Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We CHALLENGE You! -Swedish Collage

We are running our first ever company sponsored challenge and we are inviting all of our wonderful customers and readers to participate! The challenge will run until October 1st. Everyone who participates will be put into the raffle and one person will be chosen by random number generator to win YOUR CHOICE of one FULL SHEET of Starving Artistamps or DoodleFactory unmounted rubber stamps!

Here is your challenge should you choose to accept it!

If you are a regular visitor to our gallery you have on numerous occasions come across artwork shared by our customers. More than half of those are shared by our swedish customers and involve a style we have come to name the "SWEDISH COLLAGE STYLE". We challenge you to share a card with us that shows your version of the swedish collage style. Our design team will also be participating and their projects will be featured here and in our art gallery.

There are several key points which regularly appear in swedish collage style stamping...
  • the shape of the card is SQUARE


  • a bold mix of PATTERN PAPERS is used


  • CHIPBOARD titles (in any language!), BUTTONS and/or STAPLES are often incorporated into the design


  • COLOR COLOR COLOR the more color the better! (this is not your regular vintage style collage frequently done in the states! Ban the brown!)


Think you are up to the challenge?

Here is how you can participate. From now until October 1st email us a link to your blog showing your version of the swedish collage style challenge card. Please include your name in your email. We will post links to your blogs here and in the gallery.


Here is our email for questions and submissions: strvingartistmp@aol.com

Below are a few examples of some of my personal favorite swedish collage style cards.
Still not sure what swedish collage style stamping is? Visit our gallery and click the customer shared artwork link: http://www.starvingartistampsgallery.blogspot.com/



To make winning fair to all, each participant will get one entry into the raffle. We would LOVE it if you were inspired to do more than one card, but its still ONE PERSON per RAFFLE ENTRY.
But just imagine all the good karma that might come your way if you were kind enough to share more of your art with the community and we would be especially grateful if you helped us SPREAD the WORD about our challenge!

25 comments:

Donna said...

how fun!! I'll be playing

Miki said...

This looks fun! I'm not Swedish but I LOVE swedish fish...we'll see if they can help me pull it off. :)

Nina said...

Eeeeek! What a fun challenge, Tracey!! Am I disqualified, or may I play aswell? ;)

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

Lauri said...

This is a GREAT challenge! I LOVE swedish style!!!! Yay! I will be playing with this one and I promise, no brown!

Froggy said...

I just found the site and havent ordered stamps yet..but i will..can i participate and use other stamps?

Tracey B. said...

Yes of course everyone is free to play!

Yes, you can use whatever stamps you like(Although we hope if you have them, you will use ours! But everyone is free to play and everyone who plays is entered in the raffle!

We hope you will all spread the word about our stamps and our challenges!!!

Linda - www.knorrigt.com said...

I´m from Sweden and I think I want to play! :)

Carin said...

OoOO! Fun fun fun!!! 8)
I love the swedish style! Hehe! :D

Vanessa said...

OK, this seems like so much fun! I love this Swedish look!!! I think I am going to have to play!

Rose Ann said...

For those who don't have a blog and/or want to share at SCS, is there a code for uploading? Thanks!!

Tettiz said...

YES!

This challenge is perfect for me - I was looking for something to get me kickstarted, and this really caught my attention.

Good thing is that I have bought lots of Doodle Factory stamps lately - I guess I have my evening set now. ;)

ribenaruby said...

Just found your blog. sounds good fun but I don't have any of your stamps yet. Will this do here

www.starvingartistamps.com said...

For SCS uploads use code: Starving Artistamps.

Also, Ribenaruby- you're link didnt work please email your project to strivingartistmp@aol.com
thanks!
Tracey

Tinto said...

What a great challenge! :D Of course I want to play!

Tink said...

I am swedish.. And I have just the Starving artist stamps for this one!!

fishlips said...

I am going to participate toooo. what fun... It will be my first challenge ever....

stamp and scrape said...

I've often admired the Swedish style but don't have any of those Magnolia style stamps. This butterfly is the nearest I can get.

You can see my card here

Ros

Rebecca said...

Oh this was FUN!!! I have never made a Swedish collage card before and I have to say I am HOOKED!!! I posted on my blog for those who want to take a peak!

Jessica said...

I had so much fun making this card! Thanks for the challenge :)

Here's my card on my blog, I also posted about this challenge.

Linda said...

Here is my card:
http://knorrigt.com/index.php?itemid=364

Thanks for the challenge!! :)

emmy said...

weee finally done! and in the nick of time! :)
its on my blog!
thanks for a fun challenge!

Froggy said...

I got some stamps and made my card too..i sent in the link but will post it here just incase!

http://froggysfroggaritaville.blogspot.com/

Hattifnatt said...

This is such a fun challenge! Even though I'm from Sweden I haven't tried the Swedish Collage Style until now - and I was hooked! I admire the girls that make these wonderful, colorful, whimsical cards. I'm definitely going to try this again... and again... and again... because I had so much fun!

You can see my card here

Paper Makeup said...

I just caught this challenge! So i hope i'm not too late! You can see my card here!

http://papermakeup.blogspot.com/2008/10/swedish-collage-using-starving-artist.html

Thanks!

katie (makeupbykatie@yahoo.com)

rachelsigmak said...

I thought I posted my card here, but apparently not!
http://rachelstampshappy.blogspot.com/2008/09/swedish-collage-style-challenge.html