Wednesday, February 2, 2011

S&S Saturday Seminar #1 - take 2

For my first card I redesigned this butterfly card and made it into something entirely different. But I decided to see what I could do with the original pieces, since I wasn't attached to the card. I cut the sentiment out and inked it to give it more dimension and colour, and I mounted it on an inked pink card instead of stamping those rather messy butterflies. I brought the perching butterfly down to the corner of the card, and then I started moving the others around on top of a light ribbon that reminds me of a trellis.(I had to replace the pointy butterfly because it was too damaged to reuse, and two butterflies the same shape works better than three entirely different ones.)
All three butterflies and flower. Nice enough, but it entirely covers up the rose buds on the lace and I wanted them to show.

With the flower removed, the pink embroidery takes center stage.

Swap the two butterflies so that they overlap the sentiment. Which do you like better? This card or the one above? They've both passable, but I know which gets my vote. In this one the butterflies are flying AWAY from the flower, in the one above they're moving TOWARDS it.

6 comments:

Paula said...

I like the very last one best. The butterfly that overlaps the sentiment and ribbon guide the eye well from the sentiment up to the butterfly in the upper right corner and it's position also makes it a cohesive grouping. Nice work!

Velda said...

Tough decision. I like the one with the butterflies going toward the flower, but this creates 2 focal points. The butterflies definitely draw my eye, but the sentiment is important too. Having the bottom butterfly on the sentiment pulls the two images together.

Cindy O said...

I like the last card the best. The bottom butterfly draws my eye to the sentiment, and it bridges the gap between the sentiment and the ribbon. In the card above it, the butterflies and the ribbon seem to be less connected to the sentiment. Thank you for showing all your different versions! It's really helpful to see the small changes that make a big impact.

JustYolie said...

I like the 3rd one, beautiful card.

Ann said...

It's a hard choice, but I think I like the last one best. They are both beautiful!!

Operation Write Home said...

I definitely like the last one best! Great job :)