Friday, March 15, 2013

Sketch and Challenge!

Hi everyone!!
As you know, we have a Sketch Challenge involving a monthly PRIZE here at S: CY every 2 weeks. Here are the details!
How does it work?
We will draw for a prize at the end of EACH MONTH. There will be TWO sketch challenges every month, so that mean you'll have two chances to win the monthly prize.
A photo of the prize will be posted. :)
From now on, when a new  layout Sketch is posted on the Blog, you will also see an inspiration piece accompanying the Sketch.
These  two things, together, make up a "Sketch challenge" which will be described to you in words. 
1) Sketch 
2) Inspiration piece
What should you do for a chance to win the monthly prize?
1. Look at the Sketch and Inspiration piece. Read the challenge.
2. Check and write down the due date! It will be clearly noted in each challenge. (One challenge will be finished before the next one starts.)
2. Create a layout that fits the challenge.
3. Post your PAPER OR DIGITAL layout on your Blog and share it with us by the Due Date, using Mr. Linky. Mr. Linky can be found at the bottom of the post, but ONLY until the due date!
What does the Team at S: CY do?
1. After links are posted, the S: CY Team will visit every one of them to leave some "love." :)
2. I will send you an "I Played Along..." badge to proudly display on your Blog! :)
3. I will compile a list of all the links to LOs for each Sketch Challenge into a permanent link list in a post on the blog. Each entry will be numbered in the order it was received. ##This number becomes the number that will apply to you in the prize draw. (Example: If you are the third person to post your work, yours will be link #3 in the list.) Then, if, using, your number (ie: "3") is drawn, you are the winner!!##
3. We will do a PRIZE DRAW using at end of the month. Draw dates will be announced as each month starts.
4. QUESTIONS? Shoot me an email at peteali@ eastlink. ca (NO SPACES).
**PRIZE this month is a beautiful Close To My Heart Stamp Set called "Tailor Made."**
**DUE DATE  for this Sketch Challenge is March 13th, at 12 midnight, Atlantic Standard Time (AST)**
**You will use Mr. Linky to post the link to your completed Sketch Challenge entry. Mr. Linky will be at the end of this post!
**PRIZE DRAW FOR MARCH will be March 31st, Sunday, after 9 PM AST
**REMEMBERwe welcome both paper and digital layout entries!
**International participants are welcome to enter the contest!
The PRIZE  for MARCH is a beautiful Stamp Set from Close To My Heart. This C-size stamp set is pictured below.  Remember.... post a link to your completed Sketch Challenge for a chance to WIN this versatile and gorgeous acrylic stamp set, complete with its own snap-closed storage envelope and foam stamping pad. 
My Acrylix CTMH Stamp Set
"Tailor Made" 

S: CY Sketch Challenge Prize 
March 2013- View (1)

My Acrylix CTMH stamp set
S: CY  Sketch Challenge Prize
March 2013- View (2)
So.... Why not enter? Mr. Linky will be at the end of this Sketch Challenge post to accept your links until the Sketch Challenge due date of March 31st at 9 PM AST. At that time, all links will be gathered  by Admin, and will choose the winner! 
**BE CERTAIN to get your links in before this date & time. :)**

Ok... On to the new Sketch and challenge!
It's full of fun and colourful inspiration!

Sketch 3-13 created by
S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
Today, we have a Color Challenge! So, when you create your layout, use the graphic below to provide COLOR inspiration for your layout. Use any colours you see, or choose a related color to base your layout upon.  Have fun!

Vintage Peacock Image courtesy of
 The Graphic Fairy
First, our Guest Designer Lynnette Nagle has interpreted the Sketch and inspiration piece as you see below! :) Thanks Lynnette!

"Our Ship" layout created by
 S: CY March Guest Designer
Lynnette Nagle
Next, Why not check out the layouts created by our S: CY Design Team? 
"The House that Built Me"
created by S: CY Designer
 Elisha Pharr
(Journaling- song lyrics by Miranda Lambert)

 "Hanukkah Lights" created by
 S: CY Designer 

Patchi Moussatche
Patchi told me "I used the color photo for my background and flipped the sketch to fit my photos."
"The Guest of Honor" created by
 S: CY Designer
 Karen Zabuska
Karen writes: Another fun sketch that inspired me to do my Retirement Party.  I was wearing the peacock's colors and I even pulled out from my favorite stash, Bo Bunny's "Sophie",  the perfect paper. The photos were all taken by people there.  I was truly "The Guest of Honor".

"Flash" created by
S: CY Designer
Heather Bridges Topich
Journaling: "We should call you Lightning. You finished the Short Pump Race in 3rd place out of about 100 girls your age. You are excited to do cross-country next year at school. Obviously, you are going to excel! Your time for the mile was 8:01. Go Bella!"

Heather told me that her color inspiration was the green in the peacock.

"Summer in BC" created by
S: CY Senior Designer

 Ann Seleshanko 
"Last Blast" layout created by
S: CY Design Team Leader
 Ali MacDonald
Journaling: "In April 2012, when spring had almost arrived in the Annapolis Valley, we had a good old-fashioned snowstorm. Usually winter gives us a rip-roaring “last-blast” in March….but April?! Brrrrr!
Of course the first thing Noah asked for was to go outside. Bryan, as always, was game to help his little brother, and out they went." 

For this LO, I was inspired by the beautiful light/medium green tones in the peacock's tail. I also flipped the sketch 2 turns to the left!

We sure hope that you'll try this sketch. 
Remember that if you do, register with Mr. Linky below, and we'll pop by to see your creation, send you an S: CY Blog Badge, PLUS enter your name for the prize draw which takes place March 31 right after 9 PM. 

Good luck and have FUN! Have a super week all!