My eyes strayed over to the inks and lit upon the 2022-2024 In Colours. Then this card happened. 😀



The sentiment is from Romantic Ranunculus, which I like because it's both friendly and works for many occasions. 

The popped-up circle is cut using the largest circle in Beautiful Shapes. It's a lovely subtle edging, isn't it?


I finished off with some Brushed Brass Butterflies, nestling in the pot. 

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Friday, 12 August 2022

Blessings of Home for AYSI 281

How are your cooking skills this week? That's because it's RECIPE week at As You See It! Just take the five ingredients and see what you end up with, it's as easy as that!


And five fabulous ingredients they are, so we'll love to see what you do with them. Here's what I did.

Floral Stamp: Blessings of Home
Watercolouring: After inking the stamp up with Staz On on Fluid100 Watercolor paper, I used ink and water painters to colour the flowers and leaves.
Patterned Paper: under the die cut and the foliage dies are cut from DSP
Punch or dies: Flowers of Home dies (bundles with Blessings of Home) for the foliage and outline, Split Card Texture dies for the background.
Bright Colours: Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Parakeet Party, Granny Apple Green


I do love the new Split Card Texture dies as they instantly, and easily,  add pizzazz to any layout.


The finishing touch was to add in three Melon Mambo dots from the Glossy Dot Assortment.

The team would love to see what you can cook up. You can see what the rest of the team did with these ingredients and link up your own entry at the As You See It Challenge page.

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Lights Aglow for FMS 548

It seems so early to be thinking about Christmas but when my latest Stampin' Up! order came, I couldn't help but pick up the Lights Aglow suite to play with. I turned for inspiration to the latest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

This suite contains two bundles, Christmas Lights and  Brightest Glow, which can be purchased separately but I have used both in this card. I also used some of the gorgeous Lights Aglow Specialty DSP.

Very Vanilla, Black and Gold are a favourite combination of mine as I love the richness and contrast those three colours offer plus I always think how elegant they look together.

I gold-embossed the tree, from the Christmas Lights bundle, onto Basic Black and cut it with the outline die. Then, I took the outline die and the textured insert to cut another tree from some Brushed Metallic Cardstock.

The sentiment is from the companion bundle, Brightest Glow, as is the lovely circular die behind the trees. Anchoring it all together is the strip of gold and vanilla paper from the Lights Aglow Specialty DSP pack.


I then trimmed the trees with one of the tiny gold pearls from the Festive Pearls pack - tiny pearls in gold, silver, red and soft green.

I like this card so much, I'm going to try it out in other colours and with some other tree-style combinations. 

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