Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Virginia View Challenge #25

Happy November!
Our latest challenge is going to be amazing. Not only that you are challenging yourself to create something fun and different, you might have a shot at winning our top prize!

The theme is Stripes and Plaid
Yup, stripes and plaid. It's that simple.
We see them everywhere we turn. You can find stripe and plaid in fashion, home decor, TV commercials, window displays in the mall....etc. These simple elements make a huge impact on our every day designs. 
Definition of stripes:
a relatively long, narrow band of a different color, appearance, weave, material, or nature from the rest of a surface or thing.
Definition of plaid: 
 a pattern on cloth of stripes with different widths that cross each other to form squares

I did a simple interpenetration with stripes and with plaid.
Instead of stamping the stripes, I color-embossed the stripes as it gives the color that shine with subtle textured look.

The stripey elements are simple, but they really help you draw the eyes to the focal point.

To coordinate the colors, I did multi-color stamping with the sentiment.

Here is a quick way of using plaid in your design, too! By using the Lawn Fawn Plaid paper, this stamped design really pop thanks to the plaid!
autumn greetings
What do you think? You can use stamps, dies, stencils or any everyday object to create your stripes and plaid. Or like I did here, you can also rely on trusty design/pattern paper to get the instant result. Any styles and design are welcome. Sky is the limit!  

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.

We have TWO prizes for this month's challenge!
Our Sponsor: My Sweet Petunia 


Our Top Winner (randomly selected from Top 10 Favorites) will receive a

MISTI  Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented
of his/her choice (Original or Mini)


Big thanks to My Sweet Petunia for sponsoring this month's challenge. Let me tell you, MISTI does make stamping strips and plaid SOOOO much easier... :)

edited: Concord and 9th is awarding to one of the Top 10 Favorites this Stripe Builder stamp set.

 Stripe Builder 
(valued at $21, click photo for details)
What do you think? I hope these amazing prizes will get your creative juice flowing...
I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by!


Dawn Turley said...

Awesome challenge Virginia. Can't wait to get making some entries.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

awesome, I thought it was all about heat embossing from the sneak peeks lol..and fabulous prize!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW.... Your inspiration card is GORGEOUS, Virginia. The color combos is soft and beautiful. Perfect.
I love your challenge :) Looking forward to play along!

I Card Everyone said...

I never would have guessed the challenge, Virginia, but LOve plaid!!! Gosh I hope I get the chance to play!!!

Cindy C. said...

What beautiful inspirations using strips and plaid!! And what incredible prize!! Looking forward to play along.

Kreative Kymona said...

Yayy!! Awesome theme Virginia. I can't wait to participate. Great cards for inspiration.

Kara Lynne said...
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Kara Lynne said...

I love your embossed stripes! What a wonderful way to highlight that gorgeous flower! You even striped your sentiment - wow! I'm so excited to be playing along! Such a fantastic theme and prize!

Shelly said...

Another FUN challenge! And oh my, the prize!! :)
Two beautiful cards, Virginia! Love them!
Can't wait to play along!

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

How wonderful ... I have just bought that stamp so perfect timing for your challenge! Bravo on your sponsors.

Marianne said...

I absolutely love your striped card. So soft and pretty! I'm looking forward to play along.

CinnamonSally said...

Yeah found time to enter this month, great challenge!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous embossed stripes, Virginia ... and such a pretty autumnal wreath! Thanks for another wonderful challenge ... and as always, fantastic inspiration! Hugs, Anita :)

Marjeta said...

Interesting theme, so I had to participate. Your inspirations card are fantastic. Hope you like my too.


Greta said...

Finally able to get a card made. My striped paper was such a fun element to use for this card. Thanks for another wonderful challenge, Virginia!