Showing posts with label sketch challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sketch challenge. Show all posts

Monday, 3 February 2014

February Challenge - A Sketch!

Welcome to our first challenge of 2014!!

Here at S J Crafts we love a challenge. Something to take us out of our comfort zone or to encourage us to try something a little different.

Each month throughout the rest of 2014 we will set a challenge and we'd love it if you would play along and take up the challenge. Each month the challenge will vary - sometimes we'll have a sketch, sometimes a colour palette, a photo inspiration or a "recipe" of stash to use or maybe a technique.

At the end of the post there is "linky tool" for you to link up your challenge entry so we can pop along and see and we will feature a few of our favourite projects next month. We really hope lots of you will play along with us and take up the challenge!

Our first challenge is a Sketch designed by DT member Jennifer and based on her "Muddy Puddles" scrapbook layout shown below, which was originally featured here!

To get you started here's a few samples from the S J Crafts Design Team:

Louise adapted the sketch to include more photographs. Her supplies included Simple Stories Say Cheese collection.

Jenny used My Minds Eye Cut & Paste 6" x 6" papers and Basic Grey Candy Buttons and shows how a layout sketch can be adapted for a card.

LJ's lovely page tells a great story and uses Echo Park's This and That Graceful collection.

This layout uses Simple Stories Daily Grind, Glitz heart washi tape and a sprinkling of enamel dots.

and from one of our new DT members: 


Annie's cute layout features Glitz Designs "Wild & Free" collection, some snippets from Simple Stories "Say Cheese" and My Mind's Eye "Chalk Studio" label stickers.

And this fab layout by our other new DT member: 


Using Simple Stories (Urban Traveller & 24/Seven) and a few Crate Paper scraps, Jemma has created a super affect by dividing her photo into three sections.

So, will you take up our challenge this month?

Will you increase the photos, rotate it, flip it or stay true to the sketch?

Our New Design Team member Jemma is kindly offering a prize to celebrate joining the S J Crafts team. She will select one person at random from all those who link up to win a small prize!

Use the linky tool below to add a link to the blog post (or gallery) with your layout or card and a link back to this post is much appreciated.

You will need to ensure your link is added by 28th February (11.59pm) and we'll select a few favourites to be featured in a post soon after.

Enjoy x

Thursday, 30 May 2013

National Scrapbook Day Challenge Winners

Remember, earlier this month it was National Scrapbook Day and I set you a few challenges?!

Thank you to everyone who played along!

I am sorry for the delay in announcing the winners but check out below to see if you have won!

I loved looking at all your fab entries and thought I'd show you a few ...
This one from Sonja

and a lovely layout from Furrypig

Echo Park was Lisa-Jane's choice of manufacturer for this bright page

I had a tough time choosing just one favourite ...
 .... but the winner is .....
Lesley G !!!
with her lovely layout with Crate Paper supplies

I hope you all had fun visiting the Design Team blogs and searching for the answers!

The winner picked at random from all the entries is ....

Well Done to both Lesley and Sonja! if you could both please e mail me sarah at sjpapercrafts (dot) co (dot) uk with your mailing address and I'll get your prizes off to you.

Don't forget the  Sketch Challenge is open until 10pm tomorrow (Fri 31st May) so if you're quick you still have time to enter!
Sarah x

Friday, 3 May 2013

A Sketch Challenge (For National Scrapbooking Day)

As many of you will know National Scrapbooking Day (NSD) or maybe that should be ISD (International) is tomorrow!!
Here at S J Crafts we thought we can't let NSD (ISD) pass by without some kind of little celebration so we have a few things happening this weekend to celebrate our love of pretty paper and we would love it if you joined us!
First up, we have a Sketch Challenge!
If you are planning some crafting this weekend (or anytime soon as this challenge will stay open right up until the end of May!) why not play along and enter - you could win a £10 voucher to spend in the shop!
So, here's the sketch:


The sketch was based on Jennifer's "Disney Family" layout from this post and  huge thanks to Jennifer for designing the sketch for us!

The Design Team all played along with the sketch challenge and this is what they came up with! Don't forget to click on their name to visit their blog and let them know you stopped by!

Louise adapted the sketch for her landscape photo and instead of layering up papers and patterns as per the sketch she used paint and placed stickers in places that should have been papers.

Supplies include: Alphas from Echo Park All about a boy collection, Studio Calico Hot Diggety Mister Huey mist, Studio Calico chipboard Cameras and Arrows from the Snippets Collection and Hero Arts Red gems.


Jenny made a stunning card based on the sketch, showing how a scrapbook sketch can be used for cards too!!

Supplies include: My Minds Eye Collectable Collection Memorable 6 x 6 Pad, Self Adhesive Pearls & Diamond Stickles

Lisa-Jane stayed close to the original sketch apart from changing the photo orientation and extending her title along the full length of the photo.
Supplies include: Echo Park  Birthday Wishes Collection and WRMK washi tape.

Having already made the layout on which the sketch is based, Jennifer chose to make a card. By keeping the main elements of the sketch and reducing the size of the layers, this card is perfect for sending to a friend!

Supplies: Maggie Holmes and DIY Shop Collection Packs, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Cameras and Chevrons, My Mind's Eye My Girl Enamel Dots, Hero Arts Clear Gemstones.
Sarah has rotated the sketch 90 degrees anti clockwise but still included the main elements.
Supplies include: Echo Park Sisters papers, stickers and journal card, Glitz Polka dot washi tape, Studio Calico Snippets Arrows.
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So, here's what to do if you want to play along with this challenge:
1 - Make a layout or card based on the sketch. You can rotate it and adapt it but we must be able to see that the sketch has been used as your inspiration or starting point.
2 - Post your entry on your blog, mentioning that it is your entry to this challenge and you must include a link back to this post.
3 - Using Mister Linky (below) enter the link to your blog so we can come and visit.
4 - This challenge will stay open until Friday 31 May so you have lots of time to enter.
One lucky entry will be picked at random to win a £10 voucher to spend in the  S J Crafts Shop!!. The winner will be announced on here soon after the closing date.
If you don't have a blog, don't worry - you can still enter by e mailing your project to me at  .... sarah (at) s j papercrafts (dot) co (dot) uk  .... obviously turn it into a proper e mail address - just don't want loads of spam robots sending me e mails too!!
Good Luck and Have Fun!
Look out for more NSD challenges, chat, giveaways and fun happening here on the blog and also on the S J Crafts Facebook Page