Friday, November 3, 2017

Merry Mistletoe and Embossing Paste for As You See It Challenge

Friday is time again for something new at As You See It Challenge and this week, we have a sketch challenge.

The three panels that you see could be done in a variety of ways and my co-design team members had already used most of them. It could be Designer Series Paper Strips, it could be water colouring, it could be washi tape, but I decided I was going to use Embossing Paste, since it had been a long while since I last played with it. I felt the brick pattern from the mask would be the best for a horizontal panel like these and I used some post it note tape to help me close off some areas between panels on the mask.  Anyway, here is how the finished product looked:

  • I decided on a fairly pastel palette of Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Whisper White, which can look Christmassy under certain circumstances, I guess - like when you come right out and say, "Christmas Wishes" !!
  • When I spread the embossing paste I started at the top with the white. When that was applied, I added the Soft Sky reinker to it for the next panel and, once that was applied, I added lots of Lemon Lime Twist reinker to get the green colour for the bottom panel. No waste that way!
  • The sentiment is from the Merry Mistletoe set from the Annual Catalogue. I felt that the quaint, folksy designs and lettering would fit well with this card.
  • I needed something to tie the bricks and the sentiment together and I finally decided that a vine of some sort would work, so I used the Flourish Thinlits to die cut a vine from Lemon Lime Twist. It made me think of that old Christmas song, "The Holly and the Ivy".
  • Something fairly definitive was required to mark the 3 panels on the left, as in the diagram. I decided that Black Rhinestones would do the trick, plus I need to use them up before they retire!!
And that's a wrap for this week! I'm still coughing myself crazy, so I apologize for the lateness of the newsletter. It is coming, but I can only work on it for a little while before I have to go and lay down again, so it's slow going. It will get there however!

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1 comment :

  1. The lime plays well with soft sky - nice combination. The embossing paste strips are clever and look good.


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