Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Challenge Winner and Highlights

There were  70 beautiful spring-inspired mixed media cards were in the gallery in March! Thanks so much to everyone who played!

Here's the mixed media card that the design team voted as the winner:

Congratulations, Mackie! Please grab your winner badge below to display proudly on your blog.

And now here are the highlights. The girls in the design team picked an entry to highlight. It's the entry that uniquely impacted us in some way -- a specific technique that was used, the colors, the creativity, or something in it that touched or impacted us.

Deepti's Highlight: #6 Seikku
Deepti says, "The colors and stamped details on Seikku's background are incredible. Love it!"

Elina's Highlight: #7 Mackie
Elina says, "The background is amazing: Loved the idea of using crackle paste with a stencil. Looks great! Also the butterfly/flower cluster in the center is so beautiful!"

Jan's and Maria F.'s Highlight: #63 Irma Tirza
Jan says, "Such a beautiful watercolored flower garden! Great textured bird and natural string adds interest."
Maria F. says, "Irma's watercolored background reminds me of an out-of-focus photo of blooming trees and bushes in the springtime. Wonderfully done."

Jenny's Highlight: #27 Becca Cruger
Jenny says, "I love how Becca made her background with the black stenciled over the colours and the gold  perfect pearls sentiment on the black."

Julia's Highlight: #68 Kris
Julia says, "Great layering of paints and florals - love the sunny green/yellow colors."

Lyndal's Highlight: #16 Karen Dunbrook
Lyndal says, "LOVE the fabulous watercolour garden Karen created, it really pops against the red border and white space below."

Loll's Highlight: #18 Hannelie
Loll says, "The beautiful colours of watercolouring really enhances the gorgeous white embossed design."

Sanna's Highlight: #57 Gelsomina
Sanna says, "I loved this card for it´s romantic look, the color combination was just fabulous and  all the pretty layers just made me feel spring! Fabulous card!"

Shirley's Highlight: #42 Susan B 
Shirley says, "I love the background of splattered glass beads tinted with pink."

Congratulations, ladies! Grab your badge below to display proudly on your blog.

Get your artsy supplies together and check back tomorrow at 6 a.m. PDT (GMT-7) for the April challenge.

Be artsy. Be messy. Be creative! :o)


  1. Oh my gosh! Thanks so much!!! I am truly honored and so excited!!!!! And congrats to the other talented ladies! Wow!

  2. Squeeee! Thanks for picking my card as a highlight. I've gotten so much inspiration from both the designers and the players. This challenge rocks!

  3. Congratulations girls, all picks are fabulous.

  4. Well done to you all.. inspiring and beautiful cards!

  5. Thanks a million for choosing my card as a highlight!!!:):) Congrats to the winner and other highlights.

  6. Thanks for choosing my card as a highlight!!! It's an Honor! Congrats to the other talented Ladies who ispired me!!!

  7. I am thrilled to have my card picked as one of the highlights - what a wonderful boost to my confidence in doing mixed media! Congratulations to the winner and the other "highlights"!

  8. WOW....I'm thrilled .. thankyou ladies for choosing my card as one of the highlights..., congrats to the other talented ladies... all work are amazing ! :)