Something Old, Something Challenge Voting on Minted

Voting started just now for the newest wedding invitation challenge on Minted which was looking for cultural influences. If you have a few minutes and want to vote for my designs, visit my page and have a look around. Or you can click on each of the pics below which will take you straight to that design. I've tried out a couple of different cultural designs after doing a little research—I hope I got it all right! And, if you see incorrect Hebrew, please let me know *blushes with embarrassment*. If the designs are picked to be sold on the site, the Hebrew will be corrected then. You may notice that two of the designs are repeated from the last challenge (although I'm probably too optimistic to think anyone really reads this stuff I share). I updated those two just a bit and resubmitted them which was allowed in the rules. This has been fun to work on, to see what others are doing, try something different, and mess around. The next challenge is an art print challenge—creating wall art print that will be available in various sizes and, in some cases, personalized with photos and text by the consumer. Now that will be something REALLY different to work on!

Also, if you have comments to share I'd love to hear them!

Here are the current designs for voting:

Pastel Chuppah
Pastel Chuppah
Under the Mistletoe Wedding Invitation
Under the Mistletoe Wedding Invitation
Luckenbooth Tartan Wedding Invitation
Luckenbooth Tartan Wedding Invitation
Spanish Tiles Cross Wedding Invitation
Spanish Tiles Cross Wedding Invitation
Entwined Rings Hebrew Invitation
Entwined Rings Hebrew Invitation
Entwined Trees
Entwined Trees
Modern Star of David
Modern Star of David
Triangle Hamsa Wedding Invitation
Triangle Hamsa Wedding Invitation
Meet Us Under the Chuppah Wedding Invitation
Meet Us Under the Chuppah Wedding Invitation
Bashert Wedding Invitation
Bashert Wedding Invitation

Cast Your Votes!

If you feel so inclined, take a few minutes and cast your vote for my designs on Minted. It's a wonderful stationery site where designers submit designs to be voted on in various challenges. The quality of design is incredible! I've entered a few for the current challenge, Head Over Heels, a wedding invitation challenge. Click on the images and cast your vote on each page—5 is the highest and 1 is the lowest vote. You'll have to set up an account first, but it should just take a minute, and then you'll get to cast a vote for someone who doesn't do negative campaigning or make promises they never intend to keep. Then, if you enjoy doing that, check back here next week, when I'll be posting some more designs for voting in the Something Old, Something New challenge. It's another wedding invitation contest, but this one encourages the use of cultural heritage text, images and concepts. You'll be certain to see a few Jewish designs from me. If you want to get a preview of those you can find them on my profile page.

Let the voting begin! And, thanks for your support!

Hot Lilies
Hot Lilies
Mistletoe Wedding
Mistletoe Wedding
Modern Jewish Star
Modern Jewish Star
Triangle Heart
Triangle Heart
Grey Stripe
Grey Stripe

Wedding Invitations

I meant to get the photos of the wedding invitations up in a post a short while ago, but as always, I forgot to  follow through on that. Too much "real" work. So, I snapped a few photos tonight before the sun got too low. And, without further ado, here they are...

The envelope
Peeking out of the envelope
Front cover

All of the inserts
The illustrations were painted in watercolor and watercolor pencil, then enhanced in Photoshop. They are printed on a cream, textured, matte paper with my Canon Pixma Pro 9500 Mark II then trimmed and mounted on kiwi card stock and bronze Stardream pocket folders. The reply cards are postcards and each are printed with the recipients name on the reply side and their address on the reverse for mailing. The cream envelopes are lined with kiwi liners.
I hope you enjoy!

Invitation Samples

I'm sending off invitation samples to a client today. They are using an existing painting image of mine, "Rainbow Mandala," for their Bat Mitzvah invitations. It's very satisfying to hear from someone half way across the country who stumbles upon my website and finds an image that fulfill their needs when they've been looking for something everywhere.

I've put together two samples—one on a "leaf" green stock and another on a dual sided Stardream stock (a wonderful pearlescent stock that is copper on one side and opal on the other). I can't wait to hear their thoughts on the samples!