Friday 12 April 2024

Gorgeous Garden for AYSI 321

 Two weeks have flown by and it's time for a new challenge at As You See It. As always, after a sketch challenge comes a colour challenge. Aren't these colours lovely? The rules for a colour challenge are that you must use all the given colours in some way but no other colours except a neutral of your choice. 

Usually, my neutral is Basic White. But I've gone a bit rogue on this one and have used Basic Black instead!

I ink smooshed the four colours on a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor paper. I did arrange them in a loosely ombre fashion, moving from Daffodil Delight, to Bubble Bath, to Flirty Flamingo, to Calypso Coral.

From a piece of Basic Black, I die cut the foliage die from the Gorgeous Garden dies and backed it with the ink smooshed panel. 

This lovely pair of dies is available, heavily discounted, in the current Last Chance Sale. If you don't already have them, why not treat yourself?

The sentiment, from Inked & Tiled, is white heat embossed on Basic Black and cut using one of the Everyday Details dies. It's backed with one of the circles from Stylish Shapes cut in Calypso Coral.

For embellishments, I coloured some Basic Rhinestone Jewels with a dark Calypso Coral Stampin' Blend.

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  1. Black was a fantastic choice for this die Jan and it looks gorgeous against the ombre coloured background too. The layered circles and coloured rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch. These dies really are fabulous - I think everyone should own them!!

  2. Jan - you made these soft colors look bold, bright and spicy! Beautifully offset with that black! A winner!

  3. This is a stunner Jan! The cover die is simply spectacular as a silhouette against your lovely ink blended background. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I appreciate your time and sweet comments. Hugs!