Friday 5 July 2024

Sea Turtle for AYSI 327

 As always at As You See It, a colour challenge follows a sketch challenge. There were such lovely entries in the sketch challenge, I'm excited to see what you do with this bright colour palette - chosen for us by team member Joanne.

At first, I was planning on something floral with the colours but then I started thinking 'tropical'. Before I knew it, Sea Turtle had found its way off the shelf and onto the desk!

I used the bubble-like stamp with Blueberry Bushel to create the ocean. I stamped it three times, stamping off for a couple of them to get the variation in colour.

The starfish were stamped in Daffodil Delight on Daffodil Delight then fussy cut. The turtle is stamped in Granny Apple Green on Basic White, then fussy cut. I sponged around the edges in Granny Apple Green before popping him into the ocean on dimensionals. 

As the set is an image-only set, I used a sentiment from Country Birdhouse and cut it using the Stylish Shapes dies. The finishing touch was a trio of gems from the Tinsel Gem four-pack.

The Blueberry Bushel base and Granny Apple Green mat really brought the colours together.  I love the look of this simple card, perfect for any recipient male or female. 

Make sure you visit the As You See It Challenge page to see what the rest of the design team have done and to link up your entry. We'd love to see how you see these colours!

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  1. Oh my goodness, I just adore this card! Those colors are gorgeous and you've used that sea turtle stamp perfectly! May have to CASE this one! I hope to play along as well!

  2. What a perfect way to showcase these bright colours Jan! You have made so many fab cards with this set, I'm still wondering why I don't have it ...

  3. Jan, I'm in love with this card! The sea turtle is such a random image, but you always make it into a work of art. The challenge colours were made for this. I've got to use it finally and stop worrying about it's relevance!

  4. That is gorgeous Jan - I love all the textures in the stamps!