This past week has been a bit hectic, with appointments and work being done on the house, so I'm afraid the designing slipped to the bottom of the To Do list. I feel a bit guilty about abandoning the project, so I thought I would try to end on a bang and I designed four new pieces to show you today! One of the wedding invitations I printed samples of a couple of months ago is this tree design:
I decided that today I would take that invitation and design some sample companion pieces to go along with it.
I've used a different font to indicate that the design would be printed but the names would be handwritten at a later point. Finally there is a thank you card: All fonts and colours can be personalised to suit the couple, and additional pieces could be designed as well. So, that ends my month of designing. Overall I'll give myself a B- (designs are ok, but I skipped quite a few days). I need a couple of days to digest the month and I'll be back with some parting thoughts on the project.
I have another wedding invitation for you today. It's a bit of a departure from what I normally do (not as much colour for a start), but I wanted to see if I could design something for a more classic wedding. This design features a monogram of the couple's initials and a simple black and white design. It could of course be printed in any colour (or mix of colours), but I wanted to keep it as uncomplicated as possible and I am quite pleased.
And here is a corresponding RSVP card.
Today's design is inspired by a baby announcement I saw on Oh So Beautiful Paper a few months ago. The design, from Sideshow Press, has pennants with hand-lettering with baby's name and details. I took a couple of elements (hand lettering, knockout printing of the names) and designed this birth announcement with balloons.
So, I felt bad for slacking on my design on Friday, so to make up for it I have two designs today! The first design is a birth announcement with a bunting design.
I must be very inspired today because while writing this post I have come up with two additional designs I would like to work on, so I'm going to get to work before this creative bubble bursts. Cheers for now!
I've mentioned before how I *LOVE* musicals, and today's print is inspired by a musical that nobody but me probably remembers. When I was in elementary school my mom was the guidance counselor at the school I attended. Because of that I got some special privileges (of course), and one of those was being loaned a record with the words and music of a school production that the music teacher was considering for one of our school plays. I have no idea what the play was called, but it was about the life of P.T. Barnum and how he grew the Barnum and Bailey Circus (I just did a google search and found a wikipedia article about a musical, called Barnum, from the 80s, that played on Broadway and in the West End... this was definitely not that show). I loved listening to that music and one song has particularly stuck with me. The lyrics are probably not original, but the message really resonates with me to this day: "Life is like a flying trapeze (a flying trapeze) / Sometimes it's up, then it's down. / Life is like a flying trapeze (a flying trapeze) \ But you'll only fly when you get off the ground." I thought it would be a great inspirational poster, so that's what I set out to make today. I started with pen and paper but just couldn't get a layout that I was happy with, because I was trying to fit the whole quote with the repeated line. I switched to the computer since it's much easier to make changes to designs, and worked a few different layouts. This is the one that I ended up with.