Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I submitted this ad to Dumbo Feather a couple of months ago now, I asked if it could go on a right hand page as I thought this would be the best place for it and would be easy for people to see, I also wanted to create something that would catch the readers eye, I was thinking there is a lot to see in some magazines and wanted to do all I could to get noticed, but boy was I wrapped when I flipped over my copy of Dumbo Feather this month, my ad was printed on the back cover - thank you Kate.
Please let me introduce the first of (I hope) many advertising campaigns that I will run for my little business. This little owl is kicking it off for me and the message is simple "Text messages worth saving". With these particular cards comes a little handmade envelope made from upcycled children's book pages, each one is fun and unique.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I really did love making this card. It is a little less obvious than the dice card. The response to this card has been lovely to witness, most take their time to try and join the dots with their imagination, while others screw up their faces and a little confused, that's when I jump in and give it away...the end result is a love heart and this card is called "Loving you is easy".
Friday, July 24, 2009
Home Beautiful August issue did a little feature on the revival of handmade and craft in Australia - how lovely and I'm in it. The writer Vanessa Keys stopped by my stand at the Stitches and Craft show and with a few nervous giggles from myself, I must have been able to get a few words out about my business and what I do as she wrote a lovely piece about my letterpress adventures.
Here are some business cards I did recently. I do like working with other designers, they challenge me and sometimes their requests push the limitations of the press. Jason from Hail asked me to print some silver and green on black for his business cards. The silver looks amazing and this stock was gorgeous to work with - I think I might do some for myself on this paper.
Friday, July 17, 2009
So the last few days have been a whirlwind of activity, preparing and then setting up a stand at Design Made Trade. I met some lovely people today and generally the response to all the new cards was very positive. I will show more images of these little cards and writing sets, OH! and then there is this article in Home Beautiful I have to tell you about, a little book called Handmade in Melbourne and a beautiful ad printed on the back cover of Dumbo Feather - very exciting times.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I had been thinking about the idea of a dot-to-dot card for ages now, and with Design Made Trade show less than a week away, I desperately wanted to have these cards finished in time, now with a fancy kraft paper envelope - that I made myself and finished with my signature. I am so proud of these little embossed envelopes.