non-photo holiday cards - A Holiday Circus

Tags: non-photo holiday cards, circus, christmas, giraffe, seal, elephant, sea lion, tannenbaum, tree

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Erin Sunshine Kenna
  • Minted Apr 28, 2016
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Quirky circus friends decorate their Christmas tree in this fun holiday card.

tags:

non-photo holiday cards, circus, christmas, giraffe, seal, elephant, sea lion, tannenbaum, tree

colors shown:

blue, green, red

fonts:

Designosaur, Digory Doodles

design inspired by:

A7 Non-Photo Card

submitted on:

Apr 28 2016

Edited on:

May 31 2016

average score:

2.10

comments:

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non-photo holiday cards - A Holiday Circus by Erin Sunshine Kenna

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Erin Sunshine Kenna on Apr 28, 2016 at 7:02pm
Erin Sunshine Kenna
  • Minted Apr 28, 2016
  • 3 Comments made
  • 6 Votes cast

Would appreciate any feedback or critiques!

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Dawn Jasper on Jun 2, 2016 at 7:09am
Dawn Jasper
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Sorry I never made it back to this one. Love where it ended up though - this looks great! If you have time I might must fix the spacing in the type at the bottom and make that dot next to the year more centered between that and the names.

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Dawn Jasper on May 12, 2016 at 7:25am
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Well shucks, it does need something up there doesn't it. Maybe a light script so it doesn't take away from the illustration?

Sari Victoria on May 20, 2016 at 9:56am
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What a beautiful illustration. I am completely drawn to option C. The balance of the illustration & the words works well.

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Dawn Jasper on May 9, 2016 at 6:32pm
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Such a sweet illustration! I would bring the type on the bottom in from the edge just bit - maybe bring in the tracking or make it just a point smaller. I would also move greetings left a bit more so the spacing after the s matched the space before season's. Also, you might not even need the type at the top since the image is so strong - I might even try it without and see what you think :)

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Shannon on Apr 30, 2016 at 4:15pm
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C for me, I think the lowercase gives it a softer feel :)

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Debb W on Apr 28, 2016 at 7:32pm
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Hi! Welcome to minted! What an awesome first submission, delightful, festive, and very appealing watercolor. You could fiddle with the text a bit but the watercolor owns the show! : )

taryn bone on Apr 28, 2016 at 11:33pm
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This is incredibly adorable! I have no constructive feedback to give you because I think this is just great!

Little Words Design on Apr 29, 2016 at 7:16am
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This is a darling illustration, Erin! The only thing I might suggest is playing with the background a little bit. The color feels just a little bit too dull next to the colors in your illustration - maybe liven it up a little and reduce the noise so the focus is more on your central illustration? Just a thought - wonderful work!

Kayla Penner on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:03am
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This is lovely! I think the background is a little subtle but the texture is great! The green bow on the gift is a little hard to see next to the tree, maybe lighten it up a bit more. Great work!

Kampai Designs on Apr 29, 2016 at 3:24pm
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Hi Erin, it's very cute but I would work on the colors a little. The tones you have used for the tree, elephant and seal are very similar & I think you need some more contrast. It might also work better without the grey background. Good luck :)

Ilze Lucero on Apr 29, 2016 at 7:35pm
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Lovely illustration and nice textures, really nice work

Shannon on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:44am
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This illustration is so nice, it feels soft and cozy – both great qualities for a Christmas card! I might try out a few different typefaces for the bottom greeting and do a poll – I don't think the font you've chosen is a bad one, but I also don't know that it's elevating your card as much as it could.