Today was another wonderful installment of Paula's OWH Design Bootcamp. This month's topic was about creating a more cohesive relationship between a card's elements or, in other words, the principle of unity.
Well, as it turns out, there's quite a bit not to like, starting with three "focal points" spread around the card: ghost, pumpkins, and sentiment.
The Reworked Layout
- a much better defined focal point,
- bigger elements,
- a strip of paper that pops the sentiment,
- a physical connection among the ghost, sentiment, and pumpkins, and
- a few (odd in number) brads under the sentiment to give it a little extra emphasis.
One thing I did get right in the original was creating a contrast by placing the ghost on dark color paper. Seems like a good thing to keep in the revision.
The original card had a few Stickles -- an OWH no-no. This may have been a card made for nephews, although I made the mistake of using Stickles on some of my OWH first generation cards. :(
Thanks, Paula and Sandy, for another fabulous Bootcamp session. I've really learned so much this year. Hope it shows in the revised sketch!
Thanks for stoppin' and happy scrappin'!