It seems like the last two weeks have flown by, but then it's been really busy! I've been preparing to head to Calgary for Stampin' Up!'s OnStage Local presentation and will be on my way later this morning! It's so exciting, and I will tell you more about that later, but right now the business at hand is As You See It Challenge's latest Challenge #147, which is a sketch challenge from Amanda. It is a sketch that intrigues me because... well, I'll let you take a look and you can let me know if you think it's intriguing as well:
I don't think I've ever run across a sketch quite like this one! I'm really curious to see what everyone will do with the background design. Lack of time made me a little less imaginative, so I resorted to Designer Series Paper - Floral Boutique Series to be exact, and I went with a crisp palette of Night of Navy and Whisper White, with a little silver thrown in.
- The matte for the Floral Boutique DSP is actually the silver side of one of the designs of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. That's where the silver element comes in. I wish you could see more. Next time, I might have cut the Floral Boutique strip a little narrower to let it show more.
- The sentiment, stamped in Night of Navy is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set.
- I die cut the rose outline using the Rose Garden Thinlits from Night of Navy cardstock. I mounted it on a Lace Doily (on the Whisper White side) which was, in turn, adhered to a scallop circle die cut using a framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits. I experimented embedding the little pieces left over after the die cut ( I believe they are called the chits), both the Night of Navy pieces and also some Whisper White pieces left over when I used the thinlit to do the same die cut in Whisper White. I also tried a combination of the two. But in the end, it just looked better with the simple rose outline in navy with the doily underneath.
- The little white bow is tied using the 1/8" white grosgrain ribbon from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack.
I want to let you know that while I am in Calgary this weekend, I will be viewing the 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue for the first time! How awesome is that? I will also be able to order from a selected assortment of products and start to produce samples to show you, so within a week or so you will be able to see some of the wonders from the new catty, as well as the new In Colours. In another 2 - 3 weeks, the Retiring List should be out for the current catalogues, so you will know what will be going for good to make room for the new! You'll definitely be wanting to keep your eyes on this space for the next month or so!! By next Wednesday, I'll have some pictures for you!
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