Thursday, October 8, 2020

Winners for Challenge #235 - Sew Good

Well, Challenge #235 is all sewn up now! Thanks to everyone for adding their stitches to the quilt, so to speak! We got some absolutely beautiful projects in our gallery. Doesn't stitching make for the most satisfying addition to a panel or label? Choosing winners was a daunting task, but you always make it tough! Here they are:

We have two top picks this week:

Our first Top Pick is: Eunice S.

Eunice has created some stunning tags for her entry in the challenge, and you really need to expand the image to appreciate all the special details here. The stitching can be seen in the snow, almost like glistening in the moon light. Her paper choices, sentiments and the use of the smooch paint to the deer, and antlers and trees, all add up to make tags almost too beautiful to put on a gift!

Our second Top Pick is: Jen Mitchell

Jen has done what she does so well with CAS cards! This one features a beautiful little tangled wildflower garden, where she made use of silhouette stamps in a different way by using a variety of colours, creating depth with colour intensities! She used stitching in all the panels and matched it up on the sides for a seamless look! Very effective!

Our Featured Artist is: Tenia Nelson

Tenia has let her stitching frame her beautiful watercolour portrayal of roses! For full impact, click on the image to see it enlarged. The design team loved the contrast between the free-flowing pastel watercolouring and the free-form stitching with the bold graphic black and white sentiment! And, just in case those stitches don't hold, we have a couple staples in the mix, as well! Tenia's designs always deliver an element of design surprise!

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

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Speed Stamping 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.


  1. Thank you so much for choosing my tags to be one of your Top Picks. Congratulations to Jen Mitchell for also being chosen as Top Pick and to Tenia Nelson for receiving Snaps as the Featured Artist.

  2. Thank you for the shout out and the kind words. You made my day!