Friday, April 16, 2021

Challenge #248 - Simple Layout

I don't know about you, but I love using a sketch to help me with the creative process of designing a card. There's something about a new layout that gets my mojo going again. and if it's a simple sketch with lots of room for creativity and embellishment, so much the better! That's what our Design Team member Jan has for you today, a simple but effective sketch with lots for room for your creative ideas!

Feel free to rotate or flip the sketch, just keep the integrity of it, so we can recognize it. 

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How creative did the Design Team get with the sketch? Let's see:



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Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch and to substitute one shape for another but we must still be able to see the sketch in your finished submission.
  • 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 #AYSI248 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, April 15, 2021

Winners for Challenge #247 - Blazing Blossoms

There was so much adrenaline flowing around the As You See It Speed Challenge site for the last two weeks that the words were literally bouncing off the screen!! And I thought blossoms would be too difficult a theme for a speed challenge! You really proved me wrong!! You're awesome!  We had so many beautiful entries to choose from when we had to pick the winners. Here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Christy Stanford


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What blossoms say spring more than tulips and Christy did a beautiful job creating hers in under eight minutes!! She chose a beautiful palette of colours and adding sponging in a speed challenge was a brave choice that really paid off, adding to the ethereal look of the tulips! Congratulations, Christy! 


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Our Featured Artist is: Julie Gibbs


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The Design Team were amazed at what Julie accomplished in just under nine minutes with a die cut background, a beautiful two part stamped image AND clear embossing! Just gorgeous! and take a look at the cute font for her sentiment! That coral colour for her blossoms paired with the taupe background is so eye-catching! So glad you played along!

                                                      
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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:



Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Sketch Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.  

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #247 - Blazing Blossoms

You still have a few hours left to play with our Speed Challenge #247 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Apr. 14th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, April 9, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #247 - Blazing Blossoms

  You still have time to play with our Speed Challenge #247 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Apr. 14th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Challenge #247 - Blazing Blossoms

 For some reason a member of the Design Team (ahem) decided that blossoms would be a great theme for a speed challenge! I don't know what I -er- she was thinking! Blossoms are not that easy to pull off in 10 minutes, but do your best! Find the most undetailed blossoms you can - blazing blossoms!!

When we do a speed challenge we are not expecting a detailed masterpiece from you. We want you to have fun and see what you can create in under 10 minutes! You can design it in your head or sketch it out first. You can gather all your supplies ahead of time. But once you start the cutting/stamping/die cutting/embossing /etc. process, you must start the timer! 

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You have 10 minutes! 
Let us know, with your entry, how long it took you to complete your card or project! The key is to KISS!! Keep It Simple, Stamper!


Let's see how our Design Team members blossomed in 10 min.:



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Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • You can come up with your design and gather materials before you start the clock, but once you start work, you have to complete your design in 10 min. State in your blog or description, how long it took you to make it.
  • Use the given theme in your project.
  • 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 #AYS247 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Winners for Challenge #246 - Easter Thoughts

 Easter is a pretty popular theme right now! We had so many beautiful entries! Thanks for taking part in our Theme Challenge! We didn't have to go on any Easter Egg Hunts to find our winners, although there were so many beauties it was hard to come to a consensus! But we did and here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Jolanda Johnston


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Thinking outside the box is something that Jolanda makes a beautiful habit of as she has created an Easter egg with woven, brightly coloured strips of cardstock. They make such a colourful, joyful background for her adorable Easter Bunny, all in the flavour of the season! 


We had a tie for Featured Artist this week:


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Our  first Featured Artist is: Heather Heroldt


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The Design Team were so impressed by Heather's beautiful spiritually-themed Easter card. Her striking ombre yellow background is so hopeful! Check out the backing behind the cross when you click on the card to enlarge it. It almost has a golden fleck to it!  And the flowering vine softens the whole effect! The whole card is very eye-catching! Congratulations, Heather.

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Our  second Featured Artist is: Deborah Wheeler

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A great deal of detail went into this beautiful, unique Easter card. Stencilling, masking and careful colouring were involved to get this misty vignette with the stained glass focal point! You really need to read about her process on her blog! Well done, Deborah!
                                                      
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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:

 2.   Stephanie L.
10. Carol L.                                                                                                                              11. Karen Ksenzakovic                                                                                                                14. Claire                                                                                                                                    15. dj

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Speed Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.  

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #246 - Easter Thoughts

  You still have a few hours left to play with our Theme Challenge #246 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Mar. 31st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.