Thursday, March 10, 2022

Winners for Challenge #269 - Recipe to Think of You

Thanks to all the test cooks who tried out our Recipe Challenge last week! The beauty of pastels combined with embossed texture and die cuts made for some very lovely creations! We loved the way you embraced all the elements in the recipe and integrated them so creatively! We had quite a few of you to choose from for our winners and where you have the challenge of creating, we have the challenge of choosing from among such talent! Here are the winners of our Recipe Challenge:

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Our Top Pick is: Amanda Mertz

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Amanda chose the perfect combination of colours to represent a soft pastel palette. Her textured background gave a kind of regency glamour to her card. Her colouring demonstrates an older technique using blender pen and ink pads and the sharp nib on the blender pen is perfect for small areas. The Blushing Bride bow on the die cut image panel and the sentiment completes the ingredients in the recipe!

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Our Featured Artist is: Mary Deatherage

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Mary's sheaf of pastel wildflowers and grasses on a neutral background is striking and beautiful. The colours she has chosen work so well together and the textures make for a rich experience for your senses. The extra elements like the splatters and butterflies add so much to the overall effect while all the basic elements of the recipe are there and complete! Three Michelin stars for this cook!

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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 Theme 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. Such beautiful cards! Thank you for the mention!!

  2. Wow! Thanks so much for the honor of Top Pick!! I loved working with the recipe! Congrats to other picks as well! Fabulous gallery!

  3. Oh my!! Thank you so much for the lovely shout-out!! This was a great "recipe"!! Congrats to Amanda and the other picks, too!!