Thursday, January 27, 2022

Winners for Challenge #266 - Dandy Diagonals

Sketch challenges are so popular because they are so helpful. And they don't restrict your creativity too much. You can use whichever stamps and colours and papers you want to! We had so many creative, colourful designs for our Dandy Diagonals sketch challenge that picking winners was OUR challenge. Although each of the Design Team had their own 'bias' (see what I did there?) we were able to come to a consensus and choose our Featured Artist, Top Picks and Honorable Mentions.

Without further ado, I want to introduce you to our winners! Here they are: 

We had a tie for Top Pick: 

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Our first Top Pick is: Stef Perry

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Stef used lovely wintery patterned bokeh paper and closely matched ink blending of her own design to create the diagonal element of the sketch and the background for the sweet little winter mouse as the focal point. That mouse is so skillfully coloured he almost jumps right off the page and into your heart! Adorable!

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Our second Top Pick is: Ingen


While we're talking about adorable, how about this little bear as the focal point of this Valentine's themed card created by Ingen? Again, so skillfully coloured and placed as the focal point on these brightly coloured Valentine-like papers, Ingen's little bear tells the recipient of his love with a warm pink heart! The Design Team loved the charm of this entry!
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Our Featured Artist is: Rosanne Mulhern

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Rosanne's unique creation won the unanimous support of the Design Team for the Featured Artist's Award this week. It was creative, a little outside the box, and skillfully made! We loved the book theme and the neutral palette and the composition of objects making up the focal point! This entry is a real eye pleaser. Congratulations, Rosanne!

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

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Colour Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog with a chance at winning the right to being our new Guest Designer for our Recipe Challenge in two weeks time! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.   


  1. Thank you for the Honourable Mention - made my day

  2. Wow, thanks so much for choosing my card as one of the top picks! Congrats to all the other winners!