I really need help with this one!

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slurpeegirl13's picture
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I really need help with this one!

I have been sitting on this one for a week. I really like the IDEA of the flower circle (from Tia's layout), but I am really not liking this one, so I need ideas ... how would you change it? What would you add/subtract? I could use a better title, too ... or maybe I should just scrap the whole thing and start again ... or change the photo - I don't know... just not happy with it.

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For once I think I actually have an idea! I think it's the color of it all. Too much yellow. Could you change the main page color??

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I would use a lighter yellow, like a butter/cream color where it is just hardly yellow. I love the distressing. Maybe you could add stips of scraps to the top left and maybe bottom right???? You know like two strips on top of each other with the bottom a tad bigger. Maybe a staple or too on the strips and you could do a larger title across the bottom in cursive??????? Just idea's Smile
Oh and the strips would be about 2 or 3 in not the whole 12

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Would it make a difference to use a photo where her face would be centered without the flowers overlapping her head like that? I dunno...Well, never mind. I just scrolled down to look at it again and it's kind of cute how it is because it almost has the feel of a flower "crown" or something. Okay, how about some other kind of layer behind the flower circle, something to anchor it somehow. I'm not sure what I mean! LOL. It's really cute, though!

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I like Tia's ideas and I agree, too much yellow.

and I don't know if this is a crazy idea, but can you convert the background in the photo to b&w so that Kaitlyn REALLY stands out?

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"coolmama72" wrote:

I like Tia's ideas and I agree, too much yellow.

and I don't know if this is a crazy idea, but can you convert the background in the photo to b&w so that Kaitlyn REALLY stands out?

Jsut the background, or the whole pic?

I like the ideas so far - keep 'em coming! Smile I spent way too much time on this and didn't have any other ideas, so I'm glad you guys can help me! Smile

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just the background, keep your sweet girl in color.

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I agree that the yellow background is just too much yellow, too dark of a yellow at least. Also, the pictue is muted by the white flowers. I think muting the background of the picture would help and see if you can brighten her face at all. Is your picture bigger than what you have shown? I would shrink her face a little bit more. I like the general layout though. The flowers are pretty.

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"mommys" wrote:

I agree that the yellow background is just too much yellow, too dark of a yellow at least. Also, the pictue is muted by the white flowers. I think muting the background of the picture would help and see if you can brighten her face at all. Is your picture bigger than what you have shown? I would shrink her face a little bit more. I like the general layout though. The flowers are pretty.

Yes, the picture is way bigger ... the problem is her head is right at the top of it, which is why it's kinda cutting it off with the flowers. Shrinking her would be good ... (well, the photo - not actually her! LOL).

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The first thing I thought was her face is not centered (hello OCD over here!)

I do agree with the others about a lighter shade of yellow for the background. Gwen's idea about a b&w background is good too!

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I thought about the head being off centered, too.

What is behind the yellow background? Is it the black? Maybe you could make the yellow a little more transparent and let the black bleed through more. That could help to mute the yellow color... just a thought.