Friday, August 12, 2022

Challenge #281 - A Recipe for Watercolour Brightness

As a member of the Design Team, this time it was my turn to come up with an interesting recipe for this challenge. I've titled it A Recipe for Watercolour Brightness. It must include bright colours and some watercolouring, along with the other elements in the recipe, seen in the challenge banner below. 

I want to clarify a few questions you might have. Your watercolouring is not restricted to the stamped images. You can create backgrounds with it or use it to create coloured cardstock with which to die cut shapes. The bright colours are based on the Stampin' Up! Brights but any bright colours are okay. 

You have to include all the elements in the recipe on your creation, but how you do that is up to you! Have fun and start your ovens, er...stamp sets!

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We are so pleased to welcome our seventh guest designer, Mary Deatherage, (who was our Featured Artist on Challenge #279) for this challenge.



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And this is her beautiful project for this challenge:

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Let's see how the Design Team has subtly combined their elements:

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heather heroldt




jan clothier




jane knudsen




Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Use every element in the recipe, but the possibilities within those parameters are endless.
  • 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 AYSI#281 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.
  • You can combine our challenge with up to 3 other compatible challenges.
  • We do reserve the right to delete, or not consider, entries that do not comply with these guidelines.

 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Winners for Challenge #280 - Christmas in July

Crafters are known for their early start on Christmas projects! And why not? Christmas projects are so much fun to do and give you so much scope for your imagination and mojo! We loved that you all put your jingle bells on in July (and August) and got into a festive mood for us!

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

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Our Top Pick is: Jolanda Johnstone


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Jolanda featured some beloved past colours and some glittery snowflakes to get into that holiday spirit! Blues and silvers make a great Christmas palette and Jolanda found some creative ways to use it: dry emboss it with dies, heat emboss on blue with silver embossing powder, brayer blue ink onto a piece of white DSP with a silver foil accent that resists the ink, use a specialty silver foil, and, last but not least, die cut on glimmer paper! The result is stunning!



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Our Featured Artist is: Cindy Major


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Cindy's stunning corner easel card is almost more of a diorama, as there is so much to feast your eyes on. And when I say feast, I mean look at all the festive colour and joy! The red accents are heightened by that delicious, antique-looking pale mint colour and the background papers and images really continue that theme! The Design Team love the tag idea for addressing it to friends and family when you're ready to send it out! That's the way to start the holiday crafting season with a project full of inspiration, Cindy! Thank you!

                                                      
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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 Recipe 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.   

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #280 - Christmas In July

You still have a few hours left to play with our Fill in the Blank Challenge #280 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Aug. 10th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, August 5, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #280 - Christmas in July

You still have time to play with our Fill in the Blank Challenge #280 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Aug. 10th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, July 29, 2022

Challenge #280 - Christmas in July

Team mate LeAnne came up with a unique Fill in the Blank challenge this week. It's the last week in July but most crafters have their sights turning toward Christmas crafting starting about now. We want to know what kind of Christmas stamping you like to do most in the summer? Cards? Home décor? Gifts? Craft Fair Novelties? Ornaments? Let us know by filling in the blank in the Challenge Banner.

For a Fill in the Blank Challenge, you complete the sentence by filling in the blank, then you make your project based on the words you used to fill in the blank. How would you fill in this blank? Now, take on the challenge of making something amazing with it!

 And make sure to tell us, in your blog post, how you Filled in the Blank!


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Here's what the Design Team like to make for Christmas in July:



heather cooper

Heather Cooper
Heather C. likes to make a Christmas Stationery Gift Set each year.



heather heroldt

Heather H. loves to use this Santa's Vacation stamp set!



jan clothier

Jan's favourite Christmas in July creation is Mini Crackers!



jane knudsen

Jane's favourite Christmas in July creation is a Christmas card in non-traditional colours!




joanne james

Joanne James
Joanne likes to make home décor and festive table favours. 

LeAnne fills in the blank with Vintage Christmas.

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Fill in the blanks with the words that are right for you and then create your project with those words in mind. Tell us, in your blog or on your site, what words you used.
  • 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 AYSI#280 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.
  • You can combine our challenge with up to 3 other compatible challenges.
  • We do reserve the right to delete, or not consider, entries that do not comply with these guidelines.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Winners of Challenge #279 - Sunset Symphony

We're excited to announce the winners of Challenge #279 because the Featured Artist will be our Guest Designer for the next Recipe Challenge in two weeks! We're very excited to work with the winner! Our entries were few but they certainly did the colour challenge justice!

Here are our winners:


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Our Top Pick is: Jolanda Johnstone

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Jolanda not only used our colours in a unique way, but she went out of her way to add a lot of interesting texture to her project as well. Check out the tire tread marks and the tires themselves to see what I mean. Then there's the playful background and the pennants! When you add in the appropriate lovely sentiment, the whole creation was one of the favourites of the Design Team!


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Our Featured Artist is: Mary Deatherage


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As Featured Artist this week, Mary will also be invited to be our next Guest Designer! We loved that she used ink blending to turn the Challenge colours into a tropical sunset, with the images used in silhouette overtop. And we loved how the circular frame was created, stamped on Basic White, then die cut so some of the images were outside the margin, mounting the inside circle flat and popping the outside panel up on dimensionals. What a great way to create focus! Mary's ink blending with our colours is impeccable and use of the lighter colours in the card layers works wonders! 

Congratulations, Mary, you will be our next Guest Designer for our Recipe Challenge in 2 weeks time. We will be in touch!
                                                      
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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mention on her site:



Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Fill in the Blank 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.    

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

You Still Have a Few Hours to Play Challenge #279 - Sunset Symphony

You still have time to play with our Colour Challenge #279 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, July 27th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.