Friday 14 July 2023

Fun on Wheels for AYSI 303

As night follows day, at As You See It Challenge a colour challenge always follows a sketch. It was fantastic to see so many great takes on my sketch in the gallery. Let's see what you all make of this colour challenge, given to us by team member Heather Heroldt. 

I found this combination a little bit - well - challenging! No idea seemed to jump out at me as demanding the use of these colours. While looking through my 'not yet tried out' shelf, I came upon the Fun on Wheels bundle and the idea of a pair of brightly coloured cycles came to mind. So this is another 'First Date' card!

As you see in the product picture, the dies let you build up a bicycle in different stages and colours. I think there's some future fun to have there! Keeping in mind the challenge colours, I made the base from Gray Granite, the wheels from Crumb Cake and the frames in Poppy Parade and Tahitian Tide.

I took the map stamp and covered over the Poppy Parade card front with it, using Poppy Parade ink for a subtle do-it-yourself DSP background. 

For the white embossed panel, I wanted to create the idea of a roadway. So after measuring out how much room I needed to fit the bikes, I scored a line top and bottom with my Paper Trimmer. Then I used the Cross Hatch folder from the Basics 3D Embossing Folder pack (from the On Line Exclusives) and embossed each side of the line in two passes of the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine. Quite effective, don't you think?

Be sure to pop over the the As You See It Challenge page so you can see what the rest of the team have done with these colours and to link up your own entry. 

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  1. Lol, I think this is a genius take on the colors, Jan! I was wishing I had thought of it myself - so many awesome details! I especially love how you partially embossed the white panel - so smart and effective! I'd say this was a super successful first date!

  2. This die set was a perfect choice for the challenge, as you could do the bike frames in the bright colour and the wheels in one of the neutrals and use the other neutral for the outline die behind them all! And I love how you created the roadway with your embossing folder: very clever! It's a very visually appealing card!

  3. that's brilliant Jan - such a clever use of the colours!

  4. Fantastic use of these colors. I really had to study to see the gray and the crumbcake - but they were the perfect fit for these bikes and really show the bright colors. I really had to study your background on the poppy parade. It looks like you embossed it, not stamped it and that adds more interest. The white ties it together and I will also add to how clever it was!

  5. I'm loving the detail on this card Jan! The background map stamping and clever 'road' are perfect with your pair of racing bikes - truly inspired!