Monday, June 05, 2023

Ch. #113--Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of: Design a Creation Inspired By a PATTERN

Hello everyone and welcome to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! It is the first Monday of the month and it is time for our latest challenge to begin! We hope that you and your families continue to stay healthy and safe out there. 
Oh and please note that this will be the last challenge before we take our summer break. We'll be absent for the month of July and then as long as everything goes according to plan, we will return on August 7th, with a new challenge. However, there is still a whole month to get through first, starting with our challenge today!
Since we are not your typical challenge blog, it is important for you to understand how things work in order to be sure you are eligible to win any of the prizes offered. If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and you can find out all the details you need to know in order to participate, in the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can also be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'.
Right now, it is time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...

Challenge #113

Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of 

Design a Creation Inspired By


This year's goal is to take a look at the things around us that can inspire us in our creative journeys. As such, if you would like to participate in the optional twist this month, we want you to Design a Creation Inspired By a PATTERN.
Incorporating colour and vibrancy are key ways to help draw the eye to creative works. One way to do this is through the use of patterns. In general, patterns are a visually stimulating way of including colour and shapes repeated in a certain sequence. Patterns can run from the very simple to the very complex. Those that are a little simpler may include stripes or dots. On the other end of the spectrum, some patterns may offer a deeper insight into art through the use of complex optical illusions. There are so many possibilities when it comes to patterns. Repetition of designs can create a unique style and can even be a therapeutic way to express oneself. Just think about the patterns in the clothes you wear, the ones in the linens and bedding in your cupboard, or even the patterns in your furniture and accessories. They all come together to tell an interesting story about who you are and what you like.
If you want to follow the optional twist this month, draw your inspiration from a PATTERN. One of the great things about making cards is all the different patterned papers that we can play with. When it comes to other types of creative design, stencils, punches and other accessories can also provide patterns. Even painting and drawing your own backgrounds or other works of art may be influenced by a pattern or two. It is time to show the world how PATTERNS have inspired you in your creative journey.

Remember, the twist is completely optional and you don't need to follow it in order to win. However, in order to be considered eligible for this month's goodies, remember that general types of projects/posts will not qualify for the honours and prize UNLESS they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Additionally, even if a project may qualify as positive, if your post promotes negativity, hatred or anything of an abhorrent nature, your project will be disqualified. Honours and Prize include:

  • $6 worth of images from Scribbles Designs, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • A badge for the following honours: Top Pick, Voter's Choice, Most Inspirational, Random Winner, DT Delight.
Accardi, Angelo & Levinstein, Dorit. (2022). Pattern Art. [Online]. Eden Gallery. Last Updated: 20 May 2022. Available at: [Accessed 13 May 2023].
Cue Math. (unknown). Patterns. [Online]. Cue Math. Available at: [Accessed 13 May 2023].
Now check out what my amazing design team came up with to inspire you. Pat is able to join us this month. Clicking on each team member's name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations.

My wonderful design team continues to outdo themselves time and time again! They each have their own style and clever interpretation of the twist. Even after all this time, I continue to be awed by the scope of excellence in their work! Each of these artful conceptions has showcased the notion of Being Inspired By a PATTERN wonderfully and I hope we have motivated you to embark on your own journey of creativity. Be sure to go and visit each team member so you can see how her project further connects to the twist.

So what are you waiting for? Create a project and/or post that is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature and join our link up. How about stretching yourself by also opting to follow the twist?! While it isn't mandatory, we'd also love to find out how this month's twist affects your own life. What sorts of PATTERNS do you find yourself drawn to? Do you tend to prefer more subtle ones or do you like big and bold ones? Do you stick with a few standard ones or are you more eclectic in your tastes? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you'd like. Finally, remember that we're trying to create a Path of Positivity so if you have some time, please visit other people participating throughout the month.

I hope to see you back next week when voting will [hopefully] begin on the Top Picks for Challenge #112. There will be a separate post detailing those picks where you will have the opportunity to vote on the creation or post that you have found to be the most positive, inspirational or encouraging of the chosen picks.

Then, be sure to join us again on June 19th when we'll be back with our midway featuring more great projects. 
If you ever have any questions be sure to EMAIL ME or just leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

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If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to let me know by leaving a comment on this post.

Ch. #113--Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of Design a Creation Inspired By a PATTERN

This is the place to link up something that you have created during the month that you consider positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Entries for this challenge will be accepted from June 5th until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on July 2nd, 2023

SEVEN entries MAX. Please click on the 'Challenge Details' tab located at the top of the blog to see all the rules. A summary of the most important rules can also be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'. If you would like to be a Guest Designer in a future challenge, please add the letters GDT after your name.

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