February 4, 2011

The Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week Winners

6 color challenges in celebration of Paper Crafts magazine's uber inspirational special issue, Color Inspiration for Card Makers.


536 moxie fab entries from all over the world.

12 talented winners.

A wholelotta inspiration.

1 grand prize winner.

Ready? Set! Scroll!

The winners of our Bright & Bold Challenge are:

Thanks So Much by Alicia Thelin

Moxie Fab Alert: I just love the unique shape of this card, the black offset circle border in the center, the wonky stitching that accentuates the black offset circle border in the center, the use of gradient color in our color palette for the focal point image, and that solid black heart in the center? Ties it all together moxinificently!

Let's Party by Tiffany Heilman

Moxie Fab Alert: This card is pure and simple joy to me, friends! I love the way Tiffany has used that large print floral pattern as the background--and I especially love how she so expertly cut it so that the white pistils seem to be showering their own brand of joy on that moxie trendy hedgehog! The flowers on the hedgehog are sheer delight and, along with the crazy stitching, make me feel like party-ing indeed! 

The winners of the Pretty Pastels challenge are:

Enjoy This Day by Karen Baker

Moxie Fab Alert: I love how shabbily simple this card is. The softly distressed edges of the layered rectangles, the soft flourishes in the patterned papers, the superb choice of font in the sentiment--and the way all those elements lead to--and are echoed by--the exquisite center. It's an unexpected use of the color scheme--a mite risky, in fact--and I moxie love it!

A Little Sweeter by Cristina

Moxie Fab Alert: It's the balance achieved in the placement of the strawberries. It's the soft lavender button accents. It's the emphasis of "country goodness" with the use of the gingham background. It's the simple, lovely sentiment. It's a card that makes me want to take a deep breath, soak it all in, and enjoy.

The winners of the Jewel Tones Challenge are:

Sunny Days by Maureen P.

Moxie Fab Alert: This color combination is rich, and so is Maureen's card. From the intense yellow patterned background to the deep purple ribbon and the scalloped blue trim at the top, this card has balanced the colors perfectly. And that sentiment? It fits the card's ambiance to a "T."

Learn to Pause by Susan Conrad

Moxie Fab Alert: Ohmyohmyohmy! This card is about as moxie fab as moxie fab ever gets, friends. Not only does it incorporate the color scheme poifectly, but its graphic, hip, modern nature is poignant to the sentiment and memorable in its composition. This one has got me thinking...hasn't it you?

The winners of the Metallics Challenge are:

Hugs & Kisses by stampersuzz - Suzanne C.

Moxie Fab Alert: How sweet is this? I love the way Suzanne has played upon the metallics in this card. It's shimmery, it's sparkly, and it's magical--just like the little girl with her wand and her mushroom. :)


Moxie Fab Alert: The composition in this card is exquisite. There isn't anything more or anything less than what this image needs to evoke an emotional reaction. It is simple, it is sweet, it is romantic..it is timeless.

The winners of the Monochromatics Challenge are:

Love You by Jean Martin

Moxie Fab Alert: This is a perfect example of how the addition of soft touches of a neutral can "add" to a color combination, which, as you recall, is in the rules of the contest. While the color combination of pink on pink on pink shines in this card, the white tends to "emphasize" the pink, if you will, and even starts to look a little pink itself in this soft and lovely card.

Soaring By by Nina Dee

Moxie Fab Alert: One of the biggest challenges in designing a monochromatic card is keeping it interesting. Here Nina has added interest to the color scheme in the form of dimension by layering those beautiful shades-of-pink butterflies that have been embossed in different textures. They seem to really flutter out of the knot of that silky bow, and I can almost feel them kissing my cheeks as they soar by.

The winners of the Neutrals Challenge are:

All You Have to Do is Fly by SmilynStef

Moxie Fab Alert: It's such a wonderful thing to find a moxie fab patterned paper in the required color scheme, wouldn't you agree? Stephanie has captured its whimsical nature perfectly in the hopeful sentiment she's chosen, and the addition of the crystal flourish and the expertly placed, popped-up butterflies? The piece de resistance!

With Heartfelt Sympathy by Kay Demonbren

Moxie Fab Alert: Moxie gorgeous. Moxie lovely. Moxie thoughtful. Moxie fab.

And the Grand Prize Winner, as chosen by the editors of Paper Crafts magazine, who will not only be published in the July/August issue, but will also receive this prize, retailing for just over $1,000:


...is...

Alicia Thelin!


Congratulations, Alicia! Please shoot me an email ASAP at cedvalson@papercraftsmag.com!

In the meantime, I'd like to congratulate all these winners and thank all 536 of you for posting your inspiring projects! I am overwhelmed by your enthusiasm for these challenges, and so proud of you for giving it a go. And extra kudos to those of you who entered ALL SIX CHALLENGES! You are truly amazing!

