Wednesday, June 19, 2013

OWH Design Bootcamp-Creating A Strong Focal Point

This lesson teaches us how to strengthen our design by intentionally creating a "Focal Point" or center of interest.

I used a digital  butterfly image from Hero Arts. I stamped over it with a script stamp and vintage photo distress ink. The butterfly was colored with pencils and gamsol was used to blend the colors. I used a gold card stock to frame the background layer and  the same gold paper to frame the butterfly image.  I think this helps to give this a strong focal point.When cutting out the butterfly I cut the tips of the wings "outside the box".
     I only have four more color theory lessons to do in order to be caught up. Today is my day to craft so don't be surprised if I have another Design Bootcamp post  later today.

1 comment:

  1. Great work on this bootcamp card Kathy! The gold frame and the center positioning both help to turn this beautiful butterfly into a bold, obvious focal point. I also like that you didn't ignore the rest of the card and instead added the texture to the background which adds some nice interest to the whole design. Thanks for joining in the February Bootcamp. If you'd like the PDF summary of the class just email me at paula at and I'll send it to you.

    Paula S.
    OWH Bootcamp Instructor