Monday, October 1, 2012

October Sketch Challenge

Welcome to October everyone!  It's time for a new sketch and once again Nadia Cannizzo has created a beautiful sketch for us to use. 

Now it's your turn to use this sketch as inspiration to create a layout for our challenge. 
This challenge is open to everyone.  You do not need to be a member of C'est Magnifique Kits to participate in the sketch challenge and you may use any supplies you wish.  
But, since we are a kit club, there is an added incentive to use one of our kits to create your sketch layout (which I will explain below).

We will be offering 2 prizes this month.  One winner from all entries (selected randomly) will receive a large prize package.   The winner will also be able to purchase anything 
from our Store and have it shipped free with their prize package - anywhere in the world!   
Here's a look at what Leslie has put together for this month's prize. 
Because we are a kit club, our second prize is $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store that will be randomly awarded to someone who obviously uses one of our kits to create their layout.  This is our way of saying "thank you" to our members.
We will also be "featuring" 5 layouts from the submissions for this sketch.

What do you have to do to enter our sketch challenge?

1.  You must become a follower of our blog.  If you're already a follower, we thank you!
It's easy to become follower -see the left sidebar.

2.  Complete a layout using the sketch, and add it to our blog using the Inlinkz tool below.  Please use the link to your blog post where you have uploaded your layout (not your general blog address).

 Deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, October 31 (US time).
Let's take a look at how some of our Design Team members used the sketch and our October Kit, "Last Kiss of Summer".  

"Go" by Erin Blegen

I've used Nadia's fabulous October sketch to put this layout together. My boys are BOYS and they LOVE machines! On this day we were out at the gravel pit and they were so excited about the bulldozer that had been parked there for the night. And after exploring that for a bit, they just took off running to see what else they could find. It's days like these that makes me hopeful my boys will someday be the best of friends.

 "Vacker" by Camilla Ekman

 My daughter is sitting on a bench outside of the castle of Kalmar. She doesn't know that I'm taking her picture. Those are really the best shots to get. The layout is made with the October kit and I've been using the October sketch.

"Wish" by Keren Tamir

 This is a picture of my husband and my two kids. I tried to make a more masculine layout with this picture. I love using brown tones to achieve this. I used 2 different Prima packaging for this layout. They are truly so beautiful and so versatile to use.

"Prom Night Dreams" by Beverly Sams

They just didn't make prom photos like this when I was in high school! There was the standard, stiff pose, awkward smile, and slightly terrified "deer in the headlights" photo back then. This photo of one of my cousins and his date show just how far those pics have come~ The colors against the neutral background of the wood come to life and there's nothing awkward about this couple. I altered the colors of the flowers slightly with the Shimmerz spray from the kit and ran the chipboard through an embossing folder before using some more mists on it.


  1. Stunning work from ALL ladies!!

  2. Wow such a gorgeous sketch! Love the DT members there work very much.....I will give it a go this month too....xox Amy

  3. Such an amazing lot of inspiration from the DT .... wow!