holiday photo cards - Holly and Pine

Tags: holiday photo cards, watercolor, pine, holly, branches, soft, nature, natural

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Ling Wang
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Hand-painted watercolor pine branches and holly to complement the clean type in this holiday greeting.

tags:

holiday photo cards, watercolor , pine, holly, branches, soft, nature, natural

colors shown:

Red, green

fonts:

Business penmanship, Guilder, Futura

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

May 02 2016

Edited on:

May 06 2016

average score:

3.14

comments:

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holiday photo cards - Holly and Pine by Ling Wang

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Ling Wang on May 3, 2016 at 3:33pm
Ling Wang
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Slightly smaller foliage elements. For non-fullbleed photos or photos without light backgrounds on the top, I propose a white background with a torn paper edge-look to transition over the photo. Thank you to everyone who commented & critiqued & voted to help push this design to a better place! :)

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Owl and Toad on May 4, 2016 at 8:34am
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I missed the poll but I think this looks great!

Dawn Jasper on May 4, 2016 at 9:53pm
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Love how that script is playing with the type below it!

Stellax Creative on May 5, 2016 at 10:20am
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Love this Ling! The typography came out really nice!

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Kamala Nahas on May 3, 2016 at 7:56pm
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B. Love this photo with this. I like the smaller graphics, gives a bit more breathing room. You might want to add a white gradient at the top for photos that don't have as much crisp white space, though you don't need it with this one.

Ellis on May 3, 2016 at 9:12pm
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Smaller! Still cute, but they don't detract from the photo.

Kanika Mathur on May 3, 2016 at 10:33pm
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B!This photo is working so well for your design. I really like the smaller foliage as well giving more breathing room. The loopy 'merry' looks very pretty, glad you saw the y :-) good luck!

Naomi Ernest on May 4, 2016 at 3:57am
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B. I think the smaller design elements balance well, so it's not overwhelming. :)

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curiouszhi design on May 3, 2016 at 4:03pm
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This photo actually fits very nicely with your type.. The highlights on the top of the photo has just the right amount of white space and gives your illustration the room to shine. Great stuff :) I still think the original design with that torn paper effect is also strong on its own.

Owl and Toad on May 3, 2016 at 4:20pm
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Hi Ling. This photo works perfectly. I still think shrinking the illustration would help. For instance I'm thinking the bottom right pine could just be behind the S instead of the AS.

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Kanika Mathur on May 3, 2016 at 12:38pm
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I love the pine cones and the way m loops around the i of Christmas! good job! I pick the photo in B, prefer the zoomed out look, the close up could compete with the design a bit. I prefer the extra white space thats there in A.

Debb W on May 3, 2016 at 1:13pm
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Chose B, the family in nature goes well with your pine. Love the update you've done since your original submission. I like the original, too.

Naomi Ernest on May 3, 2016 at 1:24pm
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B. Beautiful design! :)

curiouszhi design on May 3, 2016 at 1:28pm
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Hmm, I might be the minority here but I prefer A. I think the 2nd photo is a bit busy and it takes the focus away from your illustration. Love the way the merry word curves around Christmas and the pine cones are a nice contrast! :)

Laura Bolter Design on May 3, 2016 at 1:30pm
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I'm voting for A—more white space, less busy photo.

Owl and Toad on May 3, 2016 at 1:52pm
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I voted B. I think the colors in the photo compliment the design best. I also think a the slight difference in the white space allows for a bigger picture, which I imagine customers like. I LOVE your type. I do like the pinecones but I think you could shrink the illustration down a little so it lets your beautiful type take center stage.

carly reed walker on May 3, 2016 at 1:54pm
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B for me!

Kamala Nahas on May 3, 2016 at 3:02pm
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A. I think the white in the photo in B is competing with the background of your design. With A your eye goes straight to the design then the photo.

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Debb W on May 2, 2016 at 10:43pm
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Hi Ling, your illustration is beautiful. One suggestion, instead of listing the names shorten the line by making it 'Love, The Robinson Family' so it fits under Christmas, and bring in the design elements a little. : )