Thursday, January 26, 2023

Winners for Challenge #290 - Border Beauty

Our sketch challenges aim to give you a framework to enhance your creativity! There was a lot you could do with our last sketch, from florals to Valentine designs! We enjoyed all the variety and imagination.

Let me introduce you to our winners! Here they are:

We have a tie for top pick! 

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Our first Top Pick is: Yvon from Blue Heart Stamping

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Yvon created a beautiful collage design with gobs of texture and metallic accents! The Design Team loved her choice of paper for the borders and her composition within the sketch guidelines. This is a great example of creativity while maintaining the integrity of a sketch. Lovely, Yvon!

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Our second Top Pick isStef Perry

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Stef created an elegant card by flipping the sketch on its side. She took the embossed cardstock in the background and added some white ink to highlight the raised areas which really enhanced the technique! Her butterfly and sentiment really steal the show with the silver die cuts on the white matte. We loved her treatment of the borders as well.

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Our Featured Artist is: Tenia Nelson

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Tenia's whimsical design used a torn paper reveal for the border treatment and special details with sequins and staples to highlight it. Her hand painted cupcake definitely looks good enough to eat and she created a lot of vertical variety with her layers! What a great representation of the sketch! Congratulations, Tenia.

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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 Colour Challenge tomorrow morning here on our blog with a chance at winning the right to be our new Guest Designer for our Recipe Challenge in two weeks time! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.     


  1. Wow, thanks for choosing my card as one of your Top Picks! Such a lovely way to being my day! And big congrats to Yvon and Tenia as well!


  2. oooo, how wonderful that my card was chosen as Top pic. And for your words of praise, thank you.

    Congratulations to everyone on their place.

    Hugs Yvon blueheart stamping

  3. Wow! All of the cards are so beautiful. It was to see all of the different ways that artists interpret the border sketch. Such fun inspiration. It was fun to see my name as honorable mention. Thank you for the shout out. Can't wait to play again!

  4. Congrats to all of the winners and thanks for the shout out!! This made my week!!!


  5. Thanks so much for the Honorable Mention!