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hello spring!

with mother’s day coming up this weekend, it was the perfect time for trove to send out their 2015 spring lookbook. take a peek at some of the spring goodies they have in store and check out any one of their three locations here in toronto.

to mix it up this season, i’ve added some of my handlettering into the design.

happy spring and happy mothers day to all the mamas out there!

xo.
laura.

this year the orleans united church decided to host a new event where they would sell flowers & plants, as well as, have local crafters sell their goodies. i was brought back in to help with design to help spread the word. may flowers mean cheery colours, organic lines and airiness. with this concept in mind, i came up with an illustration of flowers in a teacup- merging the main focus of the the event- flowers, with the other offering of the ouc- a little cafe where the shoppers can grab a tea and some homemade goodies. i used brushstrokes in illustrator to mimic the feel of watercolours so they appeared softer than a flat 2d shape. the poster was the first piece to roll out as advertisement in the community.


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once i was done the illustration and lettering for the main poster, i had to design a simple brochure that could be printed at sure print, the local print shop. we went with their blue laser paper to tie in to the palette of the poster.

ouc home & garden show brochure interior

next up was an 11×17 poster to showcase the flowers they would be selling. i drew a garden pick to be used as a template that i could pop the flower photos into. next i hand-lettered the plant names, and we were ready for print.

OUC home & garden show | flowers poster

one of the last advertising pieces for print was a poster for the digit gloves. the ouc got their hands on a ton of these gloves, which won’t be hitting stores like canadian tire and home depot until later this season. the gloves are specially designed to protect the tips of the fingers. for the ladies, this means no messing up your manicure while enjoying the great outdoors. check out their site to read more. before the show has even happened, they’ve sold over half of these gloves.

digit gloves poster

i’m on the train now back ottawa for the big show. i look forward to sharing some photos with you soon!

laura.

 

a few months back, i was back at home in ottawa for the weekend. i spent the weekend crafting with my mom ramping up for the upcoming craft sale my parents church is putting on. my mom had pulled out her scrapbook paper and some old comic books so we tested out a new diy project of blocks for the kiddos.

my dad rounded up some scrap wood and cut us some 2-inch blocks we used as a base. we then used mod podge to glue on the paper we cut out. to finish them off, we brushed on some acrylic paint around the edges to give the blocks a vintage look. take a look.

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super easy diy and fun way to spend the afternoon. if you’re in ottawa, be sure to check out the home & garden show, may 24 at 9am until noon at the orleans united church! 1111 orleans boulevard.

oh, and i also made the poster to advertise. mark your calendars!

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