Monday, June 15, 2015

MFT Summer school - Rule of thirds!

Hi!

Welcome to the first day of MFT's summer school! I'm so excited about this feature on the blog. There will be lessons all week long and the MFT designteams will share their takes on the different "subjects". So much fun and there will be chances to win MFT vouchers too - YAY!!!

This first day is all about the Rule of Thirds - The division of your card into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines. This is something I often use as a watercolorist to create harmonious paintings - but it is also a great rule to go by when making cards. You don't have to fill all the 9 spaces, (that's how I see it at least) just use the lines as a guide to where to place your elements.











For my second card I angled the lines a bit but I Think you can still see the rule of thirds composition in it.
Complete product details, videos and links to all designers playing along with today's featured products can be found at the MFT Blog. But of course following it strictly will also create fun designs like on this old card:













 Please pop over to MFT to check out the latest inspiration from my teamies and leave some love!



If you want to see more of my MFT cards, you can visit my My Favorite Things board on Pinterest:

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

10 comments:

Deepti said...

These are so very adorable creations and a fab explanation of the rule of thirds !

Tracie Pond said...

Thank you, Karin, for sharing with us your take on the rule of thirds. Beautiful creations!

Lisa said...

These are all super cute Karin! The little panda looks like he's enjoying a beautiful sunset and that little kitten is too sweet!

Audrey Pettit said...

Really adorable and creative cards, Karin!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful projects! Great examples of the rule of thirds. I just love the blending and the white dots on the first one, and the checkerboard/grid on the last is perfect with that kitty!

Jean Bullock said...

These are darling. Great use of the rule. I love how you used the color to emphasize the focus. That yellow leads my eye right to the panda and then the message. Well done.

Jill Norwood said...

Wonderful cards!!!! Your creativity inspires me every time!

Gerdine said...

Gorgeous cards, especially the first one! Love the sky!

Ruth G said...

So much fun! I love how you used your thirds! TFS!

Sharbogast said...

Love these cards. Thank you for sharing.