Friday, April 1, 2022

Challenge #4: BIRDS sponsored by Ike's Art

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We’re excited to announce this month we have our very first sponsor, YAY!  Ike’s Art is sponsoring our main challenge prize and also provided the lovely Birdie digi images the CDT ladies used on their projects today!


Ike’s Art has a wonderful selection of digi stamps from cute to creepy with her collections separated into two shops: IkesART Digital Images and  Ike’s Art Dark Side Digis.  Ike’s Art also has two monthly challenges you can play in at IkesWorld and Show Us Your Pussycats that’s just for kitty cats! 

CHALLENGE #4 - BIRDS
Sponsored by Ike’s Art

Dragonfly Award Optional Twist - ORIGAMI DRAGONFLIES

This month's theme is all about the Birds and the optional twist is to include an Origami Dragonfly on your Bird project in some way too!  We challenge you to create anything you want from cards to 3D projects, using rubber stamps or digis, make cute to scary and everything in between following this month’s Bird challenge theme!  Enter your BIRDS projects in the Inlinkz link-up below following the challenge rules provided by April 29.

PRIZE
The main challenge Winner wins a $10 gift certificate to spend at either of Ike’s Art online shops!

DRAGONFLY AWARD - OPTIONAL CHALLENGE TWIST
This month’s optional twist is to include hand made origami dragonflies on your Bird themed projects in some way.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Award challenge twist are in the running to win our coveted Dragonfly Award badge.  Please put “DA” after your name in your entry description to indicate you’ve entered the challenge twist.

There’s a few origami dragonfly variations you can make, here’s some links to get you started: 
YouTube videos:
Step-by-step photo instructions:

Click to see large photo

Paper Dragonfly’s Creative Design Team have made some wonderful BIRDS and ORIGAMI DRAGONFLIES projects to inspire you using the lovely Bird digis provided by Ike’s Art.

Created by Val using Winter Robins
includes an origami dragonfly


Created by Diane using Finch On Pine
includes an origami dragonfly


Created by Helen using Winter Robins


Created by Patricia using Bluetit Rowan


Also joining us today is Johanna, one of our Challenge #2 Top 3 winners, with her lovely inspirational Birds project that also includes an origami dragonfly!


Lift up the Origami Dragonfly flap to reveal the birdie!


CHALLENGE INFO and RULES

INFO
Our challenges are monthly and start on the 1st Friday of each month.
Each challenge has a different theme.
For most challenges including a dragonfly is optional - see DRAGONFLY AWARD info.
Occasionally a challenge will be dragonfly themed.

ANYTHING FLIES aka anything goes
Anything Flies Challenges are our fun take on Anything Goes which means you make anything you want.  

DRAGONFLY AWARD - OPTIONAL CHALLENGE TWIST
Regardless of theme every challenge has a bonus optional twist.  I challenge you to include a dragonfly in some way or form regardless of the current theme.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Twist challenge in the most unique way wins our Dragonfly Award badge.  Please put “DA” after your name in your entry description to indicate you’ve entered the challenge twist and make sure to explain how you’ve incorporated a dragonfly in your blog post.

WINNERS and PRIZES
Non- sponsored challenges are "just for fun".
Sponsored Challenges - the main Prize winner will win the sponsored prize when offered.
The main Prize winner, Dragonfly Award winner and Top 3 winners win badges and invited to guest DT for the next challenge. 

CHALLENGE RULES

Challenge rules are subject to change when necessary and the most current rules will always be listed under the Challenge Info tab above for easy reference!

  • The project must be inspired in some way by the current challenge theme.
  • Optional Dragonfly Twist:  I challenge you to include a dragonfly in some way or form regardless of the current theme.  Those who choose to rise to the Dragonfly Twist Challenge in the most unique way wins our Dragonfly Award badge.  Please put “DA” after your name in your entry description to indicate you’ve entered the challenge twist and make sure to explain how you’ve incorporated a dragonfly in your blog post.
  • There are no rules as to what you may create - paper crafts, mixed media, use rubber or digis, sweet and cute, creepy cute, quirky, vintage, dark - whatever makes your creativity fly is welcome! 
  • You must follow the Paper Dragonfly blog and leave a comment on the challenge post when you enter to be eligible to play and win.
  • You may enter up to five times per month.
  • No limit on how many other challenges you can combine with Paper Dragonfly!
  • Your link must be a direct link to your project post. 
  • Projects must be blogged or shared on or after the date of the challenge, older postings and projects are not eligible.
  • You must mention and link to the current Paper Dragonfly challenge in your post to be eligible to play and win the prize. 
  • Optional but appreciated - include the current challenge badge in your post.
  • Optional but appreciated - display Paper Dragonfly's main blog badge in your sidebar to help promote Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges.  That's the one above and also at the top of the right sidebar.
  • It is OK to use another online forum such as Flickr and Instagram if you do not have a blog.
  • If you would like us to leave a comment, be sure you have comment verification turned off and/or that the site you’ve posted to does not require membership to comment etc.
  • Paper Dragonfly respects copyright, please do not use images that have been copied without the manufacturer’s or designer’s consent, this includes but not limited to unbranded dies etc.
Paper Dragonfly's first creative design team and guest DT still has spots open, have a read of the DT requirements to see if you'd like to join Paper Dragonfly!

Have a wonderful crafty day!
Cat
xox

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful inspiration makes teamies, love them! Thank you to IkesArt for sponsoring with her wonder birds!

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  2. Super amazing creations from your talented Team. This is such a great new Challenge :-D
    Thank you for having me as a Sponsor and using my images. It is a pleasure to sponsor you all.
    Hugz
    IKE x

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  3. Fabulous and stunning makes! Such inspiration, the origami is too cool. I may have to try that when I am thinking better. xoxo

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  4. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

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  5. I’m loving all the beautiful entries for this months these!

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  6. Just discovered this fun challenge!

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