Pie charts are a big recent design trend. Today's challenge is inspired by that recent trend, and, more specifically, by this image of a t-shirt:
Today's challenge is to create a shaped pie chart, taking inspiration from the heart-shaped pie chart featured on the t-shirt. When I (Vivian) first saw this image, my mind immediately went to Travel Girl and to maps. Here's the end result:
To create my map of the United States, I cut 4" X 4" squares from the 8" X 8" Travel Girl Paper Pad and from the Daily Flash Snapshots mini collection and then cut each in half on the diagonal. I pieced the triangles together radiating out from the center of my die-cutting machine mat and then fed the mat through my machine to cut out the United States. I also cut a second map from scrap cardstock and then adhered the patterned paper pieces to it. That enabled me to treat the map as a large embellishment and move it around more easily as I was designing my layout.
Mou joined me in today's challenge and created this gorgeous card:
Mou had this to say about today's challenge: "When I saw Vivian's inspiration piece, I wanted to use the appliqued heart idea with more subtle colors and a bit of pattern. I chose papers from the Travel Girl collection and a couple from the Daily Flash collection. I also used the adorable girl stamp from the Travel Girl collection. And there you have it, a simple card with an everyday sentiment."
Let's take a closer look at Mou's stitching and stamping details:
So...what pie chart shape will you create on your next project? Whatever it is, we want to see it! If you take inspiration from today's challenge, please share your projects in our October Afternoon Flickr gallery.