Saturday, July 9, 2016

Make It Symmetrical

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a clean and simple One Layer.  
To me, creating one layer card is the best way to learn stamping. 

This card may not look like much, but it does take some planning. I used the 4 cubes of ink that came with the July 2016 Card Kit. Since the kit is all sold out, I have listed the alternative inks/colors (see links at the end of this post).
missing you
I decided to create a one layer and make it as symmetrical as I can. Ok,....not the sentiment, one/two small flowers and the little dots...otherwise, it is as symmetrical as it can be.

 Why symmetry, you might ask? 
Here is a partial excerpt from Wikipedia:
In aesthetics
The relationship of symmetry to aesthetics is complex. Humans find bilateral symmetry in faces physically attractive; it indicates health and genetic fitness. Opposed to this is the tendency for excessive symmetry to be perceived as boring or uninteresting. People prefer shapes that have some symmetry, but enough complexity to make them interesting.

Thanks for stopping by!


Dawn Turley said...

very pretty Virginia.

Lynn said...

Stamping perfection Virginia. So beautiful.

Karen B. said...

The sentiment....just perfect. Placement, ink color. Really sets off your card!

Ted said...

Just beautiful! :) Love the balance on this card.

Harriet said...

Lovely. I agree that one layer stamping is the best way to learn. I'd add reading blogs, trying techniques--this one is treacherous because we all think 'that looks so easy' when it's really way beyond our ability--also learning color combos. I think the best is blogs that encourage us to try.

conil said...

Your stamping is outstanding, as usual. The symmetry does, in fact, look pleasing to the eye but off setting the sentiment captures ones attention beautifully. The soft colors make this peaceful and soothing. Just lovely.

Sheila H said...

I love your colorful stamping, Virginis. The offset sentiment pops nicely.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous symmetrical floral, Virginia! Just love the oval with the sentiment inside & off center!!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Wouw, you rock this kit V! Love this floral element!!