Summer School – It’s Your Turn to Learn: Movement/Flow

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We’ve made it to the third day of summer school. Are you having fun learning? You’ve had 24 hours to stretch your legs, get some rest, and do your homework, but now it’s time to get back into the creative classroom for more design tips from My Favorite Things! Be sure to check out Lesson #1 and Lesson #2 if you happened to miss them.

 Our third and final composition lesson will help you understand the idea of incorporating Movement/Flow in your designs. Movement/Flow is the arrangement of the elements on a card to create
 a sense of motion by using lines, shapes, forms, and textures that cause the eye to move over the design. Creating a visual triangle with sentiment, paper, and focal point is a great way to show movement as well!

Lesson #3 – Composition: Movement/Flow

movement-detail-shot-julia Even though a card is a stationary thing (and also a stationery thing for that matter), you can create movement by following some simple guidelines. It just takes a little knowledge, and we’re here to help you with that!

Today’s instructor is My Favorite Things Design Team member Julia Stainton. Click HERE or simply watch the video below to glean some fantastic tips from Julia about creating movement in your designs.

That idea about using text to create movement was so great. I had never thought of that!

Pretty Hello Card by Julia Stainton featuring the Zig Zag Stitched Circle STAX, Feathers and Arrows, and Happy Hellos Die-namics #mftstamps

Julia has such a knack for creating visually pleasing cards, and her attention to the movement and flow of her elements is obvious in everything that she creates!

To aid in your learning , we have created a My Favorite Things Summer School Study Guide. Download it HERE, and then print it. It will be a handy tool that you can refer to as you design!

This week you’re the student, and instead of grades, we’ve got two prizes per day and two ways to win. Using today’s lesson, we’d love for you to create a project that exemplifies what you learned and upload it to the link belowMaster the lesson and win a $50 voucher from My Favorite Things and be featured on the blog on June 30. Just by participating, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $20 voucher, so everyone has a chance!

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All entries must be submitted by noon EDT on June 26th. Winners will be announced here on the blog on Tuesday, June 30.

Here’s your homework for your chance to win:
  1. Create a project following the lesson you learned today.
  2. Be sure to link your project below for your chance to win!
Before you go, be sure to stop by the blogs of these members of our Creative Team for more lessons in how to achieve Movement/Flow in your projects.

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Now make sure to do your homework! Class dismissed.

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Comments (11)

  • Karen Letchworth

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    I have always been smitten with Julia’s art, and this was no exception. Great lesson, and she definitely inspired my card. Thanks for another great lesson. My wish-list is growing, and I now MUST HAVE the feathers die (among several other faves).
    Blessings,
    Karen
    http://www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  • Barbara W

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    I am catching up with Summer School a couple of days late. What a great idea. I enjoyed today’s video. I went back to find day 1 and 2. Day one was easily accessible but for some reason I am unable to make the link for day 2. I keep getting a 404 message error. I have tried for a couple of days but no success. Can someone send me a link or tell me how to view day 2 of Summer School?
    Thanks so much.

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  • Dawn

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    Wow what a great tutorial video. Thanks for the tips.
    I love both of your cards. I love how you switched up the flowers a little on each of them to give them each their own look.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn

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  • Debs

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    This was great. Have enjoyed every day!

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  • Judy Sander

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    Since I can’t afford to go to art school, these lessons are simply wonderful for me. In my 3 years of making cards, I never thought about “composition”. New awareness I will not forget. Thanks so much. The cards on movement and flow are awesome. This lesson was the hardest for me, but the video really cleared things up. Thank you, thank you.

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  • Diane

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    I just LOVE this card, it’s gorgeous, and the video was very helpful to understand movement! Thanks, Julia!

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  • Donna Whitten

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    Wonderful card! Thanks for a great lesson!

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  • *Vicki*

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    Gorgeous card and very pleasing to the eye!! Thanks!! 😉

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  • jan metcalf

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    More great ideas!

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