Thursday, June 9, 2011

My new favorite font: Phateon, and a Quinceañera invitation

I fell in love with this font when I saw this carnival-inspired invitation set designed by 45 Wall Design. It inspired me to use it for my sister's Quinceañera invitation. I couldn't wait to share it~ it's one of my favorite invitation designs I've done yet! And the party is going to be a-ma-zing!

Other fonts and elements I used:
Adobe Wood Type Ornaments
Twine brush {designed by me, free brush download available for Adobe Illustrator, too}

*If you ever have any questions about a design I post, please let me know. I'm still learning, but I love to share my findings!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sheky's 2nd Birthday Party Banner Invitation

I have a lot of catching up to do on posting the many graphic design jobs I've done lately. Wedding season and Spring birthdays are upon us! I wanted to photograph each one, printed out and with their envelopes, but I probably won't get to do that until after our move in July. So, meantime, here's an invitation I did for my niece. I loved her birthday party--there was a cotton candy machine!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Photoshoot: Kids in swimsuits

Here I am pretending to be a photographer again. This time it was easy because the models were just that: perfect models! I snapped away while these kids pretty much posed themselves, and soon enough I was left with these shots:
We shot at a park, so the "sand" pictures needed a little photoshop love to take out the cement blocks around them. But they rocked it like it was a real beach!

*one other note: i'm going for the more "natural" look in my photos, so most of these are very minimally edited, but I was playing around with some photoshop actions from Florabella, rain and london, and liked the feel of them. Otherwise, I'm trying to steer away from the vintage, cross-processed look. It won't be trendy for much longer and I want a more classic look to my photos. Agree? Do you like the cross-processed look?