Friday, March 25, 2022

In the Moment for As You See It Challenge #271

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 This week, for As You See It Challenges, it's the infamous Speed Challenge and the theme for this one was chosen by our newest design team member, Heather H.! She chose the interesting theme of Staying Dry, which has many nuances! Challenge #271 is called Flash Dry, to incorporate both speed and dryness! The Speed Challenges, as you may recall, have to be completed within 10 min., once you have gathered all your materials and thought out your design.

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I had a shortage of umbrella and gumboot stamp sets, so I had to get creative. As I surveyed my stamps, I found the In the Moment stamp set which had a woman sitting on a window seat, looking out the window. I immediately thought, "Well, if she is looking out at a rainy day, she's staying dry by staying inside! Right??" The downside to this set was that I would have to colour the image, but I decided to do a trial run to see how long it would take to see if it was feasible. It took me almost 6 minutes, which left me 4 minutes for the rest of the card. I already had the pink and yellow scalloped rectangles in my stash so I didn't have to die cut them, so I decided to go ahead with the design.

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  • I stamped the image from In the Moment on Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink as well as the sentiment from the same stamp set below the image.
  • I used the sprinkle image from Nature's Beauty to stamp raindrops around the window pane areas using Balmy Blue ink. Some overlapped the image where it couldn't be helped, due to being in a hurry but colouring over them helped to hide them.
  • I coloured in the area using Stampin Blends Combos in Soft Suede, So Saffron, Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, and Night of Navy, plus Naturals Blends 800. I had to work pretty fast.
  • I wrapped the right side of the image panel with Night of Navy Baker's Twine.
  • On the Balmy Blue card base I added a layer of DSP from the Pattern Party collection, which reminded me of raindrops. Then I layered on and overlapped the Flirty Flamingo and So Saffron Scalloped Rectangles that were in my stash, die cut from Stitched So Sweetly dies.
  • Finally I added my image panel and was done at the 9 min. 34 sec. mark.
I thought it was a pretty good solution to a puzzling problem!

Why not head over to As You See It Challenges this weekend and play along! It will really "challenge" you!

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  1. What a great interpretation of the theme as well as wonderful effort for a speed challenge! It looks as thought you've lavished much more time on it than that. I think the scalloped edged and stitched dies gives it that extra oomph.

  2. We were totally on the same page this week Heather - this image was a life-saver!! I am impressed that you managed to colour the whole thing and having those stitched rectangles in the scraps box was a real bonus - they add great interest and detail. I had a trial run watercolouring mine - you would have thought that would make it quicker, but 16 minutes in and it was only fit for the dustbin lol! Great card for this week's speedy challenge!

  3. Gosh I love this layered arrangement, Heather - somehow it adds so much movement! This is my fave image from this set, too - wonderful coloring!


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