Thursday, August 18, 2016

Share Joy Challenge 49: Sketch and Color Challenge

Hi crafty friends! I hope this week is going well for you! It's back to school time around our neck of the woods so this week has been full of organizing and finding classes and learning locker combinations. We've been busy! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in last week's challenge. It's always so wonderful to browse the gallery and see your gorgeous creations and to read about how YOU are spreading joy to others! Before we take a look at this week's challenge let's find out who the winner of Share Joy Challenge 48 is. Congratulations to...

Congratulations Monika!! Email Jen using this link to claim your $15.00 TE gift certificate. :)

Now here is a look at this week's challenge:

Here are a few samples from our design team to get the ideas flowing!

Sample by Lindsay Amrhein using the color palette.

Sample by Simone Naoum using the color palette.

Sample by Yuki Yoshioka using the sketch.

Sample by Jen Shults using the color palette.

Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.
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  1. I used the color challenge to create a birthday card for my niece, whose birthday is in about two weeks.

  2. Cute, fun cards. All are great. I love the bright colors and the different looks for the sketch. All of them put a smile on my face.

  3. My Birthday Monkey is for my hubby for his upcoming birthday he is always monkeying around...

  4. I am so happy to see my name as the winner...will contact Jen soon I am still on my Vacation as soon as I get good internet I will mail her..many many email addy is monik1973 at yahoo dot com
    doin happy dance yaay
    Monika Reeck

  5. This card will be for my Brother and Sis In law!!

  6. i gave this card to my husband; as a person with a disability, i rely on him for a lot of help. lately, i’ve been dealing with extra health issues and he always knows when i need a laugh.

  7. My son received free pizzas for his robotic team's lunch meeting from Jet's Pizza, so he wanted to give them a fun thank you note. (#12)

  8. I will be sending my thank you to a friend who shared some travel fun with me.

  9. I made two cards this week one for my son who is starting back to college and football and another for a friend who is retiring from the National Guard after 30 years of service. Woo Hoo!

  10. Looks like I missed the deadline. I had it on my blog but forgot to link it up. Loved this sketch.

  11. Looks like I missed the deadline. I had it on my blog but forgot to link it up. Loved this sketch.