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.
I know, right?
Have fun with this one my friends,
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.