(Closed) Any fellow artists/creatives here?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Hello!

I’m a graphic designer too! I’ve been trying to make most of the stationery myself and it’s been a lot of fun. Only a few months left for me now. I like your chosen typeface, it’s quirky and has a retro feel to it. I can’t wait to see your designs! :). I’ve posted some of the stuff I’ve created. 

 

 

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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somethingbee:  me! I have an art/fashion background and spent years as a prop and wardrobe stylist in film/tv/digital. Now I work in jewelry production  figuring out how to make custom pieces from vintage components. It’s like hobby-ing all day, I’m obsessed with it. 

I don’t have an adobe license currently so I used a  Minted template for STD postcards, and will be working to customize a letterpress suite for invites- will be romantic and classic. 

My wedding is many states away so DIY will be fairly miminal (for me)- but I’m doing my own calligraphy, programs, escort cards, menus etc will handpaint signs, and my mom and I are making bunting. All of it will be inspired by vintage botanical illustrations. 

But mostly I hired a wildly creative florist/stylist who gets the wild, organic, undone look I’m after for my garden wedding. Here’s a pic of her work (Jaclyn Journey). Im sending sketches of bouquets and the arch and weve been developing ideas for a lot of garland, drapery, centerpiece etc floral details. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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somethingbee:  Thanks for the nice comments! You’re gonna have such a fun time making everything yourself! Enjoy yourself as time just flies! πŸ™‚ x

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m a graphic novelist with a BFA in sequential art, but I work in finance during the day. At first I wanted to DIY everything I could get my hot little hands on, but then I realized it would be a lot less stressful to have other people help out. So for the most part, I’m getting a hand in the design of elements, but not making them myself. It took me a while to realize that while I am very crafty and artistic, I cannot always do everything myself and get the best result LOL. It’s nice supporting other artists too. πŸ™‚

I designed a pair of custom cufflinks with the Star Wars old republic symbol for my fiance, and had a jeweler from CustomMade make them for him. They are perfect, and will be a great wedding gift.

I also helped design my engagement ring, which is being made by Alex Monroe, and I had a custom floral crown made by Be Something New on etsy. Both are fabulous to work with. πŸ˜€ I’ll have to write reviews and so forth when I get the time.

Next on my to-do is designing a wedding band for my fiance that is shield shaped. We are avid gamers, and he always plays a paladin, so he requested a ring in the shape of a paladin’s shield. πŸ™‚

The only thing I’m really making on my own is a bouquet of tsumami kanzashi (folded silk squares) style flowers that I want to take with us for our honeymoon photos in Japan, but I might have a second bouquet made from fresh flowers for the ceremony because the bouquet I’m making is going to be a bit on the small side.

I think I’m going to draw a Thank You postcard for our guests with me and my fiance on it, and send them from Japan. πŸ™‚ It’ll be fun.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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somethingbee:  I am an interior designer and have a certificate in event planning. I am doing most of my wedding DIY. I’ve made all my signage for the wedding in photoshop, we recently changed our wedding colors so I need to switch the colors in the signage but that will be no problem. Our new colors are plum, chartreuse and grey with black and white damask in parts of the venue decor.

Post # 8
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Newbee

I’m a graphic designer – I just got engaged a week ago and I plan to DIY my wedding. I’ve done wedding invites for friends in the past though, and I designed my engagement ring. 

 

I have no clue what I’m doing for my wedding yet!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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legolamb:  Oooo lovely, Can I see the engagement ring? πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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somethingbee:  That color scheme is utterly lovely. I am thinking of doing crimson or wine with mint/turquoise with gold as well for a summer 2016 wedding.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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somethingbee:  Me! I am an interior designer with a passion for graphics. I just got engaged a month ago with the wedding a year and 9 months away, so I haven’t made any major decisions yet. Its really important to me to have a cohesive grahic wedding theme, so I am waiting until I go back to school this semester to brainstorm with my other designer friends. I haven’t been looking at fonts yet, maybe spend some time on dafont today. My wedding colours will be blush, neutrals and light warm grey. 

 

We are having a mountain wedding so I am drawn to this style: 

 

But I like the simplicity of something like this as well: 

What do you guys think? I love vellum (obviously) so that will be included for sure. Also is anyone making a logo like the E & A on the first image? Or is that too “branded” for a wedding?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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somethingbee:  Also kind of off topic, but where did you make your avatar? I see them all over the bee and I think they are so cute.

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