Friday, September 22, 2023

All About Autumn for As You See It Challenge #308

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 It's time for one of my two favourite kinds of challenges over at As You See It this week: a sketch challenge. (My other favourite is the colour challenge!) Heather H. came up with a really good sketch! It's so balances and any card you make with it will look amazing, trust me. Here's the challenge banner:

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I was thinking about using the Winter Meadow Suite for this one, but the more I played around with it, the less suited I found it, so I switched to the All About Autumn Suite. I wanted to show the switch to warmth and indoor activities like curling up in a big leather chair in front of a fire and reading a good book with a knitted throw rug covering you. It was hard to fit all that in of course, but I managed to get the knitted throw rug and the leather chair in there as mattes for the leaves and shelved books respectively.

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  • I used a Moody Mauve base and covered it to within 1/8" of the edges with a dese All About Autumn DSP, the used the largest square die to die cut a bign from one of the patterns from All About Autumn DSP.
  • I added the narrow rectangle of autumn leaves from the All About Autumn DSP and backed it with a rectangle 1/4" larger on both sides, cut from the knitted blanket pattern.
  • I used the second largest Stylish Shape Square Die to die cut the books from thacking for it from the leather furniture pattern of the All About Autumn DSP.
  • The sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso on Moody Mauve and die cut with the largest flag die from Stylish Shapes.
  • I wrapped linen thread around one end of the sentiment flag, and tied it in a secure bow, then I added the whole flag to the card front using dimensionals.
  • The last step was adding some Adhesive Backed Speckled Dots to embellish. (See Photo)


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  1. Oh wow, Heather, LOVE this - I haven't used that book sheet yet, this looks amazing! Love the layered Stylish squares - it looks like a framed shelf!! So fun!

    1. Thank-you, Heather! I wanted to use so many of the designs, I was torn! Some only made it to matte status!

  2. Such opulence! I adore the book paper - I could use a whole packet of just books like this! What a warm, rich way to use the sketch. :-)

    1. I was looking for cozy, warm feelings from this design!

  3. LOVE this! First - am jealous you got your hands on that paper! Second - I am a reader so this card speaks to me like no other. This is the perfect example of how good papers make a stunning card! LOVE!!

    1. Thanks, Jane! I felt a bit guilty for not using more stamping, but I really needed to use as many of those papers as I could!

  4. I love how you combined those papers Heather - the books and leaves and mauve tones give such a lovely warm and cosy feel to your autumnal card. Gorgeous!


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