The New Designers group have decided to host another raffle as the first one was so successful and contributed a lot of extra money towards our funds. This time Libby is leading it and has decided to make the prize a collection of ‘booze’. Everyone is to sell tickets and buy a variety of popular alcohol, but as i’m unable to sell tickets from Wales, i’ve decided to volunteer to help out in other ways. I’ve agreed to paying a small sum of money directly into the New Designers eShop to cover my share of prize money and i’ve also made a few posters to scatter around our campus.
These are the posters I designed:
A few girls have offered to print these out and put them around the Commercial Road campus to help spread awareness for the raffle.
The second poster is the one that will be used.
The mother of the girl who I recently designed a tattoo for has asked me to modify/design a few sets of cushions for her home. She’s supplied me with Laura Ashley fabric and cushions and a brief mentioning roughly what she’s after. She has asked me to create a costing including the time I spent on her cushions so that she can pay me accordingly for my efforts when complete.
Some of the techniques necessary to complete the commission are appliqué, reverse appliqué and inserting zips. These are things i’m vaguely familiar with, so a little bit of reading up will need to be done beforehand. I’d like to get this done as quickly as possible for an impressive turn-around time and low costs.
On this cushion she want’s me to replace a few of the teacups with her Laura Ashley Fabric.
On these two large cushions she wants large appliquéd writing spelling ‘Cariad’ on one side and ‘Cwtch’ on the other using the Laura Ashley fabric.
And for this cushion she wants a complete new cover made entirely out of the supplied Laura Ashley fabric.
The tattoo is finally done! It’s quite weird seeing something that was designed on paper get tattoo’d onto somebodies skin. She’s very happy with the results, and i’d be happy to design another tattoo!
A friend-of-a-friend stumbled across my blog and contacted me asking if I ever designed tattoos on a commission basis. I told her i’d never done it before but was willing to give it a try, and so we took it from there. She set me a brief; she wanted the design to be in black and to incorporate music, stars and her son’s name (and later decided she wanted it to include his D/O/B). I also had to consider the placement. She wanted the tattoo to fit in the middle of the top of her back and liked the idea of the design being in the shape of wings. She also wanted the opportunity to expand on the design later, so it was best to fade out the design rather than creating a bold perimeter.
These are the designs I came up with:
And this was the winning design:
She get’s it tattoo’d on April 11th!