Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CARD DESIGN HANDBOOK WEEK: The Movement Challenge ... and...CAS-ual Fridays CFC70


Wow - a challenge indeed! Quoting Cath..."If you only have time for just one, skip the stuff that's easy for you and pounce on one that is the most difficult."  Ah, she knows us so well.

I was quite comfortable with the Repetition Challenge, so I entered two cards.  I got thinking abut the Movement Challenge, got scared, decided 'no way' .....

Today, however, I sat down to make a card for CFC70 and the Movement Theory (that is what I have named it) kept bouncing around in my we brain.  Once I got rolling, it just all seemed to come together.

I struggled a bit with what I thought would be the focal/starting point.  I literally covered my eyes, pulled my hand away, and zoomed right in on the "Thank You" sentiment.

From the "Thank You" , my eye seemed to travel to the top left corner where the swirls begin, then I followed the swirls down to the bottom left corner; then across to the bottom right hand corner.  I added two little dots pointing up towards the sentiment so that your eye travels back up to the top left hand corner of the card (the sentiment).....and around, and around, and around....NOW THAT'S MOVEMENT!

I may be out in left field on this Movement Theory....but at least I tried....and lived to tell about it!

Here is the link for those of you brave enough to step out of your comfort zone:
Card Design Handbook Week: The Movement Challenge

Now on to the second challenge!  This week's CFC70 - Black/White & One Color of Your Choice was a no brainer for me!  Black/white/blue is one of my favorite color combos to work with!  This optional color combo must be a hit with others because there are at least a kazillion cards posted already and they are all amazing!  Scoot on over and check them out :)

I used CTMH white paper; SU black & Tempting Turquoise, Sizzix Scribbles Swirls die; sentiment origin is unknown.

Happy crafting!

:) Geri


  1. Love the movement on this card with those scrolls. The black and blue is such a great pop of colors on the white card base :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Such a great composition Geri and I really fel the flowing movement in those flourishes. The bright blue is a great choice of colour too :0)
    Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  3. Hey Geri! Thanks for linking this up to the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  4. Love the movement on this card with those scrolls. i had never thought of it before..thanks for sharing.Gift Card envelopes.