- Week 1: Trend Watch (inspiration based on a current trend)
- Week 2: Designer Drafts (sketch challenge)
- Week 3: Cool Shades (color combination challenge)
- Week 4: Picture Perfect (inspiration photo)
Each week will stay the same from month to month; when there is a fifth week in a month, the last week will be an extra week to participate for challenge 4. Another exciting change is that the design team has been split into 2 groups. Group 1 will be creating projects for the first and third weeks, and group 2 will have the second and fourth. Here's the breakdown of the teams:
Fun , right??? Plus, the amazingly talented Savannah is staying on the team, and will serve as coordinator. She and Kim have truly outdone themselves with this new re-structuring. I'm so excited to see what awesome projects come out of this! I mean, just look at these cute new graphics!
challenge for this week, the Trend Watch. Even though I'm in group 2, I still created a card for today's challenge. It will be linked up to the challenge gallery rather than in the blog post itself. The inspiration is this:
I love the cloud/sunshine trend that's so popular right now, and couldn't resist making a card based on this picture. Now for the paper yummies:
The cloud is a sticker from the Echo Park "Little Boy" Collection Kit. The yellow patterned paper is from the same collection, but it's normally yellow and white striped, so I colored it with Prismacolor markers for a yellow-on-yellow paper. I die cut a circle to create my sun, and stamped a cute little face from the Alfresco stamp set. I stitched along the edges of the cloud, and stamped a sentiment from Simply Said. For the background (which looks better in person than it does photographed), I stamped the polka dots from the Geo-Graphic set and heat embossed them with white powder. You may be able to see it better here:
I hope you will play along with this challenge. For each challenge, there will be a PS PRO. This PS PRO will receive a banner for their blog and a $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store. You have until Sunday, May 13 at 11:59 PM EST to play along.
Did you know? Paper Smooches is now on Pinterest! Come follow the entire team and company here!!!
Thanks for looking!
I'm playing along here:
Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge: The Sky is the Limit
Supplies: cardstock: Georgia Pacific; patterned paper, sticker: Echo Park; stamps: Paper Smooches (Alfresco, Simply Said, Geo-Graphic); ink: Tsukineko (Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black); embossing powder: American Crafts; circle die: Nestabilities; die cut machine: Cuttlebug; markers: Prismacolor; ribbon: Michael's; sewing machine: Kenmore; thread: Singer; dimensional adhesive: American Crafts