I am always interested to see what happens when you do a piece in different colours and how it changes when you add a mat. Here is a perfect example.
This quote blends in too much on the blue background but really packs a punch on black and even more so when it is matted. I love the unusual mat that Karen of Time Frames cut.
Another happy matting choice, also done by Karen at Time Frames. This was part of my Christmas Card.