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Gaal Creative. I enjoy all kinds of art, photography, design, mixed media, stamping, card making, digital scrapbooking, paper crafts, and other creative pursuits - especially the messy kind!

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WF13 Sablona Challenge

WF13 Šablóna Challenge

Dates: Thurs. 2/7/13 to Mon. 2/18/13

WF13 Šablóna Challenge Blog Post (THIS POST!) = details on how to enter and a gallery of entries (scroll to bottom)
WF13 Šablóna Challenge Discussion Thread = chatter and questions
WF13 Master Thread = all WF13 challenges


This challenge celebrates that I am on the
inaugural Design Team at!

Šablóna (shah-blow-na)

  • What is a šablóna you ask? Šablóna is the slovak word for stencil. I wanted to use something more unique than "stencil" so that we don't get a lot of entries from folks who don't read the challenge requirements for having stamping, too. So I picked šablóna. Šablóna = stencil, so this is really the WF13 Stencil Challenge.

This challenge is to use a stencil to create a background AND at least one stamp in a single NEW project.

  • It must be a NEW project.
  • The project can be any project of your choice: card, artist trading card (ATC), gothic arch, scrapbook page, altered canvas, etc. as long as it meets the other challenge requirements.
  • It must include the use of at least one stamp AND at least one stencil.
  • The stencil needs to be used to make a background or patterned paper element for your project.
  • Upload your project to the Stamping Gallery, check the checkbox for this challenge, and include WF13 in the title of your project.
  • Include a description of how you made your project, or what inspired it, or what you learned while doing it, or all of the above!
  • Post a link to your project in the Discussion Thread for this challenge (see instructions for creating a link below).
  • Leave Pea Praise  for at least one other challenger for THIS challenge (you can find other entries in the gallery at the bottom of this blog post or links on the discussion thread) and then post a link to the project you praised in the Discussion Thread for this challenge.
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like, but each time you enter, it must be a NEW project and you must leave Pea Praise for a new project. (If there is no one left to leave Pea Praise for in this challenge, leave Pea Praise on another challenge participant's project.)
  • You may combine this challenge with others - EXCEPT other stencil challenges.
  • If you enter this challenge, you are also giving me permission to share the photo(s) you uploaded to the Two Peas Stamping Gallery of your winning project on my blog, Gaal Creative.
  • I will select one random winner from all qualified entries.

Click here ( to see my video on making patterned paper using stencils & Distress Stains.

  • When you make your background using at least one stencil, you do NOT have to use Distress Stains - this is only one example.
  • My sample cards have been uploaded to the gallery here: WF13 Sablona Challenge Samples.

You can earn an extra chances in the drawing for the random winner if your project:

Random winner = RAK = 6x6 stencil from

The randomly selected winner will receive a 6x6 stencil of their choice from up to $4.99 in value (paid for from my own pocket, including shipping), from one of these pages: Artistcellar 6x6 stencils, Artistcellar Signature Series stencils, Balzer Designs stencils, and The Crafter's Workshop stencils. This includes stencils from the NEW Sacred Geometry Series!

I will announce the winner on or before Wed., Feb. 20th. The winner will have 24 hours to contact me regarding the stencil of their choice and with their snail mail address. If the winner fails to contact me, I will contact a new winner, and repeat the process until one winner is selected.


How to create a link in a Discussion Thread:

1. Find the project in the Stamping Gallery.
2. In your browser, highlight the ENTIRE url (web address) for that page and press Ctrl+C to copy that url to your clipboard.
3. Come to THIS Discussion Thread and click Post Reply. The Message Board Posting window appears.
4. Just after the row of smilies / emoticons, there is PeaCode. Click URL. A URL pop-up appears.
5. The entire http:// phrase in the pop-up window should be highlighted. Press Ctrl+V to paste the link from your clipboard. Click OK. The pop-up changes.
6. Instead of web page type something more descriptive, like my floral entry or Susie's birthday card basically giving the person's name or Peaname and the project title. Click OK. The code gets pasted into your Message Board Post.
7. Ta da!

NOTE: You may find it helpful to have TWO browser window or tabs open ... one on the Stamping Gallery and the other on the Discussion Thread, to make the cutting and pasting easier.

MAC USERS: I think that you use Cmd+C to copy and Cmd+V to paste.

WF13 Šablóna Challenge Discussion Thread = chatter and questions
WF13 Master Thread = all WF13 challenges

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