Monday, December 17, 2007

What's wrong with the monogram?

I love the idea of a monogram on this notepad holder but I just can't get it to work. I tried a solid olive too but it seemed blah.

So what kind of a monogram do I need- smaller? and should it be plain or patterned? And should it be somewhere other than the center?










12/21/2007
Here is the after! Thanks for the help

10 comments:

Denise... said...

It's a great idea, and I like the size. I think it just needs to be bolder in color.

Leslie Hanna said...

What if the layer just under it was darker for contrast? Then the letter would kindof pop instead of blending in with the background.

Flossie's Follies said...

I would use a solid color for the monogram, this way it would stand out.

Jackie said...

I would combine Leslie and Flossie's ideas and make the letter a solid color as well as make it's "shadow" darker.

Elizabeth said...

I agree with Leslie - the letter needs more contrast. The first card appears to have two letters - patterned mounted on white. The white layer could be olive or an even darker colour. Otherwise I would go with my favourite quick fix for adding a lift - gently sponging the edges of the letter with a darker colour, or even just swiping the edges with a dark/contrasting coloured inkpad - that still leaves the clean look that you have

Paula Kay said...

The layer in between the background and the monogram needs to be a solid color to give your tablet the needed contrast. You were on the right tract. Your letter is fine the size and colors it is. Just change the inbetween to a solid and everything will go nicely.

Anonymous said...

How about some white on there? Either the layer in between, or the monogram, or the layer behind the monogram? White is usually the color that I tend to forget, but it can be very dramatic! can't wait to see what you come up with.

Kristin Moore
(sorry, I can't ever get my stupid google password to be accepted. Frustrating!)

Connie said...

I was thinking a solid color and maybe dry embossing (i.e. cuttlebug embossing folder)to give it texture.

Dee said...

You need a tiny bit of black around the letters and that would make them pop. I use black all the time..hope this helps. 8^)

Leslie Hanna said...

Thanks for the update! BTW, you are in good company with this dillema (sp?). Check out JanTink's blog entry at http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com/stamps_paper_scissors/2007/12/maggies-birthda.html. She just had a "the monogram blends in too much with the background paper" moment! ;-)