Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Zazzle Design Competition

Regular readers of this blog will have heard me talk about Zazzle. It’s a useful outlet for some of my work where I can sell various souvenir and gift items with my designs on them.

I was recently stirred to action when Zazzle announced a competition to showcase a new range of products they were adding to their site — a range of die-cut invitations.

They were inviting designers to create their best invitation designs which could win them a prize of US$500 plus their designs would be used to promote their invitation products on the Zazzle site. They’re calling it the Show Off Your Skills Design Challenge, and it runs until the end of June.

The range of die cut shapes they’re doing are the Ticket, Bracket, Scallop, tag and rounded cards at a 5x7 inch size.

So, I decided to try putting my new 'painterly effect' to use and see what I could come up with. To begin with I thought about doing a 'Wedding' invitation and a 'Baby Shower Party' invitation, mainly because I know of a few expectant mothers and also engaged couples who are planning their big day. I thought if I had some real people in mind that might enable me to get my mind on the right wavelength for the job.

There wasn’t a lot of time and the weather in NZ lately has been pretty bad so doing a photo shoot from scratch with what I had in mind was going to be out the question, so I opted to use a few stock images – a rose, a teddy bear and an outdoor wedding scene...

This is how I used the images...

Hopefully, I’m in with a chance to win, you never know. “Nothing ventured – nothing gained” right? I would have liked to do more designs as there’s no limit to the number of entries you can submit. I may be able to squeeze more in before the competition ends in about a weeks time.

Anyway, you can see any new designs I add by visiting my Zazzle invitation page here

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