Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October Challenge, Week 1

It's the first of the month so that means its time to launch our new challenge but first we have to announce the winners of last month's sketch challenge.......

Our winner this month was No3 - Jill with her adorable cupcake cutie!  We loved the stripes and texture and the mixed sentiment.  Drop me a line Jill and I'll get you your £15 voucher to spend in store ;-)

Our runners up were so hard to choose this month - you all rocked this sketch.  After much discussion we eventually settled on No 8 Kate and No 6 Yming.  We loved how Kate wrapped the flowers around the circular sentiment and we thought the way the robot was peeking out with his present was super cute!

Do take your winners badges ladies :-)

So what are we challenging you with this month?   Well it's all about techniques.   We'd like you to find a technique you've not tried before, or bring back a blast from the past and make it fresh and new again.  Don't be scared to give something a go - we all have disasters - trust me - I'll even share mine next week!

Please tell us what technique you've tried - we're giving you a brief description here on the blog but will have more details on our personal blogs so do pop by and visit us.

 I've tried 'no-line' colouring with my Promarkers for the
first time using this cute turtle from Paper Smooches :0)

I have gone back to my roots a bit and gone for a grungy type of technique and gilded a panel of burlap and used Winnie and Walter stamps to finish.

Are they both great techniques?  We hope we've started to inspire you to give something new a go - we'll be back next week with 3 different techniques we've tried.   You have 3 whole weeks to play along and could win £15 to spend in store  - so what have you got to loose?

The linky to add your image once you've played will be on our challenges page until 22nd October.

Happy crafting!

1 comment:

Jill Neary said...

oh wow!!! thank you sooooo much! over the moon & chuffed to bits :)