Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tonight...we ride: Redux

Ever have a project that bothered you after you were "finished?"  One that you kept thinking about...second guessing?  This one was a prime example for me.  Here's the before...




To me, there is something just "off" about this.  For me, that is.  Here's the after-I-tweaked-it version...



I reprinted the bicycle image onto black card stock, and quickly hit it with the same embossing powder.  After I heat set and cut it out, I put it in place.  I also outlined more of the letters with silver.



Don't get me wrong, I liked the look of the vellum, I just don't think it fit on the brown background.  I'd love your opinion...is the redux an improvement? Did you love the first one, and are now furious with me for changing it (just joking!)?







 

8 comments:

  1. I like both versions but I totally understand that "it's bugging me" feeling.

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  2. I like the redux one better. It seems to blend all the elements much better.

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  3. I like both but the second one I like a wee bit better.

    And we all have those certain things that we just feel the need to tweak just a bit.

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  4. Karen- The Graphics Fairy has left a new comment on your post "Tonight...we ride: Redux":

    Hey Christine,
    I wanted to let you know that I just featured you on one of my new sites! You can see it here http://www.graphicsfairy-crafts.com/
    Hugs,
    Karen

    P.S. I like the second version(in this post) a little better, it looks more cohesive to me. But they're both cute!

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  5. YES!!! I like the second one better...I don't know about in real life, but the camera sure lets the bikes show up better :)

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  6. So far it is unaninous--that's including me! Thanks for the feedback! :)

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  7. Now that I have seen them both I like the second one better BUT the first is still awesome!!

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  8. I like the redux one better. It seems to blend all the elements much better.

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