Monday, 25 March 2013

Cover Draft 2

Another day with a 100 things to do. All my Mondays seem to be like that lol. I think I schedule everything for the start of the week and spend the rest of it chasing my tail. Anyway, I did put aside time to work on the cover artwork...

So it's nearly there for the big share on Saturday. We are to upload our projects at 10pm on Saturday 30th. Only a few days away. Need to think about how I plan to do this. But in essence, I don't think I'm going to have much more to share this week until the deadline looms.

Until then


Saturday, 23 March 2013

The Cover - 1st Draft

I spent my assigned time today designing the cover for these papers. It's only a first draft and isn't finished yet, but that doesn't matter. What's important is to share my progress so far...

It loosely follows a similar design to most collection covers and I've left room for a logo and a header.

It's my sixth day out of seven, so thankfully tomorrow I can take a rest and next week look at it with fresh eyes.


Friday, 22 March 2013

All Done on the Design Side

That's it. All done. Every paper has been ticked off. Like it or not, there is no more tweaking.

The only paper which had more than just tweaking was the starry patterned design which has now been replaced with this one.

But I still have a few things to do before the 30 days is over. I want to design a cover for the collection, including a logo and I want to print them all out. Just a little over a week to go and the challenge will be over. I'm really pleased I was able to stick with it too.

However, I need to focus for one more week yet.


Thursday, 21 March 2013

1 Purple Dot

Not much to show today, just done my regular 20 mins worth. Busy with other stuff today. However, snow is forecast and on its way, so I should have plenty of time tomorrow to work on this project some more.

But for today, I've tinkered with the purple dots paper.


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Only 10 Days To Go

Blimey, I logged onto the forum this morning only to be made aware that we only have ten days to go before we have to "show" our project. Okay, not so bad for me I guess, I've upped the ante for myself by showing my project and its progress everyday almost.

And speaking of which, here's todays final designs, a few tweaks and textures plus a complete change of pattern for one of them.

The grey design had an oval pattern which jarred, so I switched it to a striped design. The purple has had the pattern muted down and the brown starry design has been distressed lightly on the pattern. Textures and variations were added to them and then they were deemed complete.

I should hopefully have these all done by the end of the week, leaving me free next week to create a collection cover and logo.


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Still tweaking my way through the collection

Only subtle changes to the designs for the most part today. I've ticked off nine of them as finished now. Here's three of the latest.

Love seeing the patterns, nice and graphic and bold. Can't really say I'm into them looking completely clean so I've added what I feel is enough texture to make me happy.  I look at them and ask, would I actually use this and when the answer's yes, it's done.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Further Tweaks & Another Colour

Hopefully going to make this quick and simple. In order to actually play around with my paper project today, I needed to use what limited time I have, instead of blogging.

There's been a pause on here over the weekend because a) I'm allowed one day off in seven & b) I awoke on Saturday to my neck pulling a muscle and stopping me from moving. I certainly could not sit and look at my computer screen. However, though it's still sore today, it's not as stiff as it was, so I'm back on track.

First decision I made, is not to use black on my designs. However, I decided instead to add it to my palette and have therefore created this lightly patterned design to go with two textured designs in also in black.

I also decided that the lined pattern wasn't working with the deep purple colour so I swapped it with the pattern I used on the dark tan.

After that, I began to go through each paper adding just a little more texture and colour variation but it's too subtle to show up on here.

Okay, that's all for today.

I'll hopefully be back tomorrow with further updates