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.     

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much! What a lovely treat to see my card as one of the top picks xx