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Design Challenge - Balanced Penguin

This is for my asymmetrical design challenge. I used a sketch for this, which you would think if you just followed it, it would be a balanced design, but I kindof feel like a lot of the CAS sketches are not really balanced.

In this case, I moved the sentiment from the lower right to the upper right. Without moving it, the card looks too bottom heavy and too empty up top.

The second place where I needed to think about balance was the enamel dots. At first, I was just going to use all orange. When I put them into place, they looked too bright. I think orange is one of the colors where it has more weight and my eye was mostly drawn to those orange dots, so what I did was replace a few of them with other colors, and then it looked a lot more balanced.

Supplies: Imaginisce Penguin Dude, Mama Elephant Modern Borders, Gina K Happy Birthday to You, Versafine Onyx Black, Hero Arts Shadow ink Mint and Charcoal, Enamel dots, Derwent Coloursoft pencils

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Iring   [Jul 09, 2016 at 11:12 AM]
That penguin is so cute! I love the stamped zigzag and your enamel dots too. Thanks for the balancing tips. I think you got it just right!
Far North   [Jul 09, 2016 at 12:05 PM]
What a fun card! I love your colors...and what a great chevron design. I agree the bright orange immediately grabbed my eye and to me it appears like the penguin is tossing the dots over his head. Now that is balance! Laughing
Conniecrafter   [Jul 10, 2016 at 06:59 AM]
Such a fun and cute card, do love the color combo you used!!
stampwilly   [Jul 10, 2016 at 01:05 PM]
This is so cute! I have this stamp and love it! Great job on your card! Very Happy

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