Friday, September 7, 2012

Beach Christmas: Invitation Design

I mentioned in a previous post that I wanted to find some way to incorporate beach huts into our Christmas theme, and I've come up with at least one of the ways we'll do it: the invitations!

I drew this in Paint (the computer program, not the artistic medium), and did a few of the tricky bits in Photoshop. Beach huts decorated with wreaths and Christmas lights! This will be on the front of the invites. It makes me smile :)

Inside will be a silly little poem I've written to explain (at least part of) the reason for our theme. I may use the beach hut picture in other ways too, perhaps I could turn it into little paper cutlery holders? Not sure yet.

Fiddling in Photoshop, as I like to do, I was trying different filters on the picture, and while this in no way fits my theme and I won't be using it, this one was just so cute I thought I'd share it with you.

Isn't it fun? So bright and magical, like they're made of brightly coloured rope lights.

I'll be back soon to share more fun with you. There's another Pinterest-related post on its way, this time of a foodie nature!