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APRIL 2021 | TWEED DAY CHALLENGE from LAURA PASSAGE

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  • APRIL 2021 | TWEED DAY CHALLENGE from LAURA PASSAGE

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    Hi everyone... Laura here, bringing you a new challenge for the month of April -- a 'TWEED DAY' CHALLENGE!

    Have you ever heard of 'Tweed Day' ? I know that I sure hadn't! It's pretty interesting, though, and TDP Creative Team Member Corrin and I thought it would translate into a really fun challenge for April!

    Here's some info about Tweed Day...
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    Wacky, right?! And kinda hilarious to potentially celebrate a day in honor of... a gangster?! LOL

    We'll focus on the "plaid pattern" part of Tweed Day, instead. As such, the TWEED DAY CHALLENGE is a simple one...
    1. You'll need to use 3 different plaids on your page/project
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    2. You'll need to use plaid in 3 different ways on your page (even if it's the same plaid)
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    Why 3?
    Well, because Tweed Day is celebrated on the 3rd day of the month of April, of course!

    Please note that to participate in this challenge, you can use ANY product you like, as long as it is currently sold at TDP (and/or any freebies/etc. from TDP's resident design team)... but... if you use products from my shop exclusively, you'll be entered in a drawing to win $5 to spend in my store in May 2021!

    You are also welcome to recolor items to fit your needs (but you can't recolor a plaid paper to make it look different and use it as a "different plaid" -- it would still be the "same plaid" in that scenario).

    Here is a fantastic example project created by Corrin, to get you inspired to play along. She chose OPTION 2 (using one plaid 3 different ways)... (1) as a paper, (2) clipped to letters to make an alpha, and (3) clipped to a washi tape shape to create new patterned washi tape. So clever, right?!



    [ using the Project Twenty Fifteen | June Collection + a few random items from the ...And The Pursuit of Happiness kit -- all from Laura Passage's shop ]
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    ALSO... for anyone who wants to use a kit that doesn't have a plaid paper in it, you may find this tutorial from TDP's blog back in January to be helpful!


    How to Fake a Plaid Paper (using a stripe)
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    Thanks for joining into this month's TWEED DAY CHALLENGE! If you're participating, don't forget the following useful info...
    • To receive credit for completing this challenge, make sure you follow all of the rules/guidelines listed above in this thread.
    • Once you have completed your project... post it in the CHALLENGE GALLERY here at TDP, and then create a post here in this thread and link us to a copy of that gallery item.
    • Your completed project must be posted in this thread by 11:59pm ET on the last day of this month in order to receive credit.
    • Anyone who completes ALL SIX (6) of the challenges at TDP this month will receive 50% OFF ONE ENTIRE PURCHASE any time during the following month.
    • Additionally, anyone who exclusively uses products by the designer hosting each individual challenge... will be entered to receive $5 to spend in that designer's shop (so in theory, you could be eligible to win 6 different $5 gifts if you use the correct designer's products in each challenge this month!)
    • Have fun! Let us know if you have any questions about this challenge (you can comment below, and even tag one of us by typing Laura Passage or corrin in your post, if needed!)
    Thanks for playing along, and we can't wait to see what you come up with!
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    Last edited by Laura Passage; 03-31-2021, 05:52 PM.
    ~ Laura ~

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    I usually avoid plaid papers, so this challenge was a great motivation to actually use not just one, but several (!!) on a page for once. I've got two plaid papers (backgrounds in the upper left, and middle left spots), a plaid journaling card (upper left spot, behind the photo), and a plaid paint smear thing (upper right and lower left spots). That's probably enough plaid to sustain me for the rest of the year!

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    • ClaireG
      ClaireG commented
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      This is just such an adorable story and the page, and using plaid on a page about Scotland = perfect!

  • #3
    You used plaid on a page about Scotland - perfect! I love the painty bits on the edges is your photos and cards - the plain and the plaid ones, that was a way to use it that I didn’t think of, well done!

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    • #4
      This was fun... just searching my kits for plain/tweed took ages.

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      • corrin
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        It does take a while to find a few plaids doesn't it, and then decide on ones that might work well together and with the photo!! But I love your page, love all the bright and cheerful colours and the happy day stamp - perfect choice!

    • #5
      This was such a good challenge, I'm one who also doesn't use plaids a ton and it was a fun challenge. I ended up using one plaid for the scatter & a little box on the left, one plaid on the edge strips on both sides, and one plaid down the center.
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      • corrin
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        I love it! I can see the 3 plaids you chose and although all your papers are patterned, it doesn't feel like they are competeing for attention, your photos still stand our beautifully! Thanks for joining the challenge

      • ClaireG
        ClaireG commented
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        Love this! the spots really showcase your plaids!

    • #6
      Fun challenge!

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      • corrin
        corrin commented
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        Oh I love it Barbara! Love all the pink and the pretty patterns, and your photo treatment too! I can see the plaid used 3 times, and it is a nice touch on the journal card - thanks for joining in the challenge

    • #7
      What a fun challenge! I love pattern mixing and it was fun to add some plaid in there!

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      • corrin
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        you mix the patterns and colours so well, and the perfect shoe colour in your photo too! Thanks for taking oart in the challenge, and wow, that bg is still going strong 5 years later - worth every penny!

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      • corrin
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        So sweet! I love the plaids you have chosen and that you used them subtly to bring all the colours from your photo together. Such a sweet page, thank you for joining in the challenge
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