Sunday 27 July 2014

Weekly Challenge and Winners {July:Week 5}

Hi everyone Darcy here. Last week Kate Yetter  shared 3 great projects, a shadowbox art doll, a wonderful drippy journal page and a multi layered tag.  Clare added another fab little face to her tag wrap and Elizabeth shared some great colour blending tips.  I closed the week with an experimental post using glue, and a brand new journal challenge. I will add a link to the glue experiments in 'The Classroom' section of the side bar, making it easy for you to find in the future. 

Thanks to everyone who joined in and made projects last week.We thoroughly enjoy seeing your creations. We really appreciate it when you take the time to leave positive comments, it means so much to us and the designers. 

1. And the winners are...
 Random winner #1 from the First Challenge draw (every single entry linked, including multiple entries) is: Gabrielle

 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: Etsuko

 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...
This week we welcome back Liesbeth Fidder. I took a wander over to Liesbeth's blog to see what she has been up to. I have to say it is always a joy to visit her, I am in awe of her attention to detail and use of colour. 

Case in point, just look at the vibrancy of this card. 

These gorgeous tags have been created by dropping powdered paint onto a wet background.

Another beautiful card, this time created on Yupo paper. (a synthetic paper with a waterproof surface)

Finally, not all Liesbeth's creations are bright and colourful. these cards are stunning in their simple muted tones. Very elegant, masculine pieces. 

Get ready for another week of inspiration. 

3. P.A.Weekly Challenge from....{Liesbeth and other guests}

Liesbeth 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 3rd Aug 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.


Helen said...

Well done Gabrielle and Etsuko.

Gabrielle said...

Golly gosh! Thanks for picking me Mr Random! Congrats to Etsuko too! *wanders off to look at my list of much wanted stamp sets!!!*

Hazel Agnew said...

Congrats to Gabrielle and Etsuko. Looking forward to another crafty week.

Etsuko said...

Wow!! Thank you very much! Congrats to Gabrielle! It's hard work to choose a stamp from my wish list too! xx

ionabunny said...

Congrats to Gabrielle and Etsuko