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.


  1. Thanks so much for the shout-out on my Tropical card this week! And yes - it DOES feel like we should be headed somewhere warm! Congrats to the other winners - awesome cards!! :)

  2. Thank you so much DT's. It has certainly made my day to see my card as the featured artist!! What a joy and it is with humility I say thank you again.