Thursday, April 20, 2023

Winners for Challenge #296 -Balance

Our sketch challenges aim to give you a framework to enhance your creativity! We enjoyed seeing how you created balance with our sketch and what you used for your focal image. We had the inevitable floral images, but also animals, pocket watches, shells and a steampunk peek-a-boo! So much fun!

Let me introduce you to our winners! Here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Pamela's Blog

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We loved what Pamela did with the center medallion and the layered pieces of coloured cardstock. I can't imagine the painstaking effort required for those tiny white lines in the mountains! In addition, the subtle texture of the background, and the matching panels of designer paper make this project a real winner!

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Our Featured Artist is: Jolanda Johnstone

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How do we like our Father's Day cards? Crisp! That one word sums up the precision that defines the design that Jolanda has created for a Father's Day card! The colours that she has used together are high contrast giving us a crispness by default, the layered vellum map is precise by nature, and the way the VW Van has been popped up over the sentiment (in crisp, dark lettering) in the center focal point looks so clean and clear that it is naturally appealing! This masculine design is a compelling win for Featured Artist! Congratulations, Jolanda!

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

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Colour Challenge tomorrow morning here on our blog with a chance at winning the right to be 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 selecting my entry for Featured Artist. Delighted. Lovely cards by all. Cheers, Jolanda.

  2. Thank you so so much for selecting my cards, I am so honored, I love your challenge and can't wait to participate more!!!

  3. Thank you for picking my card, I am so honored!! I love your site and challenge, can't wait to participate more!!!