Friday, March 27, 2020

Challenge #222 - Recipe for Whimsy

A lot of people are sheltering in place at home these oh, so strange days, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and have taken up all kinds of hobbies just to keep them from going crazy! Many are cooking and baking for the first time and in honour of that, we have a Recipe Challenge for you today, concocted by Design Team member, Jan Clothier. And I'm calling the challenge "Recipe for Whimsy"! Have fun with it! Remember your project has to contain every element from the challenge banner, but how you do that is up to you:




Let's see what the Design Team has whimsically cooked up:















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 recipe, 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#222 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Winners for Challenge #221 - Preferences

It was so much fun finding out what your favourite card to send was in our Fill In the Blank Challenge, Preferences! Of course, there was much variety, but two favourites seem to emerge from the unofficial poll: birthday cards and encouragement cards, with birthday cards being the hands down winner! But then we had to choose winners from among the throng of gorgeous cards all of you submitted! No easy task! But here they are:


Our Top Pick is: Karen Brown



Karen's whimsical birthday card would be a delight for anyone to receive. The Design Team particularly liked her colouring job and the layout, especially the way the little monkey's tail winds around the end of the sentiment! The texture in the background is the perfect subtle finish for this birthday masterpiece for a child!




Our Featured Artist is: Shirley Gentry



The beautiful flowers coloured and cut from the Flowering Foils DSP, created a beautiful focal point for  Shirley's card. The skill she used in colouring the images and in fussy cutting them is amazing, but she upped her game by adding gorgeous texture in the background and on the flap of her envelope, rhinestones and a bright, bold sentiment tag! Lovely job, Shirley!

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Recipe Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #221 - Preferences!

You still have a few hours left to play with our Fill In the Blank Challenge #221 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, March 25th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, March 20, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #221 - Prefences

You still have time to play with our Colour Challenge #221 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, March 25th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Challenge #221 - Preferences

As a card maker, you create many different kinds of cards, and, presumably, you send them as well. We all have our favourite kind to make, but what is your favourite kind of card to send? Just fill in the blank and then make a project based on that idea. Let us know in your post how you filled in the blank! And see how many others feel the same way you do! Thanks to our design team member, Joanne James for this great idea!





         
What are the preferences of our Design Team??



Amy Jasper 
Amy's favourite kind of card to send is a "just because" card!




Heather loves to send birthday cards to her grandkids.




Jan loves sending butterfly and birthday cards!






Jane's favourites are birthday cards!




Joanne James
Joanne loves to send those birthday cards plus!



LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne says her favourite cards to send are Christmas cards!


  • 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 #AYSI221 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Winners for Challenge #220

We didn't have a lot of entries for our last challenge, Fragile Flames, but things got a little hot in the DT room as we tried to pick winners! We liked them all, and really had a hard time deciding! Those colours made for some beautiful designs! We finally came to a consensus, though and here they are:


Our Top Pick is: dj



How about an undersea design without a drop of blue!? dj managed that feat and made it look fantastic. She has a great layout and used a neat technique with silver embossed vellum, sponged with colour on the reverse side! A totally different take on the Challenge colours, but very creative and clean and simple to boot! 





Our Featured Artist is: Gayle Chrvala




Gayle's vibrant design caught out eyes immediately. She did a fabulous job of colour matching and her focal point flower looks as though it was made of flames! The beautiful blending she did for the flower was echoed in the background as well, and that black on red sentiment label really caps off an amazing project!

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Fill In the Blank Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #220, Fragile Flames

You still have a few hours left to play with our Colour Challenge #220 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




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

Friday, March 6, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #220 - Fragile Flames

You still have time to play with our Colour Challenge #220 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




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

Friday, February 28, 2020

Challenge #220 - Fragile Flames

This week we have another colour challenge, from the creative mind of Design Team member, LeAnne! These colours are so warm and blend so well together, with the exception of the white, that I immediately thought of flames, but in our Challenge banner, the white plays such a big role that it makes the other colours look quite delicate, so I've called our challenge this week Fragile Flames. I wonder what you'll make of that? (Remember you can use the colours you have that most closely match the ones we've given you here on the banner. Don't count yourself out because you don't have the exact ones!)





How did the Design Team use this fiery palette this week:











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 #AYSI220 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Winners for Challenge #219

Our heads were buzzing with excitement over your responses to our Sketch Challenge, Hive, over the last two weeks! We loved what you did with it and the creative license you took with it! Some of you took Hive quite literally and used a bee theme, while some of you alluded to bees, and the rest of you let the pollen fly and scatter in the wind and used the shapes to create something awesomely different! There was a lot of humming amongst the workers in the hive as we deliberated on our winners! In the end, we chose two Top Picks this time, as well as a Featured Artist, and here they are:


Our first Top Pick is: Mary Deatherage




Mary's card has fantastically rich tropical layering! The Design Team just loved the texture and all the extra touches, including the burlap ribbon, the Coastal Weave texture on the envelope flap and the Terracotta Tile touch to the lettering on the inside! And how about that bow? It made us want to go somewhere warm for a while! 




Our second Top Pick is: dj



The vintage vibe in dj's card really struck a chord with the Design Team. That scripted pear stamp is made for this sketch and the paper she 'paired' it with is perfect.(#sorrynotsorry) And let's talk about the texture in the ribbons and that corduroy button! Awesome job! 


Our Featured Artist is: Shawna



Shawna's artistic Prisma work on the black background caught the eye of the Design Team as well as all the Southwest Design Elements she included. If you read her blog, you will see all the little details she included in her colouring of the image, including white shading, dark shadows for a 3D effect and some distressing. All of it contributes to create a winning project! Beautiful work, Shawna!

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Colour Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #219 - Hive!

You still have a few hours left to play with our Sketch Challenge #219 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, February 26th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #219 - Hive!

You still have time to play with our Sketch Challenge #219 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, February 26th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Challenge #219 - Hive!

Happy Valentine's Day and time for another Sketch Challenge here at As You See It Challenges! The main shape in this sketch just looks like a bee hive, hence the title of our challenge, but don't let that restrict you to exactly that shape! Take artistic license, PLEASE! And the same with the star! Did you know that the bee hives that were made in that shape were woven baskets called skeps? And that the people who wove them were called skeppers? (Just a shout out to raise awareness for the endangered bee, without which life on our planet would cease to exist!)

Feel free to rotate or flip the sketch, just keep the integrity of it, so we can recognize it. Aye, aye, skepper!



What keeps the Design Team buzzing these days?


















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 #AYSI219 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

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Click here to enter