Monday, September 01, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #19

Welcome to our 19th 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 this month's prize: $15 gift certificate to spend on the STAMPlorations shop.

Our guest designer is someone you're all familiar with. In fact, she was just here a couple of weeks ago with her awesome project for sketch #18! We're happy to welcome Carol Mayne once again. She was our sketch challenge #16 winner. We're excited to show off her beautiful project! Please stop by her blog and check out her fabulous creations.

Guest Designer
"Hello – and Happy September 1st! Carol (aka *c*) here from Just me: c, honoured and delighted to share my sketch-inspired card for STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #19 alongside the dazzling delights created by the incredibly talented STAMPlorations team. I’m especially excited to showcase one of the four blooms from the amazing Bloom Sketches set, which I water-coloured with another 'new addition' to my collection: Twinkling H2Os. The pairing of these blooms with twinkling, sparkly paints...swoon-inducing! Thank you to the STAMPlorations team for inviting me to be a guest designer for this fabulous sketch!"

And here are the inspiration projects by the STAMPlorations design team. We'd love it if you'd visit our blogs.

video tutorial here

  • 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, September 12. 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, September 14, 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. Oh ecky thump I'm first - oh well I won't be winning the goodies!
    Many thanks for another awesome challenge and for sharing the amazing DT creations with us Karen x

  2. Late for the linky but I quite liked the sketch and used it for this card I made recently.


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