Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Distress to De-stress Winners

We had a lot of really lovely submissions for our distressed sketch challenge.  The design team enjoyed looking through them all and nominating our favorites.  Here are our decisions for this week's winners.

The Top Talent award goes to Chupa of Random Acts of Creativity for this beauty:
We loved all the different patterns, textures and elements she used and felt they all worked together to create a lovely vintage look.  The out-of-the-box cutting on the main element is an interesting technique and the banner sentiment is charming.  Congratulations on being our Top Talent this week, Chupa, and watch for an email inviting you to be a guest designer with us for an upcoming challenge.

Congratulations to the following who we picked to be our Talented Trio this week.  In no particular order they are:

Anne Marie of Stampin' Anne
Anne Marie's card has lovely rich colors and is loaded with layers and texture.  Her distressing is perfect, especially the spritzed color around the main image.  Scrumptious bright red ribbon too!

Iolanthe of Paperstrokers Anonymous
We loved the square version of the sketch and the scalloped border around the edge adds a simple yet elegant touch. The pansy image is so pretty with the distressed pansy border.  Gorgeous card!

The vintage lady stamp is so pretty and the addition of the hand rolled ribbon flowers is a sweet embellishment. Her DP works perfectly with her subject and the gold doily makes a lovely backdrop.  

Congratulations to all our winners this week.  We hope you will grab your winner's badge from our sidebar and proudly display them on your blog.  

And don't forget about our current 1-2-3-4 recipe challenge.  You still have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, March 11th to submit your entry.  


  1. Oh wow! How amazing is that! Thank you ladies for choosing em as one of your 'Talented Trio'. I am so honoured and will display the blinkie with great pride.

    I have been really ill recently and this award has really cheered me up.

    Congratulations to the other winners too. Great job!

    Iolanthe xx

  2. Congrats to Chupa! :)

    Thank you so much for selecting my card for your "Talented Trio", too. What a wonderful surprise! I am sportin' my bag with pride on my blog! Thank you also for sharing such wonderful challenges and inspiration every week.

  3. Wow, was I surprised! Thank you, thank you for selecting my card for the "Talented Trio"! I have the badge on my blog!
    Congrats to the other winners too. So many wonderful creations, and your challenges sure boost the mojo every week!

  4. Awww thanks so much, ladies! I'm looking forward to Guest Designing for you :)
    Congrats to everyone, awesome cards!


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