Sketch Challenge

Fall Plaid For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  A fun sketch to try!

#237 10.23.20

I started by adding a strip of plaid paper to a white card front and then die cutting.  I adhered that to my cinnamon cider card base. aysi 237 1 (572x640)

I die cut leaves and wheat from a variety of colors then attached as per the sketch.  Finally, I added a two part sentiment with some dots and rhinestones. aysi 237 2 (640x523)

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, cinnamon cider, mango melody, rich razzleberry, cajun craze, cherry cobbler and plaid tidings dsp.  Stamps:  The Greetery sprinkled with kindness.  CB message me.  Dies:  PTI linen.  MFT blueprint 20.  SU! seasonal layers.  RC wheat.

Fall For AYSI...

Welcome to the new As You See It challenge.  A sketch to get your mind working!

#231 7.31.20

I started with a card base of cinnamon cider.  Then I added a die cut rectangle of vanilla that I stamped the branch on.  Finally, I die cut a couple of rectangles out of mango melody and some pattern paper. aysi 231 1 (640x550)

I stamped the sentiment and some leaves then die cut the sentiment strip.  I used some small punched fall leaves and acorn along with dots to complete the sketch requirements. aysi 231 2 (640x318)

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI vanilla cream and fall prints.  SU! old olive, mango melody, and cinnamon cider.  Dies:  PTI linen.  SU! stitched rectangles and autumn punch pack.  MFT washi tape.  Stamps:  SU! very Versailles.  CB message me.  Inks:  SU! old olive.  Other:  SU! dots.

Retro Rubber Challenge 137...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  We are partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge so you can play along with both!

RRCB 137

We have a sketch challenge on which you must use at least one stamp older than a year.  The requirements for the Double Trouble Challenge are:

  • Thing 1 – Trouble Maker: 3-2-1 Recipe: 3 colors – 2 embellishments – 1 old stamp
  • Thing 3 – Twisted Sister: Follow our RRCB sketch with at least one angular shape.
  • Thing 2 – Double Dare (Optional): If you used the RRCB sketch and the 3-2-1 Recipe be sure to link your card Double Trouble’s challenge to receive an additional chance to be in Double Trouble’s random draw.

I started with a soft green polka dot panel and added a hexagon shape instead of the triangle.  I used my Rubbernecker Summer Meadow stamps that I have had for several years and colored them using some distress inks. rrcb 137 1 (570x640)

I added a piece of summer starfruit paper to add a little pop and then added the sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp You Got This – 2017) and embellishments.  I followed our sketch and Thing 1 and 3 for the Double Trouble Challenge. rrcb 137 2 (640x429)

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white and summer starfruit.  Pattern paper from stash.  Stamps:  Rubbernecker summer meadow (have had 3-5 years).  SSS you got this (2017).  Dies:  PTI linen plate.  MFT vertical stitched panels and hexagon stax.  Other:  SU! dots.  

Layers For AYSI...

Welcome to a new challenge at As You See It!  We have a lovely sketch this time around.

#225 5.8.20

I started by embossing polka dots on by card base.  Then I die cut panels in patterned paper and vanilla. aysi 225 1 (640x532)

I stamped the sentiment, added the ribbon and layered up according to the sketch. aysi 225 2 (640x337)

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! lucky limeade, very vanilla, tea for two dsp.  Dies:  PTI polka dot basics.  SU! rectangle stitched framelits.  Other:  CB message me stamps.  Ribbon.

Retro Rubber Challenge 130...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  It’s a fun sketch so here we go!

RRCB 130

I started by finding the sentiment and then built my card around that.  I used stamps from my PTI Summer Camp stamp set from 2012. rrcb 130 1 (568x640)

I stamped the sentiment and then added the three images below it.  I ran the card thru the linen plate and was done.  I think this is a really intriguing sentiment and am glad I finally used it! rrcb 130 2 (640x362)

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  PTI summer camp (2012).  Inks:  SU! crushed curry and old olive.  Dies:  PTI linen plate.

Good Wishes For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  A sketch designed by yours truly!

#219 2.14.20

I started by stamping the flower image in sahara sand and then adding the purple and greens to it.  I die cut the image using my stitched nested labels and also die cut one in perfect plum.  I wanted just the strip of purple to help the image to pop off the vanilla card base. aysi 219 1 (640x515)

I added a bit of pattern paper, a fancy bow paper clip and my sentiment before adding some pearls. aysi 219 2 (640x479)

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! perfect plum.  PTI white and vanilla cream.  Stash.  Stamps:  SU! lots of lavender.  CB message me.  Dies:  SU! stitched nested labels.  PTI linen plate.  Inks:  SU! sahara sand, perfect plum and pear pizzazz.  Other:  Pearls.

Thinking Of You For AYSI...

A lovely sketch challenge is on tap at As You See It!

#213 11.8.19

I started with some fall themed pattern paper and adhered to the white card base.  I die cut two double stitched circles from shaded spruce and white. aysi 213 1 (640x530)

I added the sentiment and then did an acorn punch with a button and some twine.  Finally I added some bling and was done! aysi 213 2 (640x420)

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white and shaded spruce.  Lawn Fawn sweater weather.  Dies:  PTI linen plate.  MFT double stitched circles.  SU! acorn punch.  Stamps:  PTI mini blooms.  Other:  bling and twine.

Retro Rubber Challenge 118...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  We have a fun sketch for you to try!

RRCB 118

I started with a doily stamp out of lemon lime twist ink and then added the sentiment.  These stamps are from Close To My Heart Love Doily and I have had since at least 2015. rrcb 118 1 (539x640)

I die cut the card front and the lemon lime twist card stock using my MFT pierced squares.  Then I added the twine and a bow to take the place of a button! rrcb 118 2 (640x472)

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white and kraft.  SU! lemon lime twist.  Inks:  SU! lemon lime twist.  Dies:  MFT pierced squares.  PTI linen impression plate.  Stamps:  CTMH love doily (2015 ish).  Other:  SU! twine and thread.


It’s time for a new As You See It Challenge!  It’s a sketch challenge and I loved the sketch.

#207 8.16.19

I went super clean and simple by using my sentiment as the line and sentiment.  (does that make sense? lol!)  I added three birds to sit on part of the swoop in the serenity image. aysi 207 1 (557x640)

My card is one layer and I used my linen impression plate for a bit of texture (naturally!). aysi 207 2 (640x491)

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! crushed curry, night of navy and cherry cobbler.  Stamps:  PTI brushed birds.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  Memory Box resting birds.

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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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.