Thursday 1 June 2023

Favourite: Pastels or Brights (and why)

Welcome to As You Like It Challenge

Our fortnightly challenge is a home for you to create something 
which gives you a warm "inner glow" of pride, without lots of entry rules.

Usually we provide options for you to choose from. 
You just need to select and use your favourite option in order to join in. 

For a chance to win our prize or top-3 spot, 
you need to tell us why you've made your choice.
That way our team and readers can appreciate why it's your favourite.

eg, if the theme is 'favourite animal' and you decide on 'bunny', tell us why.
eg, you love Thumper, the rabbit from Bambi !

So get crafting and remember to have fun 
and enjoy your crafting time.

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is:

Please email us at to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

and our Top 3 are

Congratulations and please grab our *Top 3* badge to display on your blog:

So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Pastels or Brights (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:

I tend to shy away from bright and bold colours, and my favourite colours are soft purples, blues and pinks so I've opted for pastels.  I've added in some creamy yellow flowers and green foliage, but have softened the contrasts in my image with some pretty pastel papers in lilacs and yellows to match my image.

The colours I pick usually depend on the papers I use.  The papers I chose depend on my image.  I thought this cute Bunny would look great in pastel colours.  I love the soft look.

 I love bright and happy and soft and gentle, but usually mine are fairly bright, so made some
buttercup flowers which a fairly bright.

I love all colours and it depends on my mood and who is receiving it as to what I use. I have used pastels on this card which is the colours the recipient would like.

I am definitly a bright colours person. I just love how the colours pop!

I love how bright colours look against a white background.  I think it's because I don't make them very often so when I do it's a bit of a novelty and I love them.

Brights for me, cheery and joyful on a card and my clothing, based on having my "colours" done years ago, follow the same bright palette. Today I have gone for sunny yellow and bright blues.

Someone not too far away from here seems to believe that I favour the
brights, so just to prove that I can do pastels occasionally...

Definitely brights for me. I'm not fond of pastel or dark (black, grey, brown) colours. Colors can influence me. Dark colors make me sad while bright colors brighten up my day. In combination with black and white, the brightness of the colors is enhanced.

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
Don't forget, you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to be eligible to win.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.

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  1. Thank you for choosing my card into the TOP 3. I will show the badge on my blog. Congrats to the other TOP 3 mentions and also to the winner.
    Hugs, Wilma 😀😀😀

  2. Hi! I tried to contact you via email as the winner of the favorite flower challenge. But unfortunately there was no response. I hope you read this message.

  3. Great design team samples. Thanks for the "colour" challenge this time around. It was fun to play.