Monday, June 3, 2013

My Gallery Idol Entry (Round 2)

Well, the moment of truth has come! It's time to post my project for the Gallery Idol (Round 2). With 20 finalists, we will get down to 15 for this round by Friday.The theme is "Defining Dad"!

I had a few ideas floating in my head. I finally decided to go with this one.
 For You , Dad
About this card:
For the “Defining Dad” theme, I was inspired by the cool and dapper style of the gentlemen in the Mad Men television show. Although being a Dad may not always seem glamorous, it is one "job" that demands just as much (if not more) respect as the ones where suit and tie are mandatory! The paper pieces were cut and assembled one at a time. The "pocket" was made using diecutting, stamping, and embossing. Thanks so much for looking!

Supplies: Stripes and Frame (Hero Arts), Brickworks (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps), Clippings (Basic Grey), stitching (SRM Sticker), Hero Arts Layering Paper (Earth), Label 8 (Spellbinders), tissue paper
I hope you like it enough to vote for me! My card is the 14th one out of the 20. You can find out and vote here. If you don't have an user account, you will required to create one ( e-mail address and password required) in order to vote.The competition is STIFF, I will be needing every vote that I can get and if you can help spread the words for me, I would truly appreciate it!
 Please feel free to grab the voting badge if you want to support me. Voting for Round 2 will end at noon (MDT) on Thursday, June 6. The results will be tallied shortly after and the Top 15 will be announced on Friday!

I am happy with the result no matter what. To be in the Top 20 for Gallery Idol is a huge deal and I shall never forget this amazing experience! 
 Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!

55 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love your Mad Dad card! He's very snazzy in that suit and tie!

Sheila H said...

Cool card, Virginia! I hope to see you move to the next round - you got my vote :)

Barb said...

It's clever, it's creative, it shows awesome texture and design - it's FABULOUS, V! Good luck to you - I'm crossing my fingers and I'll be sure to vote too! :)

C Wu said...

Very clever card. awesome texture and details. Good luck, Virginia!!

lenny said...

AWESOME card, Virginia!!
Love the patterns!! This is really cool!!You totally rocked the DEFINING DAD-theme! I love how that TV programme inspires you so much!!!
GOOD LUCK!!!

Sue McRae said...

Love the texture from your mix of patterns Virginia! Good luck!

Tina said...

Such a cool card, Virginia! I wish you a good luck.

Miriam Prantner said...

I love it! Mad men indeed, so dapper, great patterns and love the dimension!

Kim M said...

Wonderful card Virginia! My hubby likes this one the best! LOL. We love Mad Men. :-). Hope you get to the next round!

CinnamonSally said...

Just Fabulous Virginia!!

Tasnim said...

very elegant and classic! Love all the patterns and layout of this card! Good luck :)

Elizabeth said...

Love it Virginia!! You have my vote and I'm sharing on my facebook page :)

Cindy C. said...

That is one manly card, it's handsome!!!

Annette said...

so totally fabulous.. Good Luck..

Kim S said...

What a perfectly dapper dad!! Congrats to you!

Heather Maria said...

This is such a wonderful card, Virginia! Love your design and mix of patterns! Best of luck in this round!

Niki Garcia said...

Love all the textures in this card! Best of luck!

Daša said...

so cool! I love it

Angi Barrs said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is a FABULOUS design. Very creative. You are making me want to watch "Mad Men" now. :)

Jeanette M. said...

Fabulous card, Virginia! Good luck!

Giovana Smith said...

Fantastic, very elegant and classy!

Michele Gross said...

I squealed when I saw this! Such a fabulous design!! Way to rock it :)

Amanda Coleman said...

This card is so hip and smooth! The tie is my favorite! Good luck!

joy said...

Clever, classy and creative!!! Plus, way cool!!! Good luck, Virginia - fingers and toes are crossed! (kinda' hard to walk this way, tho')!

Anita Rex said...

I love it Virginia! It's a great card and its true to you!

