Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Which Blue Will Do?

Ok my bloggers, I need help!!! I'm trying to decide which Robert Allen fabric to use as the background on the cover of my new book. I've narrowed it down to eight choices all in various shades of blue. ( Yes, I know they are sort of boring but the idea is to be classic and timeless and to not detract from the illustrations and look similar to the first book - Ugh) The illustrations and graphics on these mock ups will be changed so this is not the final cover design. I will draw a main image that will coordinate and contrast with the background once it is selected.

Please, please, please, comment and give me your opinions, which one do you like?


Choice #1


Choice #2


Choice #3


Choice #4



Choice #5



Choice #6



Choice #7



Choice #8


Here is a side by side comparison.

Thanks for your help................

22 comments:

Linda Merrill said...

Choice 3 and choice 1 - in that order. Looks great!

Tracy said...

They're all beautiful fabrics but I choose #6 as the best at complementing and keeping the focus on your art.

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Thanks Linda and Tracy, I really appreciate your help!

Anonymous said...

Too many pretty choices - LOL! I love them all!
Bonnie Good luck with the book!

Connie Sikora said...

I think that it would look nice to keep the depth of color the same as the first book. Therefore, I select number 2.

Lee said...

I like 2, 6, and 1. 2 and 6 are really a tie. I think they let the picture of the bed (which is gorgeous) make the strongest statement.

Do you have a date for when the book will be available?

Sacheverelle said...

I like #s 3,7 & 8 because the traditional pattern of the fabric goes with the big 18th century-style bed.

Sacheverelle said...

Sorry, I meant #5, 7 & 8.
#5 is my favorite of all the fabrics.

adventuresinhomemaking said...

I really like #8. The pattern is classic and timeless, the muted teal is also in line with the tones you use in your illustrations which gives the cover a cohesive feel. I also like how it contrasts with the cover of your Window Treatments book, they would look great on the shelf together!

inhabit said...

8 is my favorite. I like that the pattern is not too muted that it becomes muddy.

Shabby Rose Cottage said...

I vote for #2 makes your bed graphic pop more and brings the eye to the cover. The other choices I think are a little too bland.

trudivt said...

I really like number 2 then 6. first blog from your little sister...

Cote de Texas said...

am I too late? 2 is the best color, 8 is the prettiest pattern. go with 2! or 8! haha!! looks so wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

I much prefer #2. The scale and color really make the cover pop. The other choices are too small in scale.

Greystone Interiors said...

Jackie,
I vote for number 2
like the color and flow, openness and classic style of the background. Of course you'll let us know when this beautiful book is available!! Can't wait!!

Mary Jo
Greystone Interiors

Visual Vamp said...

Choice 2.
It pops the most, and you are going to be competing with so many other books on the shelves to catch the customer's eye.
Can hardly wait to get it!
xo xo xo

housewears said...

I would select choice #6....it's the traditional vs. contemporary,
feminine vs. masculine tension that is evoked...the image is traditional, yet paired with a slightly contemporary geometric, your script is quite feminine, and the fabric has masculine undertones....tension in design is good, will possibly catch the eye of more.....hope that helps!

Renee Finberg said...

3, 5 , and 8.
my fav being 3.

great covers, you are FAB-BOO !!

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Thanks everyone for your great input - so nice to finally hear from my little sis - Trudi, it's about time!

Cemaya said...

#5 It's bold but not too bold to hide your artwork. But I see that I am in the minority!

KarenB said...

I get to vote on my first visit! I vote for 2, 5 or 8. #5 may be too strong for the drawing, but it's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

My favorite fabric is #3, but for a book cover..........#2 looks the best !