Day 357: Winding down to the very end

I’m tired, my head aches, and this design challenge is winding down to the very end within five days.

That being said, today’s Thank You card is inspired by an outfit.

Good Night.

Graphic Designer & Production Artist "From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production."

Graphic Designer & Production Artist
“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

12.26.14 Inspired by an outfit © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.26.14 Inspired by an outfit
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

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Day 346: When you’re not looking, you find everything

So, I stopped looking for black and white Satin ribbon to finish the necklaces I started a few weeks ago.

Today, I found exactly what I was looking for.

I needed to get some cleaning supplies at Dollar Tree because everything is a $1. I decided to walk up the craft aisle and see if they had any ribbon.

Jackpot!!!!! 🙂

I found black, white, and silver Satin ribbon – just what I needed! So, I plan to finish the necklaces this week and put them up for sale on my Etsy shop.

I’ll post them here when they are finished and photographed.

Anyhow, let’s move onto today’s Thank You card which is inspired by a living room rug and couch because of the color combination.

Here it is.

Graphic Designer & Production Artist "From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production."

Graphic Designer & Production Artist
“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

12.15.14 Inspired by a living room rug and couch © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.15.14 Inspired by a living room rug and couch
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

 

Day 342: Only 20 days until I’m done

Woo Hoo!!! 🙂

Only 20 days left with the design challenge and then I’m done. I am so excited I can’t wait because like I’ve said before, I’m ready for a new challenge and I want to work on other creative projects.

Anyhow, today’s Thank You card design is inspired by Pantone’s Spring 2014 collection. It was the layout and the colors that caught my eye. So, I recreated it into a Thank You card.

Here it is.

Graphic Designer & Production Artist "From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production."

Graphic Designer & Production Artist
“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

12.11.14 Inspired by Pantone's Spring 2014 collection © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.11.14 Inspired by Pantone’s Spring 2014 collection
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 340: This design challenge ends in 22 days

Yeah! This design challenge ends in 22 days and I can’t wait because I need a break.

I love designing, and this Thank You card design challenge has been fun, but I am so ready for a new project.

In the meantime, here is today’s Thank You card inspired by branding.

Graphic Designer & Production Artist "From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production."

Graphic Designer & Production Artist
“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

12.09.14 Inspired by branding © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.09.14 Inspired by branding
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 336: Make use of your free time

Today I woke up with every intention for getting some stuff done, but that changed when I woke up later than I expected.

Apparently I was so tired that I overslept!

I didn’t even remember turning my alarm off this morning. Usually I turn it off and fall back asleep for another 30 minutes because I am NOT a morning person.

The 30 minutes turned into a hour! So, I decided to cancel my morning plans and go back to sleep for another hour, which turned into two and a half hours.

I think that was my body’s way of saying “Stacy, you really need to rest. So, just go back to sleep and have a lazy day doing whatever you want.”

And I did.

With my free time today I decided to design a Thank You card instead of waiting until the end of the day when I’m probably going to be exhausted from doing nothing.

While trolling Pinterest for design ideas, I found some new fonts that I didn’t have on my laptop. So, I added them to font collection and was inspired by a web graphic for today’s Thank You card. I loved the color palate of soft blue, pink, green, and orange and how the graphic used different font faces for the text.

Taking what was already created in the graphic, I put my own twist on it using the same color palate but arranging the boxes differently in the layout. I also used two new fonts that I downloaded earlier in the design.

Here it is.

Graphic Designer & Production Artist "From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production."

Graphic Designer & Production Artist
“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

12.05.14 Inspired by a web graphic © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.05.14 Inspired by a web graphic
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

 

Day 335: Less than 30 days until the end

I am ready to be done with this Thank You card design challenge.

I’m running out of steam, and I just want to use my time for other projects.

Since the end is almost here, I’m trying not to slack off and keep moving forward with new card creations. However, I just want to be done with it all.

I’m ready for a break.

In the meantime, I’ll settle for sleep.

Today’s card is inspired by a bakery’s branding. I loved the color palate of pink, soft pink, black and white and the mixed use of fonts in the logo identity. I also liked the swirl design around the text because it was just different.

Here’s my version in a Thank You card.

Graphic Designer & Production Artist "From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production."

Graphic Designer & Production Artist
“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

12.04.14 Inspired by a bakery's branding © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.04.14 Inspired by a bakery’s branding
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

Day 333: Keep moving forward as deadline appears

My deadline for this Thank You card design challenge is appearing to be a lot closer than it was yesterday, but I determined to keep moving forward until the very end.

I wish it was today because there are other creative projects I want to focus my attention on.

I’m addicted to knitting, and someone told she made an infinity scarf in an hour last night while watching T.V.. So, now I can’t wait to get paid again and drop some money at one of the three craft stores near my house to pick up more yarn, beads, and of course, ribbon so I can finish my necklaces.

Lately, I’ve been in a crafting kind of mood.

I still love graphic and website design, but I’m just ready to rotate my creative juices around so I can remain inspired for the next design project when it comes my way.

Anyhow, I do have a Thank You card finished for today and it’s inspired by an outfit, specifically a top and skirt. I loved the color palate and just turned the outfit into a card.

Here it is.

Graphic Designer & Production Artist "From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production."

Graphic Designer & Production Artist
“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

12.02.14 Inspired by an outfit © 2014 Stacy Schilling

12.02.14 Inspired by an outfit
© 2014 Stacy Schilling