November 2012 flickr Friends Challenge

A new month brings a new theme for our flickr pool challenge and we hope you’ll be a part of it!

Each month, we provide a theme for you to use on your projects and then ask you to upload them to our flickr pool. At the end of each month, we’ll select a few of our favorites to post here on our blog and send them some BasicGrey goodies as our way of saying thanks. Sound good? You’re free to create any project you’d like – a card, a layout, an altered piece, a mini album – whatever you’d like! You’re also able to incorporate the monthly theme into projects that you upload for our sketch series or any other challenges.

And now for the details…

The theme for this month is “stripes”.  Nearly each – if not all! – BasicGrey collection includes a striped pattern.  We’d love to see how you include them on your next project!

Here Fishy Fishy | Shannon Tidwell

BG scrapbook designer Shannon Tidwell was the first design team member to create a project with this month’s theme.  Shannon notes, “Stripes….that’s like the easiest assignment ever! I use stripes on every single page I make…okay probably 99%. You might not think that you can mix stripes together, but you really can. My page has several different stripe patterns going on. The background is a tiny diagonal stripe. Because it’s so tiny it blurs together and doesn’t overwhelm the page. Up at the very top of the page I used a wide stripe in the same colors as the background. The other main element that has stripes is the title. I wanted to use a contrasting color so that the title stood out. You’ll also notice that I separated it from the striped background by placing some polka dots behind it. Polka dots and stripes are best friends.”

Autumn Walk | Kathleen Summers

Digital designer Kathleen Summers also tackled this month’s theme to create a stunning autumn themed layout.  Kathleen says, “The thing I love about striped paper is that it can be the perfect thing to tie several colors together on a page. The striped paper on this page from the Mellow Collection has a beautiful range of fall colors and even the blue of the sky! It was a great way to enhance the fall feel of the page and it goes with my photos beautifully.”

Now it’s your turn! Upload your projects to our BasicGrey flickr pool, making sure to tag it with our monthly theme “1112stripe” so that we can find it easily. Projects must be uploaded by November 29, 2012 at 11:59p MST.


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