Monday, June 01, 2015

Monthly Sketch Challenge #35

Hello, STAMPlorations friends! Notice the title of this post? Yep, we're switching from bi-weekly to a monthly sketch challenge, as part of some of the changes we're doing here on the blog. Starting this month, you get to play with the sketch until June 30. You'll also want to read further down below our revised Prizes and Frequent Players Spotlight, as they're meant to even more encourage those of you who have STAMPlorations products (stamps and stencils) to play, and give those who don't have our products yet a chance to win some :o)

So for this month's sketch, the STAMPlorations girls are back with awesomely smashing projects, and joining us are two talented guest designers.

Here's the sketch you get to play with for the whole month of June. 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 we will be able to recognize the sketch in your submission(s).

*Note: you do not need to use our products to win -- the design team votes on the winner and top picks

Prize: $10 gift certificate to the shop or 3 digi stamps
+ Guest Designer spot in Sketch Challenge #38

Top picks
Guest designer spot in Sketch Challenge #38

Winner and top picks will receive a personalized STAMPlorations guest designer watermark and a personalized guest designer badge to display on their blogs.

We're doing away with the Frequent Players Spotlight. Instead, those who play in the two (monthly and/or sketch) challenges we host this month AND use a STAMPlorations product (stamp or stencil) will be highlighted, as well as get an entry to the random prize drawing. So play in the Sketch Challenge or Monthly Challenge or both -- your choice! When you enter projects using our products, you'll be in the running to win a STAMPlorations stamp and stencil pack valued at $10. The winner can also opt for a $10 gift certificate.

We have two talented guest designers joining us: Elaine Place and Lindsey M-P. Their cards based on the sketch are both gorgeous, and if you want to see more of their creativity and talent, be sure to stop by their blogs!

Guest Designer ELAINE

Guest Designer LINDSEY
using About a Rose digi stamp

And here are the inspiration projects by the STAMPlorations design team. Hope you can visit their blogs and say hi!

using  ARTplorations Shutters stencil, Trendy Feathersand Fond Expressions

using ARTplorations Bold Florals and Leaf Prints stencils, sentiment from Bloom Sketches

  • Create any paper craft on any theme using the sketch as your guide. Any style is welcome. Link up your project from your blog (or Pinterest board, Flickr account, Splitcoast Stampers gallery) to our gallery by 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) on Tuesday, June 30.
  • You must use stamps in your project(s) -- rubber, clear, or digi from any company. You do not need to use STAMPlorations stamps to enter this challenge, but please keep this one important rule in mind: if you are on the design team of another stamp company, please don't use our challenges to link up projects that you make for the sole purpose of promoting or advertising your company. Such entries will be deleted. You are welcome to play as long as your project/post is not solely promotional in nature. If you are on the DT of a regular challenge blog (not affiliated with a stamp company), please feel free to link up your projects, including those where you use images provided by whoever is sponsoring your current challenge, if they fit our challenge.
  • 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.)
  • Include a text link back to this challenge post in your blog post to encourage other paper crafters to play too. Entries not linking back to this challenge post (not the main blog) will be deleted.
  • You can submit a maximum of 3 entries for this challenge, and link up to as many other challenges as you want.
  • Follow our blog.
  • And lastly, have a great time creating your project (s)!We'll announce the winner and top picks on Tuesday, July 7, 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. WOnderful Inspirations,I loved the sketch !

  2. Lovely sketch and wonderful inspiration from everyone. Carol x

  3. Fun sketch and amazing inspiration from the designers - hoping to play along this time!!!

  4. You guys always WOW my socks off with your works of art!! Thank you for the pretty sketch!! Hugs, Darnell


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