I know I am! But before we get started, I want to offer my thanks to everyone who played in our "Just Because" Challenge That Isn't Really a Challenge Challenge. I'm so glad that so many of you were inspired to play along "just because."
Our next challenge comes straight from the Moxie Fabs column of the September/October issue of Paper Crafts magazine. Have you seen it yet? You can find it on pages 29-31 and it will show you all kinds of creative ways to use scallops. And not just regular ol' ordinary scallops, but offset scallops, also commonly known as "fish scales." Japanese in origin, this simple yet sophisticated pattern is currently all the rage in fashion, home decor, stationery, and much, much more. Notice the change in perspective and the additional dimension they create when the layered scallops are offset. Check it:
Dior Fish Scale Clutch from The Purse Page
Dune Jenner Square Fish Flat Shoes from asos via Polyvore
Scalloped Glass Tile Pendant from ksickles
Fish Scale Ring from notjustalabel.com via Polyvore
Fish Scale Ties from Zazzle
Circle Fish Scale Fashion Handbag from Kaboodle
Fish Magnet Set K from jennybrockmann on Etsy
Reversible Padlock Earrings with Swirl and Scallop Pattern from DownToTheWireDesigns
Lagoon Mermaid Flat Note Cards from tenderbeasts
Blue Scales Address Book from moonlightbindery
Birthday Drapes Card from Egg Press
Bird on Retro Yellow Pattern from LuckyBluebirdArt
Babergh Dress from Anthropologie
Just look at the creative ways these trendy designers incorporated offset scallops in these projects from the column. First off, Beth Opel has created a masculine card using the Pierce patterned paper from the Shaken Not Stirred collection from Kaisercraft:
In this amazing shaped card, Nina Brackett has stamped the owl's belly with the scallops stamp from the Wall Flower set from Clear & Simple Stamps, and then cut a few and ruffled them up to create texture. (You can find the pattern for this fun card by clicking here.)
And this moxie fab cover card by Kim Kesti, takes perhaps the easiest approach ever to create offset scallops--layering punched and/or die-cut circles. She's added to the trend factor by incorporating a gradient color scheme for a moxie spooky effect:
Whaddayatink? Can you whip up a paper crafted project that incorporates this scallop-tastic trend? If so, here's the 411:
- Create a project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor item, mini-book cover, etc.) that incorporates offset scallops in an innovative way.
- Upload it to your blog, click on your blog's title, copy the URL, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
- Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and link it back to this post to encourage your readers to play along as well.
- If you don't have a blog, upload your project to this flickr gallery, copy the URL to your project, and add it to Mr. Linky below. Make sure you set the security on your photo so that I can copy it. If I can't copy the image, I won't be able to offer it as a winning entry.
- Upload your projects by midnight MDT on Monday, October 4.
- The winning entries will be shown on this blog on Wednesday, October 6 and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button as well as a moxie fab prize.
Off galloping with scallops,
PS I forgot to mention in this week's Tuesday Trigger that it would be a two-weeker. That means you have an extra week to upload your approaches, ending on Sunday, September 19. The reason? I've got an amazing time planned for all y'all as we celebrate Holiday Cards & More Week here in the Moxie Fab World beginning on Monday. Be sure and stop on by tomorrow for a sneak peek!