Friday, April 8, 2022

Seas the Day for As You See It Challenge #272

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 As You See It Challenges has a sketch challenge this week and it's really interesting. It's bands of paper of lessening thicknesses as you go up across the front of the card. Here's what the sketch looks like:

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I'm trying to use all my new Jan/Jun Mini stamp sets that I've got before the end of June, so the next one on my list was Seas the Day and I decided to use the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper before it expires May 2. I used two of the designs, a darker blue that incorporates Night of Navy and Pacific Point and a lighter blue that uses Coastal Cabana. 

It was hard to figure out what widths I should cut the strips, but I finally settled on 1", 7/8", 3/4",5/8" and 1/2". I made them all 3 7/8" long while the DSP underneath was 4" x 5 1/4".

Here's a closer look:

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  • I stamped the seaweed image from the stamp set in Mint Macaron ink, and since there is no coordinating die I fussy cut it and mounted it on the card front.
  • I stamped the other sea creatures in Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, and Calypso Coral. All these had coordinating dies from the Sea Dies collection, so were die cut and mounted, some with glue dots and others popped up on dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from Inspired Thoughts because I felt the font suited the images. I die cut it using the Tailored Tags dies.
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  1. I'm so in love with this, Heather! Love this bundle already, but how glorious with the Waves DSP! Stunning!

  2. This is so beautiful Heather! I love the contrasting blues and graduated lines and your sea life add so much colour and interest which only enhance the watery landscape beneath. I need to break open my papers and make up for lost time lol!

  3. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Heather and Joanne!

  4. This is just gorgeous, Heather. I love ocean themes anyway but love how you've used the papers to create an ocean for your array of creatures. What a fabulous way to use the sketch!


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