Friday, August 12, 2022

It's Recipe Time with Watercolouring and Bright Colours for As You See It Challenge #281!

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 It's time for an As You See It Recipe Challenge, the kind of challenge where you are given 5 elements to include in your project in any way you see fit as long as they're in there! I love it because I get a lot of guidance from the challenge, it can be "challenging" and because you can get 15 cards made with the same recipe and they'll all turn out beautifully different!

Here's the As You See It Challenge #281 banner:

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I believe I was the Design Team member who came up with this challenge so the blame rests solidly on my head for anyone who struggles with it. Sorry in advance, but if I remember correctly, I was looking for something a little different than what we had done in the past.

Here's what I came up with for my DT sample:

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  • I looked for DSP in Brights colours and came up with this piece of the Pretty Prints paper in Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana. It satisfies the Patterned Paper element.
  • On a piece of Shimmery White cardstock I watercoloured a background using Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight. I dried it using the Heat Tool so I could make sure it dried flat. I mounted it on an angle on the patterned paper. It satisfies the watercolouring element.
  • I also did some alcohol ink blending on vellum using the same coloured Stampin' Blends Combos. It looked fantastic, but I wasn't sure if I could count it as watercolouring, since it was alcohol based, so instead I die cut the little sprigs from it using the Organic Beauty Dies.
  • I stamped the flowers from the True Beauty stamp set in Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana, plus the leaves in Granny Apple Green, all Brights Colours, and die cut everything with the Organic Beauty Dies (part of the True Beauty Bundle). (floral stamps, brights colours and dies)
  • I arranged them on the watercoloured panel and mounted them using glue dots and Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from the Cottage Rose stamp set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink. It is die cut using the Stylish Shapes dies. (another die)
I hope you join us in our Recipe Challenge! It's a lot of fun and I'd love to see how you put those 5 elements together!

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More news about Sale-A-Bration: Those rewards are selling out fast! So fast in fact that Stampin' Up! has decided to make some other products available as SAB rewards until the end of the promotion. Here they are:


As you can see, some of these are Level One Rewards, free with a $60 purchase and some are Level Two Rewards, free with a $120 purchase.

The original rewards that are sold out are the following: 

  • 159938 - TREE LOT DIES
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Stampin' Up!'s Kits Collection has been updated with this beautiful, warm new Kit called All is Cozy and Bright! It's got beautiful colours and images and is holiday themed and you make 12 cards. It's priced at $32 CAD. I know I'm picking one up, maybe more. How about you? To purchase this kit click here.

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  1. So it was YOUR fault!! Lol, just kidding. I was a little intimidated when I first sat down with it, but once I got going it all came together great! I LOVE what you've done, such gorgeous blossoms and layering!

  2. I think you've come up with a fabulous challenge, Heather! I enjoyed coming up with a DT something and the team has done a great job with it. Love the blues and yellows you've used.

  3. Hi Heather! I am a bit disappointed that you didn't get the pink and green memo BUT - why would you have used those colors when the ones you used are absolutely perfect! This card is beautiful with the lovely flowers and elements!


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