Rachel W K said...

this is too cool! love you aligned the suit with the edge of the card. good luck good luck good luck!!!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Jennifer said...

Virginia, congratulations on your well-deserved Top 20 spot!! I love your card and here's the honest truth -- because I have been vicariously living your Mad Men addiction, I can't even see an ad for that show without thinking of you!!! :)

Love your card -- such a fun take on the theme! Best wishes to you! :)

Maureen Morton said...

This is so creative and manly, Virginia! Love your Mad Men inspiration concept. Lots of thought and detail in this. Will keep my fingers Xed for you......you are a star, no matter what. Thanks for sharing.

Geri said...

Awesome paper piecing Virginia! These colors truly define a cool and dapper dude! Love the striped pocket!

Best of luck!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your card, Virginia! And you're right...very dapper!

Lynn said...

I seriously love this Virginia...and I love that you used all of your favorite companies supplies. You knocked it out of the park!

Alice Wertz said...

you are rocking this, girl! absolutely amazing card. amazing details and design. love it! best of luck and thanks so much for the inspiration!

sheila said...

Fabulous fabulous card Virginia! Wonderful creative design !

melania deasy said...

amazing idea Virgina :) Love this fantastic card!!!

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness girly. I just love this card. Soooo cute.. Such a creative idea.

Hugs~

Laura B. said...

Fabulous card, Virginia!! Love the patterns of the suit and tie! Looks so sophisticated! Wishing you luck, friend♥

Queenie said...

THIS CARD IS SUPER DUPER AMAZING!! I love everything about it!! It's so cool to be designing together once again!! YAY!!! Good luck!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Your card is so fun! It is so clever how you cut the coat and tie. I see the Mad Men inspiration! Good luck to you!!

Wida said...

fantastic card Virginia. I do see the inspiration AND the hard work! Good luck dearie :)

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Virginia!

Gayatri said...

LOVE LOVE your card, Virginia! I can see Mad Men inspiration on it. Perfectly executed. I love it. All the best:)

Naomi Edwards said...

Wow Virginia, this has to be the most creative Dad card I have ever seen.. I love your work and am coming from Let's Get Trendy... I have registered to vote for this card and will do so once the email comes through... I am your newest follower and I am following you on Bloglovin....your projects blow my mind!!! This feels like such a fun place!

Deirdre said...

Fantastic card Virginia - off to vote for you..... Congrats again.

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful patterns on your suit and tie! I love the pocket hankie too!

sandie said...

Just so amazing Virginia, had to go and sign up to paper crafts to make sure you got my vote-you so deserve to be our idol!!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely amazing card, Virginia!!! So classy, and your details are just so beautiful!
Off to vote...wink, wink!

Amy Kolling said...

Virginia, I was so excited to see what you made for this round....You certainly brought it and this card is amazing! Love the textures, patterns, and color you've put into your design! You rock! Best wishes!

Debbie Carriere said...

Virginia, this is perfect!!! Love that jacket! Good luck :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This card is absolutely amazing Virginia!! So very dapper, chic and stylish!! Every single detail is perfectly executed!! The very best of luck - I expect to see you in the next round!! :-)

Kelly Griglione said...

So I know I've already told you, but wanted to leave an official comment ... you totally rocked this round!! See ya next week : )

Kelly Booth said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE this!!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Virginia, this is beyond phenomenal! I simply can't believe that you hand cut and stamped each of these pieces. MIND BLOWING AMAZING!! I've always admired your creativity and ability to think outside the box. Seeing you in the Top 20 only confirms to me and the rest of the world that you are a forced to be reckoned with! You are brilliant, and I'm so so happy for you! Wishing you the best in this and all future rounds, girlie!!

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Elegant masculine card, Virginia !! love it!

Jackie said...

Clever and such a wonderful crisp professional look! Good luck with the contest Virginia! :)

Barb Murphy said...

Umm...this is awesome!!! Fabulous!