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post #16 of 36
Your cookies are always amazing. But here goes; when I use black I 've found that you have to completely outline every individual petal for it to look right, and sometimes even add little dots etc. to have it look like it goes together. The center should be smaller perhaps. But since you want it to go in that particular pot, I would go with the darker blue color (on the pot) as an outline and accent, rather than black because it would tie it to the pot better, and still give you a dark outline color. Hope that helps. I'm sure you'll figure it out as you have a fabulous talent for decorating cookies.
post #17 of 36
I actually think that because you have a "dark" background behind the flowers it may be making it look different.. To me they look fine...I think once you stick them on sticks..it will be okay... What are your centers..glittery? sugary? Try putting this behind a WHITE background then decide.
post #18 of 36
Try more yellow, Add some yellow flower to the mix. I also agree with every one on the black outline. Love the pot! thumbs_up.gif
post #19 of 36
Thread Starter 
WOW - thanks for all the GREAT suggestions!!

Just so everyone knows, yes, that's a plate of cookies set beside a pot turned on it's side just to give you the idea of a bouquet. When I actually make it for just that special purpose in the future here's what I'm going to change thanks to all your ideas...

You're right, the black outline doesn't do a thing for it. I'm going to outline in blue or white.

I'm going to change the shape of the flower to one with fatter petals. (duh, can't believe I didn't think of that one myself. They don't even match the pot right now! Actually, I just did the flowers in the picture just for fun, not for this actual bouquet I want to make.)

I may make some of the cookies square with flowers on them like the patterns on the pot.

And I'm going to add lines to the petals to give them more depth and texture.

I just couldn't "see" it before but now I can! Someday, when I actually make it I'll post pics and thank my cc friends for helping me create it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again for the great suggestions!!

Jennifer
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post #20 of 36
I would use a couple of flower sizes (no more than three...probably just two). You could fill in with the smaller flowers. Maybe have smaller white daisies, the others being the blue flowers. I also like the idea of outlining in blue or white, rather than black. I have no doubt you'll make a stunning arrangement, given all your talent, and I look forward to seeing the end result!
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post #21 of 36
I think taking away the black (maybe not outlining them at all) and using a different cutter is all you need to make them flow better with the pot. icon_smile.gif
post #22 of 36
Sorry... but are they really 1/2" thick? That is one THICK cookie!
post #23 of 36
Thread Starter 
KoryAK - yes, they are 1/2" thick cookies!!

One other question if anyone has the time...I noticed that the blue doesn't really match the pot perfectly. The flowers are more of a yellowy-blue. What do I add to get the more clear blue like the pot?
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post #24 of 36
I would try adding a touch of purple. You need more of a delft blue than what you have, I think.
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post #25 of 36
Jennifer,

You've gotten some great advice, I agree with omitting the black and going with a similar flooding color for outlining. I also think if you outline each petal it would give it more dimension and I would make the centers smaller. I would avoid adding cutesie (sp) details I think it detracts from the maturity of the pot.
I would add another flower shape either smaller or larger for variety and I think I would only have a few cookies that were blue and make most of them white or more blue with a few white. I also would avoid yellow centers and go with either white centers or complimenting blues.
I found some great flower images on the web, These are not my flowers or images. Though they do not match the pot, they are very pretty and would be great shapes
Heather
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post #26 of 36
I don't know how to do all the pictures in one post so here's two more
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post #27 of 36
and this one
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post #28 of 36
I agree about the black outlines, also I think adding in like a bright red lady bug or one or two pink or purple flowers would be nice, just a pop of a contrasting color. I love the pot and I think these will be adorable when you're done!
post #29 of 36
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Gemini - adding purple is a good suggestion...I'll try that next time.

Wyckedwytch - thanks for the photos. I see what you mean about the centers. I think even maybe a paler yellow would do it too.

Thanks to everyone...now I hope the right situation comes along for that pot!!!!
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post #30 of 36
You can make a few leaf cookies to add to it..I agree the black takes away from it
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