Friday, August 11, 2017

Summer Salad

Summer seems to be the time for salads, especially salads with fruit and berries in them. And berries have rich colours like red and purple, while salad greens have the whole gamut of tones from lime to hunter green and beyond! What an amazing mix Amanda has come up with from her inspiration photo! What will you do with this combination? We can hardly wait to see!


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 #AYSI148 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Winners for Challenge #155

Mojo can be an elusive thing, but it was fascinating to see all the different ways you go about getting the creative juices flowing again - obviously, all very successfully! So hard to choose from among many masterpieces, but our choices for the winners were:


Our Top Pick is: Jen Mitchell





Jen's signature clean and simple design was so eye-catching that we kept coming back to it. The sophisticated turquoise and gray chevron design with the "awesome" die cut sentiment on the clean white background make such a perfect statement! We liked Jen's method of pumping up her mojo by casing herself!!


And our Featured Artist is: Joanne James

                                      

The Design Team loved the gorgeous watery background effect that Joanne created with this stamp set along with the colours she used for the more focused blooms that grace the foreground of this lovely card. As well, she had a great solution for getting your mojo back - casing the catalogue! 


Congratulations to our two 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, August 4, 2017

There is Still Time to Play As You See It Challenge #155!

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #155 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Aug. 9th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, July 28, 2017

How Do You Get Your Mojo Back?

It happens to all of us at one time or another! We suffer from artistic block and the creative juices dry up! Everybody has their own way of combating this malady, their own sure-fire remedy! What's yours? In this unique challenge, simply fill in the blank on the challenge banner below, and make your card based on that word or phrase! Make sure you let us know in your blog or on your site how you filled that blank in! It could be an inspiration for someone else! 






The Design Team have some great ways of pumping up their mojo:

Off this week.
Amy Jasper



Heather looks for a new technique to try.



Jan looks for a challenge to play to limit her choices.



Jane Knudsen
Well, I think Jane's speaks for itself!



LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne uses pretty patterned paper and die cuts.



Tara Angus
Tara makes a one sheet wonder!



Teresa Kline
Teresa turns to sketches to get her going.
  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Fill in the blank with the words that are right for you and then create your project with those words in mind. Tell us, in your blog or on your site, what words you used.
  • 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 #AYSI155 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Winners for Challenge #154

We were looking around all the bends for the last two weeks, as we enjoyed your takes on our Angles Challenge #154! We loved the creative license some of you took with the sketch, from palm trees to sand dunes! Very hard, once again to pick winners, but after consulting our protractor, our winners for Challenge #154 are as follows:


Our Top Pick is: Cindy Majors


High Tide_Nautical Adventure DSP_Distress Oxide Inks_Cindy Major

Cindy's seaside scene has amazing depth and detail! The clear embossing and the oxide inks work together to create a vivid image! We loved that the rub ons were the right dimensions to work with the lighthouse image, and of course, that scalloped edge on the angle softens it just the right amount!


And our Featured Artist is: Heather Heroldt

                                      
The Design Team were totally won over by the sparkly in this gorgeous "shimmer on kraft and white" dragonfly delight! Everything from the designer paper to the enamel shapes to the sequin trim has a little bit of glitter in it, but the card still remains clean and classy! Well done, Heather!


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

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.