May 12, 2011

The Chevron Chic Challenge

You knew it was coming, right? Since the Moxie Fabs column in the May/June issue of Paper Crafts magazine features chevron stripes and the current banner here on the Moxie Fab World blog is zigging its zag and all, it's not exactly rocket science. Well, my astute and oh-so-moxie fab friends, today is the day.


While I won't go so far as to say you'd have to have been under a rock to not notice this trendy trend, I will say that there is evidence of it everywhere in the wide wide world. Check it:

Remix Fabric by Robert Kaufman via True Up

Chevron Dresser from Twice Lovely

Zigzag Jumpsuit from Oii

White & Yellow Chevron Print Pillow from Etsy

Michellio Monogram from Etsy

Friday Night Brights Quilt from Flickr

Vintage Heels via Style Hive

Chevron Wall via Decorista Daydreams

Wandering Ikat Shade from Anthropologie

Zig Zag Card Set from Etsy

Undrest Swimsuit via Net-a-Porter

Turnaround Skirt from JCasa *handmade

Owl Softie from Etsy

Now, as you can imagine, the gals who created projects for the column had a pretty good time, as there are so many simple dimple ways to create a chic chevron from paper crafting product. Here are a few of my favies from the issue:

Chevron Monogram Card by Kim Kesti, p. 24

Moxie Fab Alert: For this bold and bright card, Kim used cardstock to create her chevron. The card is striking because she used a very simple color scheme and popped it with a bit of unexpected pink pow!

Be-Ribboned Mom Card by Betsy Veldman, p. 25

Moxie Fab Alert: If you think about it, the possibilities are endless when it comes to product with which to create a chevron pattern. Here, Betsy has added texture, dimension, and some sweetness by repeating different types of fibers.

Bright Birthday Card by Courtney Kelley, p. 25

Moxie Fab Alert: In this fun card, Courtney has die-cut a chevron pattern from cardstock, adhered it to more cardstock, then die-cut that into a present shape. Again, the possibilities are endless! 

Who's up for this challenge? Maybe the question should be, "Who's not up for this challenge?" Because really, it couldn't be more simple, it couldn't be more trendy-accessible, and it couldn't be more FUN!

If you're game, here are the details you'll need to get 'r done:
  • Create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor item, mini-book cover, etc.) that incorporates chevron stripes in an innovative way.
  • Upload it to your blog, click on the title of that post, copy the URL, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Chevron Chic 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.
  • Upload your projects by midnight EDT on Monday, May 30.
  • The winning entries will be shown on this blog on Wednesday, June 1 and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button as well as a truly moxie fab prize.
Whether big and bold, simple and graphic, or pieced and patterned, incorporating the chevron into your paper-crafted projects will help you zigzag your way straight to chic!

I know, right?

Have fun with this one my friends,

~Cath

PS For even more Chevron Chic inspiration, turn to page 26 of the May/June issue to see two more inspiring projects by Julia Stainton and Heidi Van Laar.

55 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh, Cath! This is going to be my undoing. An excuse to use chevrons until the end of the month? Crafting heaven.

Amber said...

This is such a great challenge! I have been dying to create with chevrons!!! It's definitely a favorite pattern of mine. Can't wait to see the creations for this challenge.

smdluxe said...

This is definitely going to be a anew one for me. Can't wait to play

Keva said...

Eek! I just posted a card last night using chevrons. Looks like i'll be playing with them a little more!

Banu said...

I recently got the PTI Chevron Stripes background stamp set and this challenge is right on time. Off to create some cards.

Michelle H. said...

What a really fun & awesome challenge!!
Love the inspiration from the DT!

Scrapycandy said...

How you found all this stuff simply amazes me. And it really is a great challenge!

Sara Paschal said...

Cath,
I love this challenge and your pics of Chevron style are Rockn'
Thanks;)

Teresa Zuehls said...

Wow, those heels are to die for.

bosenberries said...

Great inspiration pics... how fun are those heels!! Robin

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is a great challenge! Thanks for the inspiration, Cath1

Clever Creations said...

I just posted my card. That was a fun project to create. I hope you enjoy it.

Danielle said...

great inspo! i made some Easter egg treat bags with the Chevron Stripes by Papertrey Ink!
Danielle

Marlena M. said...

This was fun....thank you for inspiring me!

