Thursday, January 16, 2014

The ItsyBitsy Picture Bingo Challenge

Folks it's time for another challenge here at ItsyBitsy and this time we've decided to make it a Bingo Challenge. Our spin on it? It's a picture bingo and as with any Bingo game you can create anything you like as long as you follow any of the rows, columns or diagonals. Of course, you can create something using everything as well!

For each category you are not compelled to use ItsyBitsy products, we'd love it if you did but you don't have to do it - for example if it is pattern paper, you can use any pattern paper and Die Cutting Machine doesn't have to be the Teal Big Shot but any die cutting machine.. However Mod Podge has to be Mod Podge not any veneer or sealant. You needn't have purchased it from us but it needs to be Mod Podge.

Also from this challenge onwards we are changing the structure a bit. 
  • There will be only one entry category for all types of projects - paper craft, general craft, jewellery making, embroidery and anything else that is hand made. All projects will be judged together.
  • We will no longer be choosing a single winner, rather the top 3 creations each of whom will receive a voucher worth Rs. 500 from ItsyBitsy. 

And to get you started here's my inspiration project. This time I decided to make a Love Album, something I've never made before. I think I've become a shade cynical about these matters, being 10 years married and with 2 small kids but I've seen so  many crafters create versions of this that I thought I would give it a shot.

For the entire album I used the DCWV Love and Marriage Scrapbooking kit which I have to say is JUST AWESOME!! First of all it comes with a whole bunch of coordinating pattern papers. Then it has a set of solid shade papers that match the pattern ones so that you can add accents. It comes with some themed sticker embellishments as well as sticker letters to create titles and what I loved most of all is the wonderful quotes on vellum all related to the 'love' theme.

As far as the PIcture Bingo goes, I decided to incorporate all the items in the grid. The pattern paper is the base of the entire album. I used the die cutting machine (my Big Shot) to cut out the border, frame and mask embellishments on the cover as well as in various inside portions of the book. The dies I used were just marvellous - all Spellbinders. For the cover I used the Venetian accents die, the ornate square die and inside I used the Cherry Pickin Die. Loved them all. 

I incorporated embossing powder by heat embossing the title frame and the masks on the cover. I also added ribbon in the same locations. To seal the title in place, I added a layer of Mod Podge over the sticker letters and this added a nice glossy finish as well. 

To incorporate stamping, ink pads and markers, I added a lovely corner stamp design to the vellum love quote from the same DCWV Love Scrapbooking kit. The stamp is one of the new acrylic stamp sets from ItsyBitsy and the markers I used are Copic Markers again new at ItsyBitsy. 

And for the final page, I added some of my favourite ItsyBitsy blooms as corner accents for the photo frame location. The title of the page 'Just Us' was created using the sticker sets that come with the scrapbooking kit. 

Rules of the challenge:
  1. Your entry can be anything hand made as long as incorporates the items contained in any single row, column or diagonal of the Picture Bingo. Of course, you can create something using everything as well!
  2. Entries can be submitted until 10th February 2014.
  3. Entries will be open to audience vote from 11th to 14th Feb 2014
  4. Following this, the top 3 and finalists will be selected after combining both audience feedback and judges feedback.
  5. In order to submit your entry, click on the inlinkz button provided at the end of this post, add your image and link to your blog post containing the submission. 
  6. If you do not have a blog, please create an album on any online photo gallery, ensure the settings are public and link it up as detailed in point 5. 
  7. Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 entries.
  8. Submitting old projects is not permitted. All submissions have to be created after 15th Jan 2014
  9. In your blog post, create a link back to this page - The ItsyBitsy Picture Bingo Challenge.
  10. Entries are welcome from all over the world however if you are one of the top 3, we can only ship your prize to an Indian address.
  11. We will select the top 3 entries all of whom will receive vouchers worth Rs. 500 redeemable online at
  12. In addition 6 finalists  will be selected all of whom will receive a badge to display on their blog.
  13. The top 3 will also be invited to send in guest post for the ItsyBitsy Blog in February / March 2014.
Right that's it from me! I'm eager to see your creations so start loading them into the gallery! I'm sure it will be a feast for the eyes!!!

Submissions for Paper Crafting/ Jewellery making/ General Craft etc


  1. Lovely album! and the chipboard frames are oh! so chic! I recently bought these Itsy Bitsy blooms from Lajpath store and they are sooooo gorgeous that now I don't feel like using them I decided to use them when I make something for myself and gift it to me!!! LORVEEE THEM!!

  2. The Emily bronte sentiment page is so elegant Sunehra and good you changed the format to prizes to 3 crafters...will make more people happy!

    1. ya i love that page too... this kit has such lovely sayings!

  3. Such a very pretty album, and the theme of the challenge is brilliant!

    1. Thanks so much Somdeepa and looking forward to seeing your creation!

  4. Such a beautiful album, Sunehra! I wish I could do an album like you. Its great to know that there are going to be three prizes :)

    1. Great Vithya, so happy you appreciate the new format!!

  5. can't see the Linky tool for jewelry submission Sunehra ..

    1. Hi Radhika, we've changed things up going forward. As I wrote earlier, there will be only one category for everything. Thanks and all the best!

  6. Love ur challenges n I have tried something very special here !

  7. LOVE the album you made!!! Thanks for a fun challenge!