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May 2019

Happy Travels For AYSI...

Today, it's welcome to not only a new challenge at As You See It but the start of a new way of doing things. With the retirement of Amanda, our Designer Emeritus, the crew is taking on the task of designing the weekly challenges on a rotating basis. In addition, we've decided to use a regular rotation of six styles of challenge. In future, you'll be seeing a sketch, a colour challenge, a fill-in-the-blank, a recipe (where you're given ingredients you have to use), a theme and finally a speed challenge. Then back to the beginning.

Our team leader, Heather, has started the ball rolling with this sweet sketch challenge.  I love a great sketch so I set to work making a retirement card.

#201 5.24.19

I started with a base of delightful Dijon.  A bit of travel themed paper backed with tranquil tide kept with the retirement theme. aysi 201 1 (578x640)

I stamped the travel trailer directly on the Dijon and backed it with a bit of tranquil tide as well.  Finally I used my washi tape dies to create a sentiment and was done. aysi 201 2 (640x442)

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Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! delightful Dijon, tranquil tide.  PTI vanilla cream.  Paper from stash.  Dies:  MFT washi tape.  PTI linen impression plate.  Stamps:  CTMH camper crazy.  PTI KIS retirement.  Other:  SU! silver star.

Retro Rubber Challenge 111...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge

RRCB 111

Since it is a tic tac toe challenge I naturally went for the one layer card, birds and sponging. rrcb 111 1 (543x640)

I started by using a leaf stencil and sponged peach parfait and peekaboo peach inks for the color. rrcb 111 2 (640x535)

This beautiful bird stamp and a whimsical sentiment finished off the card.  Both the bird and sentiment came from the Close To My Heart Live Inspired stamp set that I have had for about seven years.

Play along and link up HERE!

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI rustic white.  Inks:  SU! peach parfait and peekaboo peach.  Dies/Stencils:  SSS screened leaves stencil.  PTI linen impression plate.

Two For AYSI...

It’s our 200th challenge at As You See It!  This challenge is to use two [things] on a card.  Which is harder than you think!

#200 5.10.19

I used two images, two colors, two twines and twisted the twine twice.  Say that three times fast!  Anyway…I think I met the challenge! aysi 200 1 (584x640)

I stamped the two balloon animals in dapper denim and lemon time twist.  I added the sentiment and the twine and was done! aysi 200 2 (640x347)

Have fun and see what you can do with two!  Link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  CTMH Balloon Animals.  Inks:  SU! dapper denim and lemon lime twist.  Twine:  SU! lucky limeade and island indigo.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.

Retro Rubber Challenge 110...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber.  It’s all about flowers!

RRCB 110

I started with this beautiful mums stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps which I have had since 2016.  I stamped the first layer in chocolate chip ink and then added yellow, orange and red to the flower portion of the stamp.  I wasn’t sure what I would get – but it turned out really well. rrcb 110 1 (582x640)

Then I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Birthday Flowers from 2016.  Finally I added a couple of strips of crushed curry and die cut with a stitched die. rrcb 110 2 (640x475)

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! crushed curry.  PTI white and kraft.  Inks:  SU! chocolate chip, crushed curry, pumpkin pie, cherry cobbler, garden green, and pear pizzazz.  Stamps:  Rubbernecker Mums (2016) and SSS Birthday Flowers (2016).  Dies:  MFT blueprint 13.  PTI linen impression plate.