Happy Friday, peeps! Time for a new As You See It challenge, and I just LOVE this one...look at these gorgeous colors:
I had an idea in my head as soon as I saw the colors, but it didn't quite work out as I had planned, but I kept at it and I think it turned out okay. I wanted to use a poinsettia from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set to stamp off the edge, but the one I chose was a little small for the effect I was trying to achieve:
This really looks better in real life than in the photo! Anyway, I heat embossed the poinsettia with black embossing powder, then watercolored it with Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo, adding some gray to the background. It looked a little puny, so I added some berries. Still puny. So then I added the "greenery", or maybe I should say "pinkery" and it filled in a little better.
THEN I realized I got a black smudge on the face of the card, so instead of stamping a sentiment, I used a Concord & 9th diecut, but the smudge showed through, so I backed it with some glimmer paper. Finally, I added some speckles, rounded the edges and adhered some gray sequins. Phew!
And the reason I wanted to stamp off the edge was because the CAS Mix It Up Challenge this month is stamping off the edge, and the CAS Christmas Card Challenge is to use non-traditional colors:
I hope that you'll find something to inspire you with our colors this week...they're so pretty! Share your creation with us at the As You See It blog...we can't wait to see it!
Thanks so much for popping in--enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Poinsettia Petals , Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret)|
|Card stock & Papers||Thick Whisper White, Basic Gray, Sparkle Glimmer Paper|
|Ink||Memento, Versamark, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Gray|
|Accessories||Sequins (from my stash), Dimensionals, Black Embossing Powder|
|Tools||Big Shot, Aquapainter, Heat Tool, Wink of Stella, Season of Cheer Dies (Concord & 9th), Corner Rounder Punch (ret)|
I'm glad you kept at it, LeAnne! It turned out beautifully! Love the pink poinsettia and how well it plays with the soft gray! The stamped berries and greenery sets it off beautifully! I'm so glad you shared this with us at CAS Mix Up!
LeAnne I see exactly where you were going, and how beautifully it landed!
Beautiful! You turned that smudge into a happy little accident. Wonderfully done!
This is beautiful. I love those berries in the stamp set. The stamp makes such a crisp image. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
WOW - this is a spectacular card! I love this color palette and the "pinkery" is the perfect filler! Don't you hate that - when you're almost done and you see the smudge! I will have to say that your quick-fix is really amazing and I LOVE it! I really like this project! : )
Take care - Rachelle : )
Fabulous! Your pinkery is perfect!
Worth persevering with LeAnne - this is so pretty! That poinsettia really pops and I love the soft fill-in foliage too. Inspired solution to use the glimmer to hide the smudge - I love the sparkle behind the sentiment.
I'm so happy you stuck with it and added more until you were happy with the design, LeAnne! It's gorgeous! I LOVE the colours and the off-the-edge design. The gray looks amazing in the background with the shades of pink. One AMAZING card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Christmas! xx
This is so pretty LeAnne, great colors!
Pink perfect!!! Lovely card.
What a gorgeous use of the colors! I love all of the soft elements behind the bold poinsettia.
This card might have taken it's time to come together but it was worth it as the result is stunning and such amazing splatters too. thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up this month xx
YOWZER... seriously, LeAnne this is my favorite card to date. It is simply and utterly gorgeous
Agree... that colour palette is gorgeous and you’ve shown it in your beautiful poinsettia arrangement. Very impressive how you were able to persevere and adjust. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas.
wonderful pink poinsettia LeAnne, I love the pink with the grey shadowing. Gorgeous card :)
Loving loving loving the pink here! What smudge? Beautiful!
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