Thursday, 10 November 2011

pots of indecision

Day ten and the month is flying by...
thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit and comment...
it has just been such a wonderful experience and I am enjoying visiting with my new cyber friends every day...

Today I worked on adding colour to the little tea and coffee pots that I drew up the other day,
and I am quite pleased with how they turned out...
Of course I had to fiddle and have now added a border,
but have no idea whether I should add colour inside..
or outside the border???
I have tried a trial of both on a scanned and printed image,
and can't decide which I like more, 
and Phantom is late at school with Theatre practice
so I can't ask her
and Mushu is no help at all...



On the plus side I went birthday shopping for Matt
and bought myself this beautiful journal...
he always says as long as I am happy he is...
and this makes me happy
so happy birthday sunshine!!

26 comments:

linda said...

nice to experiment by scanning and printing copies! great idea. I think the pots look good either way!

Tracey Potter said...

This one has come up nicely! If I had to pick, It would be the one with the colour on the inside.

Your journal cover is beautiful, who is the artist?

Isn't Matt sweet. Please pass on our birthday wishes.

RosA said...

Hmmm, I think the one with the inside colouring has the edge, but, hey, the other one is fine too! I'm the queen of indecision, at the best of times! I love your tea themed blog header.

A Splash of Ida said...

Both look so alive. I love the shades of green that you chose. it made the already cute pots more interesting and happy!!!

xoxo
Ida

http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

Nordljus said...

They look so great! Actually, I prefer them without any border/background colour. The colours are so fresh, they stand out beautifully against a simple white background (although I know it is hard not to add any colour :) ).
Oh, lovely notebooks - one can never have enough of them.

Kelly said...

Why choose just one? I love both of them and I can just imagine them framed and hanging together.

Serena said...

Lovely pots....great colours! I think I'd like them best with a single line border - no blocking in of colour - BUT, if I had to choose between your two samples, it would be the one with the colour on the inside border.

LOL re. you buying yourself a journal...a happy wife makes a happy husband.

Happy AEDM,

Serena :)

collectingyourself said...

I agree with Kelly... I like them together! They are friends by now, why separate them?

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I agree with those who said no color- I love that fresh white and a simple black border; just my two cents ;)
GREAT journal, those eyes are FAB- I like the way your husband thinks!

Gwen Hughes said...

I think I like the colour inside the border!!
Everytime I come to your blog, I am blown away by your header picture.
Gwen xx

Lori said...

Oh, so excited that you colored the teapots. I remember your sketch. I love the green either in or out but I actually prefer the first with just the teapots against the white background. Beautiful!

Robin said...

What a beautiful blog - I just love your Blog Header painting - incredible!

FranT said...

I love how you colors in the teapots, what did you use? watercolor? Fantastic!!! I don't know which I like, if I had to pick i would say the one with the green on the inside of the box. The other is awesome as well though!! hard call. Your hubby sounds like a keeper;) Happy Birthday to your fella.

That Girl Designs said...

Wonderful! I love the little white dots you added to each. Your work is great.

Tammy Vitale said...

Love the coffee pots (like the green inside the border best but that color of green/chartreuse is my latest favorite color). I'm going to have to steal that "if you're happy I'm happy, then buy myself something to make him happy" thing. What a great invention! ;]

Nicole Foshee said...

I really like your style! I prefer the one with the coloring on the inside of the border. Not sure why, but it just draws my eye in. Also, thanks for your comment the other day.
Sounds like you have a sweet husband. Hope his birthday is a good one!

amanda said...

What a delightful row of speckled pots. We have one just like the tallest, just like. Same color and all.

Julie said...

Your blog always makes me smile! When I see anything having to do with tea I'm happy! I like both versions but I think my favorite is the one with color in the border, I love color.

Lynn Richards said...

Love it either way, but the color inside is my favorite, it warms up all the teapots. (which I really like the white polka doty one!!)
xo
lynn

Eden said...

Hmm,tough choice, both are good. I like the border in general. Color on the inside is neater, more orderly, a little more in line with the feeling of a teapot. However... outside the line has more possibility... something outside the border says that this isn't over yet, there is no formal ending. It also makes the posts really pop off the page.

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

They're all so pretty--but since you asked, I like the green inside the border the best. I think the green outside pulls my eye away from all the polka-dotty goodness.

Christine said...

I love this.. I especially love the color on the inside .. I have to agree that the color on the outside makes me focus on that, and the color on the inside enhances the beauty of the teapots.

VonnyK said...

Just love those teapots, my favourite is the one with the green outside. Wish you could make them into real teapots, I would love one.

Judy Hartman said...

My vote - coloring on the inside of the border!! Really sets off the pots! Do you love how everyone chimed in with opinions?

Sarah Anderson said...

erm, hard decision this one, I do really like both, but if you really made me choose - colouring on the inside - or, hmmm, I do like it on the outside! I don't know, I like them both lol

laurie said...

I love the pots with back ground and without,, love your header, did you do it as well, beautiful. I am your newest follower, I enjoy your work and your writing, best wishes from Canada,