Our homework was to, if possible, look back at a previous design and see what we could do to create a better design. I’ve actually already done this with a previous Design Bootcamp – Focal Point. I created this card originally –
I love rainbow order / ROYGBIV. I tweaked a pinwheel design and then added the squiggle strip to reinforce the colorway that I used. Even as I looked at it at the time, I knew something was off. It needed an extra bit but as I’d looked at it so long, I couldn’t see what it was.
In the end, the pinwheel and the squiggles were competing for attention. Paula suggested getting rid of the squiggles and replacing it with a black strip and brads. She was right.
Now, my card for today utilizes the squiggle strip that I’d cut off of the original card.
I used that as the base design element and used four diecut christmas light bulbs to create a pinwheel that could be layered on top. I stamped a simple sentiment and layered it on black as well. I think that the tilted placement of the pinwheel sort of leads the eye to the sentiment, thereby creating a strong focal point. I followed the rule of thirds with the placement of the strip and pinwheel. I used variation with colors and shapes.
Wausau Fleck cardstock, Xerox Flecs Cover, black from stash & TPC Corduroy. DP from DCWV The Stack. Solid colors from Colorbok. Brads from Recollections. Sentiments from TPC Studio Cupcakes & Whimsy Greetings in Memento Black. Squiggles from Doodlebug set in Distress Inks Barn Door, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans.