Thursday, January 18, 2024

Winners for Challenge #314 - Heart Arc

Our sketch challenges aim to give you a framework to enhance your creativity! We love seeing what you do with each element of the sketch and how creatively you fill the requirements of the challenge! This week, we had some lovely designs, with lots of shapes filling in for the hearts in the sketch! From honey pots to lanterns to pretzels, they were all inspired!

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

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Our Top Pick is: Amanda Mertz

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Who would have thought, but those juicy little watermelon slices make a perfect shape for the challenge arc! The slices themselves look icy cold and refreshing, while the backgrounds are great colours to show off the main focal point. Check out the actual texture and implied texture in the background and the lovely font and colour of the sentiment! Even the red and white baker's twine bow speaks to the theme! Congratulations, Amanda!

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Our Featured Artist is: Jolanda Johnstone

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Oh, the woolen texture Jolanda has created as a background for the cozy mittens she has chosen as the shape for her arc in the sketch! And the white panel in the middle helps to continue that knitted panel. The mittens are coloured so precisely, and the colour choice helps to promote that crisp, clear look of Jolanda's project! The white embossed on brown for the sentiment is the perfect look to continue the professional appeal of Jolanda's Featured Artist-worthy card! Congratulations!

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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. Congratulations to all, thanks for the Honourable Mentionđź’™

  2. Thanks for the Top Pick recognition!! Such a fun layout to work with! Congrats to Jolanda, Jennie, Christy & Yvon!