Thursday, February 1, 2024

Winners for Challenge #315 - Vibrant Hues in Nature

We're excited to announce the winners of Challenge #315 because the Featured Artist will be our Guest Designer for the next Recipe Challenge in two weeks! We love to work with our winners! Our entries were unique and artistic and very hard to choose winners from!

But here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Hermien

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Hermien's card is a feast for the eyes, it is so richly designed. The Design Team especially loved that fern background and the collage stamping on the notebook page. The limited use of Melon Mambo for narrow frames and for the focal point rose was particularly effective! Congratulations, Hermien! A beautiful card!

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Our Featured Artist is: Amanda Mertz

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As Featured Artist this week, Amanda will also be invited to be our next Guest Designer! This is an example of a perfectly balanced colour design! Although there is plenty of each vibrant colour of the challenge in Amanda's design, she has used a couple of techniques to keep them from competing too strongly against each other, First there is enough white space to maintain balance, and secondly, the layer of vellum between the background and the focal area allows the focal florals to stand out, focusing your eyes in one spot. Beautifully done!
Congratulations, Amanda, you will be our next Guest Designer for our Recipe Challenge in 2 weeks time. We will be in touch!
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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:

 6. Deb Horst 

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Fill in the Blank 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. Congrats to the winners!! Thanks for the "honorable mention" on my card!!

  2. Thank you for the shout out. Your color combo was gorgeous!!

  3. Such a fun color combo. Congrats to all the picks. Happy to be included. Cheers, Jolanda

  4. Thanks for the Featured Artist pick!! All the entries were wonderful and congrats to the other picks! I'm looking forward to joining the DT as guest designer! Thanks for the invite!!

  5. Congratulations. to the winners and HM's. What a beautiful display in the gallery. I really enjoyed working with the colour palette.