Friday, February 14, 2020

Challenge #219 - Hive!

Happy Valentine's Day and time for another Sketch Challenge here at As You See It Challenges! The main shape in this sketch just looks like a bee hive, hence the title of our challenge, but don't let that restrict you to exactly that shape! Take artistic license, PLEASE! And the same with the star! Did you know that the bee hives that were made in that shape were woven baskets called skeps? And that the people who wove them were called skeppers? (Just a shout out to raise awareness for the endangered bee, without which life on our planet would cease to exist!)

Feel free to rotate or flip the sketch, just keep the integrity of it, so we can recognize it. Aye, aye, skepper!



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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 #AYSI219 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, February 13, 2020

Winners for Challenge #218

Whew! There was so much adrenaline pumping through the internet over the last 12 days and all of it was leading to the As You See It Speed Stamping Challenge #218! Good for you, all of you who took up the gauntlet we threw down, to build a card in under 10 minutes, all in shades of brown. We had some incredible entries! It's so hard to pick winners, but somebody's got to do it, so we did.



Our Top Pick is: Gayle Chrvala



Gayle used some pretty awesome masking, sponging and stamping techniques for a speed stamping card. The stamps she chose are perfect for the mask she used and look how beautiful that bow is for an eight minute card! While no one wants to have to receive sympathy cards, this one is going to be a real blessing to whoever receives it! Beautiful work, Gayle!


Our first Featured Artist is: Heather Heroldt



Heather was brave enough to attempt collage stamping for her speed stamping entry and it turned out beautifully. She even went as far as to push the envelope by die cutting and stacking her "Amour" sentiment. You should read her description - it's the definition of adrenaline rush! The design team loved the variety of stamps in her collage, including the Eiffel Tower, which she stamped perfectly straight! And the lovely repeated script background! A great card design, even under regular circumstances! Kudos to you, Heather!

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Sketch Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #218 - Espresso Pronto

You still have a few hours left to play with our Speed Challenge #218 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, February 12th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, February 7, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #218 - Espresso Pront

You still have time to play with our Speed Challenge #218 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, February 12th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Challenge #218 - Espresso Pronto

It's time again for the notorious Speed Stamping Challenge! We are getting more and more of you willing to take on the challenge of creating a card in under 10 minutes. Nay, even excited about the challenge of creating a card in so little time! This time our challenge was created by Design Team member, Amy, and your project should be in Shades of Brown!  

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 Brown, plus other neutrals but no other colours!


How did the Design Team go Espresso Pronto in under 10? Let's see:




Amy Jasper 10m00s 





Heather Cooper 9m04s 




Jan Clothier 8m33s



Joanne James 9m08s



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 brown 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 #AYSI218 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, January 30, 2020

Winners for Challenge #217 - Love is in the Air

Love really was in the air over the last two weeks! Oh, my! We adored all your love themed entries to our Challenge #217! And they weren't all Valentines, contrary to expectations. You were much more creative than that! Thanks to all of you who entered for sharing your 'love-ly' ideas with us all! We were able to come to agreement, finally, over our winners, and here they are:



Our Top Pick is: Shawna from the Grande Stampede




Shawna's creative interpretation of a sketch challenge with her sentiment banner and those adorable daisies looking so fresh and spring-like, caught everyone's eyes! We loved the wood background and the polka dot daisy centers, too! Great job, Shawna!



Our first Featured Artist is: Christi M.


Christi's neutral Valentine card caught the imagination of our Design Team, with the cream and kraft and polka dot background contrasting with the bold sentiment and splash of red in the foreground. The delicate sprays of leaves also contrasted with the graphic design of the rest of the card! This masterfully designed card is just a real eye-pleaser!

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 can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #217 - Love is in the Air

You still have a few hours left to play with our Theme Challenge #217 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, January 29th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.