Saturday, April 30, 2011

Challenge #44 Sketch Challenge Winners

Wow! What a terrific week of creations for this week's sketch. Thank you to all who played along with us! Your cards were lovely and I enjoyed looking into your blogs! This week the design team has chosen such delightful cards as their cut above choices! It was really was a challenge to choose this week!!

The Cut Above Winners for this week are:

Ann's Choice - Carrie Gaskin - Artistic Avenger
I can never say enough about Carrie Gaskin's cards. I am a huge fan of her vintage style, and this card is a perfect example of her work. Starting with the vintage color combination of Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, Early Espresso and Not Quite Navy, detail after wonderful detail strengthen the vintage theme. The Twill Tape, the manifest stamped onto Newsprint Designer Series Paper, the collage of images, the perfect sentiment...what more can I say! Congratulations, Carrie! You are my Cut Above!

LeAnne's Choice - Terry Blais of Goin' Over the Edge

Oh my, when I saw Terry's card, I was in love! The colors she used were what caught my eye first; so very pretty! But when I zoomed in and saw that lovely flower stamped on the newsprint and colored so delicately, the butterfly perched above and that antique brad, I was doubly smitten! Very, very pretty creation---congrats on being my Cut Above, Terry!!! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Jen's Choice - Stacey Schafer - Stacey's Stamping Stage

I absolutely love the colors that Stacey has chosen for her son's birthday card. The different shades of blue and orange are just perfect for little boys! The distressed edges of the designer paper along with that big button and cog are perfect accents. All of the stamps and elements she's chosen go together so perfectly, I'm sure her son will love it. Congrats, Stacey!

Jaydee's choice: Cam

I love the colors in Cam's card. They are really summery and fun. Perfect for the image. I also loved the way she scrunched the polka dot ribbon and tied the ribbon to the embossed layer. The double tab layer with the green and white was such a great idea. This card made me happy, and warm, just looking at it! Congratulations, Cam.

Anne Marie's Choice: Susan Joyce of Cat's Ink-Corporated

Susan's stunning poppy card jumped out at me immediately when I saw it! I love the bold image and the gorgeous color combo. I also really liked the cut out poppy overlapping the ribbon, the stamped background and the tiny bits of sparkle in the centers of the flowers. Such beautiful details that made this card a true stand-out to me. Congratulations, Susan on being my pick for A Cut Above! 

And the Headliner for my sketch is:

Lauri Ingram of Paperville

Not only were the colours she chose beautiful, I loved the ribbon treatment that Lauri used on this card! She also used the stamping off technique and I loved the flowers mixed with the En Francais background stamp. The vintage brad was the perfect finishing touch for this lovely card! Congratulations Lauri!

Join us tomorrow for our next challenge which is a fun theme challenge hosted by LeAnne.

Thank you to everyone who gave my sketch a whirl!


  1. So glad you liked my card! Thanks Jen and Paper Players for such beautiful inspiration:)

  2. Congrats to all the winners--great creations!

  3. Thank you SO much! I loved all the submissions...cannot believe mine was selected!!!! Thank you...this really made my day!!


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