Hi, stampers! Welcome to Friday! I hope your week was great and that you are looking forward to the weekend! As always, on Friday, I have a new As You See It Challenge to design for and this week it's an Assortment Challenge! These are always favourites of mine. Let's see what Amanda has in store for us today:
This could be a lot of fun! When I saw blue and star, I immediately thought of Vincent Van Gogh and his painting, The Starry Night.
I used to have a poster of this on my wall during my university years. Although it is one of Van Gogh's best known paintings, he considered it a failure. He painted it in the asylum to which he committed himself after the breakdown he had when he cut off his ear. He painted a lot of his work from the asylum. This landscape is the view from his bedroom there.
But there is more to this challenge than stars and light blue and I had huge fun working them all into my design:
- I love Soft Sky, Silver and Basic Black together and so this design contains lots of different silvers: Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Sheets, Silver Glitter Tape (a Sale-A-Bration reward this year, now no longer in stock) and Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder! Woohoo! Can you say, "Carried away!" The Medium Star Punch and the small star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack were used to make all of the stars.
- The diagonal line was taken care of with the Soft Sky Designer Series Paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.
- I used the splatter from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp and heat emboss many of them on the Whisper White panel in the background. The tape element comes into it with the use of the retired Glitter Tape - brilliant stuff! I hope they maybe bring it back in some other colours, or even the metallics again.
Okay, go enjoy your weekend! Make a little time to stamp! Remember:
Hmm! Maybe if Vincent had been a stamper, he wouldn't have cut off his ear!
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