Monday, March 03, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #7

Welcome to our 7th 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). You can use stamps by other companies to create projects that you enter to our challenges, although if you have STAMPlorations 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.

Participate in all 3 challenges we host this month and you'll be in the running to win this prize package courtesy of our sister shop, All About Scrapping. Love washi tapes? We've got 6 rolls (10 meters per roll) of washi tape goodness this month. You know what to do! :o)

Our guest designer is Karenwho was our sketch challenge #4 winner.

Guest Designer
"Hi, my name is Karen and I live in Somerset, South West England. I've been paper crafting for about 12 or so years now and, with a friend, run a craft club with about 30 members. I love all aspects of crafting including watercolour painting, encaustic wax painting, free machine embroidery, needle felting with an embellisher, fabric box making – not really sure where the list ends! If I see something crafty I like then I normally have a go. I must admit to having a bit of a die habit--I love Memory Box and Poppy Stamps dies especially and have just one or two! I am on the design team of Addicted to CAS and am a member of the Christmas Card Club. I'm retired from my profession as college lecturer but act as Parish Clerk in our village and get quite heavily involved in village life. However, crafting is my first love and I'm always amazed at how generous crafting people are with sharing ideas and those little random acts of kindness. I'm so glad I belong to this great community of crafters."

And here are 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!

Watch Shery create this one layer mixed media card in the video tutorial found HERE.

  • 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, March 14. 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 — except to other sketch challenges for obvious reasons!
  • 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, March 16, 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 comment:

  1. Whew, cutting it close on this sketch....hope I can get in faster for the next one.
    What a wonderful variety of inspiration from the guys are great.


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