We have 359 entries for the first challenge!
I am grateful for your participation and enthusiasm.
Can you tell my love for water-coloring?
I bet a lot of you do, too
I bet a lot of you do, too
Supplies: Garden Background (Hero Arts), Hand Written Sentiments ( Simon Says Stamps), Distress Inks (Peacock Feather, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Pickled Raspberry), vellum, black and white embossing Powder (Zing), Paper piercer (Making Memories), light green threads, sequins (Dollar Store)
Some background stamps are just perfect for water-colors. A little piece of vellum, some hand-stitching and a pretty background, you've got a happy card :)
I hope that you will continue to play and support this challenge blog. There are SO many ideas floating in my head and I can't wait to share them with you in the next few months. I will have a wrap-up post next. Please scroll down to check out all the awesome entries and leave each other some blog love. This is what this new challenge blog is all about. Thanks for stopping by!
Since this is a new challenge blog, there are a few issues that I think I need to address. Here are some questions that were raised:
Q: I thought the challenge runs for three weeks...I missed the deadline!
A: I did say (approximately) 3 weeks. However, I apologize that I didn't state it clearly that the challenge runs for 18 days every month.
Q: Given the number of entries, are you considering a design team call soon ?
A: At the moment, I do not plan to have a design team. Every month I will invite top-notch guest designers to design for our challenge blog with specific themes in mind. I consider all the entries from YOU ( the players) as my design team members. I am counting on YOU to inspire, admire and comment on each others' work.
Q: How are you going to pick only Top 5 Favorites?
A: I know....it is impossible to pick only Top 5 Favorites, especially since we have 359 entries for our first challenge. I will adjust the number of favorites, for instance, I may pick Top 10 Favorites instead. In order to keep the challenge exciting and fun, I will ask my hubby Dr. John for his votes, too ( He has good taste for cards!).
Here was a suggestion from Kelly Griglione:
....WAY TO GO! I think you'll be a wonderful hostess for this monthly challenge. In addition to the spotlighted cards, I think there should be a "Dr. John's pick". How fun and unique would that be?!? I think people would get really excited about that!! He could have his own graphic, and say a sentence about why he likes it. What a unique perspective he would bring. I'd be so interested to hear why a non-card maker is drawn to a particular design (because, after all, most of the cards we send out are probably to non-card makers).