Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Something Creative ...

...this way comes.

I promised that I wouldn't post any non-crafty posts after that last one so a promise made is a promise kept.

I feel like I'm only finally coming out of the coldness of winter despite the snow that is currently falling (or just recently fell) in southern France. It would appear that all of France had an unusually snowy winter but us here in the north! But nevertheless, the sun has been shining these past few days and although it is still rather chilly, the tractors are out plowing the fields and the first signs of spring are starting to show. All of this makes me want to use bright and happy colours (okay, I know I kind of always do that, but this time maybe more so) so I was thrilled when I was hired to make a shop banner for a designer here in France.

Corinne of Mademoiselle Romarin contacted me and asked if I could make a baroque-retro-pop type banner for her shop. Hmmm.... not exactly the words one often associates in the same sentence, but I do love a challenge.

She also sent along the photo you see at the top of this post and requested that it be incorporated in the final design.

So with those directives in mind, I got out my secret tools and switched the creative juices line to "on".

After a few dry runs with her, we finally settled on this for a finished design. I have to say, I think she's inspired me with her baroque-retro-pop request. I may have a play around for a few new prints.


Duni said...

That's a beautiful banner! So romantic! Who painted the lady in white? Just curious.

Giffysk8s said...

It is lovely! Wish I could be there to let of your creative juices flow my way!!!