Friday 24 May 2019

As You See It 201 - Design Team Card

Thank you to everyone who entered into our 200th Challenge! It was exciting to see all the different ways people incorporated 'two' into their cards, from a literal number 2 to actually creating a pair of cards - and everything in-between. We're delighted that Heather will be invited to join us as Guest Designer for Challenge 202.

Today, it's welcome to not only a new challenge at As You See It but the start of a new way of doing things. With the retirement of Amanda, our Designer Emeritus, the crew is taking on the task of designing the weekly challenges on a rotating basis. In addition, we've decided to use a regular rotation of six styles of challenge. In future, you'll be seeing a sketch, a colour challenge, a fill-in-the-blank, a recipe (where you're given ingredients you have to use), a theme and finally a speed challenge. Then back to the beginning.

Our team leader, Heather, has started the ball rolling with this sweet sketch challenge. 

One of my favourite retiring bundles is Dear Doily, mainly because I love the spray of lavender that's part of the stamp set, all the cool bits and bobs in the die set and the fabulous medallion stamp. So this card is a bit of a farewell to it. I've used the Well Said bundle as well, which is fortunately carrying over to the 2019-20 catalogue.

The flower spray is just made for direct-to-stamp colouring. I've used Mossy Meadow, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather Stampin' Write markers for this. Aren't the flowers so pretty?

I've used the Subtle embossing folder to give some texture to the Highland Heather strip in behind the die-cut word. I popped the 'for everything' up in mini-dimensionals to give it a bit more prominence.

I was late to this particular party, I know, but I've only just discovered the basic pack of sequins. Oh my word - how useful are they?! They come in a pack of five colours: Mint Macaron, Pearl White, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand and Soft Sea Foam and they're lovely faceted 5 mm sequins and best of all - they're self-adhesive. They're great for the little finishing touch.

We'd love to see how you see Heather's sketch. You can join us up until Wednesday 5 June. You can see what the rest of the design team by visiting As You See It Challenge.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas and provide you with Stampin' Up products. Message me by visiting my Facebook page  - there's a link in the sidebar of this blog. Or you can leave a comment below. 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 will take you to my on-line store.

If you have your eye on the Well Said bundle, while the components will be in the 2019-20 catalogue, you will lose the bundle discount after the end of May, so get it now to save money.

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1 comment:

  1. This card is gorgeous Jan and I’m so sorry to see this set go, especially as it was one of the last ones I picked up so I don’t feel like I’ve had anywhere near long enough to play with it! I love the lilac tones of your card and the diecut layered sentiment detail - so pretty. Exciting changes over at AYSI - looking forward to playing along!