Friday, December 16, 2022

Music in the Air for As You See It Challenge #289b

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 Well, Merry Christmas from the Design Team at As You See It Challenges. We've completed our regular rotation of challenges for 2022, but we got to thinking that just when our readers had perhaps a little more time to play with some challenges (and perhaps a little more loot for their craft room under the Christmas tree!!) most challenge blogs took a break over the holidays and challenges to play were few and far between.

So we thought we could help with a bonus challenge! This one is a different type than our regular rotation of challenges - it's an inspiration challenge! That means you look at the photo and use something you see: either colour, images, theme or layout, etc. to inspire your own creation. Here's the Challenge Banner:

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I used the colours and theme for my card, and found an older hoarded stamp set and coordinating dies called Musical Season, long since retired, that it brought to mind:

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  • I loved the rich browns and oranges in the inspiration photo so I captured those with the card base of Early Espresso and the first layer of Pumpkin Pie. 
  • Then I added a layer of Sahara Sand, embossed using the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder.
  • I stamped the lute image in Cajun Craze ink and the lyre in Mango Melody and die cute them with the coordinating dies. 
  • The treble clef and the English Horn were die cut from Gold Brushed Metallic Cardstock.
  • The branches of greenery were coloured right on the rubber stamp with Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Markers, then stamped on Very Vanilla card stock and die cut again.
  • The sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla with Early Espresso ink and added using Dimensionals.
I was happy to get the warmth that I felt when I looked at the inspiration photo!

What inspires you when you look at the photo? I hope you'll play along with us at some point before January 11th when this bonus challenge closes.

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