Thursday, January 21, 2010
This amazing card "Tilda's First Snow" was created by Angie Hunt. Angie has only been working with Copics for two months and was introduced to Magnolia's only a month ago. When I spoke with Angie it seems the love affair with "Maggies" has begun. We all know how that happens.
I chose her card for the Award of Excellence for a number of reasons.
First, the superb colouring. I think you will agree it appears a seasoned Copic user created such CardART.
Second, how she created Tilda to be the focal point by adding the perfect size print for each layer of paper. When you mix prints also vary the scale of the pattern. The colour of the papers do not compete with the image but enhance it.
Third, I love the dimension she has created by adding the snowflakes and the snow on the stone wall.
Fourth, the addition of the little white lines, not too many as this can over power the image and it is easy to get them in the wrong places. Remember they are a highlight, emphasize on "high" meaning the light part of your image versus the shadowed area.
Fifth, embellishments are not overdone. Sometimes when too many embellishments are used you overcrowd the image and it no longer becomes the focal feature. Embellishments add interest but should not become the main stay of the card if you are using a stamped image.
I could go on but I think you can see why I chose to feature Angie's card. It is stunning! Be sure to leave her a little love.
Posted by Diana Crick at 10:54 AM