30 May 2010

{ A little bit of Autumn }

Just a quick little post to share an invitation that was born during a recent trip to Starbucks. Although summer is just beginning in Toronto, I am already beginning to think about the upcoming fall season and possible designs. Hope you enjoy!



22 May 2010

{ Cook + Eat + Home + Love }

I finished an illustration that I've been working on over the last little while. I was inspired by simple graphic elements that you find in your kitchen, our shared love for cooking and my love of baking.

Bon Appétit!

{ Happy Long Weekend }

It is the Canadian long weekend and although I am dreaming of cottages, lakes and camping, we are at home relaxing and taking it easy. Since I missed my weekly post last night, I am going to post something new today. An illustration that I did recently. I Love, Love, Love purple so I decided to create a whimsical image of an owl and a squirrel sharing a cup a tea using different shades of purple.

Hope you enjoy!

14 May 2010

{ Happy Weekend }

{ Kelly + Ben }

Today I am posting a wedding invitation suite that I designed for a good friend of mine and her fiancée. The main inspiration for the wedding suite design was their love for nature. The main invitation was printed on seeded paper, and I incorporated a graphic rendering of a birch tree. The birch tree holds a special meaning for the bride and groom as it is indigenous to the area where they live and where the wedding will be held. The wedding suite also included a whimsical map.

xo Tiina

09 May 2010

{ Some Weekend Love }

Although the weekend is coming to a close and the week lies ahead of us, I wanted to post a little weekend love and something a bit cheery to help start the work week off on a good note. I am working on a new invitation suite, and wanted to post the Save the Date. I am excited about sharing this delightful tid bit. I hope to have more to post soon. Until then.

xo Tina

07 May 2010

{ Happy Friday }

I am starting a new weekly series starting today, and every Friday where I will share new work, kind of a last bit of inspiration Hoorah before the week comes to an end and we each embark on the much anticipated weekend. Unfortunately, I am still not decided on what I will be calling this new weekly series, but I do know that I want to take some time to think about the name. I will post new invitations, some from real weddings and some fictional. I also hope to add some new illustrations, as although I am not proud to say this, but my illustration work has been taking a back seat to other things these days and I feel that illustration plays an important role in my invitation design.

To get the ball rolling I am posting a little something special that I have been working on lately, this is a special piece for me because it was the first time in many years that I've created an illustration using something other then a computer. It was great trying a new technique. I quite enjoyed it, I hope to add more to this collection.

xo Tiina

02 May 2010

{ Boarding Pass Invitations }

I am happy to be posting a job that I recently completed for a lovely couple that wanted their invitations to resemble a boarding pass. The wedding is in June so the bride wanted a bright and cheerful green + purple colour palette. Since the bride is from Canada and the groom is from France they wanted this theme to be reflected throughout the invitation suite.