Friday 26 April 2024

Thoughtful Wishes for AYSI 322

 Welcome to a new challenge at As You See It Challenge. After the colour challenge, it's always a 'fill in the blank' and with those, you never quite know what you're going to get. This time is was a challenging one - what is my least used colour? And what's yours?

There's a few colours that would have completed the sentence but they all come from the same group of colours. For some reason, I shy away from orangey colours. I never got friendly with Grapefruit Grove or Pale Papaya. Peach Pie might be a challenge. I can use Calypso Coral at a pinch. But really, if I didn't own Pumpkin Pie, it really wouldn't bother me at all. So that's it - PUMPKIN PIE is officially my least used colour. 

I thought it didn't look too bad with Pebbled Path, so that's what I used for this card. 

I started by white embossing the leaf stem from Thoughtful Wishes on to Fluid 100 Watercolor paper. 
Then I blended Pumpkin Pie ink over it, making sure to have it heaviest at the bottom and getting lighter as it went up the page. 

Then I added some splashes of water to lift the colour slightly in places and gave it a light spritz with water.

Once it was dry, I stamped some more of the stems in Pumpkin Pie over the top, making sure to have a variety of heights.

Before mounting it onto a piece of Pebbled Path card, I added three strands of Pebbled Path jute twine around it. I got the three strands by cutting a length of twine and pulling out the individual strands of twine.

The matted piece is attached to a Pumpkin Pie card base. I used another strand of the twine to tie a bow around the three horizontal strands. 

The sentiment is white embossed on Pebbled Path and is cut with one of the dies from the new Unbounded Love dies.

Both Unbounded Love and Thoughtful Wishes are in the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue, coming live on May 1.

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  1. That's really beautiful Jan! I don't use orange very much either, but this one has a lovely autumnal feel. It really reminded me of our travels in the Cromwell area last year xx

  2. I tend to only really use orange for autumn/Halloween, so it's always nice to see it showcased at other times! Loving this card - a lovely way to highlight those new stems too. Gorgeous!

  3. For a short time, I was considering Pumpkin Pie as my least used colour as well, but Blackberry Bliss beat it out. I do use it a bit more frequently in the autumn season. I love the depth you've created in your card with the mix of white embossed and orange stems, and I love how you paired the Pumpkin Pie with Pebbled Path. They were made for each other!

  4. This is such a brilliant challenge Jan and I'm fascinated to read about the colours others are not too fussed about! I could NOT live without Pumpkin Pie, which is a massive favourite (and actually the reason I added Pale Papaya to my collection!) Surely you have changed your mind after making this absolutely beautiful card?! The warmth of your design is giving me cinammon bun feels and, like Heather, I admire the choice of Pebbled Path as a grounding additional colour. Vicky x
    PS. Did anyone EVER use Merry Merlot?!!

    1. I did have some second thoughts after making this card! And I did quite like Merry Merlot.... but usually only around Christmas. However, were it not retiring I think Sweet Sorbet might have been my choice!