Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You've Been Served!

I added 2 projects to the blog today because one was done in the summer. I needed to use the leftover fresh flowers from designing St Bede Academy Homecoming bouquets for Adam Schweickert & Leo Lopez, they were big hits for their dates, lol. I decided to do a "follow up" from the martini glass and tennis tag from my Guest Design Team Debut using matching ribbons. This time, I covered a paper mache` wine decanter/carrier with The Sport Is.. tennis paper (both sides) and designed a lovely corsage down the side of the box. it's held on by a ribbon so the recipient can use the tennis themed carrier again and again!

The Sport Is.. Tennis #1352
Name of the Game.. Tennis #1263

Merry Mermaid by Lynette Daniel

Last year I did a very special photo shoot with stunning Meghan Ryan. I had gone to a thrift store and bought her a beautiful sapphire full length gown and literally threw her in the indoor pool at the park district making her the most gorgeous real life mermaid. I did her makeup with an angelic glow keeping it natural with silvery highlights and smokey eyes. I think she was even shocked to see the timeless beauty (she never wears makeup!). So back in mid July 2012, I made this Scrappin Sports & More layout for Scrap That Moment and wrote an article for a prom promotion calling it~ "Make A Splash This Prom." A few designers and customers have seen this previously and have been inspired, but this layout was never launched nationally since it was being saved for a major publication. Now that they have chosen another layout to be published, I can show off the original. Shockingly, I only used 1 piece of swimming paper and 2 pieces of WorldWin cardstock (both papers double sided). My signature style elements are hand drawing the title "Splash" (mocking a Scriptina font) with a simple black marker and added Stickles over it.. Next, I used my favorite metallic US Artquest & Prang watercolours on the background, photos, and subtitles.  The flower embellishments are made from the swimming paper with a touch of shimmer. Enjoy~!

The Sport Is.. Swimming #1351