Monday, May 20, 2013

Bootcamp- Adding Spice!

Last week Paula posted another of her great design bootcamp tutorials...Variety is the Spice of Life (Using Variation to Add Interest). Our homework was to include value, texture, color, shape and size into our creations....and remember to keep a strong focal point. I usually can get the focal point and some of the other design concepts- rule of thirds, the odd numbers....but this week made me think more!
Here is a snippet from Paula's class:

VALUE:  Value refers to the relative darkness or lightness of elements.
TEXTURE:  Variety in texture would include smooth and embossed papers as well as elements like ribbon, flowers and brads.
COLOR:  Even a monochromatic color scheme requires a variation in color value (lightness & darkness) to succeed.
SHAPE:  An example of applying variety in shapes might be including a die cut circle to frame an image or sentiment within the rectangular shape of the card design.
SIZE: You might have similarly shaped items in your design but varying in size.

How did I do?
Value: I have varying shades of blues and greens as echoed in the patterned paper.
Texture: the dark blue paper is embossed with clouds, the ribbons and pearls add more and her boots have glossy texture!
Color- varied the colors in her outfit by shading with copics
Shape: The partial scalloped circle contrasts with the long rectangular sentiment and the scallop border
Size: hmmm, my pearls and her buttons are about the same size so I made the white pen dots around the circle a bit smaller.

papers DCWV Juniper Berry stack
Image: The Greeting Farm
Pearls: Queen and Co
Ribbon: Offray
Sentiment: computer generated
Copics: BG70, 72
B 000, 93,95,97,99
Y21,26 YR 23 E39,55

Sorry for such a long post! And yup- the bottom bow is tilted-- I fixed it after I took the picture!
Enjoy your week-and yup- craft on!


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  2. Great job on this Diane! You managed to add variety in every category and the result is a terrific card with a lot of nice detail that makes you linger on it to soak them all in. Beautiful coloring job on this too! Thanks for joining in on the May Bootcamp.


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