Winners, please send me your addresses in an email to cedvalson@papercraftsmag.com with CICM Week Challenge Winner in the subject line, and I'll set you up with your "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge-winning buttons and I'll put your copy of Color Inspiration for Card Makers in the mail for you ASAP!

All y'all just color my world,

~Cath

PS Are you sad to see this challenge come to an end? No worries! I'll always keep you challenged, friends! There's still lots o' time to play in the Appearance of Cameos challenge and the deadline for this week's Tuesday Trigger isn't until Sunday night at midnight. There. All better? I'm so glad :)

36 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful entries by everyone and wow what beautiful winners. I was so happy and thrilled to see my card amongst so many lovely projects!

Нинель said...

I congratulate winners! Very beautiful cards!

Dee in N.H. said...

A huge congrats to all of the winners! Gorgeous offerings!

Eveline said...

Congratulations Alicia and other winners.
Eveline.

Valerie said...

Congratulations winners - all amazing creations!!

Justine said...

Way to go Ladies, Congratulations! I agree with Cath, they are all fabulous. Looking forward to the next challenge

Larajc said...

congratulation ladies! So many pretty cards!

Cassie said...

Congrats to all of the winners, and thanks to Cath for all of the wonderful challenges :D

Cindy C. said...

I am left in awe! Big congrats to these talented winners, their projects are just so wonderful!!

Sharon Rittler said...

Congrats to the winners! Well deserved!

FLEUR de Lo said...

Congratulations ladies! So much inspiration! It makes me wish I had played...

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Congratulations to all of the winners!! Oh my, that "learn to pause" card is my favorite! LOVE it!!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations to the winners and the moxie goodness shown here. Thank you Cath.

Natasja said...

Cath you talked me into it I will try the smaller canvas soon ;)

Morena said...

WOW! I am completely blown away by the beauty and creativity in these cards! Congrats to all the winners...very well deserved!!

Maureen said...

oh, wow, thanks Cath!!! I don't envy the difficult job you had going through each and every fabulous entry and narrowing it down...this was a fabulous challenge :)

Helen F. said...

Such excellent Moxie Fabness here! HUGE Congratulations to every one of you :o)

Bonnie said...

Congrats to ALL winners!!! One day maybe I'll be talented enough to try and enter one of these contests....or not...

Laura Finson said...

Congrats to all of the winners! Great job!!!

Kimberly S said...

How wonderful...congrats! :)

marilynprestonn said...

All the work is aswesome here. I am so glad to see Susan Conrad and Stephanie (smilynstef)! Congrats to the winners and the lucky Alicia who won all those cooooooool gifts. Christmas in february I say.

:)Peggy

Michelle (from KY) said...

WOW! What great cards! Cangrats to all the winners!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Amazing creativity! Congrats to all the winners. Absolutely inspiring!

Windy Robinson said...

Wow! What great cards!!! Nice work everyone & congratulations:)

jen said...

Amazing creations!!! Love the new blog banner too!
AND... Cath you are SUPERWOMAN! I'm so impressed that you could get all of this done with all you've got cookin!!! YOU are Moxie FAB!!!

Natalie said...

"moxinificently" HAHAHA! too funny! totally made me giggle. :) beautiful cards as always. congrats to the winners!

Alicia said...

thank you so much!!! I have been on pins and needles all day long. Yeah for all the entries....

I wanted to make one quick comment... the very first card with the circles and tiny black heart was actually in the magazine. My entry for the challenge is the first card in the same post. Sorry if this confused anyone! I certainly don't want any bad feelings out there. I love this craft and the friendships it creates. Here's the link to the correct card: http://scrappybetties.blogspot.com/2011/01/color-inspiration-challenge.html

Sylvia said...

Congratulations to all the winners! such a lot of talent!

Carolyn King said...

Congratulations to all the winners. The entries were all wonderful!

charli said...

wow! congrats to the winners--absolutely beautiful!!

SmilynStef said...

So thrilled to see my card here ... as well Susan's awesome card she created for last week's SCS Inspiration Challenge ... a bit woot woot to everyone featured.

Linda said...

Congrats to all the winners, and GP winner Alicia!!! What a really great slideshow at the Flicker site! :)LindaK

~amy~ said...

yeah!!!! congrats ladies!!!

Anonymous said...

On page 23 of the Color Inspiration magazine, anyone will find that the grand prize winner is all ready in the magazine. Thanks so much with its cute circular shape by Alicia was all ready published in the magazine. I didn't contribute to the contest, but I thought it was for unpublished work.

Anonymous said...

Oops, I saw someone's comment and realized that the wrong picture was posted.

Brook said...

Love the cards! Congrats to all of the winners!