Friday, December 8, 2017

You Still Have Time to Play As You See It Challenge #164

You still have time to play with our colour challenge #164 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Dec. 13th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Cookies - Challenge #164

Have you been icing Christmas cookies lately? What colours did you use for your icing? Isn't this just the most delicious looking colour palette ever? I've been playing around with it for a few days, and the more I work with it, the more I love it! It's not a traditional Christmas colour combination, but you can do so much with it! Your project doesn't have to have a Christmas theme, or a cookie theme, you just need to use the colours you have that are closest to these three, plus a neutral if you like. Have fun with it!


Let's find out how the Design Team used the palette we were given:


















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 #AYSI164 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Winners for Challenge #163

Well, it seems you enjoyed using banners again, or you enjoyed being challenged to come up with something to simulate the banners without actually using them. Whatever your choice, we had some spectacular projects this week and we loved hopping from site to site to look at them all! Well done, everyone! In fact, we couldn't come to a consensus on just two winners and we have a tie for Top Pick this week!

One Top Pick is: Cindy Major

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Cindy's snow fall created with embossing paste over the black and green plaid designer paper was a show-stopper along with the lovely font of her sentiment combined with the varied green, black and white banners! It made for an entry that really caught the eye of the Design Team. Awesome!


Our Second Top Pick is: Cathymac


Cathy's adorable chickadee was a crowd fav and we loved how she stitched all those banners together from separate designer paper so that it all looks like it was meant to be together! Such festive Christmas colours and that gorgeous bow tied it all up in a winning package! Well done!

And our Featured Artist is: Melissa Grant

                                     

The Design Team were in awe of Melissa's flower garden alternative to the banners in the challenge sketch. The tone on tone background provided just the perfect backdrop to highlight the gorgeous colours in the Swirly Bird floral designs. Partner those with the awesome fonts in her sentiment and the beautiful sequins that embellish the card front, and you can see why she was the Design Team's choice for Featured Artist! Bravo, Melissa!

Congratulations to our three 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.

Friday, November 24, 2017

You Still Have Time to Play As You See It Challenge #163

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #163 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Nov. 29th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

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.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Winners for Challenge #160!

We were excited by how many of you willingly chose to subject yourself to the stress and adrenaline rush of our Speed Stamping Challenge in shades of orange! And we were amazed at what could be accomplished within the 10 minute time limit!! You are incredible! I hope you had fun with it. As always, when it comes time to pick our winners, the struggle is real, but we finally agreed on two:



Our Top Pick is: Deb Viens

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Deb created a whimsical Halloween look by using coordinating patterned paper for both her background and window frame! We loved the spooky trees and moon viewed through the window and the requisite black cat with its quizzical look!


And our Featured Artist is: Melissa Grant

                                      

Melissa had a series of three cards stamped on the wood textured designer paper and they were all great designs, but the Design Team loved this dahlia image in orange on the white background! Clean and simple and oh,so effective! You wouldn't know that Melissa is new to doing challenges! I think that she will be someone to watch in the future!

Congratulations to our two 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.