This card is published to help me learn.
(UPDATE: I have learnt and I have 2 more cards that I want to blog if I get some daylight photos - Thanks ladies!)
Do you know, sometimes I'm convinced that if I put a lot of preparatory thought into something before I start making it (instead of just going with my creative flow in the moment), it ends up being really, really difficult to make something presentable.
This is one of those occasions and I SO want to crack the idea I had that I need some constructive criticism, please.
The Less is More challenge is a recipe of 'take 3 squares' this week. Now, I'm pretty sure I could create something half decent if I coloured 3 images and played around until they looked 'right' but I want to do a technique too. I had this bright idea that 'take 3 squares' would look absolutely brilliant using the 'spotlight' technique. Hmm....I'm still convinced it would, but actually doing it is flooring me. Maybe I'm using the wrong images? Maybe it only works well with circles? Maybe I was using too much colour?
Anyway, this card is take 6.
Takes 1 - 3 were a 'three wise men' image - but it was way too ornate once I'd put the card together.
Takes 4 & 5 was some bamboo - again it was too fussy and I just couldn't get something to balance the card.
So here we are at take 6.
I like the footsteps image - simplicity
I like the squares with the added glamour dust for the 'spotlighting' - again, simplicity.
My Thoughts on Things to improve:
I think the ribbon is way too thick (but I can't find a thinner Christmas ribbon).
I also think I need 3 horizontal lines. Maybe that's the 'symmetry' part of me kicking in again - thought process: 3 pearls, 3 squares so of course it needs 3 lines.
I think the squares are not quite straight (That bit is so, so difficult with this footsteps image)
Not really sure about the pearls either. Do they balance it?
Can I just say Thank You to Chrissie and Mandi for this particular challenge. It is fantastic to come across a challenge that really makes me sit down and think hard about what I'm doing. For me, a CAS card needs lots thought put into it.
Okay - over to you now. What could I do to improve this card? I'd love to come back with a mark 2, better version.(I'll be back to comment on some of the other amazing entries into the challenge in a bit....but for now...I just have to give this concept/card another go.)
Thanks for looking,