Well, all you speedsters out there - you really are getting good at doing Speed Stamping Challenges! It's kind of amazing what you can do in under 10 minutes, isn't it? And the stories about finishing your cards that we read in your blog posts! They were so entertaining, and in some cases, our adrenaline levels rose just hearing the harrowing tales of die cuts gone wrong or crooked sentiments! But kudos to all of you heros for taking the chance and playing along! Here are our winners:
Our Top Pick is: Ilse Stouten
Ilse's sponged background and layered scene in blue foil and light blue glitter paper is so precise and well planned out that it looks like she took a long time over it, but having everything there and ready to go with a clear picture in your mind is half the battle with Speed Stamping Challenges. This design really packs a design punch because of the contrast between the blue images and the white background!
Our first Featured Artist is: Lindsey Bowe
The Design Team was very impressed with Lindsey's snowflake creation including the stitched details around the die cut window, the vellum and the amazing background technique and the reversal with the snowflakes white against the blue background as opposed to the blue snowflakes against the white background in the foreground! That snowflake stamp is also a stunner! And to think she created this in under eight minutes! Wow! Well done, Lindsey!
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.