05 April 2009

I Like to Look for Rainbows--DigitalArt


My daughter is turning 8 and getting baptized this month. I wanted do something unique for an invitation. And this is what I have come up with so far.

We went to the park this morning and took this original.

I used lots of layers and textures to come up with this. But I wanted to include the lyrics to a favorite primary song:

I like to look for rainbows
whenever there is rain
and ponder on the beauty
of an earth made clean again.
I want my life to be as clean
as earth right after rain.
I want to be the best I can
and live with God again.
I know when I am baptized
my wrongs are washed away,
and I can be forgiven
and improve myself each day.
I want my life to be as clean
as earth right after rain.
I want to be the best I can
and live with God again.


So my dilemma is that I like the artsy look of the words over the photo in the first picture. Unfortunately, they are pretty difficult to read. So what do you think? Should I use a more clear text to clearly convey the lyrics, and lose some of the artfulness (is that a word?), or should the words be a subtle part of the overall picture.
Here's the version my husband likes that is easier to read. What do you think?

I'd love any other feedback you have to give. I am hoping to get these printed right away, so I need to make my decisions pretty quick.

I can't believe my baby girl is so grown up already!!! Doesn't she look sweet?

3 comments:

Erica Steverson Nichols said...

I like the effect of the white lettering, but it might bother some of the older generation, whose eyesight isn't very good. What about a charcoal color?

Alayna said...

tough choice but I think I agree with your husband

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Beautiful work! How about a fold out card with the printing on one side of the card without the picture, enlarging the font a bit? Gorgeous work! By the way, your bird nest work I copied because it was so clever (gave you a link back). Happy Easter.