Friday 2 June 2023

Gorgeously Made for AYSI 300

Welcome to the latest challenge at As You See It. This one is extra special as it's our 300th challenge so we're doing something a bit special this time around.  To celebrate reaching this milestone event, each member of the design team is choosing their favourite entry and giving it a prize.  We all do appreciate the many of you who choose to enter into our challenges, either regularly or occasionally.  You make it fun for us as well!

The favourites will receive goods from either Stampin' Up! or Clarity, so there's something extra to try for this time round. Regular players will know that we rotate round six types of challenge and this time, it's the turn of the Theme Challenge. The theme is adventure - whatever that means to you: travel, exploration, extreme sports, the great outdoors - it's how you see it.

Extreme sports and I are not on speaking terms, but travel and I are. So it seemed a good chance to scrapbook some of our many travel memories. Our trip to Canada and Alaska was an adventure for us as it was our first trip away from home that was not to Australia or one of the Pacific Islands. It involved such terrors as getting a US visa and switching flights in Singapore! All worth it as it was an exciting adventure to a lovely country - and good to have got it in before the world closed up shop in 2020.

I always liked the photos from our visit to Lake Maligne. It was a glorious day, the lake was gorgeous, and the surrounding glaciers were on full display. I'm not sure why it's called Lake Maligne as there was nothing malign about it, only tranquility and beauty.

An incidental moment of adventure for me was running into a former New Zealand Prime Minister in the doorway of the Ladies' Loos. Not something that happens every day, even in NZ!

When I'm scrapbooking I like to bleed the colour from the photos into the surround if I can. Some of the new blues from the colour revamp were great for this. I've used Blueberry Bushel, Azure Afternoon and Boho Blue in this layout. The Artistic Mix Decorative Masks were great for laying down a background. I also used the text stamp from Gorgeously made and some of the die cuts from the same bundle. I used the Alphabest set and punch for the main sentiment.

The tags with the place and date are from Tailor Made Tags and the string is one thread from the In Color Jute selection.

We'd love to see what you can come up with for this theme. Pop over to the As You See It page to see what the rest of the team have done and to link up your own entry. We'd love to be considering what you do for one of our six product prizes.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. 

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  1. This is absolutely beautiful Jan! I'm definitely with you on avoidance of extreme sports, but I do love travelling and there are always adventures to be had on overseas trips!

  2. What a beautiful scrapbook page, Jan! I love the story of you meeting the former NZ prime minister at the loo! There are so many great coincidences when you travel! You've used texture and foliage, tags and twine, all giving this page a really unigue and adventurous look! I love it!

  3. Wow, such a pretty page, Jan! Love the stenciling you've done for the background - just perfect - and such a great combo of blues for the lake pictures!

  4. I love that you chose to do a scrapbook page for this challenge Jan - it's beautiful and picks up the colours from your photos perfectly. What a wonderful way to preserve memories.