The reason I'm sharing what I did yesterday day is I want to thank you for the suggestions from yesterday- I love compliments just like anyone else, but when they've paired with constructive criticism, they are so very valuable to me!
As always; I enjoyed all the feedback I got, but the one that really hit home yesterday was Elizabeth's:
"I like the roses, and I like their color, but the clematis (is that what it is?) is too bright with the roses AND I thought it was a poinsettia. Of course, I'm no artist, so I don't want it to sound like I'm judging."
And the reason she nailed it, was it was making ME think of Poinsettias too- I just didn't realize it until reading her comment! And while I like poinsettias, I don't want my Clematis to look like one!
So, here's where I got with the leaves yesterday-
But, now that I know what I want to do to the Clematis- I found a great reference to follow and fix it:
I'll be using the one in the upper left corner, and maybe borrowing from the colors of the rose too-
haven't decided yet......