Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Chalkboards Galore!

I have been AWOL since my last post because I have been working in overdrive mode to make a few invitations for family members. My cousin is turning 70 in March and wanted me to come up with a cute invite to celebrate this milestone. After thinking about it for a while, I came up with the concept of a chalkboard invitation.  I surfed the Internet for ideas and found what I was looking for at one of my favorite go-to places for graphic art, www.mygrafico.com. I purchased the Chalkboard Invites from Blackleaf Studios and got to work. Here is the finished product, all print work. The font I used is called Pastel and I found that on www.dafont.com.  I paired the invitation with brown paper bag envelopes to give it the look/feel of a chalkboard.

My next invitation is still a work in progress, but I can show you a sample of what I'm making.  It is a wedding and it will take place on a beach at dusk.  All I had for inspiration was the above information, as well as the colors yellow and orange.  Again, inspired to use the chalkboard theme, I decided on a palm tree, beach chairs, and sand background.  I love to work with graphics and my program of choice, believe it or not, is always Microsoft Word. I began by looking for a palm tree image (I found one I liked in MS Word clipart), I then searched for a sand graphic that would work well on a dark chalkboard background, as well as beach chairs with the color scheme the bride-to-be requested.  I found them both here.  Below is a sample of what I've come up with so far.  I will post the finalized invitation once I'm done putting it all together.

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