I was recently commissioned to create a design for the Herts Girls Can campaign, I was asked to design something suitable for all ages and sporting abilities of women.
the #thisgirlcan campaign is designed to get more women into sports.
The client wanted a design that she could use on social media, tshirts and leaflets. I also created a matching banner which can be used for facebook and twitter.
I was commissioned to illustrate a card for a friends wedding day, both the bride and groom are both roller derby skaters, so that was something that was an integral part of the design. The dog in the card is their dog Sam, who goes on adventures with them!
I was sent images of the brides dress to make sure it was as close as i could get it. I created the final card using Dr PH Martins Bombay Indian Inks, Windsor and Newton watercolour paints, and various coloured pencils.
Helz Illustrates 2015
This is the June edition of #paperhaul
#paperhaul is a monthly subscription service brought to you from Crafty Creatives, each month features a selection of paper goods to get you feeling inspired!
the boxes contain a mix of stickers, greetings cards, postcards, washi tape and other awesome goodies, and costs just £10 per month!
here's my #paperhaul box - June 2015
as soon as you open this box it just screams summer time and pastel colours - my favourite colour palette!
as always, there is a roll of washi tape in this box, this time a pastel pink stripe design, I love washi tape, and I find it so versatile, I use it on everything from lists in my sketchbooks to jazzing up a package!
three ice cream themed mini gift tags, these have a lovely glossy finish and the designs are all bright and graphic, these are perfect for attaching to birthday gifts, especially around this time of year!
these are really something special, three mini notecards with white envelopes, they each have a lovely watercolour style image on the front, two ice creams and an ice lolly, they are all on textured watercolour style card
two rectangular glossy stickers, now honestly, these are never my favourite part of the box, but these are cute, I just dislike the rigid shape of them so i'll probably cut around them keeping some of the background colour.
the first postcard is printed on a slightly textured matte card stock, the colours used in this are muted and the lettering is very fashionable at the moment. the second postcard is lime green in colour, a glossy finish this time, and the illustration is all in pink, with the words "it's a summer thing", the contrast between the two colours make a very interesting image. the third postcard is a semi-matte finish, full block colour of dark chocolate brown, with a white graphic image of an ice cream lolly to the right hand side, this one is simple but sophisticated.
double sided craft papers! the one on the left in this image is my favourite, with pastel colours featuring lots of different ice creams and desserts! the paper on the right is a bold, simple print with bright colours and a repeat design.
the reverse side of the papers are very similar, the one on the left of the image is a simple blue line illustrative print on a cream background, featuring different ice creams, desserts and sundaes. the paper on the right is a pale teal colour, featuring a very similar illustration, with all-white linework.
this is a set of gloss finish square stickers, I really wish these had been round stickers, I always prefer round shaped stickers instead of square or rectangular.
and finally, two square cards, perfect for any occasion, this one is a bold graphic design featuring a plain blue background and an ice cream lolly. the second card, is lots of different colourful ice creams and desserts printed onto a plain background. this is the same illustration as the craft papers too.
overall, I really liked this box, I think I will use these items much more than previous months, the colour scheme is really appealing to me, and I think most of the items will be used!
thanks for reading, come back next month for the July edition!
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