Friday, July 19, 2019

Challenge #205 - Beaches

I have very fond and enduring memories of beaches! Beaches of all kinds! The beaches of my childhood were sandy, perfect for sandcastles and freshwater beaches! In my adult years there have been rocky beaches with tide pools on the ocean, white sandy tropical beaches, European beaches, but all are synonymous with relaxation and warmth to me! How about you? What was your favourite beach? This is the theme of our challenge today! I'm dying to see your designs! Just let me adjust my sunglasses and apply the sunscreen....

And how does our Design Team picture beaches?

















Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the   challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSI205 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.


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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Winners for Challenge #204 - Christmas in July

We're full of Christmas Spirit after two weeks of looking at our Christmas in July recipe challenge entries! They inspired us to start thinking of Christmas designs and we're looking forward to Holiday Catalogues! Anyway, we had many beauties to choose from so it was hard, but in the end these three cards were our choices, with a tie for Featured Artist:


Our Top Pick is: Shirley Gentry




The Design Team loved the sweet wintery scene Shirley created using all the elements of the recipe challenge. The white background with the pops of red, green and gold was very effective. We also loved the sense of depth created by the texture of the embossed trees behind the die cut snowbank! Beautiful card, Shirley.


Our first Featured Artist is: Heather Heroldt


We loved Heather's hand stamped and coloured background paper with the swirls and curls of the strings of Christmas lights, peppered with stars. They are so colourful and really convey the sparkle of Christmas! The Design Team found this to be a great design including all the elements in the recipe!



And our second Featured Artist is: Eunice Stoneman 



Eunice has created an awesome card that looks like a folded quilt fabric star! The Design Team loved how she layered stars of coordinating colours, patterns and textures. It almost creates an optical illusion! The narrow borders on her paper panels has allowed her to mix patterns with great success! A Christmassy masterpiece!

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! I hope you'll come back and check out our new theme challenge tomorrow! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

You Still Have a Few Hours Left To Play Challenge #204 - Christmas in July

You still have a few hours left to play with our recipe challenge #204 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, July 17th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, July 12, 2019

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #204 - Christmas in July

You still have time to play with our recipe challenge #204 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, July 17th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Winners for Challenge #203

To find the winners for Challenge #203 please checkout our Facebook Page @AsYouSeeItChallenge on Facebook. 

Challenge #204 - Christmas in July

We've changed the name of this next type of challenge from collection challenge to recipe challenge, because it better describes what you are to do with it. The elements on the Challenge Banner are basically your recipe - all of them have to be included on your project! But how you go about doing that is where your creativity can flow!

This next challenge is a recipe challenge created by Design Team Member Jane Knudsen, who was obviously hearing the far off peal of Christmas bells and channeling her inner ELF, for a Christmas in July kind of Recipe Challenge:




Let's see how the Design Team managed to get their stars aligned:

















Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Use every element in the recipe, but the possibilities within those parameters are endless.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the   challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we   can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use AYSI#204 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

You Still Have A Few Hours Left To Play Challenge #203 - Complimentary Colours

You still have a few hours left to play with our theme challenge #203 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, July 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, June 28, 2019

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #203 - Complimentary Colours

You still have time to play with our theme challenge #203 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, July 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Challenge #203 - "Complimentary" Colours

We all have them - those items of clothing that we gravitate to because they are comfortable and we look good in them. And often, if we look at our favourite clothes, they have a distinct colour palette, too! We're drawn to certain colours and we often get compliments when we wear them.  Our challenge this time, by the creative Amy Jasper, is a "Fill In The Blank" Challenge with "My favourite colour to wear is  __________." Just fill in the blank and then make a project based on that colour or colours. Let us know in your post how you filled in the blank! And just wait for those compliments to flood in!



                   

And what colours are favourites of our Design Team?



Amy Jasper
I love to wear orange. It makes me happy.
For the month of June, Amy has been incredibly busy taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge, raising money to help kids and their families fighting cancer. She has a goal of raising $1500 and cycling 750 km. Give her a boost by going to her website and cheering for her and helping her reach her goals. As Amy says, "Kids should be living life, not fighting for it!" Click HERE



My favourite colours to wear are peach/coral and aqua!




My favourite colours to wear are ocean blues.




Jane Knudsen
My favorite color to wear is lime green.




LeAnne Pugliese
My favorite color to wear is coral/peach.


  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Fill in the blanks with the words that are right for you and then create your project with those words in mind. Tell us, in your blog or on your site, what words you used.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the   challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we   can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSI203 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Winners for Challenge #202 - Radiant

We're glowing! We loved your entries for our colour challenge #202 so much, that our faces are reflecting the corals and yellows of your designs.... uh no, wait! That's from the full moon this week. Anyway, we had our typical debate picking the most radiant of all of your lovely entries and here they are:


Our Top Pick is: Nora from A Creative Touch





The Design Team were awed by how radiant her stenciled flowers looked and we loved the way she picked up the colours again in the Happy sentiments! And the contrast with the birthday die cut pulled everything together! Masterful, Nora!                                                                            

And our Featured Artist is: Karen Ksenzakovic



Karen just nailed this colour challenge, using the colours as a sunset silhouette. And the scene she created is so beautiful with the cyclist by the lake with the sunset reflected in it! Gorgeous! The Design Team were blown away by the precise stamping done by Karen for the silhouettes, especially with such an intense ink colour! She designed a card that conveys such serenity! Well done!                                                   

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! I hope you'll come back and check out our new fill in the blank challenge tomorrow! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #202 - Radiant

You still have a few hours left to play with our colour challenge #202 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 19th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, June 14, 2019

You Still Have Time To Play Challenge #202 - Radiant

You still have time to play with our colour challenge #202 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 19th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Challenge #202 - Radiant

The flowers in this inspiration photo remind me of a plant we have in this part of the world that we used to call a rock rose when we were kids, but the correct name is bitterroot. Although the flowers were pink, not yellow, they had the same luminous quality. And when the ground was covered with them, during their bloom, it looked radiant! So that's what we're calling this colour challenge, put together by the brilliant Jan Clothier, which consists of colours of the sunrise plus a dark forest colour as contrast - Radiant! Let your radiance shine forth, crafters!




Let's see how the Design Team radiated:










Jane Knudsen



LeAnne Pugliese


You may remember for our 200th challenge, the reward for the Featured Artist for that challenge was to join us as a Guest Designer for our 202nd Challenge. The winner was Heather Heroldt and we are so pleased and excited to welcome her as our Guest Designer today!                           







Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Stampin' Up! colours are used for reference but any matching colours are welcome. You can use black/neutral for outlines and sentiments but don’t use any other colours.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the   challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we   can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSI202 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Winners for Challenge #201 - Pivotal

We were so happy to have you make the pivotal decision to circle back to our Challenge page and enter our first challenge post Amanda's designing. We were very stoked to get your beautiful entries and after circling around the final decision for a bit, we were ready to settle on our winners.  Here they are:


Our Top Pick is: A Stampin' Holiday





The Design Team really loved this sketch done in whites and light greens! It gave it such a bright and airy, sophisticated look! The script background added to the glamour, while the gold text complimented that! This project nailed the sketch!                                                                             

And our Featured Artist is: Anita Trippi


Anita created a truly unique take on our sketch this week with a swath of coloured embossing paste for the vertical element and a unique ribbon border on the bottom that is so cool! She also created her own striped paper from a stamp. Done in shades of blue with a little yellow, this card stole the hearts of the Design Team this week! Well done, Anita!                                                          

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! I hope you'll come back and check out our new colour challenge tomorrow! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.