Friday, March 27, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #19 - Use Watercolor

This month's challenge is to a Create a project using WATERCOLOR
Get your your watercolor pencils, paints or inks and play along!
Inky Paws Challenge #19 - Watercolor
Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 

You have two weeks to play along. Deadline to enter is Friday, April 10th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, March 9th.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky?
  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item).
  • Your project MUST use at least one Newton's Nook Designs stamped image (or free digital stamp - check out our Freebies page).
  • Post your project to your blog or to an online photo gallery such as Flickr Pinterest, or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC19).
  • Link back to this challenge (if posting in an online gallery copy the link into the photo description). 
  • Submit your project to this challenge using the InLinkz widget below. You must submit a DIRECT link to your post page.
  • Have more than one great idea? You can enter more than once! Just link up each card separately. 
  • TIP: Please make sure your photo in focus  - We can't pick you as a winner if we can't see your card clearly because your photo is blurry! 

Here's some inspiration!

Several of our Design Team Members decided to play along - Scroll down to see how they added hearts into their projects and then enter your project at the bottom of the post! Read the description below each card to see who made it!

Layered flower card by Larissa Heskett | Beautiful Blossoms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Larissa created this gorgeous floral card using our new Beautiful Blossoms Stamp set. I love the layers she cut with the watercolored flowers! 

Watercolor Kitty card by Yukari Yoshioka | Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Yukari tried the "no line" stamping technique with watercolors on the kitty from Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set! So beautiful!

heartfelt watercolor card by Jess Moyer | stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Jess tried some fun watercolor techniques on her card - head over to her blog to see a video too! She used our Simply Sentimental and Wild about Zoo stamp sets. Love the water splatter!

Thank you Flower card by Stephanie Muzzulin  | Beautiful Blossoms stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Stephanie created this charming card with our Beautiful Blossoms stamp set! I love the watercolored blooms and the bits of watercolor splatter! She also used the words from our Simply Sentimental stamp set. 

Kitty Birthday Card card by Samantha Mann | Newton's Birthday Flutter stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Here is a sweet card by Samantha using watercolor as a background. It's so beautiful how she watercolored the kitty from our new Newton's Birthday Flutter too! 

Bonjour Eiffel Tower Kitty Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Dreams of Paris stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's one by me - I watercolored a fun background for the Eiffel Tower from our Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #18 Winners

Inky Paws Challenge #18 Winners! 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog! This months Challenge was to create a project with a JUST ONE LAYER

This was a tough one, for sure, but we were AMAZED by all the creative things everyone did with just one layer! The challenge entries were so awesome this month! THANK YOU to everyone who entered!  It's always hard to choose a winner!

Top picks for Inky Paws Challenge #18

Announcing.... our top picks! Read the description below each card to see who created it - and make sure to visit their blogs and tell them congrats!!

Inky Paws Challenge Top Picks - Newton's Nook Designs
Cat Scraching card by Heidi Criswell | Naughty Newton Cat Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
This adorable card by Heidi is our first top pick! We love how she added texture to her one layer card and then used the kitty from our new Naughty Newton stamp set and created scratch marks through the textured heart! You can see more at her blog Crafty Time 4U

Cat on Beach card by Shannon McComb| Newton's Summer Vacation Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Our second winner is this adorable beach scene by Shannon! We love how she used masking to create the illusion of layers when it's all really just one layer! Shannon used our  Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set. You can see more at her blog Stamp & Glitter

Congrats to Heidi and Shannon! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at to claim your $10 store credit and get your winner badge for your blog!

Inky Paws #17 Favorites

Since there were so many beautiful heart cards, we chose THREE more as our favorite picks! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Favorite

Cat's Meow cats one layer Card by Nina-Marie Design | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
This fun and colorful card by Nina-Marie Designs really caught our eye. We loved how she added the big MEOW behind the kitty in the box from the Newton's Antics stamp set and added some awesome paint splatter too. The coloring with the shading around the box really adds some dimension to the one layer card too!

Thinking of you cats one layer Card by Cat Craig | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
This sweet and simple card by Cat Craig was also a favorite! I love the coloring of the kitties from the Newton's Antics stamp set on the kraft cardstock. The way she added a fun shape with a white pen was was such a neat idea to add some dimension to a one-layer card!

Cat in Box one layer Card by Emily Lauritzen | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Our final favorite from this challenge is this bright and colorful card by Emily Lauritzen. The way she did creative stenciling with arrows pointing the kitty is so fun! She also used the kitty in the box from our Newton's Antics stamp set.
Thanks so much!
Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyones ideas! If you didn't win this time we hope you'll try again next time! The next challenge will begin on March 27.


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