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.