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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Playing a little with design ~


I worked most of the afternoon yesterday on my very own label design!
As I fumble through Photoshop :)
my sweet son Brent gives me tips and I try to
learn one technique at a time.
Layers, opacity, etc. it's all a lot to absorb.

I used to be a graphic designer by trade
but just barely dipped my toes
into Photoshop before I "retired" as my sweet DH calls it :)

I've sold a few packages of my shea butter egg shaped soap
this past week and
knew I needed to get the design for the label finished
so it would be consistent
on all the packages.....

The new label is really quite simple and
it will look beautiful with the robin's egg blue soap too ~
and of course I HAD to use seam binding with it,
I just love crinkled seam binding!!!

These photos were taken at night....
I'll try to take a few more in the daylight ~
If you need a package or two...










Our Noah put the tree up the other night and started adding
ornaments then had to stop at bedtime ~
I've got to get busy and finish it....
it's already beautiful to me though.
I guess it's beginning to look like Christmas around here!




Wishing you a wonderful Thursday dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn

23 comments:

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Dawn, learning PhotoShop...or PSP...can make your head hurt...and eyes cross..but it is wondeful when you get what you want and the look you need.
I have never made labels....your's look very professional.
GOOD LUCK with your sales and your future "lessons" from your son. They think we are a bit weird that we don't just "know" this stuff, they grew up with. Our grandson just laughs at me all the time, when I ask him questions. I have YET to learn how to download filters, etc. Just so afraid I am going to "jam up the works"...if I do something wrong.

I SO need to learn that....but he does it SO fast that it almost counterproductive for me to try to learn it.


Rose

Dorthe said...

Sweet Dawn,
it looks beautifull and simple- I love your new label, with the seam binding---and the tree looks fantastic and lovely.
I`m in Copenhagen, as Mathilde have got Chicken pochs.. so I`, m helping out,here for some dayes--so we are playing and enjoying, she have got quiet a few, and been feeling very bad--now-luckyly- she is better.
love, and hugs to you dear friend.
Dorthe

Hopemore Studio said...

Dawn, I think you are really coming along with your Photoshop work, having a hand there to help is a blessing.

Have to say, I held my breath looking at your tree, even though there are just a few ornaments I took a pause...the beaded icicles and nesting glass bells are exactly like mine. They were part of my grandmother's possessions and it was one of the few things I asked for at her passing many years ago. Each Christmas it brings back such memories to open up the ornament box and remember all the wonderful years my family spent setting up her house for Christmas.

Angie

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Dawn,
The labels turned out awesome! The bird is perfect, he always needs to be in there somewhere. Perfect icon for you. Tell Noah good job. At least he didn't shove 10 orniments onto one branch. Lisa
PS Congrats on pulling out yet another!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~ They are perfect labels! Your packaging is adorable!!

You gotta love kids that help with
Christmas decorating ~ Great job Noah!!

xoxo
Lori

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Dearest Dawn,

How lovely!

I believe that each of us leaves a "footprint" on this earth...and yours are gorgeous!

Sandy

Theresa said...

Beautiful tree and the labels are perfect! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Vee said...

The egg soap and presentation are lovely! So glad that you retired before learning Photoshop. You might have gone in an entirely different direction and then I would have missed you. Awful thought!

Kathy said...

Lovely Labels Dawn...
David left me a new Camera and Photoshop...
I just need to apply myself.
Thanks for the Nudge.
Glad tidings this season to you and yours...

xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Miss Sandy said...

The labels are a perfect sweet touch for your soaps. How fun to celebrate your first Christmas in your new farmhouse! Happy decorating!

Eileen said...

So pretty as always!

Sandy said...

You do everything with such "class"....Beautiful! Just Beautiful!
xoso
Sandy

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I also would like to learn how to do more with my pics on my blog but I don't have photoshop...maybe sometime this year I can teach myself more as we always like our blogs to be more attractive...

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Lovely! Just lovely!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I think it's just perfect, Dawn!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Dawn,
You did a fantastic job, they look very elegant.
Your tree looks so festive, Christmas is definitely on its way;
Mimi

Luv Creating Cards 'n' Keepsakes said...

Hi dearest Dawn,
your labels look delghtful, what a fantastic design job you have done. I am sure that these gorgeously pretty soaps fly out of your store to find new homes when they are bought as Christmas gifts. The tree looks wonerful - Noah you have done a fantastic job. We'll be putting up our tree very soon too. As always it's such a treat to come to the Feathered Nest Dawn. Thank you for sharing and for always making it such a warm and inspiring place to visit.

Glycérine said...

Love your label !! and also your christmas tree lol :)

marty said...

Yours is the first and sometimes ONLY blog I read EVERY DAY! Always delights...........

Deb Plapp said...

Love your label Dawn. How I wish I could learn to use Photoshop, any suggestions? Thanks, Deb Plapp

Rose Brier Studio said...

Dawn, those labels are beautiful. I used to be a wiz at printshop and could do all sorts of wonderful things. I now need to learn photoshop and remind myself I was awesome once, I can be again! LOL
~Marilee

Abounding Treasures said...

Those labels are beautiful!!! I've asked around elsewhere when I've seen that font but can't get anyone who remembers what it's called ~ could you tell me? [Thanks!]

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, I love the new packaging & label you designed, it came out bellissima! Besos, Rose

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