Monday, May 19, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #12

Welcome to our 12th 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 All About Scrapping.

Our guest designer is Debbie (Indy), who was our sketch challenge #9 winner.

Guest Designer
"Hi, I'm Debbie, aka Indy in the blogging world. I am excited to be a guest designer for this month's STAMPlorations Sketch challenge. I live in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband and a very spoiled cat. By day you will find me teaching third grade at a local elementary, and by night (when I'm not grading or planning lessons), I can be found in my craft room listening to a book on CD while I make my next card or crafting masterpiece! I've dabbled in the crafting world since I was a small child. My first experience was in painting ceramics with the help of my grandmother who owned a ceramics shop. Later, my mother introduced me to counted cross-stitch and sewing. When I moved to Utah, I was introduced to the paper craft world better known as scrapbooking! I developed a very big addiction to paper products! I still have that paper addiction, but when I began blogging a few years back, I developed a new addiction...stamps! (Seriously you can NEVER have enough!) To justify buying all those stamps, I switched to making cards and I found my true passion. I love making a little piece of art that doesn't take days to finish. (I think I might be a bit ADHD!)  And now with all the stencils, inks, dies, markers, water colors...well, let's just say I'm a very contented crafter! Enough about me though, it's time for the sketch challenge. I look forward to your creativity! "
And here are the inspiration projects by the STAMPlorations design team.

  • Create a new project -- 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. PDT on Friday, May 30. 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, June 1, 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™ girls


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