Thursday, 1 December 2011

A Day Beside the Seaside - Card and Gift

For my card and gift project I decided to look at the seaside. I went to the beach and took photographs of things like fish and chip kiosk's, ice cream vans, donkeys, rock, etc. I then started to draw from my photographs.

On my drawing sheets i used a lot of mixed media such as inks, dyes, paints, pens and also fabric. I experimented with adding techniques together using different weights of line, screen washing text onto my pages, collaging papers together and also stitching fabric onto some of them.

These are just a few of many of my drawing sheets but these are the ones I like the most. I was very happy with all of my drawing but there is something about these pages that really stand out to me. I think together with the colours and the line drawings it makes the pages look quite quirky.

This is one of my card designs. With it being a seaside theme i kind of wanted a postcard feel to it as well. I made this card by layering my motif of an ice cream van on top of each other making the image smaller each time. What do you's think of the worker???

Not that i have very good making skills (even with paper) i wanted to make all of my cards 3.D where possible. For this design i used the same image twice and cut all of the windows out and tried to make it look like a circular kiosk. I am happy with the design of this card but i think it could be made better and look more professional. Does anyone agree?

For this card I wanted to create a scene from the seaside. So once you got past the shops and kiosk's you see sand, sea, deck chairs etc. To try and do this i made the front of the card the fish and chip kiosk but once you opened it up there is a pop up scene from the seaside. Again with this design i think it is a good idea but not made as well as it should be. What do you think?

These are my gift wrap ideas to match my cards. I designed them using photoshop and using techniques such as flipping and rotating images and repeating them. I think my gift wrap designs have worked out quite successful and i really do like them.

These are my final product boards where i have included my cards, wraps and also added matching gift tags. I think my boards are very neat and tidy and look to a professional standard. I am very happy with what i produced.

Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions. Thank you.

All Images Copyright @ Stephanie Quinn