Sunday, September 20, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Here's a few of the cool things I found quite inspiring today:
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I'm introducing a different style of printable card at my shop. Its a trifold style with a diecut. What's really cool about this card is that it can pretty much adapt to alot of different occasions so its great for when the Hallmark shop is little out of reach. You can either write in your message or simply cut and paste the messages that come with the template. I'm allowing customers to request certain messages to come with the templates in case they're looking for something a little more custom. You can see how it all comes out in the youtube tutorial video!
I've also designed my very first calendar set today! Its done in a simple vintage-y matchbox kind of style. Hence the name "Matchbox Calendar Set". They are mini calendars and great for the office or just to print and give away. I'm just so happy with the way these came out. I haven't really flexed my designerly muscle in a long time.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
It was funny cuz our neighbor who was mowing his lawn was like "Why are you guys staring at that piece of cardboard??"
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Its been kind of hard financially around here for the past few weeks. Freelance projects seemed to have shriveled up for me. I don't know if its the economy or what, but I'll need to find a "real job" at some point. It kind of sucks because I really liked just hanging around all day doing whatever I wanted. :P Its a shame.
Friday, March 27, 2009
I decided to do things a little differently with my collage sets. My illustration style keeps morphing depending on my mood and what inspires me. I've also been doing alot of pattern designs as well and wanted to incorporate that more into the collage sets for my etsy shop. I've decided to create separate PNG files for each graphic as well, which should allow the user to use them for a wider array of things besides just cutting them out of one sheet of paper and gluing them. That means they can use them to make their own cards and stationery. Wouldn't that be nice?
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
This is just a basic hand-embroidered greeting card. Not so bad for my first time, I must say! I had some great little brass brads to attach the embroidery to the actual folded card. Made my life alot easier, and it looks pretty classy! I can't wait to try this on textured watercolor paper!
I also did the embroidery work on this art print I was working on for the etsy shop. It looked boring before I added the embroidery work. All of a sudden, it perked it right up! Fun stuff! I don't know why it took me this long to actually doing embroidery work. :P Paper and thread were meant for each other.