Monday, May 28, 2012

Gingham checks - so done with this

This one is a good lesson in 'plan where you're going before you start, or else you may end up somewhere you don't want to be."

This first pic is where I ended up taking this. I decided the gingham needed to be "more", and really beefed it up. But although I liked the cherry, and liked the gingham, I didn't like them together. They fought each other. 

So after walking away from it for a while, and coming back to look at it fresh, and knowing I couldn't leave it like that, I did this ~

I lifted it all off. And now its like a faded, tea stained old gingham. And I like it much better.

This piece was an experiment anyway, so its OK. Sometimes you just have to try something, and see what happens. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I could have just chucked this in the bin, but am proud of myself for wasting spending more time on it to at least make it work. 
I can sleep now.


Anonymous said...

I think you did a great job on it but, I too, like the faded checks better with the cherry.

CC said...

Another way to make the cherry "pop" against the first background could be to run a green line around the red fruit.

I actually like both... but that's just me.