Minted Design Challenge: Gift Tags

I submitted my final designs for the Minted Gift Card Challenge.  I think they are better than my last post.  Check out the final designs here:  http://www.minted.com/designer/sofiainvitations

The next challenge I will be participating in is for wedding invitations!  Right up my alley!

Minted gift tags
Minted gift tag submissions by Sofia Sayer
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Minted Design Challenge: Gift Tags

Minted Design Challenge: Holiday Gift Tags

I am taking on the next Minted Challenge:  to create holiday gift tags.  They have 2 size requirements, square and rectangular.  The gift tags can be with or without an uploaded picture option, and they are double sided.  Here are my sketches so far.  I see many changes that will be made to these.  Thoughts, anyone?

minted gift tags by Sofia Sayer
minted gift tags first drafts by Sofia Sayer
Minted Design Challenge: Holiday Gift Tags

New Invitation: Modern Bloom

I recently released a new invitation design on Etsy.  It is a clean, bright, modern, bold, and colorful floral design:  Modern Bloom.  I created this design after playing with my watercolors using the same pattern for years.  This is a design that I constantly come back to… simple in it’s nature, yet very pretty.  See more details in my shop, just click here.

Modern Blossom Invitation
Modern Blossom Invitation by Sofia Invitations and Prints
Modern Blossom invitation suite
Modern Blossom invitation suite by Sofia Invitations and Prints
New Invitation: Modern Bloom

Inspiration Board: Art Nouveau

Art nouveau has always been one of my favorite art periods.  I love the rich colors and repeating patterns (I studied textile design, so how could I not love this period in time?).  So many artists made work during this period, and so many artists today are still inspired by this period that it is easy to find beautiful images to draw for inspiration.  Here is my inspiration board for art nouveau.  I am working on an art nouveau style invitation…to be seen later..

art nouveau inspiration
Art Nouveau inspiration board by Sofia Invitations and Prints
  1.  Black and White bookplate:  Katharine Newbury (American, 1878-1973). http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/a/artnouveau.html
  2.  4 Women:  Alphonse Mucha
  3. Stationary:  Dream Street Papers Art:  http://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/acatalog/Dream_Street_Papers__Art_Nouveau_Collection.html
  4. 4.       Peacock poster:  Poster by Albert Angus Turbayne for Macmillan’s illustrated Standard Novels (1903). http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2009/11/23/art-nouveau-revival-1900-1933-1966-1974/
  5. 5.       Necklace:  Mia De Rocca:  http://www.miaderoca.com/en/jewellery-1/necklaces-pendants-12/silver-art-nouveau-necklace-with-opals-katharina-87.html
  6. 6.       Art Nouveau Ring: Marlene Harris:  http://www.trocadero.com/marleneharris/items/927862/item927862.html
  7. 7.       Wedding dress:  http://www.jennypackham.com/
  8. Art nouveau cake:  http://maggieaustincake.com/
  9. http://www.modern-brides.net/?ren=7391-yf.html
  10. Art nouveau tin:  http://theartnouveaublog.blogspot.com/2011/05/art-nouveau-tin.html
  11. Bracelet:  http://theartnouveaublog.blogspot.com/2011/06/handmade-art-nouveau.html
Inspiration Board: Art Nouveau

New Invitation: Watercolors

What do you think of this new invitation?  I was playing with my watercolors and got inspired to use a watercolor background as the theme for an invitation suite.  I think I am still toying with the fonts, layout, and color.  I would love to hear your thoughts!

a work in progress, please tell me your thoughts
Water Color Invite Sketch by Sofia Invitations and Prints
New Invitation: Watercolors

Minted Design Challenge: Children’s Stationary Final Submissions

Please go to Minted to see more of my final submissions for the Children’s Stationary Challenge.  You can critique my designs, and after September 5th you can vote on them!  Here is the link:  http://www.minted.com/designer/sofiainvitations

a Sofia Sayer design for Minted
A Sofia Sayer design for Minted
A Sofia Sayer design for Minted
Minted Design Challenge: Children’s Stationary Final Submissions

Minted Design Challenge: Children’s Stationary

I want to thank everyone for their feedback on my children’s stationary sketches.  I have edited the designs more, and will be submitting these designs soon (perhaps with a little more tweaking first).  You can see my already submitted designs for past competitions, and for this competition once I submit the designs, here…  http://www.minted.com/designer/sofiainvitations

Check out the link by September 4th.  By then I will have uploaded 3 more designs I am working on right now!

animal stationary
Children's Stationary by Sofia Invitations and Prints
Minted Design Challenge: Children’s Stationary