Friday, November 8, 2019

Challenge #213 - A Circular Argument


Time for another Sketch Challenge here at As You See It Challenges! I had a hard time coming up with a name for this sketch. Yes, it's full of circles, but I didn't want you to feel constrained by the shape so I was trying to keep the word circle or circular out of the title. I went round and round with a few ideas, even going as far as 'Alien' (see if you can figure out why), before I just gave in and decided to let a circle be a circle. Hence, the title was born. All that being said, those shapes don't have to be spheres! Enjoy some artistic license!

Feel free to rotate or flip the sketch, just keep the integrity of it, so we can recognize it. How will you get around this?


What circles are the Design Team moving in these days?


















Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch and to substitute one   shape for another but we must still be able to see the sketch   in your finished submission.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the   challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we   can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSI213 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Winners for Challenge #212 - I Want You To colour Me Blue - Quickly!

 Well, all you speedsters out there - you really are getting good at doing Speed Stamping Challenges! It's kind of amazing what you can do in under 10 minutes, isn't it? And the stories about finishing your cards that we read in your blog posts! They were so entertaining, and in some cases, our adrenaline levels rose just hearing the harrowing tales of die cuts gone wrong or crooked sentiments! But kudos to all of you heros for taking the chance and playing along! Here are our winners:
                      

Our Top Pick is: Ilse Stouten



Ilse's sponged background and layered scene in blue foil and light blue glitter paper is so precise and well planned out that it looks like she took a long time over it, but having everything there and ready to go with a clear picture in your mind is half the battle with Speed Stamping Challenges. This design really packs a design punch because of the contrast between the blue images and the white background!                                                             



Our first Featured Artist is: Lindsey Bowe



The Design Team was very impressed with Lindsey's snowflake creation including the stitched details around the die cut window, the vellum and the amazing background technique and the reversal with the snowflakes white against the blue background as opposed to the blue snowflakes against the white background in the foreground! That snowflake stamp is also a stunner! And to think she created this in under eight minutes! Wow! Well done, Lindsey!                                                                                                                          
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! I hope you'll come back and check out our new Sketch Challenge tomorrow! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

You Still Have A Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #212 - I Want You To Colour Me Blue -Quickly

You still have a few hours left to play with our Speed Stamping Challenge #212 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, November 6th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, November 1, 2019

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #212 - I Want You to Colour Me Blue - Quickly

You still have time to play with our Speed Stamping Challenge #212 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, November 6th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Challenge #212 - I Want You to Colour Me Blue - Quickly

The greatly anticipated (or dreaded, depending on your risk assessment) Speed Stamping Challenge is here again! This time we're asking you to create in shades of Blue! When we do a speed challenge we are not expecting a detailed masterpiece from you. We want you to have fun and see what you can create in under 10 minutes!  "WHAT?!" you exclaim,"That's impossible!" Well, it isn't, as our design team will show you, but you can design it in your head or sketch it out first. You can gather all your supplies ahead of time. But once you start the cutting/stamping/die cutting/embossing/etc. process, you must start the timer! You have 10 minutes! Let us know, with your entry, how long it took you to complete your card or project! The key is to KISS!! Keep It Simple, Stamper!

Also, you can use any shades of Blue, plus other neutrals but no other colours!

How did the Design Team colour it blue in under 10? Let's see:



Amy Jasper 8m10s





Heather Cooper 6m47s 




Jan Clothier 7m18s




Joanne James 9m24s



Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • You can come up with your design and gather materials before you start the clock, but once you start work, you have to complete your design in 10 min. State in your blog or description, how long it took you to make it.
  • Use only shades of blue and other neutrals in your project.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the   challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we   can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSI212 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Winners for Challenge #211 - A Theme as Lovely As a Tree

Seems the poet, Joyce Kilmer, was right when he wrote,"I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree." He must have been thinking about your trees! We got a great response for our Tree theme challenge! Apparently, they are popular, especially around this time of year. Fall trees, Christmas trees, all season trees, you name it - we got it! And our Design Team was able to agree with each other on our winners, too. Is this a new trend? Touch wood....
                      

Our Top Pick is: Vicky Hayes



Vicky's ethereal looking pink trees are actually doing an important job, raising awareness and funds for research for breast cancer through another challenge site! Our team loved the clean and simple look of them, the way the sentiment popped against them, the happy snow in the background  and the clean and simple layout! Everyone should have a pink Christmas tree once in their life! Great job, Vicky!                                                                            



Our first Featured Artist is: Karen Brown


The Design Team was blown away by Karen's fabulous alcohol ink background and the way it was created to represent a lake with a sunset and fall trees lining the shore! How do you get alcohol ink to do exactly what you want in this kind of technique anyway?!! The white die cut tree was perfect in the foreground! Karen's creation totally lives up to the title of Featured Artist!                                                                                                                            
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! I hope you'll come back and check out our new Speed Stamping challenge tomorrow! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #211 - A Theme as Lovely as a Tree

You still have a few hours left to play with our Theme Challenge #211 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.