February 20, 2009

Five for Friday: Winners of the I'm Dreaming in Yellow & Gray Challenge

Um, yeah. It's Ferrr-i-day! Woots all around!

And I know, I've been teasing you, making you wait for the winners of the I'm Dreaming in Yellow and Gray Moxie Fab World Challenge.

Baited breath and all.

Thing is, it was such a tough decision, I had to sit on it for a little while. Let all the entries soak in my brain a little bit. Even after I thought I'd made up my mind, I'd think, "But wait...there was this little number," or "that sweet project." My goodness but you ladies are making my job so deliciously difficult!

I was very interested to learn what some of you were saying about this challenge in the comments on the original post:

Lea L said: Thanks for the challenge...it was definitely out of my comfort zone!

Thespa wrote: Ok, this has been way too much fun! You were right when you said this color combo really grows on you. I haven't had this much yellow in my brain since high school when I learned to play The Beatles Yellow Submarine song on guitar, LOL. That was stuck in there for a while...

and Beth Norman said: I'm not a lover of gray, but am crazy for yellow. Surprisingly, I'm in love with this colour combination. I'm definitely going to create for your challenge after seeing this!

It never hurts to have a good s-t-r-e-t-c-h every now and then, does it now? I'm glad you had such a good time with this one!

Now, without further adoodles, here are our moxie fab winners!

Bethany Paull:

I love the classic look of this card paired with the whimsy in the patterned paper at the bottom. I also like that Bethany has added an additional neutral color to our color combo--cream--but kept it consistently balanced throughout. Moxie fab!

Sadaystamper:

On this card, I love that yellow is the star of the show and that she has allowed the gray to be simply an accent color. There is a softness to its geometrical nature, and that is all achieved by the addition of the gray.

For me, this card is all about balance. Nothing is overdone. Color, design elements, and even texture are in perfect harmony with one another. I also love that she's used yellow as an accent color--just enough of it--so that the gray plays a strong supporting role underneath.

La vie est belle means "life is good" in French--and oh, la, la--this card is tres chic! I love the play on pattern (houndstooth mixed with fruit) as well as the play on shape (the familiar icon, the flower, even the birds.) This card has moxie because she has taken some risks by combining such different factions--and then pulled it off! Tres bien, mon amie! Tu as un coeur pour l'art, et aussi pour les couleurs jaune et gris, n'est-ce pas? (Translation: Very good, my friend! You have a heart for art, and also for the colors yellow and gray, isn't that right?)

Did your jaw just drop to the floor? Mine did the moment I saw this layout in the Moxie Fab World group. Here, the simplicity of the design, the beautiful photos, and the minimal but well-chosen words are all set off perfectly by the color combination. I can't think of a better application for this combo--and to think that it was just waiting for us all to give it a little try!

I'm so proud of all of you who gave this a go!

A hearty congratulations to the winners of our challenge. Ladies, send me your addresses with the challenge name in the subject line to cedvalson@ckmedia.com and I'll send you a bunch of stuff!

In the meantime, if you haven't left a comment here, there's still time to be entered to win either the Eva or Porcelain lines designed by Celeste Rockwood-Jones for BasicGrey. (I've got 2 sets of each!) Now that's a moxie fab way to start a weekend!

See you next week in the Moxie Fab World, my friends. Have a fantastic weekend, and rejoice in the fact that February is almost over! (Was that the sound of spring I just heard?)

Toodles!

~Cath

P.S. Itching for more challenging fun? There's a fun gallery challenge going on through Monday at the Paper Crafts website. Click here for all the lovey details (yes, that's a hint.)

13 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Holy moly! These yellow and gray cards are amazing, and WOW on that layout! Well done Moxie Fab crafty creators! I'm totally impressed! Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous!

Thespa said...

WOW! What beautiful projects! Way to go winners! I'm inspired! Congrats!

Tanis said...

YAY for the winners!!! FABULOUS picks!!
(yay Tiff!!)

Ryann said...

Awesome projects you've picked! Congrats winners!! (YAYAYAY Tiff!!!)

Olde Country Creations said...

Fabulous creations! Congrats ladies. >:0)

Tiff said...

Congrats to all the winners!!!! I feel honored to be included :)

Heidi Van Laar said...

Congratulations on these truly Moxie Fab creations ladies! Gorgeous work!

mspiggy7 said...

What a great selection of yellow & gray projects! Great job, ladies.

Carol Weimer said...

Wow, these entries are all just so fabulous. I could never have chosen just one as a favorite. This was really an elegant challenge.

Michon said...

Those picks are perfect! Awesome job ladies!! ;)

Liz said...

Wow! You guys rock! Congrats!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow, thanks so much for including me in with the winners! I was blown away by all the great samples in the forum, beautiful work from everyone!

Linda Beeson said...

I have to admit that not many ideas came to my head when I read of this challenge with these colors but wow, oh wow, did those gals rock the challenge! LOVE the end results of those creations!