A big shout out to Yvonne and Mark A. who are not only our Weekly Challenge All-Stars, but also the only two participants who took on last week's Saturday challenge - woot woot!!
And I'm up with a card today while Audrey is on vacation. The background challenge is to stamp your sentiment (or even just part of the sentiment) all over the background. You can decorate the foreground anyway you want.
Here's my card
After I stamped that background, I decided I didn't want to cover any of it up since I liked the way it looked when I was done. So I popped a button right next to the dark bluish green sentiment and called it done.
However, I decided that I wanted that one "thank you" to stand out even more, so I pulled out my glitter pen and traced over the letters to really make them shine. Here's a close-up that might help you see it better.
And that's the challenge - there's a lot of flexibility on this as long as you stamp some words all over the background...
Here we are again on a Sunday - are you ready to take on another sketch challenge?
Well let's go...
And some fabulous Design Team examples
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We've got a fun themed week planned so come back tomorrow for all the details...
Today's challenge is to take an image - whether stamped or digi - and dress it up 3 ways. As for the rest of the card, anything goes.
Today I'm sharing another card with you while DoBea is on vacation. Perhaps it's just wishful thinking, but here's what I came up with
I took the umbrella from a Digi Darla image and dressed it up with white fringe, a rhinestone at the top, and although it doesn't really show up, I traced the black lines with a glitter pen (trust me, it looks great in person, lol!).
By the way, I have updated Tuesday's post with winners, and you can read all about it here.
We'll be back tomorrow with a sketch and another sponsor...
Are you the kind of card maker who needs an occasion in order to make a card (I know I generally am!), or do you like to make cards that may not suit any particular event?
If you tend to lean more towards the latter, then this one is for you!
The idea is to create a card that is absolutely random - no particular occasion, no thank yous or birthday cards. Maybe it's silly or maybe it's serious, but one thing it must absolutely have is a sentiment.
Here is Jennifer's card for the challenge
Love the bold bright colors, and the card along with its sentiment definitely fits the theme of the challenge.
Sometimes it's fun to create without needing to, and this is one of those times to let that creativity loose!
Here's a challenge that has all sorts of possibilities. It's an Imagine This challenge, which gives you the freedom to creative a card based on what that image makes you think of. You might use colors, words, or the image of the things itself. In this case, the image is the Earth.
And here's Kim's example
Such a beautiful mix of land and water!
Whatever you think of when you think of earth, whether it be the land you walk on or the entire planet, let that inspire your card...
By the way, even though some of the items that I'm listing here each day are fairly specific, if you attempt the challenge with whatever you have on hand that is close, it still counts. The most important thing is that you are inspired by the challenge!
So I had this idea that it would be a lot of fun to create a week of challenges that are based around the idea of a "collage" card. The concept is wide open to interpretation, but I think of lots of layers, filling up the card with as much decoration as you can - though it doesn't have to be cluttered - and mixing and matching lots of beautiful things.
But of course we can't just call it Collage Card Week, and leave it at that. Each day I will offer up 3 items/techniques to include on your card - otherwise anything goes.
Today's 3 are Lace, Pins, and Glitter
Here's what Annie came up with for the challenge
Gorgeous - I love the layers of scalloped lace.
Here's a close-up of that beautiful butterfly with its stickpin antennae
Whatever your preferred cardmaking style, give the collage a try and don't forget to add the 3 items listed above!
And a great big welcome to our Guest Designer this month, Amy, a.k.a. Redheaded Crafter!
All month long Amy will be sharing her gorgeous cards with us, starting with today's sketch
We're so glad to have her joining us this month, and if you would like to see more of her work, pop over to her blog by clicking on the link above.
This week Rona Mallard from Ippity Stamps is sponsoring a prize for one lucky winner.
Ippity is a line of stamps from Unity Stamp Company only available through 50 Unity endorsed Ippity Chicks. They are amazing quality deeply etched red rubber stamps that mount on any acrylic block. Your prize from me is a $15.00 gift certificate (winner does pay shipping unless the order qualifies for free shipping). All Ippity orders from me include fun freebies of 6x6 papers and handmade fabric flowers! I would LOVE to be YOUR Ippity chick!! Click on the blinkie above to check out what Rona has to offer.
And we've got a fun themed week for you, so check back tomorrow for all the details and a card from Annie...