Monday, April 1, 2013

Blue Teapot - Rule of Thirds

Soft and serene with blues and grays.  A patterned teapot sits on a lacy layer. 

Today's card is for the Operation Write Home card making Design Boot Camp lesson on  Composition and the Rule of Thirds.  I drew a planning grid on clear card stock, with lines of Copic marker at 1-13/16" and 1-7/16".  As shown below, the sentiment and teapot are on the grid lines. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source frost luxe (a textured light gray - discontinued),  Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring rain (light blue), enchanted evening (dark blue),  and the leaves print from PTI blueberry sky (medium blue) pattern pack.
  • I drew lid and base lines on my teapot with Copic 0.3 cobalt multiliner.  The teapot lid and base are shaded with Copic marker B45.  I also used B45 to edge the teapot and add some dots. 
  • Technique: I wanted to stabilize and add some dimension to the top portion of my teapot.  Instead of using foam tape or dots on the irregular shape, I layered it onto Craft-a-Board (can also use PTI coasters) which is less thick than foam tape, lightweight, and easy to die cut.  I trimmed off the bottom, below the teapot handle, because the two layers of PTI card stock (light and dark blue) are about as thick as one layer of Craft-a-Board or coaster board.  I used my Copic marker to color the edge, so the cream colored layer doesn't show. 
  • Dies are PTI tea for two and Memory Box charlotte border
  • Sentiment "Thinking of you" is computer-printed in blue ink with "Handwriting - Dakota" font, bold, expanded spacing. 
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." (272)

1 comment:

Paula S. said...

Nicely done CIndy. What an adorable teapot die and that border die is perfect with it. I like the lace tablecloth effect it gives. Very clever idea to shade the printed paper with a marker too. It adds nice detail. Thanks for joining in the March Bootcamp.