Friday, March 22, 2019

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #196 - Celtic Forests

You still have time to play with our colour challenge #196 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




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

Friday, March 15, 2019

Challenge #196 - Celtic Forests!

Are you ready for another luscious colour challenge? This one would work for either St. Patrick's Day or for a masculine or woodsy, leafy kind of project, so I've called it Celtic Forests! Take a look at the banner: 


Let's find out how the Design Team used the palette we were given:














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 #AYSI196 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Winners for As You See It Challenge #195 - All Askew

You knocked us for a loop with your creativity on a difficult sketch challenge! So many great designs! But what really had the Design Team topsy turvy was trying to pick winners from among them! We did manage to come to a consensus, however, and here they are:


Our first Top Pick is: Mary Deatherage 



WOW! What a fabulous way to use the sketch! The layers of texture from the Country Floral embossing all the way up to the super die cut and sentiment are so tastefully assembled they add up perfection. The colours are amazing, too! This is a card well-worthy of Top Pick!



And our Featured Artist is: Dawn MacKay

                                         
                       
This Lent card is so significant, from the purple cross, to the burlap background, to the sacrifice sentiment, to the purple, gray and white palette! It is clean and crisp looking, but it creates a beautiful and meaningful way to interpret the sketch. Gorgeous, Dawn!

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! I hope you'll come back and check out our new colour challenge tomorrow! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Friday, March 8, 2019

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #195 - All Askew

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #195 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Mar. 13th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Challenge #195 - All Askew

Challenge #195! We're getting closer to our 200th challenge! And this one is an interesting sketch by Amanda that I'm calling All Askew, and I think you'll know why when you see it. It's perfect for using that designer paper, but don't let that limit you! You can do many things with those tilted panels. And the star can be any shape! Have fun with it! I know I did!



And let's see how the Design Team skewed their panels:


















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 #AYSI195 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Winners for Challenge #194 - Simple Is As Simple Does

We were simply blown away with your entries for our fill in the blank challenge #194. Everyone had great definitions of simple and then provided wonderful samples! Our only problem was that it was not simple to pick winners. But after discussion, three finally did emerge, with a tie for Top Pick. Here they are:


Our first Top Pick is: Karen Finkle 



Karen's definition of simple is a card that can be completed in under ten minutes, but what she can achieve in that time is amazing! The Design Team loved how she used the stardust stamp along with the butterflies to create a simply beautiful design!

Our second Top Pick is: Ingen 





Ingen has created a great desert scene that incorporates lovely texture, beautiful colour and vibrant embellishment that echoes the colours in the stamped image. Her definition of simple includes a quiet card with lots of white and no design paper and I think she has shown us exactly how beautiful that can be.



And our Featured Artist is: Jen Mitchell 

                                         
                         
When Jen completed the prompt for this Challenge, she said that when she thinks of simple, she thinks of white space and a focal image that is bold and maybe dramatic. When you look at her entry, you can see the way she accomplishes this. The Design Team just loved the bold, graphic design and the clean, crisp look. Fabulous!

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, February 27, 2019

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #194 - Simple is As Simple Does

You still have a few hours left to play with our fill in the blank challenge #194 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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