Saturday, October 1, 2016

Virginia's View Challenge #24

Happy October!
Happy World Card-making Day!
What could be more perfect than starting the challenge on this very special day?

Focal Point: the point at which rays or waves meet after reflection or refraction, or the point from which diverging rays or waves appear to proceed. The center of interest or activity.

As card makers, we all know how to place the important elements on our cards. This challenge will help us examine the main element of your design-- the focal point.
You can apply a few techniques with this challenge: Spotlighting, Color Layering and Add a Splash of Color...etc. The photos from our challenge theme also provide you some inspiration. Please feel free to use it as your jumping point.

Here's my take on this challenge. I created a cluster of flower bouquet and also used a few large drop of splatter to draw our eyes to the "Focal Point".

add a splash of color

With the layering stamps, the focal point may appear simple but it is certainly not boring.


Please let your focal point be the STAR of your designs.
You can add dimensions, textures or a splash of is the limit.

 I also have a video to illustrate the focal point. Hope this will give you some ideas.

This monthly card-making challenge blog will run till the 18th (11:55pm Eastern Time) and there will be a SPOTLIGHT feature of Top 10 Favorites on the 25th. Any style and all levels are most welcome! You can read more about the challenge guidelines at the bottom of the page. Among the Top 10 Fav, there will be a random draw for a lucky (and talented) winner who will then receive the top prize. In order to qualify for the top prize, your project has to be NEW (not linked back to a previously made project). You are welcome to combine other challenges, but please limit your total number of challenges to no more than 4.
Our Top Winner (randomly selected from Top 10 Favorites) will receive a $15 gift card!
  AWESOME, eh?! 

Simon Says Stamp

If you like prizes for this challenge, please help me fund the challenge by starting your shopping here and complete with your shopping there. Thank you! 

update: If you spend over $50, use code: VIPSONLYto get $10 off.
Good till Oct. 9th 11:59 pm EST. 
I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by!


Greta said...

Gotta work on WCMD--poor planning--haha! Fun new challenge--hope to play along, Virginia!

SonjaK said...

Ha, would have never thought of THAT challenge theme when I saw your sneak yesterday. Totall love this! And what a coincidence - I just bought the perfect die for this challenge. :)

Shelly said...

Gorgeous, Virginia!
Love the challenge! :) Happy WCMD!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful inspiration cards Virginia! Now you got me thinking. :)

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome card, Virginia! I can't wait to play along...this challenge sounds like a lot of fun!

Marlena M. said...

Yay another challenge! Gorgeous work Virginia~I love the splatters and dimension!

Judy1223 said...

Woo Hoo for another challenge, Virginia! I love all the inspiration cards you have shared so far, too!

Pam Sparks said...

Thank you Virginia! Lovely card!

Kara Lynne said...

Thanks for another fun adventure into card making! Your cards are fantastically focused!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Oh no! Missed the deadline with This Card. Better be on the ball for the next one.