Friday, May 18, 2018

AYSI 176 Sketch Time

Happy Friday, everyone!  I am looking forward to this weekend, although it's going to be a busy one, I'll be with friends and I'll be EATING some yummy meals!  Hope you have something fun planned too!  Today we have a new As You See It challenge, and it's a sketch:

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I admit that at first, I had no idea what I was going to do with this sketch! But I had some gorgeous CTMH Chelsea Gardens papers on my desk from another project and I thought how fun it would be to use ALL the pretty patterns from the package on one card!  So that's what I did:

It took me some trial and error to determine exactly what size to cut the shapes, so if you're going to create one yourself, I cut each piece to 7/8" wide, then I cut the rectangles to 1 5/8" and the squares are (obviously!) 7/8".  I was thrilled how this turned out and I can see this sketch being a great one to use up those little scraps of DSP we hate throwing out!  I used a small corner rounder punch to round the opposite corners of each piece of DSP, and for the squares, since they're rather small, I lightly adhered them to a longer piece of scrap paper; that gave me something to hold on to while I positioned the DSP into the punch!

The sentiment was stamped in Basic Gray ink and I stamped a spray from Blooms and Wishes in Sage Shadow ink over top of it.  It was die-cut with the new stitched circle that's in the Stitched Label Framelits dies that are coming out in the new catalog, and matted with a scalloped mat in Smoky Slate:

The corners were embossed with a cross-stitch die that is also in the Stitched Label Framelits....have I mentioned how much I love this die already?!  For the final touch, I added some little silver pearls to the inside corners...aren't these patterns SO pretty?!


The design team has come up with some amazing ideas for this sure to check them out at the As You See It blog, and play along with us too!

This goofy child:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Blooms and Wishes, Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Chelsea Gardens DSP (Close to My Heart)
 Ink Basic Gray, Sage Shadow
Accessories Silver Pearls, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder Punch (ret)


Wendy said...

Really pretty card, LeAnne! Love the design and those pretty papers you used! Sage that's a blast from the past! It reminds me of Mint Macaron! Always look forward to seeing what pictures you have posted on your updates because Cassidy always makes me smile! She's growing like a weed too! TFS and stay dry this weekend....more rain is coming!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh wow is this ever PRETTY LeAnne! I love your mix of patterns and the way you've cut them. The embossing adds so much interest. Marvelous design!!

I Card Everyone said...

Extraordinary, LeAnne! OMG I love those papers... your trials produced zero errors! and I adore the pierced corners!
Sounds like you're going to have a fun weekend - enjoy!

stampwithsandy said...

Yes, I agree, these papers are SO pretty! I love the colors. What an unusual layout, but you absolutely aced it!

Linda Callahan said...

Totally delightful mix of color and pattern! And Emma has the same book bag!

Kampin' Karen said...

I saw the sketch and thought, "Whaaaat?" You should be thrilled with how it turned out! It is wundebar! I must try this. Thank you for the measurements and the goofyness!!

Dawn Tidd said...

Awesome card, LeAnne! Love those stitched die areas in the corners and the DSPs are fabulous. Hope your weekend is wonderful! I thought maybe Cassidy was celebrating backwards day! :)

MarvA1ix said...

What a wonderful layout and your very pretty twist on it. I'm going to have to give this a try.

Carole Campanile said...

Gorgeous. You used a different DP pattern for each mosaic. I love this sketch and will have to give it another try. Hopefully in bright pretty colors like your card.