Thursday, 22 August 2013

Floating colour blocking...

You have been so kind

Another Friday-Eve rolls around again, and hopefully scheduled post numero 3 has rolled on to the blog too! I'd normally be happy for Friday-Eve, but I'm heading toward the end of my adventure in Italy. Still, I'm hoping that by now I've had enough gelato to last me forever! :)

Enough babbling though. Let's get down to business. CASE Study business! We still have the one and only, Jennifer McGuire as our muse and I am LOVING it! So much inspiration! I hope you too are inspired by this fabulous card of Jennifer's and are ready to 'study':

Check out the original post of this card here.

I was totally floored by Jennifer's fabulous colour blocking. So trendy! I went for the same approach, injecting more summer colours into my design, (I was preparing for my hols when I made this card!) I also wanted to give the appearance of floating blocks of colour and experimented by mounting my design on a sheet of acetate. It's a pain to photograph, but looks kinda cool IRL!

tips and tricks
  • In order to exaggerate the floating panels of colour, leave a space in between each panel. The floating effect then takes place around all four edges of each panel.
  • To guide your eyes to the focal point, place the sentiment panel on a bold colour and make the panel a larger in width than the others.
  • Ooops! My embossing powder went a little crazy on the lower part of the sentiment but no worries; I covered my mistake by stamping the sentiment again in black ink on white card, trimming out the 'THANK YOU' part, and sticking it over the top. A good dollop of Glossy Accents also helps to convince you that it was part of the design all along....*wink*!
I'm pretty sure I don't need to persuade you to join in the fun this week, but I do suggest that you take a peek-a-boo at what the rest of the CASE Study DT created. You'll get a serious mojo boost! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by here today. I always appreciate your visits! Hoping to catch up with everyone and everything in Blogland when I return to normality (aka Home!).

Ciao, peeps! :)


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wienerhoneymooners said...

Love that you floated the strips! Lovely color choices, and the sentiment strip like a dynamo label is so IN trend! Love it!!

Lynn said...

What a super clever way to use acetate...the floating looks very cool Aimes! Hope you are having a fabulous holiday!

richardbreaks said...

Gorgeous, Aimes! Beautiful colors, and such a light feeling.

Maureen said...

I just figured you told those strips to float and they obeyed your command, Duchess :) I love it when you make me look and look and look and try to figure out how you did it before reading the "tips." Truly a work of art and magic again :) As much as Europeans are jealous of our big beautiful country, I'm so jealous of you for living near such amazing places with history (and food and fashion!). Enjoy your last few days. ox

Taheerah said...

Absolutely stunning Aimes!! I would expect to see this in a modern art gallery - it totally belongs there with that super cool floating effect!!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a gorgeous card, Amy! I love the simplicity of your design and the color palette is stunning!!!

sandie said...

love it Aimes-the card really does look like it is floating! And so glad you have little design changes (without being mean!) as I am always having to re-design to cover up little issues!!

Anonymous said...

The floating effect is beautiful, Aimes!

Lindsey said...

Amazing! Love your floating color blocks.

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