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July 2019 Design Challenge - Pattern Play
Jul 1st, 2019, 2:10pm
 
Time to have some fun and mix things up with patterns and prints!
   
July 2019 Design Challenge      
     
     
Theme: Pattern Play
     
     
     
Requirements:      
- Create a brand new design which incorporates two or more patterns which coordinate and compliment each other and the other elements within the design. See tips below which may be helpful.
 
- Write your own verse/message, be creative and write a message that clearly speaks to your imagery, occasion and recipient.
 
- Blank verse will not be considered for entry in this challenge.  
 
- ONE card per artist        
     
- Submissions must be NEW, no existing designs      
     
- Stock Card Creations entries will not be accepted      
   
- Your designs should differ from those already offered in the category of your choice to offer shoppers a variety of choices, not more of the same.    
   
     
     
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, July 31st
     
     
Please see more details on the challenge here on the Community blog:      
https://gcucommunity.com/2019/07/01/dash-of-inspiration-july-2019-design-challen
ge/
 
Here are some helpful tips. Generally what applies to Home Decor, Fashion and Apparel would apply to Card Design when it comes to mixing patterns.
 
Design Dilemma: Patterns by TheSpruce.com
https://www.thespruce.com/design-dilemma-patterns-2213501
 
10 Tips for Mixing Patterns Like a Master by TidbitsandTwine.com
https://www.tidbitsandtwine.com/10-tips-for-mixing-patterns-like-a-master/
 
5 Steps to Illustrating a Repeat Pattern by Hand - Julia Rothman @skillshare.com
https://www.skillshare.com/tutorials/5-Steps-to-Illustrating-a-Repeat-Pattern-by -Hand/59
 
11 Steps to Make a Pattern in Illustrator by Sara Mazzoni @shillingtoneducation.com
https://www.shillingtoneducation.com/blog/11-steps-make-pattern-illustrator/
 
Repeating Patterns in Photoshop - The Basics by photoshopessentials.com
https://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/repeating-patterns-intro/
 
As well as this inspirational Pinboard:
https://www.pinterest.com/gcuniverse/mixing-prints-patterns/
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Re: July 2019 Design Challenge - Pattern Play
Reply #1 - Jul 31st, 2019, 3:03pm
 

Today is your last day to get your patterns on and submit for July's Design Challenge!  
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Reply #2 - Aug 6th, 2019, 4:02pm
 
A celebration of stripes, stars and polka dots for the July Design Challenge winners:
 
First Place - Betsy Bush of DragonFire Graphics
https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/holiday-cards/rosh-hashanah-cards/shana-tov a/happy-rosh-hashanah-shana-tovah-1575656
 
Second Place - Janet Palaggi of Janet Lee Designs
https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/invitations/party-by-theme/seasonal-seasons -party/summer-party/greeting-card-1574666
 
Fun to see how artists mixed it up by combining patterns.  
 
Here is August's Design Challenge:
http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/forum/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1564787211
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Reply #3 - Aug 7th, 2019, 5:35am
 
Thank you, GCU judges! And congratulations Janet for taking 2nd place with your colorful and fun design!
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Reply #4 - Aug 7th, 2019, 8:29am
 
Congratulations and Thank you Betsy, beautiful card!  
Thank you Mindy and GCU Team!  
Thrilled and delighted to have won 2nd place and Design of the Day!  
JP
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Reply #5 - Aug 7th, 2019, 9:47pm
 
Congratulations Betsy and Janet! Great cards!
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Reply #6 - Aug 8th, 2019, 6:39am
 
Laurie, Thank you!  Smiley
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Reply #7 - Aug 8th, 2019, 2:50pm
 
Thank you!  Smiley
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