Cover Contest

So, I need a little assistance.  In a couple of weeks I get to start leading a Bible study on the life of the prophet Elijah – you know – the guy that God had the birds feed!
Typically, I make a notebook of materials for all the ladies in my group, complete with a personally designed cover, which is great fun for me.

Which of these potential covers do you prefer, the Warbler or the Cardinal?  I’m having a hard time deciding.

Thanks for your input!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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44 Responses to Cover Contest

  1. discovering says:

    The Warbler. I can’t really define why, maybe because he looks more modest?

  2. Jill Kuhn says:

    I like them both! The color of your letters is a little easier on the eyes with the Cardinal. Perhaps a darker color like a dark brown would look a little nicer for the Warbler? Just an idea! Your photos look wonderful on both birds! 💙💜❤️

  3. Jeff Bradford says:

    Warbler !

  4. Jodi says:

    Warbler! 🙂

  5. atkokosplace says:

    Warbler! I love cardinals, don’t get me wrong, but the warbler is just soooo awesome! 🙂

  6. Both are very good but I like the Warbler. I do agree the letting is a little easier in the cardinal photo but it is written on the branch.

  7. aussiebirder says:

    I love both of them. I guess it has to do with what character does God show me in the expression of each bird, which is closest to what I see Elijah as portraying? I would probably make the heading larger and bolder also. The warbler seems more trusting, and is ‘out on a limb’ so to speak as a prophet, his prophesies put him into dire situations. The Cardinal looks very serious and confident, which is not what I see Elijah, the Bible depicts him as a sensitive melancholic taken to depression, but extremely passionate for God’s will. I don’t know if that helps Kathy, but blessings on your Bible study. We start our first Life Group(bible study fellowship) for the year in our home this week also:-)

  8. I am with the warbler too.Probably something in the composition that gives him the edge.

  9. mamaemme says:

    I vote for the warbler.
    I always think of ravens with Elijah, tho.

  10. Ann Fitzpatrick says:


  11. Warbler! I like the way the color in your letters matches the bird and his perch. Nice job! I also like the cardinal because he looks so stately, but Warbler wins! Enjoy your study!

  12. Squid says:

    I’m going to agree with almost everybody else and go with the Warbler! I also thought that Ravens would be appropriate, but Warblers work too! 🙂

  13. They are both so beautiful I don’t think it would matter.

  14. I would take the warbler, but only because there´s more light in the picture. They are both wonderful, and I´m glad I don´t have to make the final decision! 😊

  15. memadtwo says:

    Warbler too. (K)

  16. Snehal Kank says:

    Both of them are really cute but as a visual designer perspective I’ll go with Cardinal. You can see the perfect contrast in background and foreground. The space around subject (Cardinal) I mean the first photo is edge to edge, here the subject is more prominently featured. Just need to play with typography( size, font, color etc) you can place it somewhere on the top like the in the first one you did, so it will be readable.
    No doubt about photography both are equally great. These suggestions are only for cover design 😊

  17. Tiny says:

    The Warbler gets my vote. I feel it fits better in the context. The emotion in the picture is right for the purpose 🙂

  18. You know my partial to the Cardinal, but for your cover my choice would be the Warbler, he seems more fitting. 🙂 Enjoy your study group!

  19. Little Voice says:

    I like the green one, you don’t see those very often. Also, I have nominated you for the Three Day Quote Challenge. You don’t have to participate, but I hope you will. Want to read the quotes you will share.

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