Monday 30 January 2012

An Alternative to standard, traditional, place cards for a 60's themed Wedding

Kate arrived clutching over 100 leaves, some VW's and some pretty dresses for her 60's themed wedding.

The VW's were for the little boys and the dresses for the girls...

The leaves however were a little bit too small for me to letter on, so I offered to make them bigger.

The leaves were for the adults and a hole was cut into the end so that they would slip over the stalk of the plastic apples..

Not only different, but cute too!

Sunday 29 January 2012

A Week When Your Feet Don't Touch The Ground

It's been the busiest week at the studio, that I have had for a very long time....I wish ALL weeks were like this.

I've had 2 lots of place cards to make for two separate brides and added to that I've had a full Wedding order to do. More about the place cards later.

Karen loved the foiled cards and wanted something plain and simple, with the only remit being... 'Hot Fuchsia Pink' ....

I obliged, but after looking at them from a design point of view and the name of 'Richard' having 2 ascenders, the design itself looked a little bit.... errrr unbalanced....So, we decided to introduce a butterfly theme into the design.... MUCH BETTER don't you think?

For the month of January and all the way up to Valentine's Day, I'm offering FREE R.S.V.P. cards.

I also made some little cards to go inside the Invites as a polite way of asking for money rather than gifts.

the place cards, Menu's and wedding Post box will be left until a month before the wedding, once the final numbers and guests names a re confirmed.

I also have a busy month with birthdays. It's a long term friends birthday as well as my daughter-in-laws birthday at the end of the month.

I really love that little tumbling heart design that I made for the Valentine's Day cards, and used it once again for their cards.

I love it so much I'm going to design a full set of wedding Stationery round it too.

Sometimes things just work out perfectly and it's a real buzz when they do!

Friday 27 January 2012

Love, Love Me Do... Hand Made Valentine's Day Card

So..... the bug for these doodle thingies goes on.... this time it's hearts and love all the way.

With Valentine's Day fast approaching and no cards in the shop, I decided to get a shuffle on while I was quiet and design a new card... because you can bet your bottom dollar, that if you have nothing made, people will come in and ask for them.

I hand coloured each of the cards. This is easy when you only have a short run to paint and it makes them all look unique....

I've foiled 3 in red and 3 in silver... so 6 cards in all and each one different.

Pink, Orange and Red...

We were invited to a wedding of a long time friend of mine the following week and I decided that the design would make a great personalised Wedding Card.....

What do you think?

Saturday 21 January 2012

Wedding Concertna Card Commission

For some reason I found this in my 'draft' box and never got round to blogging about it. So, this was a concertina book/card, made to commission, for a Bride and Groom to be....

The concertinas always invoke an element of surprise when opened, if the recipient has never seen one before.

The client wanted two poems on the one card. First from The Song of Solomon and the second Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

The center panel was left clear for the client to add their own message.

The covers and the inside are soft ivory and the hearts are a lovely sage green....the colour theme of the wedding. ivory ribbon and inside a delicate silver strand decoration brought the whole piece together. Beautiful!

I've added Love's Philosophy to my quotation page

Monday 16 January 2012

Personalised Gift Tags

Just a quick hello.... and a chance to share some photos of the gift tags I made to add onto my christmas gifts this year.

I was looking to make something a little bit different.

. Everyone loved them and took them off carefully and kept them :o)

Friday 13 January 2012

a Winter Wedding

I've stored up a few photos from just before Christmas that I've forgot to add to my blog. No great movers and shakers here....just little commissions, that filled in the time and were fun to do, so not great detailed descriptions either.... you will be pleased to hear lol.

These are a few simple place cards for a winter wedding. Silver gouache on white and with an added cut out snowflake. I glued the bottom on the snowflake over the crease so that they stood up when folded. Simple but cute :o)

Wednesday 11 January 2012

When You Wish Upon A Star - Personalised greeting cards

I can't believe that it's 31 years since my son was born. Ironically 31 years to the day later I was writhing around in agony on a hospital bed once again.... this time for quite different reasons. I was getting my long time back problem sorted out lol.

I love making cards....and especially for family members that I know will appreciate them. I drew the design using a 0.8 fine liner pen, before scanning them and dropping them into a card template which I already have set up on my computer.

Once printed I then foiled them using holographic foil, which catches the light and casts wonderful rainbows around the room.

The card was then painted using water soluble brush pens and then shaded by adding water.

I just love the orange and warm sunshine yellows of these pens and WOW! What a difference a bit of colour makes

The finished card.....

Full frontal....

It's my mum's birthday I used the same design

but coloured it in [inks......

I've made a few extra, using silver foil to put in the shop.

Tuesday 10 January 2012

Personalised Ruby Wedding Anniversary Card

I put my foiled to good use on this one. A ruby Wedding Anniversary Card.... Personalised with the names and celebration date of the happy couple :o)

Monday 9 January 2012

And we're back!

After the extended holiday period, it's back to the studio and all hands on deck.

I try to take a long and well earned rest over Christmas, as it's so hard to take time off during the Sumner as it usually co insides with Weddings and well attended Craft Fairs.

Hopefully, this year, I'll be even more focused and there's lots of plans and ideas in the pipeline.

It's always hard when you offer, not only a service, but items for sale and with Calligraphy and Lettering Art the products are many and varied which can lead into some confusion as to what exactly 'we do'.

The little hearts above are part of my Power Doodle Range and for part of the decoration to my motivational and inspirational art prints. Originally started as a little bit of fun and a way of clearing my mind from the more formal and mundane jobs we get to do, but they then developed into a little bit of an obsession. They are not only fun but colourful too and bring a little bit of sunshine to the walls of the Gallery.

So, today, I'm back in the studio and it's business as usual. I'm looking forward to meeting new clients and working on fresh ideas.

I woke to the morning sunrise, something I haven't seen for quite some time. The days are already starting to lengthen and Spring is just around the corner.

I'm planning on getting my act together this year and really sorting out my Inspired by Script website, it's long overdue and looking a little bit jaded. The problem with websites is that they take so much time and commitment and mine has been badly neglected.

I'm also going to add other creative things to this blog. Art pieces that I have done for myself, experimental pieces and items and articles from other creatives. Not everything you see here this year will be for sale. Hopefully, this will make the blog more interesting for you, the visitors to my blog.

In the meantime, if you're visiting Northallerton, North Yorkshire at all this year, do pop in and say hello. It will be lovely to meet you.

We're looking forward to sharing the year ahead with you...

With the brightest of blessings for 2012, Sue xxx

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