My Good friend and Roomie is getting married soon - We decided to take advantage of the warm weather and have a CARNIVAL BRIDAL SHOWER for her complete with bean bag toss, face painting, and a doughnut eating contest.
This is the Invite that I made in Adobe Illustrator - I downloaded some of the fonts for free off the internet - looked and different ideas online and this is the result! I think it turned out pretty TERRIFIC! :)
If me and my sisters were birds - this is how we would look. :) haha every time I look at it I laugh. ooh gotta luv the artistic powers of my imagination and Adobe Illustrator! Can't wait to make it into a t-shirt!!!
My dear lil sister had me make this for her... as you can tell she gets the word beasty and bestie confused! She made a t-shirt with this cool picture on it for her and her friend! aren't they adorable!
My friend wants to start a business up that caters mostly to brides and there wedding memories. I was having a lot of fun with her logo. This is just one sheet of many - what do ya think?
Love to spoon
The one above is a fun lil logo I created for friends who love to spoon! I have it now on 2 pillows :)
ahh this one I just created to put on bottles of soda or of anything for Valentines day - which is coming up pretty quick - a Love Potion No.9 - gotta luv it!
Its no secret that my older sister, Megan, is getting married in like a month! Coming up crazy fast. I also have been designing and helping her with all her wedding needs - like the good sister I am! :)
So she is having a bridal shower soon - and look at these totally awesome and wonderful Bridal shower announcements that I whipped today!!! Cute and funny - I hope everybody enjoys them as much as I did making them! :) - ps the date, time, and #s have been changed -
Look - how cute! This is the back of the invites that I also made into stickers for all the envelopes!
ooh I found an idea similar to this on the internet (what would I do with out it!). Thanks to the adobe suite I was able to make my own underwear! - also megs fave color is purple -- so we had to do PURPLE UNDIES! Lots of fun and soo easy to do! :)
another close up of the shack and trees and scribbles - ahh feels nice to be done! now we get to mat it and frame it! SO EXCITED! :) Mtns and hills close up! amazing how scribbles from afar make a picture! Up close - looks soo different. My favorite thing to draw was the little broken down house. WAHOO! I am done.. well can an artist ever really be done? i could work on this thing forever. Good thing the boyfriend won't let me - ahh art oh oh i love but hate you! Ooh look we are almost there - notice i still need to do the transition from mtns to green hillside - always tough going from light to dark gradually! Look color - i think i like these pasteles - alot faster then colored pencil! haha except i get the chalky dust over everything including me! such a mess i am! :p - stay tuned for final - almost there! YAY! Ready or not here i go - good thing they are erasable! :) I chose to do it in pastels! havent done those since highschool - how hard can it be... right? hahaha first buying the paper at the local craft store - 2nd i printed off the photo i black and white to get a better idea of lights and darks. 3rd white charcoal pencil is my best friend and helps give me the quick sketch (skeleton) of the photo. It all started with this Picture - guess the boyfriend really and I mean SUPER LIKES this picture HE took :) He wants it drawn, painted, etc in ALL medians. So guess who is first on his list? ME! He looked at me with these puppy dog eyes and asks for my bday i would LOVE it if you would draw this for me - PLEASE - so of course I had to, even if i haven't drawn for a year or 2.
I love Fall- and one day when I was on Craftaholics Anonymous She had the cutest Halloween wreath posted on there that she had just made. Well since i had oodles of burlap left over from the my mothers day project below.. i thought brown burlap would make a perfect fall wreath :) Burlap IS MESSY! and it Itches - I had to shower after this craft making fun - Anyways you start with any size wreath - this is one of the bigger ones. On her blog she painted the foam wreath part black to camouflage it - but I didn't. Too lazy. You start by cutting strips of Burlap about an inch in diameter and about 8-9 inchs long. I varied my burlap strips for extra dimension and lets face it - i can't cut straight either. :) you than tie a double not around the wreath. Push em all together - keep squeezing - gotta cover that white - squish em again and tie more burlap strips! USE THOSE MUSCLES :)
Now for the fun part - you must decorate your wreath. I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up Fall looking scrap book paper and wooden letters to spell Fall. I than placed my wooden letters on the front of the paper, traced an outline with a pencil, then cut out the letters. In the end this is what it will look like. I then decided to paint my wooden letters a nice fall orange color to make em look pretty. :) Oh than I Mod Podge my paper letters on to my wooden letters - Look how pretty they are! :) - almost done. I hot glued the letters on to the wreath - but it just needed something! so I cut out leaves out of cardboard - modge podge some brown orange paper on to them - cut thin strips out of my other fall lookin scrap paper for the veins and ..... This is the end result! :) So fallish! LOVE IT! Since I loved it soo much I gave to my mother - ain't she the luckiest! :) I still have lots of burlap left over - I think I have many more fall wreaths a head of me!