Friday, March 15, 2019

Challenge #196 - Celtic Forests!

Are you ready for another luscious colour challenge? This one would work for either St. Patrick's Day or for a masculine or woodsy, leafy kind of project, so I've called it Celtic Forests! Take a look at the banner: 


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 #AYSI196 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Winners for As You See It Challenge #195 - All Askew

You knocked us for a loop with your creativity on a difficult sketch challenge! So many great designs! But what really had the Design Team topsy turvy was trying to pick winners from among them! We did manage to come to a consensus, however, and here they are:


Our first Top Pick is: Mary Deatherage 



WOW! What a fabulous way to use the sketch! The layers of texture from the Country Floral embossing all the way up to the super die cut and sentiment are so tastefully assembled they add up perfection. The colours are amazing, too! This is a card well-worthy of Top Pick!



And our Featured Artist is: Dawn MacKay

                                         
                       
This Lent card is so significant, from the purple cross, to the burlap background, to the sacrifice sentiment, to the purple, gray and white palette! It is clean and crisp looking, but it creates a beautiful and meaningful way to interpret the sketch. Gorgeous, Dawn!

Congratulations to our 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, March 8, 2019

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #195 - All Askew

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #195 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




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

Friday, March 1, 2019

Challenge #195 - All Askew

Challenge #195! We're getting closer to our 200th challenge! And this one is an interesting sketch by Amanda that I'm calling All Askew, and I think you'll know why when you see it. It's perfect for using that designer paper, but don't let that limit you! You can do many things with those tilted panels. And the star can be any shape! Have fun with it! I know I did!



And let's see how the Design Team skewed their panels:


















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 #AYSI195 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Winners for Challenge #194 - Simple Is As Simple Does

We were simply blown away with your entries for our fill in the blank challenge #194. Everyone had great definitions of simple and then provided wonderful samples! Our only problem was that it was not simple to pick winners. But after discussion, three finally did emerge, with a tie for Top Pick. Here they are:


Our first Top Pick is: Karen Finkle 



Karen's definition of simple is a card that can be completed in under ten minutes, but what she can achieve in that time is amazing! The Design Team loved how she used the stardust stamp along with the butterflies to create a simply beautiful design!

Our second Top Pick is: Ingen 





Ingen has created a great desert scene that incorporates lovely texture, beautiful colour and vibrant embellishment that echoes the colours in the stamped image. Her definition of simple includes a quiet card with lots of white and no design paper and I think she has shown us exactly how beautiful that can be.



And our Featured Artist is: Jen Mitchell 

                                         
                         
When Jen completed the prompt for this Challenge, she said that when she thinks of simple, she thinks of white space and a focal image that is bold and maybe dramatic. When you look at her entry, you can see the way she accomplishes this. The Design Team just loved the bold, graphic design and the clean, crisp look. Fabulous!

Congratulations to our 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.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #194 - Simple is As Simple Does

You still have a few hours left to play with our fill in the blank challenge #194 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Feb. 27th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, February 22, 2019

You Still Have Time To Play Challenge #194 - Simple is As Simple Does

You still have time to play with our fill in the blank challenge #194 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Feb. 27th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, February 15, 2019

As You See It Challenge #194 - Simple is As Simple Does

If you remember the movie Forrest Gump, when people asked if he was stupid, he would reply, "Stupid is as stupid does." Today we're giving you a chance to tell us what "simple" means to you. It's a "Fill In The Blank" Challenge with "When I think SIMPLE, I think of __________." Just fill in the blank and then make a project based on that. Let us know in your post how you filled in the blank! Simple is as simple does, right?!



                     

Let's see how the Design Team do SIMPLE:




Amy Jasper
When I think SIMPLE, I think of punches and patterned paper.



When I think SIMPLE, I think of lots of white, few colours and a simple image.



When I think SIMPLE, I think of just stamp, ink and paper.




Jane Knudsen
When I think SIMPLE, I think of clean and simple.


LeAnne Pugliese
When I think SIMPLE, I think of stamps, ink and one layer of paper.


Tara Angus
When I think SIMPLE, I think of back to the basics with paper, ink & a little bit of flare!


  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Fill in the blanks 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 #AYSI194 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Winners for Challenge #193 - Eclectic Style

Well, we collected quite a few Collection Challenge entries last week and we were impressed with your sense of the eclectic! And all that Poppy Parade really put us in a Valentine's mood! The collective consciousness of the Design Team deliberated conscientiously and came up with our winner's for Challenge #193! Here they are:


Our Top Pick is: Julie Gearinger



Julie's creation was a masterpiece of layering and combining patterns. We loved the way she used the black matting on each element to hold it all together. And the Eiffel Tower was a stunning focal point with the contrasting Poppy Parade! Beautiful!




And our Featured Artist is: Joanne James 

               
                               
Wowza....this is stunning!  So clean, simple and yet very, very elegant, proving that you don't need a ton of elements to satisfy the Collection Challenges!  The Design Team loved the simple addition of the striped ribbon with the DSP!  And the focal image is coloured masterfully! You hit this one out of the park, Joanne!


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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #193 - Eclectic Style!

You still have a few hours left to play with our collection challenge #193 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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

Friday, February 8, 2019

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #193 - Eclectic Style

You still have time to play with our collection challenge #193 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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

Friday, February 1, 2019

Challenge #193 - Eclectic Style

Are you ready for another collection challenge? This kind of challenge presents several elements for you to use, and you must somehow incorporate all of them in your design, but within those parameters the possibilities for creative solutions are endless! The elements will definitely work with Valentines but you don't have to use that theme! Have some random fun!




Let's see how the Design Team managed the collection:






















Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Use every element in the collection, but the possibilities within those parameters are endless.
  • 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 AYSI#193 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Winners for Challenge #192

Let's ring the bells and clash those cymbals! Yes, it's time to find out who our winners are for As You See It Challenge #192 - Metallics! The entries were flashy, bright, and dazzling! We had to wear sunglasses to evaluate them all! But the winners emerged to brighten the gloom of the winter! Here they are:


Our Top Pick is: Bobby



Bobby's entry is a very powerful masculine design, with clean lines and industrial images using gears and rivets. Her vertical die cut sentiment was skillfully embossed using platinum embossing powder and placed perfectly for a very balanced and eye-pleasing effect!




And our Featured Artist is: Gail Peters

               
                                 
Gail's card is a layered masterpiece, keeping your eyes engaged for long minutes at a time. The copper elements just pop against the soft coloured background and don't you just adore those tiny copper fish? As for the coral, sand dollars and sea stars, they almost look metallic, because of their covering with clear embossing that gives them an extra gleam for the camera! Just WOW!!

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