(My poor neglected blog - sorry to have abandoned you since August!)
Just in case you've missed the updates on Facebook and Twitter, I've been uploading lots of new projects lately! I usually blog about them straight after I upload them but for some reason, I've missed this step, repeatedly. Catch up class! Let's see what I've been up to...
Zalie's 1st Birthday Party Invitation (and party items) We designed an invitation that had a little birthday candle attached to the front, and folded in a mini-concertina (in the shape of a "Z" for Zalie). I also designed a few other goodies for Zalie: a banner, party bags and hats.
Annabel and Gareth's Save The Date I illustrated this vintage/throwback postcard for a romantic wedding in Italy - I'm about to start designing their full suite, and I tell you, it's tough work, looking at pictures of Italy all day (and Vanuatu, but that's another story and another invitation!)
Loren and Greg's Wedding Invitation Suite An invite for my friends Loren and Greg - this was their engagement/wedding present! It spins! The actual event was a few weeks ago and ... oh boy, the styling was AMAZING (not by me, just in case you thought I was getting a bit too big for my boots!) - I am really hoping to feature it, I will need to ask Loren nicely when she returns from her honeymoon!
And the epic... Joanna and Martin's Wedding Invitation Suite Music themed, book invite - seriously, the most fun I've had in ages designing a suite, I didn't want it to end. I go into a LOT of detail about the project in my portfolio. Keep your fingers crossed for me that they may like a second wedding to each other in say, two or three years. Lots and lots of day of items to keep me happy!
Preparing for a few late-spring/early-summer weddings and birthdays at the moment and then it will be the holidays, oh boy, time is just flying by! Hope it's flying by in a good type of way for you too!(Click here to read the full post!)
My husband, brother-in-law and I took a spontaneous detour to Melbourne's GPO building in Bourke Street mall yesterday to check out an installation I had seen on The Design Files. Entitled "Spring Orchard", this amazing work is by Amanda Henderson of Gloss Creative - Amanda is an extremely talented visual merchandiser and event stylist/artist, and I am a huge fan of her work, which usually includes many different mediums, en masse and large scale, and a whole lot of colour.
Close up, this piece is made of what I assume to be a vellum and/or card stock and twine, in layers upon layers; I braved my vertigo to get a few iPhone snaps to take home and look at further. I was really impressed by the embossing of the folds of the leaves to add even more dimension to the piece, and the trailing vines of intricately cut leaves that hung from the base of the arrangement.
There is also some far more professional shots of the installation up on The Design Files. I recommend, if you are in Melbourne, checking it out whilst you can.
I've been watching a lot of The Block (go team Jenna and Josh!), and I was inspired to hunt down some vintage "service station numbers" (or gas station numbers, petrol station numbers) for our house - the ones that get changed according to the price of fuel that day. I was a little inhibited by the price and scarcity of these cool fixtures of industrial/eclectic decor, so I decided to have a go at making my own, as placeholders til I stumbled upon the real thing.
Such a fun and easy project. It's inspired me to make more, maybe smaller, maybe different colours, as table numbers (or similar), and to place in other vignettes around our home. Do you think you would use an industrial touch to your event decor?