Monday, January 20, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #4

Welcome to our fourth bi-weekly sketch challenge! Here’s the sketch for this challenge. It’s open to interpretation. Feel free to change the orientation of the sketch, use different shapes, add other elements to suit the type of paper craft you’re making, and so on — just make sure the sketch is recognizable in your submission(s). And you can use stamps by other companies to create projects that you enter to our challenges, although if you have our stamps in your stash, we'd be tickled if you use them!

The sketch challenges are sponsored by our sister shop, All About Scrapping. The winner gets to pick 3 DIGITAL products from the shop — any combination of printable sheetsPhotoshop templates, and digital paper packs. The winner will also be invited to be a Guest Designer in next month's sketch challenge.

Each month, we host 3 challenges: 1 monthly challenge that starts on the 1st Friday, and 2 bi-weekly sketch challenges that start on the 1st and 3rd Monday. Those who participate in all 3 challenges for the month will be in the running to win a prize package from our sister shop, All About Scrapping. (January's prize package is here.) We'll randomly pick one winner and announce who that is the following month. Remember, you must participate in all 3 challenges for the month for a shot at the prize.

Our first guest designer is Monika, who was the sketch challenge #1 winner.

Guest Designer

"I'm Monika from Australia and I have a blog called Stamping with a VengeanceI have a husband of 20 years and a very adorable cat called Munchkin. I love to fly in gliders for the freedom and fantastic views from above. I have been stamping for almost 2 years and love every minute of it. It is my goal to keep learning new techniques to apply on my favourite mediums, such as tags, cards and panels. I am also trying to build enough courage to work on canvas, so that I can decorate my home with art. I also love to crochet and knit to enhance my home with colour and life."

And here are the projects that the STAMPlorations design team created based on the sketch. We hope our projects inspire you and we’re excited to see your interpretations!

using sentiments from VIGNETTE: Chevron and Arrows

  • Create a card, tag, mini album/scrapbook cover, layout, home decor item or any paper craft on ANY THEME using the sketch as your guide. Any style is welcome — CAS, shabby chic, vintage, grunge, and so on. Post your creation on your blog and submit it by 11:55 p.m. PST on Friday, January 31. Don’t have a blog? You can post a photo of your project on your Pinterest page, Flickr, or any public online gallery.
  • You must use stamps (rubber, cling, clear, digi — from any company) in your creation(s).
  • Copy the link of your blog entry where you have your project posted and enter it to the linky found at the end of this post. Remember to link directly to your blog post, not just your blog URL. (This will make it easy for us to find your submission and leave a comment. Please turn off word verification as well.)
  • Please include a text link back to this post in your blog post, as well as display the sketch, to encourage other paper crafters to participate.
  • You can submit up to 3 entries for this challenge.
  • You can submit your creation(s) to other challenges — as many as you want.
  • Be a follower of our blog to qualify for the prize.
  • And lastly, have a great time creating your project! :-)
We’ll announce the winner and top picks on Sunday, February 2 here on the STAMPlorations™ blog and on the All About Scrapping page on Facebook. That’s it…we look forward to seeing what you create!
~ The STAMPlorations™ design team


  1. Fun sketch and great inspiration from the design team!

  2. You guys rocked this many beautiful cards to inspire us. I am still hoping to get my feather card up, happy to get this one posted as well.
    Stay warm.....

  3. What a fabulous challenge. Great DT work. Monika sent me over and thank you so much. Will be back in future too.


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