Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Gallery Idol 2013 - Round 2 - "Defining Dad"


Today marks the beginning of Round #2 of the 2013 Gallery Idol Contest. The theme for this round is 'Defining Dad'. Voting starts on Monday, June 3rd at noon and ends on Thursday June 6th. You can cast a vote over at the PaperCrafts Contest Page  or just click on the 'Vote For me' link in my blog sidebar and it will take you right to my card. You can use your Facebook account to sign-in or create a user login if you prefer. The 15 designers with the highest votes for their cards will move on to Round #3 next week.

I spent quite a bit of time 'thinking' about this before I ultimately pulled out supplies and sat down to create what I was envisioning. I created rough sketches for 3 ideas and then walked away from them for a day. When I went back to them it was clear to me that this was the one I wanted to create and enter. 




My father was not a man who could really be defined by any of his hobbies or his occupation so as my mind started churning on this assignment I found myself brainstorming words but no real imagery. I've always been a big fan of typography in all forms and hence find myself attracted to both 'subway' and 'chalkboard' styles of art and that is what led to this design.






As is bit more obvious in this photo, the DAD letters and the star are dimensional.  The DAD letters were cut on my Silhouette Cameo and I fussy cut the red star from a red glitter card stock (Martha Stewart). Both the letters and star were layered a couple of times to get the dimension I was aiming for.

Now before any of my fellow OWHers get concerned this card does not meet OWH guidelines. I created it specifically for this contest and besides it's waaaay past the deadline for Father's Day cards as you all know! :)

I created the text panel for the card using 5 different font families (Helvetica Neue, Impact, Thornburi, Stencil Bold and Passing Notes) and I am sharing it with you here today in case you'd like to make a card with it. This graphic is missing the word DAD and the star so that you can personalize it in whatever way you like. You could use chipboard letters, stickers or even alphabet stamps, and the embellishment of your choice. You could even put a short first name in that space too... get creative, have some fun with it and be sure to let me know so I can come visit and see what you've done!


As always feel free to use my freebies in any of your crafting projects. Post a link back here if you'd like to share it but please do not sell it, repost it or claim it as your own. Just click on it and then use the 'download linked file' or 'save as' command to save it to your computer.

I hope you like this card and I am honored to be among such a group of talented designers in this contest. At the risk of sounding like a politician I would of course love your support and your vote but regardless of whether I am back for another challenge round I'm thrilled to have been chosen in the Top 20 and happy that you took the time to pay my blog a visit today!

Happy Crafting!
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30 comments:

C Wu said...

awesome typography card. love the modern fonts choices and the dimension of the card. Good luck!

Linda said...

Best of luck Paula...thanks for sharing!!!

Giovana Smith said...

Fantastic fonts and design!!! Thanks for sharing it!

Jennifer said...

Paula, I am so happy for you… What an honor, indeed! Your dad sounds like one heck of a man. Best of luck to you!! :)

Lee Mae said...

Great card - love the different fonts and highlighting "Dad" in brown and with the red star. Good luck in the competition!

Virginia L. said...

This is such an awesome and graphic guy card, Paula! The construction and craftsmanship are superb! Good luck on this round!

Alice Wertz said...

neat and graphic. very cool card! good luck!

Debbie Caldwell said...

I love the card front...and different fonts...thank you for sharing. Good luck with the contest.

melania deasy said...

Paula....love this clever card, very nice graphic and fantastic sentiment :)

judkajudi said...

Love your use of fonts and thank you for being so kind to share your work .... good luck!

Queenie said...

LOVE THE Graphic and typographic feel of this card!! It's so striking! Good luck!

Jocelyn Olson said...

This card instantly jumped out at me. I love, love the subway art--a fabulous mix of fonts. Awesome card, Paula!!

Gayatri said...

The photo of your card on the voting website does not do justice. The photo here on your blog shows how neatly you have executed. I love subway art. Your card is cool! All the best:)

Tami B. said...

Does it make you feel a little weird or maybe guilty of a crime when you put glitter on a card? lol
You really did a great job on this, (and still thought of your followers in the process.) Thanks for sharing and good luck! I'm rootin' for ya.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Hi Paula...I love your typographic card!

Amy Kolling said...

The use of the topography was genius! I love how you did this and added the personalized detail of DAD and the star! Fab design Paula!! Good luck to you! x

Cissy Murphy said...

Your card is fabulous, Paula! I wish you the best of luck in the contest!

Lisa Oliver said...

Love it! I voted!

Dotti's Hobbies said...

Paula, this card is wonderful! You are an excellent designer and I'm thrilled that you are in the second round. This card, and you, have my vote! :)

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for this fab freebie, I will enjoy working with this on a card for my hubby from my daughters. :-)

Michelle

Tammy said...

Fabulous card Paula! I love all of the different fonts, thanks for sharing! I'm off to vote, good luck!
Tammy x

Stephenie said...

thank you!

Donna said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing!

Lynne said...

Super! Thanks so very much for sharing. Hugs Lynne from OZ

Carol L said...

This is really a great card for the challenge AND for Dad! I wish you the best of luck with this round too! Thanks for sharing the digi and leaving a space for us to personalize it! Awesome :)

Renee said...

What a great Father's Day card! Love all the words!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Paula, this is fabulous!! I love subway art, and this is absolutely perfect! Any father would be thrilled to receive it! Wishing you the best in this and future rounds!

scrapclose2theheart said...

This is great. Thank you.

ThePurplePlace said...

How generous of you to SHARE this fabulous ART!

I hope you continue to do well in the Challenge!!

WOOHOO!!

Lisa

txexperiment said...

Really cool. I love it. Thanks!

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