Friday, July 23, 2021

Challenge #255 - Autumn Warmth

I love Colour Challenges and our Design Team member Jane came up with this gorgeous combination that embodies the warmth of autumn colours. Enjoy using all your new autumn stamps for this one!

If you remember, we announced back in January that each time we have a colour challenge, the Featured Artist would have a chance to become a Guest Designer for our next Recipe Challenge 4 weeks from now. So enter with that in mind! We're so excited to work with you for a challenge!!

Remember, if you don't have the Stampin' Up! colours, use the colours you have that are the closest. Your project should use all these colours only and 1 neutral. (Neutrals include black, white, vanilla or Crumb Cake.)



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Here's what the Design Team were warming up on the burner this week:


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Taking a break this week.


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. Make sure you use all the colours in the challenge banner. Neutrals include black, white, vanilla, Crumb Cake.
  • 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 #AYSI255 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Winners for Challenge #254 - Focal Point

Everyone love a good sketch challenge and this was a great one because it turned out great cards!  A focal point is a must for an effective design. Yours were varied and surprising and beautiful and made choosing winners very challenging, but we rose to the challenge and here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Mary Deatherage


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While Mary's background was layered, meticulous, varied and precision made, it was her stunning focal point that made us all gasp for breath! Then we had to take the advice in her sentiment to breathe deep! The cabin stamp presented like an old time photo with that effective torn paper old time photo frame, catches your eye and holds it, drawing you deep into the image! 

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Our Featured Artist is: Nora Noll


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Nora created a seaside birthday card complete with handmade sand designer paper! Her seashells were carefully created and everything was distressed and sponged. Then the sentiment is the real show stopper as it is embossed in white on black in perfect contrast to the soft colours on the card. Who can't use a little beach time in the summer?



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



11. Zoe S.

12. Jules


Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Colour Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog and participate with the chance of becoming our next guest designer! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

There are Still a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #254 - Focal Point

 You still have a few hours left to play with our Sketch Challenge #254 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Jul. 21st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, July 16, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #254 - Focal Point

 You still have time to play with our Sketch Challenge #254 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Jul. 21st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Challenge #254 - Focal Point

This awesome sketch comes to you courtesy of Design Team member, Amy! The feature that helps you create a great project is a focal point on the left! It doesn't need a flower. It can be any shape, but a focal point always helps your project catch the eyes of your observers! What image will you use? Will it be a stamp or a die cut or a large sentiment? We can't wait to find out!

Feel free to rotate or flip the sketch, just keep the integrity of it, so we can recognize it. 

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How creative did the Design Team get with the sketch? Let's see:


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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 #AYSI254 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Winners for Challenge #253 - Fast Foliage

We had a few brave and daring risk-takers who were willing to pit their crafting skills against the clock for our last speed-stamping challenge, Fast Foliage! Always in good fun, it is nonetheless a great adrenaline rush, trying to fit on one last embellishment, or trying to fix that crooked sentiment before the stop watch runs out! The blog posts are almost as delightful as the projects themselves! Here are the cards which particularly delighted the Design Team with their simple artistry and what they were able to accomplish in under 10 minutes:

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Our Top Pick is: Jules


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Jules learned to reduce the layers in order to complete her design on time, but it didn't take away from the amazing embossed leafy background for her cute striped honeybee-like heart and her whimsical sentiment plus the actual stitching she did around the sentiment and the embossed layer. Now that is speedy!!

We had a tie for Featured Artist!

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Our first Featured Artist is: Deborah Wheeler


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Deborah created a stepped up project by adding a narrow white frame to her square shaped card, adding a silhouette die cut in white to the dark green leaf sprig, and popping up her birthday sentiment on a strip of cardstock, which was again popped up on dimensionals. The background paper was so perfect for this foliage theme!

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Our second Featured Artist is: Jolanda Johnston


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Jolanda's design is striking but simple which is a perfect solution for a speed stamping challenge. There are amazing contrasts in this simplicity, though, that create the polished look that is so hard to come by in a time crunch. The dark colours against the light image panel really create a crisp, clean final look. The black die cuts against the stamped graphic backgrounds in a geometrical arrangement is so eye-pleasing! And the texture in the center adds a finished note to it all!
                                                      
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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:



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 today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.     

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #253 - Fast Foliage

 You still have a few hours left to play with our Speed Challenge #253 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Jul. 7th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Monday, July 5, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #253 - Fast Foliage

You still have time to play with our Speed Challenge #253 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Jul. 7th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.