Early in 2012, I got a freelance project from a company called Amscan, who makes party supplies and other goods for a big box store called Party City. I designed some concepts for a Christmas plate and napkin set, which was later titled Winter Botanical. My illustration also got made into cups and a rectangular tablecloth. My line is now on the Party City website. Today being Cyber Monday, you can get free shipping or $10 off orders of $65 or more. The coupon code for that is PCG2RS. The patterned tableware also happens to be 50% off! For example, the Winter Botanical lunch plate 60 count packs are on sale now for $8.90 instead of $17.90--all items come in big party packs, which makes for a great bargain! If you are planning an especially big party you can purchase, online, the Mega or Grand party kits, each with over 15% in savings.
I have the items at home as well, here is a picture:
And some original art:
I painted the design using Photoshop, and I used custom brushes for the texture in the leaves and poinsettia flowers. I highly recommend using custom brushes over the default brushes in Photoshop!
You can also purchase Winter Botanical tableware at the Party City stores!
Happy Holidays! :-)
I hope everyone had a great Halloween! For this week's IF challenge, Haunt, I have a pen and ink drawing of a haunted house! I drew with a combination of a Sharpie pen, Copic pens and little bits of ink washes.
Right now, until October 14th, 2012 there is FREE shipping at my Society6 store. All you have to do is click on the promo link below to generate the free shipping when you buy something. The holiday season is coming up soon!
Been a long time since I've posted anything new. Had a very busy summer and I'm a new aunt to the most adorable nephew. :-D
I have been doing some freelance work but also my own work too. Since it's October I thought I would post some new Halloween pieces. My favorite is the Halloween Faces pattern. I want to make it (and Fall Leaves) true repeating patterns so that I can place them on different items (such as gift wrap). I've been looking at some good tutorials online for this. I love the newest version of Adobe Illustrator so I am looking forward to trying out some new repeating patterns. :-)
The Pumpkin pattern was a combination of Illustrator and Photoshop work. For my scarecrow character, I may change the ribbon on his hat but I haven't decided yet...I may keep it.
I hope you enjoy!
I have this new idea for an illustration for a possible wedding card. I want it to be a redneck/hillbilly couple with rustic elements in/around the piece. I have a few thumbnails here of the bride (going with the center option) and some ideas with them in front of their first home. Working out the appearance of the groom, he's more of a challenge...
I'm thinking of some ideas to give my blog a new name. I have decided that I don't want to use my full name in my blog anymore but rather give it a fun title instead...possibly something that would be a good match for the type of work I do. Over the next few weeks I plan to post some design ideas for names/logos for my blog. If you have any ideas I would love to hear them! I am open to suggestions. :-)
Also, during the summer I will be working on some new illustration pieces, so new work coming soon. :-)
I found out tonight that Von Maur is carrying a cookie jar that I designed for Grasslands Road. I think this piece came out really great and I can't wait to see it in person! I took a sceen shot of my page!Here's the link: http://www.vonmaur.com/Product.aspx?ID=81248
I also designed cereal bowls for Grasslands Road! These came from AI Friedman. :-)
I'm looking forward to seeing my pieces in other stores too! More stuff coming out soon! :-)