Wednesday, August 29, 2012

SDC263: Color Challenge

Hello There, Sarinda here and I will be hosting this go around on our challenge. I use Design Seeds blog (((For all who love color))) I use them for inspiration all the time and wanted to share this with you. This is where it all starts for me, it’s in the color. Whether it in my journal, glass art or stamping I love to play with color.

When I chose this as my theme, I was not sure what I was going to make.  All I knew is that I loved the warm and cool hues together, something exciting for my eyes. I have always created jewelry and started out my art business that way and obviously to morphed into something very different. Regardless- I miss it and wanted to make something to wear to a gallery opening a few weeks back. So here we are.

I hope you find some fun in thinking outside the box with this challenge. Just play and see where it takes you. Wishing you a very creative day even if it is only in your minds eye.

Please remember we are now doing weekly challenges so you will have until Tuesday, 9/4/12 to link up below using Inlinkz and play along for your chance to win.  All winners from the challenges from the month will have a chance to win, we will randomly draw 2 winners for a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps at our first challenge of the following month (September).

Now feast your eyes on some color from our design team:

Thanks to all who tried their hand at Gez' One Layer Challenge last week.  Happy to see those go out of their comfort zone to join us!

Gez top 3 picks were:
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This card speaks volumes to me, I love the warmth feel of the background colours, teamed with a great image, hard to believe it's only a one layer card. 

The colours really caught my eye, I just love the blue/brown combo and very seasonal as we head towards Autumn/Fall, I can't help but feel sorry for Grumpy Dog sat under a tree where all the leaves have fallen off! It made me laugh out loud, poor boy! Great idea to use Jo's abstract foilage for the floor covering, I LOVE everything about Pat's card.

What isn't there to like about this one layer tag! Super background with lots of colour and texture and the sentiment works perfectly with Carrot!

Congratulations to the top 3 picks this week!
Join us for the current challenge below using InLinkz.  One entry per person only please.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

SDC262: One Layer Card

Great alterations last week (favorites are now at bottom of post)!!  

We are going from one extreme to the next and Gez is our hostess this week:

 One layer cards have always fascinated me, especially when masks etc are involved!
 I'm more of a many layers sort of crafter and find these an easier option!
So this week, we want to see your talents shine making a one layer only card!

Join us by linking directly to your creation below using inlinkz to be eligible for one of the $30 gift certificates for Stampotique stamps.  Two random winners will be chosen from all the participants in the August challenges.  You may use ANY stamps to participate.

Feast your eyes on some one layer wonders from our design team below:

Lisa Mason- August Guest Designer

Join us by linking below using InLinkz directly to your creation (not just to your blog).  Two random winners will be chosen from all the challenges in August to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.
Polly's Favorites for the Alter It Challenge:

The overall feel is so feminine as well as all the lovely embellishments

The uniqueness of using a game piece is wonderful

 I just love everything about it!

Congratulations to the top 3 favorites!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SDC261: Alter It

Hi, Its Polly with your theme for this weeks challenge which is...
‘Alter it’
For this challenge I chose to alter an Ikea mirror but you can alter anything you like, we all have odd items lying around the house that are just crying out to be cheered up with a bit of altering such as unused CD’s , old boxes, photo frames you can even decorate the cover of an old book.
For my ‘Alter It’ item, I first applied a coat of black acrylic paint to the wooden frame of the mirror, whilst that was drying I sprayed a 12” piece of white card with a number of different Dylusion spray inks to build up a nice background.  Once this was dry I then stamped various Stampotique images onto it. This card was then cut into jagged shapes and arranged on the frame to create a mosaic style. Once I was happy with the layout the cut shapes were finally glued into place.
I really hope you will join in with this weeks challenge and can’t wait to see your ‘Altered Item’.  Remember each time you join the weekly challenge you have the opportunity to win one of two $30 gift certificates for Stampotique stamps.  Only one entry per person and you may use any stamps.

Lisa Mason-August Guest Designer

Thank you to all the participants of last week's sketch challenge, I really enjoy seeing how everyone interprets it.

Kim's top 3 favorites were:
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Love the colors she used and that bird is so cute strutting his stuff

Great use of the monster and the distressed & dry embossed background-great sentiment!

Love everything about this card, the patterned paper, the owl, the red bow.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

SDC260: Sketch Challenge

Hi, it's Kim here and today is my turn to host our next challenge. Anyone that follows my blog knows that I'm a big fan of sketches.  Even if you don't follow the EXACT sketch, it's a great jump start for your mojo and sketches are some of my favorite challenges to participate in.

This week I have created this sketch and we have lots of inspiration from the design team to share.  Please remember we are now doing weekly challenges so you will have until Tuesday, 8/14 to link up below using Inlinkz and play along for your chance to win.  All winners from the challenges from the month will have a chance to win, we will randomly draw 2 winners for a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

There were some fantastic birds & buttons creations, love seeing the mix of birds you chose for your challenges last week.  Kaz's favorites were:
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I love the colours and the skates

this is so pretty and I love the unique birds!

this is so cute and so many stamps have been used.

and the random winner of the $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps is:

Join us this week for our sketch challenge by linking DIRECTLY to your creation using Inlinkz