Friday, November 16, 2018

Challenge #189 - Quadriptych

A painting or art piece divided into more than one panel is called a polyptych. When there are three panels, it's called a triptych, but when there are four panels, it's known as a quadriptych or tetraptych. I know - who cares? But when you see our sketch today and want to know how to describe it so that you sound all artsy and everything, now you have a term to sling around and impress everyone. "Yes, this card is based on a quadriptych, actually!" (Everyone's jaw drops! You walk away smirking!) So here's the sketch:


What did the Design Team include in their quadriptyches:













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 #AYSI189 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Winners for Challenge #188 - Vitesse Rouge

This last challenge had us seeing red...only in a good way!! And in flashes, as our crafters created their projects in under 10 minutes! Kudos to all who accepted the Speed Stamping Challenge! But two intrepid stampers caught the collective eye of the Design Team. Here are the Red Ribbon Speed Champs:

Our Top Pick is: Cindy Major



Mustache Framelits_Alphabet recollections_Cindy Major

How clever was Cindy to create Santa's beard for this speed challenge? We loved the bokeh background paper she chose and the way she made the beard, with the curled strips and the die cut moustache. The die cut Ho, ho, ho and the sequins finish off this adorable card perfectly!





And our Featured Artist is: Joanne James


                   
                     
                     
Joanne put aside her tendency to fuss over her projects and came up with some eye candy full of candy canes! Her creation is red, white and super sweet, as the big candy cane as the focal point is echoed in the Designer Series Paper she used as a background! The Design Team all loved the little details, which set apart speed challenge entries, like the row of small scallops in the Whisper White backing, and the white enamel dots!

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 14, 2018

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #188 - Vitesse Rouge

You still have a few hours left to play with our speed challenge #188 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Nov. 14th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, November 9, 2018

There is Still Time to Play Challenge #188 - Vitesse Rouge

You still have time to play with our fill in the blank challenge #188 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Nov. 14th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Challenge #188 - Vitesse Rouge

Well, love 'em or hate 'em, we have another speed stamping challenge for you today, and this one, in honour of the coming Remembrance Day poppies, is in shades of red. 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 Red, plus other neutrals but no other colours!



Let's see how the Design Team managed the time limit:




Amy Jasper 9m52s








Jan Clothier 8m56s





Tara Angus  9m4s


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.
  • Use only shades of red 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 #AYSI188 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Winners for Challenge #187 - Speak Your Mind

It was great to see what you had to say for our last challenge, a fill in the blank challenge entitled Speak Your Mind. The challenge was to fill in these blanks:I need to say _______ to _______", and then make a card with that in mind. And you spoke out from the profound to the sublime! But there were two entries that spoke volumes! Here they are:

Our Top Pick is: Cindy Major


Pumpkin Spice It Up_Bloom Simple Stories_Cindy Major

Cindy's tongue-in-cheek birthday card for a fellow crafter and friend takes the cake for snarkiness in mind speak! And we loved the hand-coloured character and the perfect paper Cindy used with her sentiment stickers! The reverse scallop circle proved the perfect frame!





And our Featured Artist is: Heather Heroldt


                       
                       
Heather's entry was timely and profound for her and someone dear to her. We loved the message that she wanted to convey to this person and that she used a hand stamped card to do it with. We hope that this person reaches a place where this message does make a difference in their life. The Design Team loved the choice of colours that Heather has used and how she made use of the embossing mats to extend the use of her dies.

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

Friday, October 26, 2018

There is Still Time Left to Play Challenge #187 - Speak Your Mind

You still have time to play with our fill in the blank challenge #187 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Oct. 31st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.