Posts Tagged ‘design’
Our Wedding: The Invitation
Posted on: 8th of March 2011 | Under: Life & Love, Our Wedding

Our Church Wedding on the 18th of February was probably my most beautiful and happiest day ever. Every girl has her dream wedding, and I have to say that our big day turned out to be so much more than what I had dreamed of. I could not have wanted it any better.

We are currently sorting through the thousands of photos our photographers (we had four!) took that day, so while we’re at it, here’s our wedding invitation.

Design: Printsonalities, with a bit of editing by me (yeah, I’m OC like that =P)
Printer: Printsonalities
Monogram Design: Me

The envelope with our monogram embossed on the flap.

Our Wedding Invitation: pocket fold style. We had the 250 gsm cover customized to a matte Pantone 2623-U color.

The front flap of the invitation had the monogram which I designed early last year. I also added tiny gems in the middle of each invitation, just to add some texture.

Folded out, we had the main invitation on the left, and three wedding card infos in the pocket on the right. The main invitation was printed using a thermography process (raised/embossed lettering), while the rest were flat printed.

Aside from our actual invitation, the husband and I also made a digital copy of our invitation online (I arranged the layout, while JR handled the coding). It was so much easier and more cost effective sharing the online invitation to family and friends overseas, rather than mailing them actual copies of the invitation each. It was also a fun project for the both of us. :)

You can view the digital invitation
HERE

Overall, we were really happy with our wedding invitation. It fit really well with the entire theme of the wedding. The damask pattern was also used throughout the reception details and decor (no peerless mounts, though). I’ll post photos of those soon.

Stay tuned for the wedding photos, coming soon. :)

Photos of My Life No. 4: Living Room Tour
Posted on: 17th of June 2010 | Under: Artsy Fartsy, Life & Love

The disadvantage of not owning your own house/apartment is the restriction of designing your space as you please. Renting means no renovation or any major changes to the structure of the unit. You just have to make use of what you have.

The husband and I are quite lucky, because our rented flat is pretty well designed. All we needed to do was to add several accessories and decorations, and we were all set.

For my fourth Photos of My Life, an anonymous reader requested a room tour. But since that person’s request didn’t indicate any particular room, I’ll just show you the first thing you’ll see as you enter our flat–The Living Room.

Click the images to view larger size.

Our small living room, composed of two leather armchairs, a coffee table, a built-in entertainment console/ledge against three glass walls, bulit-in shelves, floor pillows, and a small bookshelf. All the built-in fixtures (shelves, entertainment console, glass walls) together with the armchairs and coffee table, were already in the flat when we moved in. Everything else is ours.

Towards the left are the doors leading to the two rooms, while the door to the far wall slides to the kitchen and the extra bathroom. Behind the glass wall with shelves is the storeroom.

 

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Blog Redesign
Posted on: 4th of February 2010 | Under: Artsy Fartsy

After almost three years, my “Dance Like No One’s Watching” layout has finally retired. Yes I know, it was about time, right?

This new layout is right in tune with the changes that are about to happen in my life.  Like my anticipation for those wonderful changes, I’m just as ecstatic to see this design finally up and running.

All graphics and images used on this layout were designed entirely by me. Most of the images were recycled from my previous moleskine paintings, while the vector images were made using VectorDesigner.

To be honest, I actually finished the main layout design early last year (almost nine months ago, to be exact!). But I only had the time to fix everything up this week. The fiance also helped me code the layout into a working WordPress theme and patiently addressed errors that I kept on making while editing small details. I think it’s about time that I refresh my knowledge on HTML and CSS. It seems that I now know very little about coding. =P

Anyway, please excuse any broken links, if there are any. All the major parts of the blog should be working fine now, but there are still a few areas that I haven’t finished tweaking.

Web Design: Bedazz!
Posted on: 26th of January 2010 | Under: Artsy Fartsy, Geek Talk

It has been over ten years since my first love affair with web design. The first few years of that decade was spent enthusiastically designing different layouts for personal websites and blogs I maintained all over the internet. However, the last half saw very little creative juices output on my my part, not necessarily due to the lack of spark plug juices (although, I did seem to run out of ideas for a while), but more of the fact that I had become more active in my offline life.

I enjoy spending more time in “the real world” but every once in a while, I do miss sitting in front of the monitor wracking my brain for hours until I came up with layouts to suit my liking.

Since my sister was planning to launch a Multiply site for her very own set of makeup brushes, Bedazz, I took the opportunity and volunteered to help her design the whole site from start to finish.

I quickly staged a late-night photo shoot, with my sister as the model. Our very own living room was turned into a makeshift studio, with one of our table lamps used as soft lighting.

My sister posing with one of her brushes.

We then had a quick product shoot the following afternoon in our garage, using the sun’s natural light.

Bedazz Stippling Brush

And with all the graphics and images ready, I spent several hours designing and fiddling with template codes.

The outcome?

A simple Black and White layout with just a few embellishments here and there.

Bedazz Header.

I took more time tweaking with codes than in designing the actual layout. My knowledge and skill in HTML and CSS has decided to fail me. Well I’m not really surprised, considering that it has in fact been years since I last fiddled around with code. =P

Anyway, do check out the multiply site. :)

Bedazz currently has three makeup brushes in its line, with several others in the testing stage. I’m not being biased, but the brushes are really nice! Mix good quality with affordable prices (only Php700 or around USD14 for a full-sized stippling brush!), it sure is a great deal!