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?
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.
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..
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!
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!
I have been thinking about why I have started this business, what the style of Sofia Invitations and Prints is, and who is my audience. For my own wedding, I wanted my invitations to be unique, reflect the “mood” of our wedding (a tropical and intimate wedding in Costa Rica), and reflect “us” as a couple. Seeing that my husband and I are artists, it was easiest for us to create our own invitations to our liking. I realize that not all couples have the time, energy, and skills to create their own wedding invitations. Therefore, I strive to make a line of invitations (and custom invitations) for all couples that have a personal vision, a unique style, and feel that most of the invitations they have viewed online or in stores are “just not right for us!”