Friday, July 24, 2009

Taking notes

When a seriously talented and successful crafter gives tips, I listen.

I've been using paint cards and playing cards as backing for my brooches, and I was also considering using some 1970's recipe cards.

Liz just happened to mention a little tidbit about the busyness of the packaging taking the spotlight away from the actual product - and it was one of those lightbulb moments.

So, after a little bit of re-thinking, I ordered some very white and very plain postcards.

Now my next task is to tone down the look of my market stall..... could be difficult!

31 comments:

kitty said...

They look great & really stand out on the white background.

Kirsty said...

They look great Cam. Three cheers for Liz.

Tania said...

Nothing like a bit of white white white to make things stick out and be proud.

Thereisabuttonmissing said...

They look great! I love the red one Cam...

Stacy said...

I like the new look... they stand out nicely!

Michelle said...

It looks fantastic! What great advice! I'll remember this for the day I finally pull my finger out and do a market stall.

m.e (Cathie) said...

they look fantastic Cam!!

Michelle said...

oh I adore the cards...
It looks soooooo professional...
amazing how the brooches just stand out and say "buy me"....

PaisleyJade said...

They look great - the white makes them stand out!!

Cathy said...

they look great Cam- very professional! Now I am off to order one from you.

Tinniegirl said...

It's just like Master Chef. You have to let the "star" be the star. They look great.

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I agree with Tinniegirl. I am all for a white background with everything- we painted the inside of our house white ( it took me three years to convince Chef of this) and it just makes everything pop- all our bright artwork etc looks so much better.

White tablecloths on the market stall look really nice too... I think the only strong colours should be your products- they are lovely and colourful themselves...

Gina said...

Good advice from a veteran! I think, when you're on a winner like these gorgeous brooches, you can just let the items speak for themselves.
Having said that, creative and fun packaging is great - but it's just a bonus, wouldn't make me buy the product.

littlechrissy said...

I love them - they look fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Cam, so simple but so affective.

Lauren said...

They look great! They really pop now!

Kre8ive Life said...

Hey,

The packaging looks great; clean, simple and stylish. Theckaging now makes sure that your gorgeous brooches take all the glory.

Sandi said...

Love the new-look backing cards!!

Betty Jo said...

I'm glad the titbit worked.I like the new packaging. But I don't seem to practice what I preach most times as my brooches are usually sold on playing cards too.
A lovely lady was wearing one of your brooches on her bright and colourful felted scarf and it worked a treat.Colour on colour looked stunning in that instance!

Sandrine said...

Great idea, they look fabulous!!! ;)Maybe I should think about my packaging now...Parcel left;)

Alison said...

They do look really nice, I have made a few websites for artists and they start out by wanting crazy backgrounds and I talk them into having white so that their work stands out. It does work.

Jodie said...

Yaya for Liz - she is so generous.
I think they look great Cam and perhaps the white tablecoths are a good idea too
(or maybe a smaller white one over a darker one- so the bottom of the white one does not get filthy by the days end).

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Very nice, I like the idea of the postcard. I might take your second hand advice and have a re-think about my stall for sisters in two weekends time. I wonder if a white base will make an impact ....

Sasparilla Sue said...

The new cards look really professional - nice job! They really make the brooches stand out.

Nikki Cardigan said...

Good for you for making a change Cam. Sometimes it can be hard to let go of what you know. I hope you sell a million trillon brooches!

ArtMind said...

I agree, a light background highlights your beautiful product!
I have to smile everytime I enter your blog because of the happy colors.
I'm doing a major blog catch up so bear with my comments... ;) Happy weekend!

Christina Lowry said...

Your totally right, sometimes simple is best! These look fabulous and you don't want to take away from the brooches! :)

Jenny said...

Just lovely! They make the brooches really stand out-very effective

Cute as Buttons said...

Lovely, Cam. Oops. Just remembered the apron...getting onto it tonight. Lisa.

Bellgirl said...

They do indeed look fabulous!

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

They look great....I'm working on a new logo at the moment so it may result in some new packaging to boot!