Sunday, 31 October 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Its been a while since I got out my pencils - which is shameful as my husband bought me some fabulous Derwent pencils in a beautiful, elegant timber box some time ago. (If I'm honest, I'm a little afraid of using them - they simply won't look the same once I start to wear them down and sharpen them!) Anyway, I have put some of the pinks to use in this little girly card which is suitable for either a newborn or first birthday.
Saturday, 1 May 2010
This week I rediscovered my watercolours. Its been a long time since I did any painting and so I'm a bit out of practice. My brushes are a bit worse for wear, but I've had a lovely time going back to this 'old school' media. My first project was the Christening card shown which was created especially for a double Christening - little baby Sophie and her 'big' brother Oliver. Hope they both have a lovely day!
Friday, 23 April 2010
So, what have I been up to? Firstly, a 60th surprise birthday invite. (I haven't been able to post this before now in case it let the cat out of the bag!) I used a cheery yellow retro style background and kept the text clear and simple using a simple font in a strong blue to contrast against the background. A black and white childhood pic of the birthday girl was added. Originally, a retro style image of a woman was shown but subsequently removed as I thought this overcomplicated the design.
Also this month I have been working on an advertising flyer for a local company called Ruby and GINGER who produce fantastic accessories that no self-respecting mother would be seen without. This was great fun to work on as I even got involved in the photography - the teddy pic is mine!
If you'd like anything similar or have an idea you'd like to discuss please get in touch.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Short and sweet - This time an invite to a First Holy Communion. (Details have been changed).
This has been designed to fit on a 6 x 4 " postcard so it is easy to print (in this case on glossy paper like a photograph). It is not a standard envelope size as the idea is that the invites would just be distributed by hand - saving paper and costs of envelopes too!
Sunday, 28 March 2010
I'll begin with a boy's 1st birthday card. I first made this a few months back for a baby boutique in Leeds. When making this for a child I know I personalise it by adding the child's name underneath the image or putting their initials on the building blocks.
If you live in Leeds or Sheffield you may have spotted that the Spring edition of Boo magazine is now available. To have a look follow the link below. (See page 31 for my springtime 'colour it in' drawing). I have to admit that my swans do look a little odd (you should have seen my first attempt when my husband thought I was actually trying to draw a dinosaur!) I will take a bit more notice of the swans next time I'm on the canal!
At the top of my list of things to do this week is an advertising flyer for a company called RubyandGINGER. Hopefully I will have something ready to show you this week.
Blog soon x