Tuesday, July 16, 2013

[Just Because] It's Design Bootcamp

Hi, everyone.

A couple of days ago, I posted version 1 of the card below. The revised card shown below was inspired by this month's OWH Design Bootcamp lesson on using three colors in a 60:30:10 ratio.

In the original version, I actually used 4 colors, instead of 3. Also, the 60:30 balance was probably closer to 50:40.

In the revised version, I stuck with just 3 colors. And, I tried to be truer to the percentages that Paula talked about in her lesson. For this card, I went with 60% white, 30% brown, and 10% green.

Stampin' Up! Off the Grid stamp, heat embossed in Distress Ink walnut stain
computer-generated sentiment in Franklin Gothic Book (40 red, 20 green 0 brown)
Hero Arts white paper: swiped with bundled sage using baby wipes
Distress Ink core paper: bundled sage; Paper Smooches twine, pressed in walnut stain

There is actually a tad more green than shows in the scanned image. I took a baby wipe and swiped small patches of bundled sage around the card. If you look closely at the scanned image, you can see teeny, tiny bits of green. These little swipes of green actually bring the percentage closer to 10%, rather than the lesser ratio that shows on the screen.

In addition to concentrating on the 60:30:10 color ratio, I tried to incorporate the rule of thirds. The sentiment and stamped image were placed in the top one-third and bottom two-thirds of the card, respectively.

Think I need to trim the twine just a tad. Then, this little card should be ready to go.

Parting Thoughts

Thanks, Paula, for another wonderful lesson.

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

1 comment:

Paula S. said...

Thanks for pointing out that the scan doesn't quite show the accurate image. The 'open' nature of the grid element also makes it hard to determine if there is three times as much brown as green. Great too, to know that you're thinking about some of the other concepts as you design. Thanks for joining in on the July bootcamp!