Tuesday, September 06, 2011

christmas cards, draft 2

I played around with the colors of the Christmas card designs some more. The first draft's colors were too dull for me. These look really bright on the screen but in print they will be perfect. Sometimes it can be hard imagining your work going from the screen, which is illuminated from within, to print, which is illuminated only by available light. After awhile you get used to it, but sometimes when choosing the colors for my illustrations I still feel torn.

I tried a version where I added texture with watercolors and snippets of photographs, but decided that I like the simpler look better. Corey thinks I should remove one of the trees and the stocking and take a picture of us to put in the middle. I might do that but I still want to offer some of these in the shop. I may go with this design, or do something completely different, or offer more than one! I'll decide by Friday. In the meantime, feel free to leave your opinion.

I'll be back to posting my 30-day-challenge this afternoon. Some things came up and I took a few days off from it. I'm okay with that, because it gave me a chance to think about my content and come up with some new ideas. I'm just going to add a few days on the end of my challenge or double up a few days this week to make up for it. I'll still reach 30 days of photo shoots by the end of September! Hurray.


Carolina said...

those are so awesome :) i can't believe it's right around the corner!! i saw halloween candy instores on the 1st of sept...hope you can check out my blog for some+vibes and inspiration! i am also hosting a great giveaway! blessings!

uccella said...

These are really cute, Kristen! You're making me excited for Christmas already.

I love the idea of personalizing each stocking as if the name were stitched on. Making them postcards will really make them stand out among other holiday greetings, as well.

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Good choice! I love the bolder palette. I'm trying to work digitally for the first time and color is very tricky. Your cards are coming out great!

Sara said...

Hey Kristin!! I like the one with the red background! I am happy to have found you on twitter. cuidate mucho!