Thursday, September 7, 2023

Winners for Challenge #306 - At the Beach

At the beach is one of my favourite places to be and it feels like that is a common experience for many of you, if your creations are any indication! It was so hard to choose between all those creative expressions, but here are the winners for As You See It Challenge #306:

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Our Top Pick is: Suzy Hinton

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Suzy's serene beach scene has several layers with unique features that caught the eye of the Design Team. First, the kraft layer underneath has been stamped with shells on one end to add texture and interest, contributed by the linen thread bow. Then there is the water coloured background on the image panel, which is enhanced with sand speckles and grass, as well as a great sentiment. Finally, Suzy added perfectly scaled shells popped up on dimensionals to complete the scene. Well done, Suzy!
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Our Featured Artist is: Vicky Hayes

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Vicky has also used a water coloured background for her beach scene, but if you look closely, she has added acrylic paint in white and Wink of Stella to create the foam on the waves. The Design Team loved the soft colours and the use of coloured pencils on the shells and gull. Die cutting the scene with a label die and adding to the background really enhanced the professional look of the card and creating the 3D affect with the gull and the shells was great for depth and texture. Congratulations on being our Featured Artist this week, Vicky!

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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 Speed Stamping 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 my gosh! Thank you so much for liking my card. There were many great entries to pick from. Congrats to the other picks.

  2. Congratulations to the winners and thanks for adding my card to the Honorable mention list.