Dianne asked for her logo and business card design to be feminine with a certain ‘shabby’ or ‘cottage chic’ elegance. It also had to communicate the style and quality of her handmade jewellery, and to have girly and vintage elements without being overcomplicated. And yes, it had to be pink.
The logo earrings (based on the pair in the photograph below) are hand-drawn except for the ‘beads’ which are the D, A and O of a particular font. The vintage doily that completes the design was my grandmother’s. Yes, I am a magpie… after all, you never know what’s going to come in handy for a project.
Divine Adornments is also taking part in the Art & Crafts pop-up mini market. We are having two more this year: Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th December. Please visit my Facebook page for more information about these events.
I made these faux wine labels for Sandra a.k.a. bagirl as props when we photographed her wine courier bags. Never one to let a design opportunity pass by, I made use of the watercolour background that I painted for her business cards/product labels.
And here they are in their supporting role with a couple of the wine couriers. Sandra and her bags will also be at Saturday’s craft fair in Halswell (Christchurch, New Zealand)*. Click here for details.
* PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, the craft fair was cancelled. Organisers say there were not enough stall holders to make it worthwhile holding the event.
Last month I wrote a post about the wonderful bag that I designed and Sandra made for me. I actually ended up designing TWO bags (quite by accident). The first bag was lined with this lovely bee fabric (it used to be a pencil skirt). The vibrant, lime green lining is the most beautiful raw silk. Thank you, Sandra. It’s bee-utiful.
Meet Sandra Fleck a.k.a. bagirl, maker of bags (and other things). I wrote a post last year about designing Sandra’s logo, business cards and product tags and have finally persuaded her to start a WordPress blog. I only had about an hour and a half for the photo shoot ― and believe me, that’s not very long ― but we still managed to get some good shots. We must remember to put the tags on the bags next time!
Here’s a sneaky preview of what Sandra will be posting over the coming weeks. She has a real flair for thinking outside the box. To find out more and to read the stories behind the bags, visit my bagirl world.
A business card for a local potter. The main image is based on a photograph of one of Della’s teapots which I’ve reinterpreted and layered over a hand-painted background. The Della’s Pots logo has been created using the client’s own handwriting.
The background is acrylic paint applied to artboard with a palette knife. The plan was to make a texture reminiscent of the turquoise glaze Della uses on her pots.