Monday, March 25, 2013

MDSM10 It's Prize Time!!!

Before we get to today's Challenge we'd like to say Hello to our newest Design Team members... Beth Rush of Beth's Digital Cuts & Rochelle Gould of I Stamp, I Create, I have Fun. Welcome ladies we are excited to have you joining us! Now let's get to the challenge... 

Hello everyone, it's Joan here welcoming you to our 10th sketch challenge - Wow!  How much fun is that?  So much fun that we're featuring a double spread this time round AND we're also giving away another MDS download with this weeks' challenge.   Every time you join in Challenge MDSM10,  you will have a chance to win a MDS Download up to a $9.99 value.

Although this is a double spread, you can take the option of selecting only one of the pages to do if you like.  The bit of "technique" this week is to use a frame ON TOP OF YOUR PHOTO to highlight something within the photo.  Here's the sketch.....

* Since these are Double Page Spreads you will need to click on the Photos to see the full pages. *

Be sure to read the guidelines above under "About MDS Monday"

Sunday, March 24, 2013

MDS Monday Picks for Challenge #9!

Wow, you guys did a great job with the subway art!  Isn't it fun?  Let's check out the top picks for challenge #9!

How fun is this St. Patrick's Day page?  I love her different colors and font for her subway text!  It stands out beautifully against the black background.

Joan's Pick: Beth @ Beth's Digital Cuts

Tara's Pick: Tanya @ Tanya's Stamps & Things

I just love Tanya's sweet page. Great patterns, beautiful photos, and a fabulous subway art panel!

Holly's Pick: Amber M @ Stamp With Amber 

Great Subway Art piece.. I really like how she used the colors from the photo. 

Thank you all for participating in this fun challenge. Come on back tomorrow, Joan's got a special treat for you for our 10th challenge!

Monday, March 11, 2013

MDSM9 Heidi's bringing us a Subway Challenge.

Welcome back to another fun challenge here at MDS Monday Heidi is our host this week and she is bringing us a fun challenge using Subway Art. Before we get to the Challenge though we want to remind everyone about the Design Team Call going on. You can click here for the original post and to Link up. The Link will be open until Friday March 15th @6pm EST. Now let's see what Heidi has for us....

Subway Art, loosely defined as I couldn't find an official definition on the web, is using different size and type of fonts to fill the area with related words.  Stampin' Up! has its own example with the Statement of the Heart digital download.

You can easily do an internet search for lots and lots of examples.  My challenge to you is to incorporate some subway art into your page.  You can add a box or strip of subway art, make an entire background of subway art, or even make it the main focal point of your page.  How about printing it out to make it a hybrid/printable art item?

I'm not sure if the text needs to stay all horizontal to officially be subway art.  If you want to add vertical text, or even a graphic, feel free.  Don't restrict yourself to black and white; all colors are welcome!  Let's just see some text-filled areas of your page!

Ok, if you are stuck, here's a quick layout for you.  If you are able to combine both subway art and the sketch together, great!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

MDS Monday Picks for Challenge #8

Wow so many great pages for Challenge #8.. Thank You to everyone who played along with us. How fun was that Photo Rip technique?

Holly's Pick:  Beth @ Beth's Digital Cuts
I love the DSP she choose for this layout the colors are so fun together and the use of the Sketch is perfect with the Page title and the Journaling looks great around the circles.

Who made it with MDS?

Joan's Pick: Amber @Stamp With Amber
I love the sweeping title banner and the little banners at the bottom for the journaling - plus the photos are gorgeous.

Tara's Pick:  Cynthia 
I love Cynthia's sweet page and her lovely use of the paper ripping technique. Such nice, soft touches for a clean and charming page!

Heidi's Pick: Jeanne Steinhilber 
Team Work
Love her mixture of bright colors and her caption at the bottom.  Very fun!

Congratulations everyone, we will see you all back here tomorrow for a new Challenge! 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Design Team Call & Still Time to Play!

We're looking for some new Design Team members here at MDS Monday! Are you a fan of MDS and love creating Sketches for Scrapbooking? Then this is the Design Team for you! Leave a link to your Blog in the Linky below and we will be stopping by to see what you've been creating with MDS.

*The Design Team Spot will run from April-October. You must have an active Blog and knowledge of My Digital Studio. All projects will need to be 100% Stampin' Up!

The Linky will be open until Friday March 15th at 11pm EST.

There is still time to play along with MDSM8.. The Linky will close on Friday at 11:59pm EST. We hope you will join us!