Monday, October 5, 2009
Monogram Card #2 and a Dare
With this monogram card, I wanted to use the CAS34 color challenge, which I had not done yet. I used both my initials in brown, then stamped the butterflies all around in pink, green, and blue. The first version of this card used larger butterflies, which completely overwhelmed the monogram, so I redid it with smaller butterflies, and now the monogram stands out a bit more as the focal point.
This is different, certainly, from standard monogram cards. Something seems a bit off, though I can't put my finger on it. Perhaps fewer butterflies spaced wider apart? Or a slightly larger alphabet? White ribbon rather than the blue? (I wanted pink but didn't have the right shade.)
No matter its flaws, this card made me happy anyway just because I made something so out of the ordinary (for me, at least). I think this is a really good idea whose full potential has yet to be met. I'm not done fiddling with it, and if you give it a go, please share a link to your version.
I double-dog dare you!
stamps: PTI Trajan alphabet, Leave Memories unmounted rubber Spring Garden set
ink: various VersaColor
paper: PTI white