Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cream and Green Wreath on Blue

With its soft blue scalloped circle, my card today is for the March "scallops" challenge - sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs (thank you, ODBD!) to benefit Operation Write Home.

As I made it, I focused on my "focal point," which is meant to be the cream and green sentiment.  I tried to emphasize it through my color choices - cream card base, simple green banner stripes, green leaves and bow, and cream flowers.  The kraft wreath and blue background repeat the circle shape, while their colors stay in the background, thus giving the most attention to the green and cream.  The dotted orange flower centers provide a touch of bright contrast without detracting from the overall theme.

Anyway, that's how I thought about it!  And I do like the finished card.  Thanks, Paula, for your OWH February boot camp lesson on creating a strong focal point

Card details:
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (259)

4 comments:

Jen said...

What a lovely wreath!

Diane said...

your card is so pretty- the wreath is lovely and detailed! And thanks for posting all the steps you did to create your card!

Paula S. said...

Well done Cindy! Your focal point is unmistakable and it is obvious that you really did focus on it. You touched on a lot of the ways to deifne a focal point by making it the most detailed area of the design, using contrast as well and the decision to leave a simple background is terrifc too. It supports the intricate detail of the wreath beautifully. Thanks for joining in the February Bootcamp and sharing this with everyone!

Marianne said...

Oh what a great idea for using a scallop. I never would have thought to use it as a base for a wreath. Thank you for the idea I will need to "borrow" that idea.
Thanks for joining the ODBD challenge.