Saturday, October 10, 2009

What's wrong with this picture???

One of things I wanted to accomplish this weekend was to get my cover design done for the second Collage Stuff hand-made calendar. This is what I came up with. I liked the background, but something just looked off to me. After looking at this for a while, I finally realized what I didn't like. The door is too dark. Everything else is light and airy. So, what to do? Change the color of the door.

I changed the color of the door in my digital imaging software, and did a QUICK cut and paste to see if I'd like the design better with a lighter door. Here it is:

Now, I think the door meshes better with the background and I like this. Problem solved!
I'm not sure if I'll keep the word "calendar" on here or not. I think I'll probably just go with the 2010 on the door. This is a handmade calendar swap, but the digital imaging certainly is helping me with the design.


  1. The door is perfect now. Great editing. The word calendar doesn't quite mesh though. Overall incredibley lovely!

  2. Thanks, Debby. The second photo is a digital cut and paste, a QUICK digital cut and paste to see if the different door color would work better. I haven't decided for sure on how I will place the words. Lisa

  3. I see what ya mean about the door. The second is just awesome!! It has so much more depth to it too!

  4. I agree...the second door POPS. The other one was nice but not an eye catcher! LOVELY as usual Lisa!