Friday 29 March 2024

Magnolia Mood for AYSI 320

Our last challenge at As You See It, the Speed Stamping Challenge, is the last on our rotation so this week we're back to the start with a Sketch Challenge. This sketch is one of my contributions, so I'm particularly keen to see what everyone does with it! 

Sketches are my favourite types of challenge. I find they get ideas flowing really well. I also love that the same starting point can end up in so many different looks. 

For this one, I rotated the sketch to a landscape orientation. I used two snippets of DSP from the Nature's Sweetness pack: one gold foil, the other a textured-look Pebbled Path.

Then for the circular element (which can be pretty much any shape that's vaguely circular-ish) I stamped and coloured the largest image from Magnolia Mood. I stamped the image in Pebbled Path thenused Stampin' Blends to colour it before die cutting the image out. I stamped a second image but only coloured the large bloom, which I fussy cut out and popped up over the original flower to add some dimension.

The sentiment is from Something Fancy, as is the die for it. The embossing folder is the Cross Hatch design from the Basics Embossing Folder set in Online Exclusives.

Make sure you visit the As You See It page to see what the rest of the Design Team have with this sketch - and to link up your own entry.

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  1. Beautiful card. Your coloring on the magnolia bloom is lovely. Great design on your card.

  2. Your magnolia bloom is so beautifully coloured Jan and stunning against the white embossed background. The touches of gold and dark brown add a lovely richness too. Gorgeous!

  3. The great texture in the background really enhances the beauty of the masterfully coloured image, Jan! I have never thought of stamping with Pebbled Path before colouring in with blends, but that is a softer alternative I will have to try. It looks amazing!