I got some more feedback on my Minted design in the comment section on today's entry of Katie Armour's the neo-traditionalist blog (co-founder of Matchbook), where you can enter to win a $150 gift certificate for goodies on Minted:
Matchbook for sharing on facebook =) Even if I don't make any sales, I'm still incredibly happy I participated in the contest because it pushed me to finally take the leap into design.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
My design is finally up for sale on minted! If you check out the bar on the right, you will find a link and a 10% off coupon code for my specific design.
After I saw it online this morning, I've just been swimming with joy! And despite some things getting changed (fonts, capitalization of everything, color pairing with the aqua, addition of some wording), my overall design concept is still all there, so I have to give props to whoever had the task of polishing up my work at minted! My favorite part of the whole suite: the fish swimming away on the backer and on the other information cards. I have to give credit to Miss J. for inspiring that design aspect! ;)
You know how happy I look in my profile picture? That's me. Right now.(images c/o minted.com)
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Here is the recipe I used, with the exception of adding rosemary and minced garlic to the 2Tbs of oil that's incorporated into the dough. I think next time I will use more rosemary & garlic though. I forgot to dimple it to give it the true look of focaccia and it didn't turn out quite rectangular, but whatever. It's delicious.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Not mine. The 老公's =)
As usual, I was at a loss as to what to get him for his birthday, a milestone-of-a-birthday at that. But as usual, to keep in theme with his low-key personality, I just put together a little box of "favorites", as in his favorite snacks. I was in such a rush to put this gift together with everything else that I've been working on that at first I wasn't sure I'd have time to wrap it at all, so I thought of illustrating his gifts and present him with a small card along with the illustrated cards, as inspired by Brynn at paper tastebuds (though MUCH less awesome considering all I did was raid trader joe's), but then I ended up putting it all in a box anyway since I had more time than I thought. Thus, the cards ended up being redundant, but I still gave them to him anyway in case he ever feels inspired to start a scrapbook. haha. Right. Anyway, I digress.
Over the last year I've been obsessed with everything kraft paper so this year I decided to just go with black on crisp white. I ended up putting everything together late last night while he was busy with a work thing.
Here's the front of the card I drew (I digitized everything in illustrator):
And the series of illustrated gifts:
I usually draw a "draft" version of something I'm hand-drawing and giving away, but I was in such a rush that I just free-handed everything on the first go, so I'm quite impressed with myself. Drawing on paper is still so much nicer... I think I may need to buy myself a scanner so that I can properly upload my illustrations (as opposed to taking a photo of them etc). The tablet still feels foreign after a pretty solid month of use. Sigh.