Friday, September 7, 2012

Art

Anyone can make a card, but not everyone can make a card art. Wouldn't it be great to create a card that the person you give it to doesn't want to throw it away? I know how much time and effort can go into making cards. 

Things to think about - well some of them

  • the individual getting the card
  • the layout (sometimes I'll sketch this out on a rough piece of paper first)
  • the theme
  • the colour scheme (I might also test the different colours side-by-side before putting them on the card)
and things don't always go according to plan.

Be inspired to make your own creative designs. Templates are designed to be broken - your creative freedom is screaming to come out.

Getting Ideas
  • Other websites (blogs are great for this - I will try to keep adding these are I explore the world of craft blogging a bit more)
  • Magazines (I sometimes cheat and take picture with my cell, so I don't have to buy the whole magazine)
  • Crafting shows/fairs
  • TV Shows
  • Stores
  • YouTube
and most importantly - the world around you. Pull from what you like and enjoy. Find your own style.

Keeping Track of your ideas
  • Digital file (for all the pictures you shouldn't have taken)
  • Filling cabinet (I like to rip out the pages I like from magazine and then file them - if I kept all the magazines, I wouldn't have room for anything else)
  • Organized craft room (well as organized as it can get) This has to work for you. I like to keep mine organized by type of project, material and theme, but I have a friend who keeps her stuff alphabetically)
Crafting is about individuality - things stand out because they are unique. 

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