You'll have to bear with me as I am completely enamored with bright colors at the moment, especially after creating so many baby cards. LOL But I wanted to share another card with you that just makes me smile.
What do you think? I used a mix of my favorite stamps, Papertrey Ink (Faux Ribbon), Stampin' Up! (Animal Stories) and Practicing Creativity Designs (You're Dandy). For me, the key to using many bright colors together is simplicity. If I am using bright bold colors I choose a CAS design. When I attempt a more ornate or fussy card, I use more subdued colors. Again, this is not a rule...just what works for me.
I've also opted to "guide the eye" vs. the "visual triangle". You'll notice you're eye naturally starts either at the stripes on the bottom and moves in a straight line to the top of the owl, or at the top of the owl and vertically down to the sentiment and then stripes. This is a good alternative to the visual triangle and works very well for CAS designs. When designing your card, think about the order you want the artwork to be observed and place your elements or embellishments in a way that guides the eye.
Quick story I wanted to share with you that absolutely made my night. My oldest told me he was supposed to read me a series of "Mother" poems and I was supposed to tell him which was my favorite. When he finished reading them, I asked him "Which one most captures how you feel about me?". The one he chose happened to have a verse in it about me inspiring him. So to see if he really understood it, I asked him "How do I inspired you?". His reply was, "Duh, your designs and art. How you've started your own business and kept your career. Seeing people buy your stuff and all of the cool things they make with it. Plus you're in magazines, and that's really cool!".
Ahh...no matter what happens with Wplus9, nothing can ever take that away. It makes it so worth it.