I thought it would be fun to go back to the first months of blogging, and tackle one of those old, embarrassing cards :)
My choice fell on this one, originally posted on my old bloggie HERE, in November 2009. It's been three years, folks...
What I liked about it? The greens, a strongly defined focal point and a doodle pattern that added an interesting movement. Here's my 2012 version:
I wanted to retain that fun look of patterned paper, with two 'layers' of swirls. I stamped the bottom one with PTI Fancy Flourishes stamp, in Old Paper Distress Ink. Then I stamped the dogwoods from WPlus9 Flora & Fauna set on top; in Memento Espresso Truffle.
The blooms were then coloured with Copics.
The redbird (also from Flora & Fauna), was coloured in as well, cut out and popped up on foam tape. The sentiment is from another WPlus9 set, Filigreed Frames.
This card was also prepared with the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in mind. Here's how I see the movement on it: first up the eye lands on the focal point - the redbird, whose crest (and then the swirls) lead us up towards the blooms in the upper left corner. The flowers cascade down towards the sentiment, which leads the eye back to the bird, with its horizontal placement. How's that, make sense? :)
The Design Team prepared some beautiful samples today as well! Click on the links below to be taken to their blogs.
We'd love you to play along with us at CASE Study too, so go ahead and share with us your inspired creations! Don't forget, that we also have a Guest Designer search on :)
You'll find the challenge details and a link list to share your project right there. Thanks for stopping by,