Thursday, August 1, 2019

Winners for Challenge #205 - Beaches

Sun, sand, shells and surf were prominent in our thoughts this week as we enjoyed each of your coastal creations! We had so many great ones to choose from so it was hard to pick just one wave and ride with it, but in the end these three cards were our choices, with a tie for Featured Artist:

Our Top Pick is: Marina

The Design Team loved the way Marina (great first name for a beach themed challenge!) was able to create a scrapbook display for a sweet moment in her son's life using the beach them of our challenge. There are so many little coastal themed motifs happening on this page and we especially loved the way the colourful pebbles on the beach in the photo were echoed in the colours on the geometric paper!

Our first Featured Artist is: Kathy Schweinfurth

What made Kathy's design stand out for the Design Team was just that - it had a great 3D look with perspective as everything was popped up. All the images were incredibly sharp and most cleanly stamped and coloured, and speaking of colour, the colours in her palette were fantastic, perfect for a day at the beach! Kathy's card evoked all kinds of beachy nostalgia for the Design Team!

And our second Featured Artist is: Christy Stanford

Christy used such a great combination of colours in her design and made an inspired choice for the background paper, which looks like sunlight playing off of ripples in the water. The Design Team loved the attention she paid to detail in her colouring of the images, fussy cutting the sea horse, sponging the main image panel and adding the linen thread and sequins.

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


  1. Thank you - I'm so pleased you liked my layout! Congrats to Kathy and Christy

  2. Thank you so much for the shout out and your very kind comments! Congrats to Marina and Christy, too!!