Friday, July 21, 2017

You Still Have Time To Play As You See It Challenge #154!

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #154 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, July 26th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, July 14, 2017

What's Your Angle, As You See It?

So many things in life depend on your point of view. Is the cup half full or half empty? Is a silver medal something to celebrate or mourn? Do you prefer winter or summer? Everyone has a different angle from which to view life! This week you have some angles to work with on another of Amanda's sketches. Remember, our challenge is called As You See It! Let's see your angle!  






The Design Team's creations will definitely show you some of their angles:
















Tara Angus




Teresa Kline
  • 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 #AYSI154 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Winners for Challenge #153

Thanks to all who played with our old lace sketch this week! There were some ingenious ways of representing it! We enjoyed your creativity as always! Here are the two chosen for our winners this week:


Our Top Pick is: Cheryl





Cheryl made our hearts flutter with that gorgeous background and all the beautiful copper details. We loved how she added the copper trim to the butterfly to add an extra layer and the lace embossed in copper was the knockout punch! Thanks for sharing your lovely vintage looking card with us!


And our Featured Artist is: Karen Finkle


The Design Team loved Karen's creativity in metamorphosing the Avant Garden flower to create the lace element on her card. The rich colours were a perfect background to the silvery butterfly and they loved the small watercoloured layer on the larger glimmer paper one. Altogether, enough to make our eyes pop with delight! 


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

Friday, July 7, 2017

There is Still Time to Play Challenge #153!

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #153 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, July 12th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Arsenic and Old Lace

The latest sketch by Amanda brought that title to mind. It's actually the title of an old play by Joseph Kesselring about a pair of spinster sisters who run a boarding house and have taken to murdering lonely old men with a glass of elderberry wine laced with arsenic. It was later made into a movie starring Cary Grant. Actually, without Arsenic and Old Lace, I might not actually have existed, because my parents met while acting in a local production of that play in Banff, Alberta! 

While your designs may not have murderous intentions, I'm sure you're going to kill this challenge!



The Design Team's creations will definitely give you some more inspiration:


Taking a break this week.
Amy Jasper










Tara Angus



Teresa Kline
  • 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 #AYSI153 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Winners for Challenge #152

Art mirrors life and apparently roundabouts are a little harder to negotiate than some shapes, but you handled it with panache! It certainly gave you the chance to showcase some stamps and dies you might not have used in other circumstances! Kudos to all who attempted it! Here are the two chosen for our winners this week:


Our Top Pick is: Christy Lynn





Christy made such clever use of some gorgeous designer paper for this challenge. The colours are unusual, but rich and there is a sense of motion in the center! Then when you add in the copper die cut sentiment - WOWZA! Beautiful design, Christy!



And our Featured Artist is: Jen Mitchell



It takes an artist to use a stamp, a die cut, and some enamel dots and come up with a "seriously fabulous" CAS card creation! That circle grunge stamp was perfect for this challenge and the colours literally fly off the page without being in your face! The Design Team was unanimously in love with Jen's amazing card! 

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

Friday, June 23, 2017

There is Still Time to Play Challenge #152!

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #152 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 28th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.