Friday, November 17, 2017

Have a Banner Day! - As You See It Challenge #163

This sketch is a bit of a flashback to the glory days of banners! It will definitely get your brain working to see how you can be creative with this design! Or just enjoy the nostalgia and go with the flow!



See how the Design Team flagged their designs:
























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 #AYSI163 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Winners for Challenge #162

Panels! Quilt panels, electrical panels, discussion panels, wall panels! There is no end to the variety of panels there are and you certainly used your imaginations on the panels you used for your cards! Great job everyone! Here's our two winners:


Our Top Pick is: Eunice Stoneman




Eunice created a trail sign with an outdoors map as her three panels. We were amazed at her attention to detail, right up to simulated barbed wire wrapped around the sign post and the little screw-like fasteners in all the panels and on the sign post! Wowzers!


And our Featured Artist is: Deb Viens

                                     

The Design Team loved Deb's cheerful holiday card with the woodsy background and the panels created by the white fence slats. We loved the texture and the colour choices and all the little festive touches that she added, including that scrumptious velvet bow! Awesome!                     

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #162

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #162 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Nov. 15th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Be a Panelist! - Challenge #162

Well, we're back to the sketches this week and Amanda has given us an interesting one to interpret. It has 3 panels in the background and there are many ways to achieve that, as you know: Designer Series Paper, watercolouring, washi tape,embossing paste - you name it and you own it! Be a panelist this week! Show us what you can do!




See how the Design Team fulfilled their missions:
























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 #AYSI162 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Winners for Challenge #161

We hope you enjoyed the chance to let your spookies out this past couple of weeks as we explored the Scary theme Amanda had for us! We loved the amazing variety of entries, from full on freaky to cute and creepy! This kind of a card sometimes lets you play around with new artistic techniques as well. We had our usual debate and ended up with our two winners:



Our Top Pick is: Sweety Gupta




Sweety used a Halloween witch die as a silhouette against a masterfully designed background. The Design Team loved the way she muted her colours with some brushed vintage photo distress ink over them once she had created them.


And our Featured Artist is: Wendy Bellino

                                      
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Wendy's background is a thing of beauty with its ink blending, a wonderful choice of colours and adding the water droplets. But the whole Design team loved the interaction of the different stamps to make the deliciously scary final outcome!                      

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

Friday, October 27, 2017

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #161

You still have time to play with our speed challenge #161 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Nov. 1st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Delicious Shivers! - Challenge #161

It's October, that month when people seem to like to scare themselves silly with those delicious shivers down their spines! With that in mind, Amanda has given us a Theme Challenge with SCARY as the topic! Take a look at this challenge banner and tell me the first thing that comes to mind! Did anyone else think of The Addams Family and "Thing"? Or is that dating me?

You can interpret scary anyway you'd like from full on screams to cute little boos! It's up to you! Have fun with it!



The Design Team gave us the full assortment:






















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 #AYSI161 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.