May 22, 2009

Crafts Blog Header Contest

Current Blog Header

Design submitted to contest

Today is the due date to submit entries to the Crafts Blog Header Contest from the Martha Steward website. I already sent my entry that you can see here along with the blog header they currently have.

My idea was to make it appealing and fun, showing craft related techniques or materials. I also considered a color palette that compliments and contrasts at the same time with the rest of the web page where the blog appears.

Now we wait for their favorites to be posted on Monday May 25 and after that people will vote for their favorite design. Good luck to all the contestants!

May 19, 2009

Vintage Flowers Photography

These are the pictures I just sent to the Photography Tigerprint Competition. The brief is to design a collection of blank cards that can be used for any ocassion. I took these pictures of flowers and gave them a vintage effect. There's room on each one for a message.

May 14, 2009

Blog Header Design

I've been trying to come up with a design for a blog header. This had made me pay special attention to the header design in the several blogs I visit every day. I'm still not happy with my design and I'll keep working on it probably for the next day or two, taking breaks to work on other projects. In the mean time I post here a few of my favorites blog headers out there.

May 11, 2009

Cute Blooms Surface Pattern

This pattern in three color ways is perfect for girl apparel and accessories. Think skirt, dress, headband, sheets, journal... the possibilities are endless.

May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Usually Mother's Day images are full of bright or pastel flowers, birds and butterflies. I wanted to acknowledge this special day with a mom and baby polar bear motif a did long ago and that I'm using now on a card. It's not your typical image but I guess in cold places moms deserve to be celebrated too.
Happy Mother's Day!

May 1, 2009

Montly Summary - APRIL 2009

In the blooming month of April I:

Created a bunch of Easter theme surface patterns
Entered two Tigerprint card competitions (1) (2)
Designed a few floral Spring theme patterns
Missed couple of blogs in the hectic days of office moving
Worked in a few kids theme mini range designs
Try a new easy, yummy and family friendly recipe from Kraft
Had to cancel my trip to Mexico City due to the swine flu
Reached my post# 50!