Friday, August 14, 2020

Challenge #232 - Sunflower Skies

It's time for another Colour Challenge and this is one of my own design! It's a truly August in the Northern Hemisphere type colour challenge with the fall leaf and floral colours, the intense blue of an August sky and some white to balance it all out!! So we've called it Sunflower Skies! (Remember you can use the colours you have that most closely match the ones we've given you here on the banner.  Don't count yourself out because you don't have the exact ones!)
And please branch out from sunflowers! We'd love to see a variety of images!



The Design Team were thinking a lot alike this week, as you'll see:
















Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Stampin' Up! colours are used for reference but any matching colours are welcome. You can use black/neutral for outlines and sentiments but don’t use any other colours.
  • 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 #AYSI232 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, August 13, 2020

Winners for Challenge #231 - Both Sides of the Story

We loved what you did with our sketch last week and we know it was a challenging one, so great job if you took it on and submitted an entry! Glad to hear your "side of the story"! We love variety of interpretations! The entries were all super as usual, but here are our winners:


Our Top Pick is: Cindi Copeland



Cindi's card shows how well suited this sketch is for a masculine design. She's used clean lines and angles, strong colours and a simple sentiment to make a very pleasing masculine birthday card. We loved the contrast between the argyle and plaid designer papers and the knotted twine added a great masculine embellishment!




Our Featured Artist is: Jaydee 



Jaydee combined two very different but beautiful stamp sets to create this imaginative take on our sketch. We love that the adorable and brightly coloured birds were the divider over the script layer and that the stylized sun perfectly compliments the background paper and the background wash! So cool! If you pop over to her blog, you'll see what else she's done with her envelope! Thanks for sharing the sunshine, Jaydee!




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

7.    dj


Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Colour 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, August 12, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #231 - Both Sides of the Story

You still have a few hours left to play with our Sketch Stamping Challenge #231 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?


challenge 231 both sides of the story


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

Monday, August 10, 2020

You Still Have Time To Play Challenge #231 - Both Sides of the Story

You still have time to play with our Sketch Stamping Challenge #231 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?


challenge 231 both sides of the story


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

Friday, July 31, 2020

Challenge #231 - Both Sides of the Story

It's time for another Sketch Challenge here at As You See It and Design Team member Joanne has come up with an interesting sketch that can be interpreted so many different ways! You could tuck a panel between twin slits in the background, you could use a sentiment banner as the dividing arm, you could use a design element of some kind as the divider, you could make a double shaker compartment behind it... There are just so many ways of looking at this! The Design Team can hardly wait to see what you do with it! Remember there are at least two sides to every story, and usually more than that!

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



What side of the story is the Design Team showing us this time?


Taking a break this week, but check out her blog:














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 #AYSI231 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, July 30, 2020

Winners for Challenge #230 - Race in Triplicate

Every time we do a Speed Stamping Challenge, we get one or two new entrants intrigued with the concept of raising their own blood pressure and creating angst and drama for themselves by forcing themselves to create a challenge-worthy card in less than 10 minutes! Strange what humans are willing to do to themselves isn't it? However the results are often astonishing and we have had another difficult time choosing winners, but here they are, and well done, everyone! You're all speed champs!



Our Top Pick is: 



Laura's beautiful card is full of fall hues, decorative speckling and perfect layering, even her sentiment! The design is so pleasingly balanced, both with positioning and colour that it draws your eye exactly where Laura wants it! Those leave images are stunning in their depth! Laura finished her creation in 9m39s.




Our Featured Artist is: Shawna from TheGrandStampede 




This was Shawna's first time doing speed stamping and we think she really aced it! Her card design was simple, as it should be, but it by no means lacked interest! Those three little ladies in kimonos caught everyone's attention right away and they were coloured so well in such a short time! The sentiment was perfect and what a great font! Shawna completed her card in 9 minutes, even with all the copic colouring! Wow! So cute and well-designed!




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

9. Jaydee


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, July 29, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #230 - Race in Triplicate

You still have a few hours left to play with our Speed Stamping Challenge #230 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?


you still have time to play challenge 230







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