Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sketch Layout Challenge #9

I can't believe we are already at #9 in this challenge series. It has gone by really quickly. I've enjoyed the challenge thus far and love how it is expanding. The more participants we have, the more talent we can showcase. If you'd like to join in with our sketch challenges, just join this group and the rest is easy.

So here we go, layout #9.

Tristan from Tinstar Designs had a bit of fun with her design. She moved the elements around to come up with her own version and I'm really liking it. I really like that background too. Like a lot! Tristan's FB page is just starting out, so pop over and show some love here OK! 

Next is this beauty made by Stacey from Rustic Squirrel Handmade. Stacey is one of my talented downlines and she had fun using some of the new Stampin' Up polymer stamps for her design. I love how fresh and bright and crisp her design is! Oh, and she blogged about how she made it here.

Angie from Angie's Craft Fusion had birthday on her mind when she came up with her design. Her sketch design is on the left and she also made up a design with the negative floral offcut on the right. I love the colour combo she has used which she pulled from her awesome birthday candle DSP! 

Leigh-Anne was the first to come with her design for this challenge. The beginning of our time frame was of course before Mother's Day which is why she made this lovely Mother's Day card. I love her idea with the ribbon! Love love love it! 

Adele from Adelisa Designs is brand new to our challenge group. I'm glad to have her in the group but at the same time she is so good that it makes me look bad, so I'm thinking of kicking her out.. kidding! I will have to lift my game instead! Adele whipped this card up earlier today just in time for me to share with you. The glue under her button is even still wet!! I love it. I love it. I love it. This woman has an eye people, watch out. 

Kymbo, sorry, I mean Kymberly from grubee handmade came up with this beauty of a card. See how she used scalloped DSP circles to make her background shape? How cool is that idea!!! Looove! She just layered them around evenly for the effect. She did admit afterwards that is was a pain to do though haha! 

This time round my 5 year old niece took part in the challenge!!! She came over yesterday and insisted on making a card for her mum for Mother's Day (even though Mother's Day is past, she could not be convinced otherwise). She told me what she wanted me to write inside for her and she signed off her name at the bottom. She's a sweet little thing. 

And last but not least, my card. I will admit that I almost missed my own deadline for this challenge. I literally finished this card 2 mins before the deadline. It's been a bit busy lately and it got put on the back burner. So my card was a rush job that actually worked out haha. We all know how disastrous the rush jobs can turn out sometimes.... don't we? I'm just glad this time I got lucky. Loving that colour combo too. I had already pulled out the Pear Pizzazz and was staring up at my cardstock trying to pick a second colour and couldn't decide. So I resorted to my little drawer of ribbon offcuts. That slither of Bermuda Taffeta was just sitting there wanting to be used. I love how it turned out! :) 

Don't forget anyone can take part in these Sketch Layout Challenges, just join this group to get all the info. Our #10 challenge has been designed by one of our clever participants, so I look forward to giving it a crack and sharing with you in 2 weeks time! Happy paper crafting!