I struggle with card or tag design & even when I'm provided with a sketch I find it very difficult to choose colours & assemble something that looks pleasing - it easily takes me a week of trial & error (bin filling) to produce one item. I often have to just start with an idea & see what happens. Hence, having learnt so much from Glenda's previous MCC classes, this workshop seemed an ideal opportunity to learn a more structured & informed approach to my creating.
The optional homework for the first week has included the compiling of a Mood Board - not something that I have ever attempted before but quite enlightening. I don't naturally gravitate to using patterned paper so I decided to take an offcut left over from my "J" Alphatag (to be posted in due course) as my starting point. Dating from my initial inkpad purchases (2008) I have some ColorBox Pigment & Chalk "Cat's Eyes" that I tend to forget about so I selected colours to match the paper from amongst those to stamp some egg images which were labelled with tag swatches. Selecting & placing the remaining items - ribbon, gems & punched shapes became very interesting because I was surprised by my own reaction when I placed some of the pink butterflies onto the green cardstock - there was too much contrast so I moved them to the pink/brown/cream area.
|Mood Board (A4 in size)|
|upper section of Mood Board|
|lower section of Mood Board|
Stamp Chocolate Baroque UA5SP0386 Easter Traditions.
Inks An assortment of ColorBox Pigment & Chalk "Cat's Eyes."
Cardstock An assortment of colours in various textures & finishes from stash.
Paper Graphicus Guild Membership Pack
Punches CarlaCraft (leaves), EK Success (large flowers), Woodware (butterflies & medium flowers), Xcut (tags & small flowers).
The ribbon, gems & sequin are from stash.