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Wednesday, May 02, 2012



Card Doctors II


I was having trouble with a card and posted that yesterday. Thankfully I got some really good advice from Leah and that was to change the orientation of the card. I did that and then I also tried to apply some of Nichole Heady's advice of the Rule of Three from the last Make It Monday video. I think this card is better. I like it better anyway. I balanced the sentiment label and pushed it closer to the flowers, made the leaves smaller and added another smaller flower to create some balance. I put the Canyon Clay buttons (made out of paper because I don't have those buttons yet) on the flowers to bring three versions of the colour onto the card and spread the leaves out as well. I think it works much better. Still not completely there, but I'm happier. What do you think? Just in case you didn't see it, here's the first version.



10 comments:

Leigh said...

I like the orientation better on the second card you made (first one you posted) which is strange, because I often like up and down cards better than horizontal ones. I also like the buttons you added for the flower centres! I would have maybe grouped your elements a little closer to each other & put the two flowers together, but that's just my personal preference.

Carolyne Aarsen said...

I was wondering about those flowers. I remember Betsy Veldman talking about 'tucking' sentiments closer to the objects and I think this one could have benefitted from that as well. I maybe should have made two smaller flowers and put them together in one grouping. Thanks for the advice! It's really a learning process, isn't it?

BethieJ said...

LOVELY card!! I really love the color combo you used!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Thanks, Bethie. I was trying to make myself choose colours I normally wouldn't put together.

Jill said...

You're right, the second is "better" in terms of design flow, Carolyne--like Leigh, I love the addition of the Canyon Clay buttons too! I have yet to use that color. I keep trying but seem to have a color block (pun intended) when it comes to Canyon Clay! :-D

Mariana said...

I like the second one better, it seems to flow! Lovely color combo!

Cassi said...

the second one really came together quite well, nice job!

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Thanks for the encouragement. LIke I said it's a learning process. And I guess you don't learn if you don't make mistakes.

Leah said...

Hi Carolyne! I really like how your revised version came out! The balance is much better and I also love the color combo, so pretty! It certianly is a learning process but for me that's part of the joy. Have a wonderful day!

Marybeth said...

Hi I think they are both very pretty, but I have to say I like the change . Great balance , not that I know too much about that.