June 25, 2010

Challenge #1 - Voting is Closed!

(Voting now CLOSED for Challenge 1)

Welcome to the first ever official Papercraft Star Challenge!  Challenge #1 has us working with white and red as the main color elements, as well as some flowers and even a dragonfly.  We hope that this lovely photo from Ixela Etsy Shop inspires you to create something beautiful!

This week's winner will receive a beautiful People's Choice Award blog button as well as a sweet package of papercrafting goodness!

For a chance to win, all you have to do is enter your project that was inspired by this week's photograph and link it up at the bottom of this post.  You have until this Saturday (12:00 noon Eastern Time) to enter.  After twelve noon on Saturday, the public voting begins. So make sure you post your creations on your own blogs and tell your followers to come on over to Papercraft Star to vote for their favorite!  Votes will be accepted until early in the morning on Tuesday the 26. The project that receives the most public votes will be announced along with the new challenge on Wednesday June 30.

Our brand new Papercraft Star Design Team has put together some beatiful projects to get your creative juices flowing.  We'll feature new Design Team projects for you to see today, Thursday and Friday as well!  So visit Papercraft Star every day for new inspiration!

Feel free to enter as many projects as you like and don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite project as well!

Now for some Wednesday Design Team inspiration:


Caroline chose to use this week's photo inspiration challenge to create a sympathy card. The colors in the photo silver, red, and white can be very comforting to someone in their time of loss. She used an easel card cut file created using the Cricut Design Studio which Caroline is willing to share (just hop on over to her blog). If you don't have the Cricut Design Studio (or a Gypsy) you can find instructions for an easel card here.


Jan created this "Friends 'til the End" card using the challenge photo as her inspiration.  A smooth stark white background is complimented by embossing and a nubby white on white polka dot ribbon and bow. Jan finished the card with splashes of red.


Liz used the pearls, red flowers and elegance from challenge #1 as her inspiration for her layout. The white cardstock gives the same crisp elegant look as the gorgeous white shirt. She then chose to use black and white patterned paper with a bit of red to build her layout. She added red flowers, covered in Glimmer Mist, with pearl centres, lace and ribbon. The chipboard title was covered in paint as well as Glimmer Mist to give it sparkle. The edges of the patterned paper were inked in charcoal to take away the sharpness. The pearls, lace, lace punch border and ribbon give the layout a classic and elegant feel.

Don't forget to come back Thursday and Friday to check other our other talented Design Team creations!


sweet craf-tea chick said...

wonderful projects, everyone :)! thanks for sharing :)! *hugs* steph :)

Emora Designs said...

YAY!! I am so excited that the time has finally arrived!! Great projects!!


Caroline said...

So exciting to see the Design Team projects going live!!!

Lisa - congrats on being the first to join us on our first challenge.

Can't wait to see what else is to come!!!


Catherine Marie said...

Sammibug! Great idea! I wouldn't have thought to use fruit in the challenge! Great stamp in the center! Love the strip of the lace! (Personally, I love lace!) Thanks for playing along!

Gail said...

Great first challenge ,I hope to play along with many more.


Lisa said...

How do we vote? There are no links?

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

The Voting is Closed now. Sorry.