Friday, 22 January 2021

Wrapped Bouquet for AYSI 242

Last week's Speed Stamping, using your scrap box, brought in some fabulous entries. The team at As You See It can't wait to see what you do with this week's sketch.


I used the sketch as an excuse to have another play around with the Wrapped Bouquet bundle, from the 2021 January-June Mini-Catalogue.

I stamped the small spray of flowers in Old Olive and coloured it in using Stampin' Up! Coloured Pencils. I did this twice so that I could fussy cut out some flowers to layer onto the card, but this is an optional step. The spray looks great all by itself! After die-cutting it out, I also die cut some additional foliage in Old Olive. 

Before attaching my floral bouquet to the card, I used a Blending Brush to sponge on some Crushed Curry, then over-stamped the area using the newsprint pattern stamp. Then I put all the pieces together into the finished bouquet. The sentiment is from the sentiment-only set, Here's A Card.

I added three small rhinestones as flower centres and two more to lead the eye down to the sentiment.

How do you see this sketch? Join in and show us. You can see what the rest of the team have done, and link up your entry, at As You See It Challenge.

Inspiration for this card also came from the bright and summery colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.


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Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Mountain Air for Retro Rubber 150

Welcome back to a new year with us at Retro Rubber Challenge. We kick of the year with a theme challenge, Winter Wonderland. Of course, for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, it's the height of summer so maybe a cooling challenge is just what we need!


Because it doesn't really snow much where I live, I don't have a lot of snowy stamp sets but I do have the fabulous Mountain Air bundle from last year's January Holiday catalogue. This is what I've used because the icy mountain range is such a New Zealand image.


I white embossed the mountain range onto Shimmery White cardstock, then water-coloured the mountains in Smoky Slate and the sky in Seaside Spray. On a second piece of card, I stamped the tree and water stamp in Pretty Peacock and water-coloured over it, then die-cut it. After adhering it over the mountain range, I  used the Stitched Triangle dies to cut out the scene.


The white base is embossed with the Absolutely Argyll folder. The scene was reassembled and popped up on dimensionals on the base. A couple of retired Faceted Gems in Seaside Spray lead the eye to the sentiment. 

You can see what the rest of the team have done with this challenge, and link up your entry, by visiting the Retro Rubber Challenge site. We'd love to see what you do and what stamps you have in your stash.

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Saturday, 16 January 2021

Friends are Like Seashells for Fab Friday 205

Fab Friday Challenge is back after the holiday break with a great challenge that inspired me to get into my craft room this afternoon. Admittedly, little incentive is required but it's still a great sketch to work with. 😀


I'm enjoying getting to know the Sand & Sea suite from the new January-June Mini Catalogue so the Friends are Like Seashells bundle was the go-to place for this challenge.

I've also used some of the DSP from the Sand & Sea DSP pack. This is great for coastal themes, with one side having seashell imagery and the reverse having watery/sandy patterns.


I stamped the sand dollar, starfish and scallop shell images in Basic Gray and coloured them with Stampin' Blends. Although there are dies that match these images, I fussy cut them because I wanted a minimal border for them. 


Before assembling the cluster, I used the splatter stamp to add in some 'sand' for the shells to sit on. I added in some linen twine and some Opal Rounds to finish off.

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