birth announcements - Laurel Wreath

Tags: birth announcements, floral, vines, newborn, baby, pastel, mint, salmon, plum, carol fazio

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Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
  • 41 Awards
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Whimsical pastel flowers and vines cascade and swirl around a newborn's photo and beautiful type.

tags:

birth announcements, floral, vines, newborn, baby, pastel, mint, salmon, plum, carol fazio

colors shown:

salmon, mint, butter, sage, plum, tangerine, aqua

design inspired by:

A7 Photo Birth Announcement

submitted on:

Dec 31 2012

Edited on:

Jan 04 2013

comments:

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Carol Fazio
Carol Fazio
@caf3410
Joined 2011 · 41 awards won

Based on everyone's comments, here's a few more variations on the darker background theme. I like them all, but would love to hear what you gravitate toward. Thank, sorry to drive everyone crazy.

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Carol Fazio
Carol Fazio
@caf3410
Joined 2011 · 41 awards won

Thanks so much for everyone's input!! I really appreciate all of your feedback. After WAY too much debating, I darkened the original background and tweak a few of the colors to come up with this final version. Also love the violet and charcoal versions and would use them as alternates if I am so fortunate to get a pick.

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VERSION 1SUBMITTED ON 12/31/2012 06:55 pm

Kim Dietrich Elam
Kim Dietrich Elam
@kimdietrichelam
Joined 2011 · 63 awards won

Hey, Carol! I actually like the version with no border - I think it just needs a darker background color for everything to pop. It's lovely either way! Best of luck!

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Carol Fazio
Carol Fazio
@caf3410
Joined 2011 · 41 awards won

While putting away an old calendar today, I got inspired to create this design. This is a little out of my comfort zone, so feel free to send comments my way!

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Stacey Meacham
Stacey Meacham
@staceymeacham
Joined 2011 · 358 awards won

I think it's very sweet Carol. I would keep it up for sure.

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Susan Asbill
Susan Asbill
@susanasbill
Joined 2011 · 151 awards won

Keep! I love the color palette. And I think it's good to bounce around in different styles. :)

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Christina Novak
Christina Novak
@novak
Joined 2011 · 51 awards won

agree with the comments below!

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Phrosne Ras
Phrosne Ras
@phrosneras
Joined 2012 · 385 awards won

Yay! It's lovely!! Way to go. And i think it's still in your precise modern style! So glad you entered again!

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Phrosne Ras
Phrosne Ras
@phrosneras
Joined 2012 · 385 awards won

Yay! It's lovely!! Way to go. And i think it's still in your precise modern style! So glad you entered again!

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Jessica Booth
Jessica Booth
@jessicabooth
Joined 2010 · 23 awards won

I love the movement you've created with all of the flowers. I don't think you need curls on the border of the photo. Very pretty either way though. Must be something in the air, I thought about drawing some flowers today too!

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Kim Dietrich Elam
Kim Dietrich Elam
@kimdietrichelam
Joined 2011 · 63 awards won

Beautiful, Carol! The Peoni fits your florals perfectly. I agree with Jessica about not needing those swashes on the frame. I'd love to see it with a thinner frame around the photo or, maybe, no frame - just to see what it looks like. The frame feels a little heavy to me. Best of luck to you!

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Monica Schafer
Monica Schafer
@sweetollie
Joined 2010 · 53 awards won

Very pretty Carol! Very fun and different. Love the colors and those curlies on the frame. Well done :)

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Carol Fazio
Carol Fazio
@caf3410
Joined 2011 · 41 awards won

Based on Kim's thoughtful comments, [remove curlies, thinner border, no border] attached are variations on the design. What do you think about this little girl now? BTW, I saw the curlies as little tiaras, silly as that may sound...

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Lori Wemple
Lori Wemple
@loriwemple
Joined 2011 · 494 awards won

Its so lovely! Love the colors - perfect!

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Stacey Meacham
Stacey Meacham
@staceymeacham
Joined 2011 · 358 awards won

Hi Carol, I like it with border, I agree that it needs it to pop, unless you change the background to white and the white flowers to the current background color, then you may be able to lose the circle and let the photo stand alone. I like the curlycue on top only, better without the one on the bottom I think. Hope this is helpful.

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Stacey Meacham
Stacey Meacham
@staceymeacham
Joined 2011 · 358 awards won

I like this dark one too :), I think I might even go a tad darker on the grey so it really really pops.

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Kim Dietrich Elam
Kim Dietrich Elam
@kimdietrichelam
Joined 2011 · 63 awards won

My preference is the darker background, but I'd see what others think. I trust Stacey's opinion for sure, and agree that maybe a little darker would be even better. But, if she and others prefer the lighter with border, fee free to ignore me! :)

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Dreaming Inspirations
Dreaming Inspirations
@dreaminginspirations
Joined 2011 · 15 awards won

I like it with the thinner border and dark background.. really pretty

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Anupama
Anupama
@anupama
Joined 2012 · 112 awards won

Carol this is so pretty...love the color choice and the flow of pattern...nice layout with the florals...:)

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Rachel Buchholz
Rachel Buchholz
@rachelbuchholz
Joined 2012 · 9 awards won

love the darker colors!! I like the magenta or the gray for the submission. I get that you used the squiggly for a crown but I think it could still go without it...seems slightly out of place with the style of flowers. really love this!

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Lori Wemple
Lori Wemple
@loriwemple
Joined 2011 · 494 awards won

Love all the color options- I think they all work. I thimk I prefer the no frame, it's a little softer to me :)

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Monica Schafer
Monica Schafer
@sweetollie
Joined 2010 · 53 awards won

I think grey and a bit darker would look really beautiful. Would love to see it in white, as Stacey suggested, too!

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Susan Asbill
Susan Asbill
@susanasbill
Joined 2011 · 151 awards won

I think I like the color palette you have posted... very soft and pretty. Although the purple is gorgeous too.

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