Thursday, June 24, 2021

Winners for Challenge #252 - Apply the Y!

If you were searching for a Father's Day card last week, you could have browsed our gallery for ideas! There were some amazing projects there! So many variations on a masculine theme, there was something for everyone! I'm sure there were many happy dads out there if they were the recipients of these cards! Thank you to all of you who shared your designs with us! It was sheer agony to choose! Here are the cards which applied the "Y" in a way that particularly caught the eye of the Design Team:

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Our Top Pick is: Rosemary D.

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Rosemary created a really unique masculine card using a triangle graphic design. The interesting thing about this clean graphic piece is that the triangles are all offset on the top left and balanced with the sentiment on the bottom right which enhances the risky vibe of it. The heavy use of navy with the white background gives a nautical feel to it as well. Top marks for originality!

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Our Featured Artist is: Deborah Wheeler

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Deborah's stag image almost jumps off the page at you with the beautiful sponged background and the over stamped layers of trees. The Design Team loved the heart in the antlers of the majestic deer. Her professional framing and paper layering really made the whole project come alive. All these elements created a very artistic design.

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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:

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17.  Jules

18.  Renee Daley  

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


  1. Oh, what a lovely surprise to be the featured artist - thank you! Loving all the other creations as well - I'm in very good company

  2. thank you for picking my card as the top pick! congrats to the featured artist and the honorable mentions!

  3. Thanks for the honorable mention on my card!! It is always fun to see one of my creations being recognized. Thanks for your fun challenges to keep me creating!!