TeenaBugg38 said...

How fun!!! My first time playin with you folks :)

terisplace said...

Hi Cath!
Just playing for fun with the challenge this time. :)

Teri

Donna B. said...

Hi Cath, I've been dying to use my new chevrons and got inspired to make a little favor bag. Thanks for this fun challenge!! Donna

Tenia Nelson said...

What a fun challenge!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

Glenda J said...

Honestly... I didn't see Teri's card before I did mine...! Thanks for a challenging challenge - had a tough time coming up for something for this one.

Amy said...

Cathy, this was such a fun challenge!! I was waiting for it when I saw this in the magazine, I just knew you would do a Chevron Challenge!! thanks for the inspiration!

veronica said...

i love that baby jumpsuit. would love some pj's like that! lol

Rema said...

My first challenge at Moxie Fab World! Fabulous projects by all,loved it....

Laura Pryor said...

Woohoo!! Loving me some chevrons!

Happay Mommay aka Happay Scrappay said...

I was so excited to play along with this challenge! Thanks!

Dana said...

It was so much fun to give this challenge a try. Thanks Cath!

Alicia said...

I can't believe those shoes... fabulous!

Gwen said...

Didn't know chevrons were in! Learn something new every day!

Kelly Massman said...

Thanks for the challenge! I had fun finding 3 patterns with the chevron design! :-)

Inkyfingers said...

Thanks for the challenge. I've started seeing lots of chevrons now I am attuned to them!
Carol x

Jessica said...

Thanks Cath for this challenge!! The inspiration was just to much to resist and so as usual I loved it :)

Whitney, everybody knows that! said...

HOW FUN! I could not think of how to join until I found my ribbon buried way in the ribbon basket!!! YAY

Angela said...

Wahoo for chevron! I had a lot of fun making my card.
Also, thanks for the shout-out in one of your posts last week -- I think I missed it in the big Blogger meltdown of 2011, but a friend caught it and told me. Thanks!!

Deanna Jean said...

Wow..great inspiration pics. This was a great challenge. It pushed me to think outside my comfort zone. We all need that little extra push once in awhile.

Trinh said...

Thanks for a fun challenge, Cath!

Emily Keaton said...

Playing with chevrons was fun! Thanks so much for a great challenge, Cath!

Ellie A. said...

OK its been a while since I played along in one of the Moxie Challenges Thanks so much for this one it was a blast :)

Amy G said...

This is the first challenge I have entered and it was so fun!

Lori said...

Fun challenge! If it hadn't been for a little boo-boo I had to re-do I would have knocked this outi n 20 minutes!

Noelle said...

Such a great trend! Thanks for the challenge to go along with it! :)

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

What fun! Thanks!

Debstamps said...

I had such a blast with this! I didn't think I'd have any moxie for it until I sat down and started stamping! What fun--I was truly 'jazzed!' Thanks!

Ribbon Girls said...

This is my first Moxie challenge! Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration!

Joanne Leddy said...

Oh my Moxie! What a challenge-love it!

Jennifer Pellegrino said...

I love this look : ) so glad you are on top of things, Cath!!!! : )

Lori Barnett said...

having fun with this one :) Posted one card...and have another coming tomorrow!

Sue said...

This one took some trial and error but it was fun play with. Reminded me of the piecing part of quilting.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the inspiration - hope you like my little creation!

Lori Barnett said...

Yep...I did another one! I am loving all the wonderful designs that everyone is coming up with!!

simplydv9 said...

I have never used chevrons before but now I like them. Will make more with different kind of chevrons now. How fun!

lexi said...

i'm so hooked on chevrons!!!

simplydv9 said...

I will be checking my paper collection for chevrons. Truly don't believe I've ever bought any before. I will now have me eyes open. Thanks for this challenge.

Traveling Mama said...

Hi, Cath! I hope you are having a nice Memorial Day! I loved this challenge and am so happy to have found some time to play along! Hugs from Copenhagen!

MelissaS said...

Nothing like waiting till the last minute, but I have not had time to craft in AGES! Thanks for the mojo jump-start :)

Lisa said...

I waited til the very end and was in a panic that I wouldn't get this posted in time! Whew! What a great challenge :)

simplydv9 said...

I have fallen in LOVE with the chevrons. Help. I am now a Chevron Addict. Thanks for the opportunity.