Thursday, April 6, 2023

Winners for Challenge #295 - Accelerated Al Fresco

We seem to have more brave hearts taking on our speed challenges! I know crafters have a hard time breaking themselves from the tyranny of perfectionism! It can be very freeing to let go of the requirement of being perfect for a challenge like this and just do enough to finish the job adequately in 10 min! Using your scrap pile is NOT cheating! Colouring only part of an image is a great technique to use for a speed challenge and for other times as well! Punches vs dies are great for speed challenges! It's a good thing to try! Okay, next time, right?

Now on to our winners for this challenge! 

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Our Top Pick is: Jennie Maier

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Jennie used some beautiful designer paper to form her background for this speed stamping challenge - which is a great technique for a challenge of this kind! The crisp look of the green palette really sets it apart and the small touch of purple just adds a beautiful accent. She added a stamped accent and sentiment, also in the green and another patterned paper accent to finish it off! Look what a beautiful project you can create in under 10 minutes!!

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Our Featured Artist is: Erin T. 

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Erin used an amazing combination of stamped background and die cut foreground to create this homage to the outdoors in just over 9 minutes! That stamped background is a big WOW in shades of lemon and lime, while the foreground in darker shades really "balances" the whole design! Congratulations on an excellent accelerated al fresco win, Erin!

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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! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites. Join us tomorrow morning for a new sketch challenge on our page at  As You See It Challenge. 


  1. Congratulations to all, thanks for the Honourable Mentions 💙

  2. Thanks so much for the shoutout and congrats to all!