Friday 5 February 2021

Poppy Moments for AYSI243

Welcome to the first colour challenge of the year at As You See It! In addition to changing up our look, we've changed some other things this year as well.  For the first time ever, we're introducing the chance for someone to join us as a Guest Designer in a future challenge. So the winner of this colour challenge will be invited to join in as Guest Designer for our next Recipe challenge. Not only this colour challenge, but all future colour challenges will come with the GD spot attached. 

Even though I'm busy exploring the new products from the January-June Mini, this challenge graphic reminded me of the glorious Poppy Moments dies and Painted Poppies stamps from the annual catalogue and I just couldn't get past them. So off the shelf they came! And I'm glad they did because I love these vibrant poppies.

Since the challenge only allowed one red, I wondered how I'd get variation in the layers of the die cut. Of course, the answer was both simple and effective. I added Poppy Parade ink with a blending brush to the card stock on the bottom layer so that it would appear darker in the centre. 

Before assembling the die cut poppies and leaves, I used the large splatter stamp from Painted Poppies to add in some Sahara Sand and the smaller one to add in a few touched of Garden Green.

I could have stopped there but decided to get out the retired Poppy sequin mix and added in some more touches of Poppy Parade and a hint of gold. (Surely gold is a neutral? 😉)

After white embossing the sentiment from Peaceful Moments onto the Basic Gray cardstock, I trimmed one end with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch although I could equally well have used one of the dies from Painted Labels.

We'd love to see how you see this colour challenge and, of course, we'd love to have YOU join us as Guest Designer.  You can see what the rest of the team have done with it and link up your entry at the As You See It Challenge site.

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  1. Gorgeous card. Love your use of the challenge colors with those big red poppies. TFS

  2. Sometimes it's lovely to just use your favourite things! These poppies are just such showstoppers and I love the way you have them spilling out over the sentiment tag. Thank you for your sweet comment! Vicky x

  3. This is so, so beautiful! These colours initially threw me a loop big time - it did not occur to me how perfect for poppies they are and I so glad it did you. Great tip on achieving a layering of shade with one colour too - this is a really clever way to add dimension to your flowers. Just fabulous Jan!