Hello and welcome back crafty friends!
We LOVED seeing your unique interpretations of our first ever sketch challenge last month! Congratulations to our Challenge #12 winner, Inkami! Please feel free to grab and display your winner badge which can be found on the righthand column (or at the bottom of the page on mobile)!
A Few Changes
Before we get onto the next challenge, we wanted to let you know of a few changes we’re making going forward. This has been our first year running this challenge blog and we’ve learned a lot along the way — we’re always trying our best to make our challenges fun and welcoming for everyone!
We’ll still be having monthly challenges, but now they’ll run from the 1st to the second last day of each month. Our current challenge (#13) will run a little longer to get us on track with this new schedule! We’ll also be selecting a winner every second challenge — we will pool together all the entries across both challenges to pick our winner, and there must be at least three different participants over the two challenges in order for a winner to be selected. As always you can find all the rules detailed here. We hope that you’ll continue to have fun playing along with us!
Now onto Challenge 13!
It’s finally starting to warm up here in Canada, so what better time for a spring color palette challenge! Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!
I love the colors of this palette and knew I wanted to do some ink blending. I used my distress oxide inks to blend my background in the following order (top to bottom): Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Tattered Rose. I adhered my background down to a top-folding A2 card base.
Next, I die cut six butterflies from white 110 lb. cardstock using Layer 4 from the Butterfly Emergence 2 in 1 Layered Dies. I adhered these “flying” in all directions around the background and cut off the excess with my paper trimmer. I white heat-embossed the sentiment from Legend of The Koi onto a black cardstock strip and adhered it onto my card using foam tape. Finally, I added some sequins and embellishments to finish off the card.
We love seeing your creations and would love for you to join us in this month’s challenge! All you have to do to enter is use the challenge theme (color palette) to create a project that features at least one Penguin Palace product as the focal point. Full challenge rules can be found here.
This month’s challenge runs until May 30th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com from challenge #13 and #14 which will be announced on July 1st at the beginning of challenge #15!
Don’t forget to link up your project below, and if you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!