Saturday 11 February 2017

As You See It DT - Challenge 143

Welcome to another challenge at As You See It. This week, we have a colour challenge for you.

Such pretty colours that I'm afraid I got carried away with them. Usually, I like my colours to be subtle but having seen some glorious sunsets of late, I decided to go all out. Firstly, I sponged the clouds in Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and a touch of Dapper Denim. Clearly, that sky was just waiting for a hot air balloon!

Then I tried out creating an acetate card front, which turned out to be easier than I thought. I think the secret is give the acetate fold a really good score and burnish. I tucked in a few more clouds behind the sentiment on the front because I wanted the illusion of more depth.

The Elegant Dots embossing folder looks a bit like wind gusts behind the sentiment too, just to help the theme along some more. The colour is all a bit in your face but sometimes, a good sunset is just like that. This is how it was in Havelock North a couple of nights before I made this card, which was inspired by this sunset.

We'd love to see what you do with these colours and you have two weeks to join in with us.

Card: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Acetate window sheet, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo
Stamps: Lift Me Up
Inks: Dapper Denim. Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Up and Away thinlits, Elegant Dots embossing folder, dimensionals, rhinestones, scallop punch to make the cloud mask, sponges


  1. This is a fabulous card! Lush use of colours, but still managing to be dreamy - I think it's those soft clouds. I was impressed by how closely you've captured the feel of the sunset in the photo.

  2. A beautiful card and yes, I think you captured the feel of the sunset too. Such talenty!

  3. Gorgeous Jan - a beautiful riot of colour! Love the effect of your clouds, they remind me of marshmallow!