This is Shawna's daughter, Iris. I know that this is unusual, but we both thought it would be fun for me to take a shot at this blogging thing for a bit. For this card, Mom is working with CAS(E) this Sketch, Addicted to CAS, The Merry Christmas Challenge, and Double D Challenges. Although it should be a federal crime to post Christmas cards on Halloween, I have to say that my mom's most recent design turned out very well. Enjoy!
|To create balance, the ornament is centered horizontally rather than vertically. The crushed olive fades around the ornament, giving it a sort of glow.|
CAS(E) this Sketch: CTS#295
Addicted to CAS: Game #148- One Layer
The Merry Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas
Double D Challenges: Stripes & Dots
Iris's Commentary: What I really love about this card is the contrast that its different elements create. The stripes are clean and uninformed, while the pine is random and its color fades into the background. Both the stripes and the ornament itself appear very crafted and manmade, but the green needles are more natural and free. Not only does this make for a beautiful design, but it also shows of the different ways that we celebrate major events: with a mixture of our own culture and the world that was there before. I believe that subtle things like this help to create a better image of the words printed on the card's face. This post is really becoming cheesier than a stuffed crust pizza, and I've already droned on for what seems like way too long in comparison to what my mom writes, so I should probably stop about now. Stay amazing and never stop being positive! Iris is out!!