Friday, January 31, 2020

Beautiful Moments, Over So Fast, For As You See It Challenges

Friday, and time for another As You See It Challenge! And it's a Speed Stamping Challenge, and I was actually looking forward to it! Can you believe it? It just goes to show that exposure therapy really does work to overcome your anxieties! 

This time our Speed Stamping Challenge was created by Design Team member Amy, and it's in Shades of Brown!

I won't claim to have visions, but I could picture exactly what I wanted to do with this card, the minute I tried to visualize my project! I saw one of the new sketched images from the Beautiful Moments stamp set in the Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue on a Shimmery White cardstock panel (which looks almost vanilla) and then by using an Aqua Painter, having the lines blurred in one horizontal direction, almost like the wind blowing the sand.

  • The blurred lines, which look like wind blowing the sand, erasing an image, to me symbolize the way a beautiful moment can be over so quickly no matter how hard you try to hold on to it! It slips through your fingers, like sand. You just have to be in the moment and enjoy it and hope your memory keeps the feelings and events and people safe!
  • I completed this card in 9 minutes and 4 seconds. It would have been faster, but I had to redo the front, in order to change the ink from Crumb Cake, which was too pale, to Soft Suede which gave the sepia tone I was looking for.
  • The Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder makes the perfect backdrop for this front panel, using a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. This is mounted on a Soft Suede card base.
  • A piece of Braided Burlap trim with a Tropical Oasis trinket created the finishing touch on the front.

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  1. Wonderful, Heather! I like the way you've turned an already whimsical image into something even more ephemeral with those horizontal lines.

  2. Thanks, Jan! That's the mood I was going for, so I'm glad it came through!

  3. I just love your card, Heather! Definitely evokes a bittersweet feeling. <3

  4. That's definitely the feeling I had as I was making it, so thank you so much for your comments, Laura!

  5. This is so clever Heather; this set was immediately on my wish list and I love how your simple lines add a beautiful ethereal quality to the image. Time does go by so quickly - what a great card.


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