Friday, March 1, 2013

Our March Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!  It's time for us to post the sketch we will be using for our March challenge.  Thanks once again to Michele Singh for creating this beautiful sketch for us.  She's awesome!

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Here is the sketch we will be using in March, and also a look at how our Design Team used the sketch, along with our March Kit, which has already sold out.

"Boys" by Erin Blegen

This past summer my oldest, along with a friend and his cousin, spent much of the afternoon out in the woods searching for mushrooms. Boy, did they get dirty- but they had a blast doing it and so it was worth it :).

When working with these kits, I always like to try and find a different way of using things. On this particular project, I took apart the Snowbell flower from Manor House Creations, and used the stamen to accent my Maya Road flower and I also used some of the petals underneath it. Just one way to change up the look of something!

I've mirrored the sketch:


"Fly High" by Keren Tamir

 I chose this picture of my daughter chasing the seagulls at the beach because it matched the teal colors in the kit perfectly. I painted the background to make it look like the ocean. First I stenciled the waves with gesso. Then I painted it with Shimmerz, Glimmer Glaze and Gold pigment. Finally I used some gel medium and embedded small ripped pieces of paper from a poem about the sea. Then I blended it all in with some more glimmer glaze.


"Fly Birdie Fly" by Brit Sviggum

Tuva really loves birds and animals. And I`m afraid she would have let the bird out, if we had one in a cage ;) To rescue it :) 


"Tindra" by Camilla Ekman

 The March kit from C'est Magnifique has some really great colours. I love mixing the orange with the turquoise. The layout is made using the gorgeous kit sketch. I have used a Blue Fern Studios chipboard that were in the kit. I painted it in gesso and then added the glimmer glaze from the kit.


"You and Me" by Larissa Albernaz

I have used this month´s sketch to create this layout. It portrays one adorable moment of my daughter´s and niece´s life. They were together having a picnic all dressed up like Minnie Mouse.


We hope you've enjoyed these 5 layouts with very different takes on the sketch.  Now it's your turn to give it a try.  The sketch challenge is open to everyone - you don't have to be a member of our kit club.  You can interpret the sketch any way you want, but we do want to look at your layout and be able to tell you used the sketch.  But feel free to flip it on its side, or turn it upside down if that's what works best for you.

We will be offering two prizes, awarded randomly to participants in our Sketch Challenge.  The first prize is this beautiful assortment of paper, embellishments, and chipboard!  The winner of this prize package will also be able to shop in the C'est Magnifique Store, and have their purchases sent with the prize package, so that means you won't have to pay for shipping charges!

Our second prize, a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store,  will be awarded randomly to one of our participants who obviously uses one of our kits to create their Sketch Challenge layout. 

We will also chose 5 (or maybe more) layouts to feature on our blog!  

And you have the entire month of March to submit your layout.

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

1.  You must be a follower of our blog.  It's easy to become follower -see the left sidebar.

2.  Create a layout using the sketch, and add it to our blog using the Inlinkz tool below.  Please link to the blog post where you have uploaded your layout  (not your general blog address). If you do not have a blog, you may link to an online gallery.

 Deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, March 31 (US time).
We look forward to seeing your layouts!


  1. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

  2. The sketch is awesome and so are all the design team samples. I am new follower and am playing along for the first time.