Saturday, February 2, 2013

C'est Magnifique February Sketch Challenge

**For my February Giveaway, please go HERE**

It's time to reveal this month's sketch challenge at C'est Magnifique! The sketch features the lovely Blue Fern Frame that is in our February Kit, "Royal Tea Party".  Don't have the frame? - it is available for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store, or show us how you interpret the sketch using something other than the frame.

"New Chicks"

This past summer, one of my hens who had been disappearing on and off showed up with 11 baby chicks she's hatched out in the woods! I had not hatched out my own baby chicks since I was a little girl, so this was especially exciting for me :). I thought the colors in my photo were complimented perfectly by the green & cream shades offered in the kit, and it was a joy playing with the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios frame, decorating it with seed & micro beads, and stamping & inking it to create a coordinating, rustic feel :).

The February Sketch, created by the talented Michele Singh:

This challenge is open to everyone, and you may use any supplies that you have.  No need to go out and purchase anything!  Feel free to interpret the sketch any way you want.  Best of all, we have a wonderful prize that will be awarded to one participant, based on a random draw.  Here is the prize package Leslie has put together for February.  The winner of this prize package will also be able to shop in the Cést Magnifique Store and have your purchase shipped with your prize for no additional shipping costs.
Our second prize, a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store, will be randomly be awarded to one of the sketch participants who obviously creates their sketch layout using a C'est Magnifique Kit.

Lastly, we will be choosing 5 (or more) layouts to feature on our Blog when we announce the winners.
What do you have to do to enter our sketch challenge?

1.  You must be a follower of the C'est Magnifique blog.  It's easy to become follower~ see the left sidebar.

2.  Create a layout using the sketch, and add it to the sketch challenge post HERE using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the page.  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, February 28 (US time).
We look forward to seeing how you use our sketch!

20 comments:

Nadia Cannizzo said...

I must say this is one of my favourite layouts of yours. All the colours have blended so well together and I am incredibly in LOVE with the way you altered the chipboard frame. Absolutely magnificent! Loved reading about the chicks too LOL! So cute! Hoping you are well always :)

Irina Gerschuk said...

Oh, so sweet)))) And the colors are just beautiful!!!

Evgenia said...

Wow, beautiful! This frame looks great!

Lizzyc said...

Oh wow this is really lovely, love the story about your mother hen! the chicks will be wonderful to watch grow!! beautiful frame around your layout.. gorgeous colors.. love this!!

Romy said...

Your take on the sketch is simply wonderful! I love how you used the flowers and that pretty chipboard frame.

cebelica said...

This is absolutely stunning. You did an amazing job with this LO. Hugs! xx

Marianne said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I just love the little story about Mama Hen and her new chicks!

morkaren said...

Smukt LO med dejligt billede, og flotte farveharmoniske blomster, og din høne historie er så kær, jeg kan forestille mig dit ansigt da puttehønen kom hjem med 11 kyllinger. knus morkaren.

Missy Whidden said...

This is gorgeous, Erin...the colors in the photo are just amazing, and all of your flowers coordinate perfectly! That chipboard frame is so pretty, and you used it so well (as always)! Stunning work!

sandi said...

Wow! This is just GORGEOUS! You have captured the sketch in such a beautiful way!

pattyo said...

I love this, Erin! The photo is precious!

Charllie Gee said...

I must say this is the most favorite Layout that I see i love the edges and how sweet of the Photos I love the clusters and the Chipboard frame nice job!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

stunning LO! love the photo and you are absolutely right, it matches the papers perfectly!

Jules Aviles said...

Erin, this is so adorable!! LOVE the picture!! xo Jules:)

Davi said...

How beautiful this is Erin, I love the treatment on the frame and beautiful embellies to show off mama and her sweet chicks.A very fun page. I once has a little hen disappear, thought something got her. One day I had a delightful surprise, she showed up with 21 little chicks :)

Charity said...

Oh my GOODNESS!!!! I am in love with your chicken photo, the story behind it, and the layout you created to showcase it! I took one look at this L/O and felt like I was back at Grandma's collecting eggs!!! Thanks for the memory. :)

Sandra said...

Erin what a real mother your little hen turned out to be, bringing her chicks home to you. The layout is amazing and your're right the colours work so well - love it.

Zeneva said...

LOVE this layout! The framing of the photos is beautiful and the colours you've used are just divine with the photo. Sweet little story too!

Ashley Horton said...

Such a sweet photo Erin!! My girls love chickens and are constantly trying to pick them up, whenever they are around them!! :) Love that gorgeous chipboard frame you used!

Sonia said...

Adorable photo for this gorgeous layout^_^ A tribute for the life's miracle of Nature^_^
Wonderful my friend^_^