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Featured on Kara’s party ideas

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Swoosh Creations is excited to announce one of our invitations and party favour tags were featured on the website Kara’s party ideas!¬† It’s a favourite of mine, created for my niece’s Sweet Sixteen Sound of Music party. The soft colour tones and sweet florals evoke the nostalgic film’s aesthetic. Check it out: karaspartyideas

 

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“Up” House and Balloon drawing

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This image was created as part of an “Up” themed kid party. I started the drawing with pencil, and then completed the image in ink. I added colour with marker of various shades to ensure the illustration was vibrant and fun.

Once the initial image was complete I was able to use it in multiple ways throughout the party. Here I used it as a cupcake topper;

The image was used for all of our treat tags – little party themed food signs. Here it shows it used on a treat tag for sugar cookies;

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And then I used it as a party favour thank you… chocolate bars wrapped in Ellie Fredrickson’s phrasing, “Thanks for the adventure, now go have a new one!”

Sound of Music Sweet Sixteen invite

 

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Inspired by a sweet rose. “Raindrops on Roses” and “Innocent as a Rose”; lyrics from the Sound of Music Movie.

I started experimenting with a variety of tones colours and tried a few different ideas for roses, but settled on the pencil sketch and markers added the colour.

 

Then the image started to take shape. I added some metallic touches to add shimmer.

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In the end it is a beautiful floral invite that hints at the Sound of Music theme, without being to kitchy. Roses, Eidleweiss and greens to mirror the famous drapery play-clothes from the movie. Green, cream, and gold set the scene. Now to decorate for the soiree!

Happily Ever After

My cousin asked me to create a custom card for her friends’ wedding… based on a lake that they enjoyed to spend time at. I had just come back from a weekend on a gorgeous glacial lake in the Rockies and was inspired by the tranquility of the vast blue space above and below me and thought it would be lovely conveyed on a card.

The impact from my experience, along images of their beloved lake, hatched a pretty unique card.

Here is is ready to ship. And they all lived happily ever after. Sighhhhh.

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Holly Golightly card

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This little card was inspired by a “Tiffany’s” bridal shower. Although the client chose a card that was more jewellery than movie, this was one of the images that I had come up with. I made it into a really stylish little card that, perhaps, Ms. Golightly¬†herself would have enjoyed.

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Here are some of the other ideas I had for this little card and my sketchbook before the card was finalized.