Sunday 9 February 2014

Weekly Challenge and Winners {February week 2}

Hi everyone Darcy here,
Wasn't last week fabulous! We had the welcome return of Clare Lloyd with some with her fabulous introduction to drawing faces and incorporating them into projects with scrummy backgrounds. Several PaperArtsy friends joined us and brought projects such as a door hanger in yummy colours, sweet wildflowers and a great example of the masking technique. 

Thanks to everyone who joined in and made projects alongside all of our guests. And thank you also for all the comments left on blog posts. It's really encouraging for us to see your response to all the blog contributors.

1. And the winners are...

Random winner #1 from the First Challenge draw (every single entry linked, including multiple entries) is: Sherry of Sherry's simple Blog

 Congratulations, you have won a PaperArtsy A5 stamp of your choice. 

 Random winner #2 the winner from the Second Challenge draw, (only one entry per name)
 is: APG Jamie

 Congratulations, you have won a PaperArtsy A5 stamp of your choice.

*Winners please get in touch with Darcy ( with your full  name,  address and choice of stamp plate. 

2. The week ahead...

But first tonight we start by welcoming back Julie Ann Lee. Let's see what Julie has been up to since we last saw her. Over on her blog I found some wonderful projects. Firstly this tag, where Julie has very cleverly given herself some extra working space by adding a pediment at the top and bottom. 

Here we see Julie has really gone to town with creating texture and embellishments to create this fabulous layered card. There is so much detail to Julie's work, you must check out her blog to see all the close up photos. 

This piece really caught my eye, Julie has made this for her daughter. The theme is Venetian, and she has captured that perfectly with the pale blues and golds. The petals are clustered around the head making it look like it is emerging, giving this piece a real sense of movement. 

Finally Julie has been exploring the trend for upcycling cardboard packaging, to great effect in this piece. 
3. P.A.Weekly Challenge from....{Julie Ann and other guests}

Julie Ann will be joined in the latter part of the week with other surprise guests, and of course, if you are inspired by any item you see on the blog this week, then please share what you get up to, and link your creativity here on the weekly challenge link. 

Your challenge entry can link to your own blog, Pinterest or Flickr pages, or any webpage that shows us what you have made in response to the posts on the blog this week. Just make sure you come back to this post, and use the linking tool below to show us your entry. We have extended the challenge entry deadline to 5pm on Sunday evenings.

Make sure on Sunday 16th February by 17:00 (5pm London time) you need to have your link entered below, and you will go into one of 2 draws to win new stuff.

To help you find the linky tool when you need it, just look at the final green paragraph on each blog post, there you will find a link that brings you back to this post.

Weekly Challenge guidelines
The first draw is for every single entry listed, so if you have multiple entries, you get entered multiple times. 

The second draw is only for one entry per name, and the winner of Draw 1 is not included in this second draw. Having 2 draws makes it fair for everyone, no matter how many times you can join in during the week.

As this challenge is to show how you have been inspired to action by this week's designer, make sure in your blog post you explain what prompted you to create.

Please don't feel you need to copy a designer's work exactly, it may be one small aspect or idea that you want to explore that sends you into the creative zone. You are also welcome to use any stamps/ products / substrates you have to hand, we do not expect you to exclusively use PA products - but of course it is lovely when you do!

The winners are announced Sunday evenings in the 7pm blog post (as above). It is your responsibility to check back and see if you have won. If you are a winner, email Darcy with the name of the stamp you would like, and your snail address. We do not chase people for unclaimed prizes.

If we are away at an event, then the winners post would generally be updated by Monday evening with draw details.


massofhair said...

Congrats to the winners!

Looking forward to more Julie Ann projects this week:-) xxx

Anonymous said...

Great to have Julie Ann back this week, can't wait to see what she has for us. Congrats to the winners.

Alison said...

Congrats to Sherry & Jamie!
Can't wait to see what Julie Ann has in store for us this week.
Alison xxx

Sherry said...

I'm thrilled my name was picked!!! I've just sent off an email to Darcy.

Julie Ann's art looks fantastic x