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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blackberry Wedding Certificate

I really enjoyed creating the botanical illustration on this certificate ... ever so slightly idealized.

Watercolour and Ink on Strathmore 140wt Coldpress

a Whopping 22in by 30in.

(suitable for several hundred guests)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

More Fresh Blackberries......

Watercolour and Ink in progress on Strathmore 140wt Coldpress

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fresh Blackberries

Watercolour and Ink in progress on Strathmore 140wt Coldpress

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wedding Certificate: All the Bells and Whistles!

 This certificate was alot of fun! Claire and Scott had some very specific personal details they wanted to include, and I enjoyed the challenge!

 A Pet Portrait Included!

My Favourite Font =)


 Autumn Aspens and a familiar Peak in the distance.....

and a sweet little Western Bluebird Pair...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

In Progress.....

This Certificate has it all: 

Bluebirds, Aspens, Mountains, and even a Pet Portrait!

Friday, September 19, 2014


Some practice feathers and flourishes and such from my sketchbook.

Monday, September 1, 2014

From Start to Finish: Dogwood Blossom Wedding Certificate.

My design process starts with several rough sketches for the couple to choose from:

Just enough to give an impression of various layouts...

Next, a choice of font(s):








(A loved ones handwriting from a lunchbox note)

The final layout starts to take shape:

and Done.