Monday, February 1, 2016

February Sketch Challenge

Welcome to February, everyone!  Today we have a brand new sketch for you designed by Michele Singh.  This month's sketch has a romantic feel to it, in honor of Valentine's Day.  Of course, you can use our sketch as inspiration for any theme you wish.  The February sketch has some beautiful layering, room enough for two photos, and a large title.  We can't wait to see how you use it!

To get you started, we have some beautiful examples from some of our Creative Team.  You will see the many ways they interpreted the sketch.  First up are the layouts that, like the sketch, use two photos.

Cathi O'Neill kept with the love-theme for her sketch layout this month, using paper from the Blush Collection.

Sandi Clarkson created her sketch layout using the beautiful "Celebration" paper from the Blush collection, for her dreamy layout.

This beautiful brown paper from the Timeless collection really makes the photos stand out in this layout created by Bec Genet.

Elena's Volckova's  layout began with a green background that mimics the background in her photos using paper from the Paisley and Vine collection,  She built layers with scraps from other collections.  Like the 3 shown above, Elena used two photos in her design.

As we mentioned, you don't have to use two photos with this month's sketch.  Let's take a look at some of the other Creative Team examples using just one photo.

 Maiko Kosugi used repeated hearts on her adorable layout using paper from the Blush collection.

 Staying with the love theme of this month's sketch, Nicole Doiron also used the beautiful Blush collection for her sweet layout.

The beautiful and romantic Blush collection is just perfect for February and ties in so well with  the theme of Yuko Tanaka's layout.  And what could be better than the Hugs & Kisses chipboard title.

Continuing with the love theme and use of paper from the Blush collection, here is Renea Harrison's  gorgeous layout. 

The next three examples use paper from the recently released Timeless collection.  First up is this precious layout from Marie-Eve Bernard.  

And Debbie Burns not only used the Timeless collection, she also used the Timeless chipboard title with this vintage photo.

Keren Tamir rotated the sketch and used the neutral Artistique paper from the Timeless collection which coordinates so well with the colors in her photo. 

Now it's your turn to join us.  We would love to see how you used the February Sketch as inspiration for your project.   We will have a prize for one lucky winner (from a random draw), and will feature a few projects from YOU at the end of the month!

We ask that you follow these guidelines:

1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or 
flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs, but please make sure your layout resembles the sketch.

2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.

3.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch
- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE.
 {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project, please!}

4.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below by midnight EST on February 29, 2016.

Please link your projects here: