Okay I appreciate the votes SO much. I have THE GREATEST support here and love you all for joining me and helping me out on this great, fun, and stressful adventure ;). If I could bake you vitual cookies for you to pick off your screen on my blog, I would!
Here are the total votes tallied up:
- Yellow and White tied - 16
- Green - 12
- Orange - 7
- Red and Purple tied - 4
- Blue - 3
- Blue Green - 1
I read and reread all the comments and votes, played around a ton, and finally figured out what I wanted to do (unless I change it later... again).
I realized the "spottiness" is possibly what was too distracting, which is why yellow and white felt better to some. AND because the yellow is also a nice contrast to the purple (yellow and purple are complementary colors) and also a happy warm color. But, I needed some red/orange/purple to tie us back down to Hippo. So I went multicolored, and this is what I finished with at 12:30 am Saturday night! Hope you like...
Personally... I'm SO tickled happy about this. Check out the amazing font the designer at Familius chose and how he placed it. Thanks, David Miles!
Yes, the animals are floating. I'm not finished quite yet. But this was good enough for what Familius needed to show off this week to a committee.
I'm still deciding on how to resolve that floating thing. Possibly a vine or something. Maybe just a change in color/value. We'll see.
Overall I'm really happy. :)