Monday, August 04, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #17

Welcome to our 17th bi-weekly sketch challenge! Here’s the sketch for the next couple of weeks. 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 a prize package courtesy of All About Scrapping. This month's prize will be announced this Friday when the August Challenge begins.

Our guest designer is no stranger to our challenge blog: Kimberley Makortoff, who was our sketch challenge #14 winner. We're so glad to have her again!

Guest Designer
"Hi there!  My name is Kim Makortoff and I'm a stay-at-home-mom who stays sane by any means possible!  That's how the name of my blog, Art Keeps Me Sane, came about.  Arts and crafts have always been my go-to method of relaxing.  If left to my own devices I'd probably go into my craft room and never come out!  LOL!  I lived and breathed art for four wonderful years getting my Fine Arts degree where I specialized in painting.  When I worked I had a tendency to take a job that had a creative side.  Then I was sucked into the card making world and have never looked backed.  I've been lucky and honored to win some great challenges and be published in a paper crafting magazine.  I'm so honored and happy to have been invited by STAMPlorations to guest design.  Thank you STAMPlorations!  :-)
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, August 15. 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, August 17, 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


  1. Thank you for a fantastic sketch and challenge and the gorgeous DT inspirations! Really enjoyed playing along and hope to do so again! Karen x

  2. Love this sketch! Great examples too! Just posted my entry :)

  3. I love this classic sketch, thank you! Your DT cards are fantastic and congratulations to Kim as Guest Designer! Love her work!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. I loved using this sketch. Such a simple but effective LO. Thanks for the inspiration


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