I had this great idea for a Valentine card. I thought I knew exactly what the final product would be. The design did not unfold that way. At all. I started with this design. It’s not bad, but it just wasn’t hitting the spot.

So, I tried this one. It was much closer to what I was thinking, but I didn’t much care for leafy elements.

Maybe something totally different would look better.

How about a different design with additional colors. I actually debated about this one for awhile. Did I like the colors? Would it look better with just the purple hearts for additional color? I put this one away for the day and came back to it the next day and just wasn’t satisfied with it.

So I tried again. I created a swirly element I liked much better. That went a long way towards satisfying me with the final outcome. I really wasn’t liking the watermelon color either. So when I messed around with the colors I came up with my final design. The colors were perfect and the design was exactly what I had desired.

What do you think? Do you think that my final design looks the best or do you like one of the other versions better?