Thursday, August 23, 2012

Card Design: Movement

Cath is posting a number of challenges based around some design concepts to be found in the new publication called Card Design Handbook.  This challenge is about the importance of movement in design.  I'm not sure I ever really thought about it, but a good card does move your eye all around the surface.  Here's my card:

blue roses, smile

supplies: white and pale aqua cardstock, Hero Arts CL596 Pattern Hearts & Flowers, CL491 Made with Love, S5324 Simple Frame, VersaFine onyx black ink and clear embossing powder, roses watercolored with tumbled glass, broken china, and peeled paint distress inks, Signo white pen, white pearls

If I'm understanding this design concept correctly, your eye should go to the popped roses cluster first, then the repeated subtle stamped roses in the background, then to the sentiment, and finally to the delicate frame that encloses all of them, which brings you back again to the main roses.  Hmmmmm......I think I need this issue!

18 comments:

  1. Hi Lin, your card is beautiful and really does 'move the eye' to check out all the gorgeous details. Hugs to you, Jo x

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  2. Very beautiful and yes, it does cause my eye to move all the way around the card. I love the way you did the frame stamp. I love that stamp but knew I would never spend the time to cut it out - this is the perfect solution. Very clever!

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  3. You got it, Lin! My eyes are dizzy with delight dancing around this beauty! Love how you you use this flower stamp.....I gotta have it. Good luck with the challenge - you are ALWAYS a winner in my challenge!

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  4. Hi Lin, yes, my eyes follow the same line as yours! Your card is delightful in this restful shades of blue!

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  5. Yes, Lin, I think you just taught me something about "movement" on a card...amazing! Just a beautiful layout and such pretty colors...I definitely need to buy this issue!

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  6. Yep-I followed the same line as you around your card!! Love this beauty in your signature blue! If you pick up a copy of this mag you will not be disappointed!

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  7. By jove, I think she's got it! ;) That's exactly what my eye did when I studied your card, Lin. I'd say you did this perfectly! PS - had to go buy this issue today. Don't want to take a chance on winning it and miss it on the newsstands!

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  8. FAbulous design and you definitely have showed movement in your design. Love it!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving an encouraging comment!!

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  9. what a great card. Yes, I do see movement. It is hard to get this feel to some cards. I too think this will be a great book to get.

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  10. My eye did take the path and oh what a colorful trip around your card!

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  11. I just LOVE this stamp set. You did an AMAZING job on this sweet card. Thanks for sharing this. I really need to use this stamp set. I haven't touched it yet.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  12. It was hard to take my eyes off your beautiful card! Well done Lin!

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  13. I am OVER the moon in love with this card! I see that frame and those flowers and know your heart was so into making this!

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  14. Beautiful card Lin. I've been struggling with this challenge, but you have nailed it!!

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  15. Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

    ...and I loved the way you described the movement in your card! :)

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  16. Love your card the movement and the eye draws in..see the flowers opening up bring a verse to my mind "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace..." Rom 15:13

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