Sunday, July 31, 2011

Emmy packages

...are almost finished! 110 signed prints and handmade photo hairpins packaged in kraft boxes along with 110 boutique cards and wrapped with a doily (or 2) and tied with black ribbon and a business card. Yes, that is a glass of much deserved (and very yummy) champagne in the background!
Above are 110 packed boxes with doilies that have been glued to their tops, ready for their ribbon. My daughter, Olivia and I spent about 3 hours packaging everything assembly-line style. When they are finished, they will look something like this (hopefully with neater bows ;):

I am thinking of adding a vintage button on the bow knot or something to embellish them more, but I like things simple, so I just don't know. What do you think? Do they need more bling? Should i tea stain the doilies or stamp them to give them a vintage look?

Inside the box: The black velvet bag which holds the photo hairpin, the boutique card and underneath, the signed print (4x4 on 5x5 paper).

The signed print. Underneath is a round pad, I plan on putting a fabric square on top of it.

All of the contents, including the photo hairpin.
The boutique card. Printed on heavy cardstock. I'm so happy with how these turned out - they look amazing in person.

For the display, I bought this plastic purple vintage frame on Etsy and painted it black. I still have to polish the brass knobs and get my picture in there.
The image I chose to display is this Hush. I tried several images and most simply didn't work in the oval frame. Hush pops and all the butterflies fit in the frame nicely.

I want to ship everything by the end of this week, so I have a lot to do still, but at least I can see the light! This has been such a learning experience for me and has prepared me for The Oscars, which is coming up only a few months after The Emmys. For those, I think I will do a photo necklace and no print, so I can work with smaller boxes.

I'll post the final pics here and announce my giveaway very soon!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What's goin' on...

Hello. I haven't kept up with my blog nearly as much as I would like. There is never enough time in the day, it seems. This summer has been crazy busy. I am still finishing up my packages for the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards and that has taken up most of my free time.

I have my 110 pins made and my prints ready to go. All I need now is some black ribbon to tie the boxes and they will be ready to ship!
I will then have a month or 2 off before starting prep for the Academy Awards in 2012. That's right, I will have my work in the gift bags for the Oscars!

I am thinking of making photo necklaces for the Oscars, but am still in the early planning stages. I am also hoping, before everything gets too overwhelming, to do some portrait work again. I have not stopped taking photos, but I haven't done portrait work in quite a while and I miss it very much. I have a lot of ideas and very little time, unfortunately.

For now, I will leave you with some recent favorite things:
This book I am rereading next #1 because its a favorite and #2 because the new cover is making me do it.

Oh, and before I go, I will be having a giveaway here soon.
The prize will be my Emmy gift package: one 5x5 print and a photo hairpin packaged in a box with a cool 5x5 boutique card and tied up with ribbon.
I am also going to throw in a few extras: another 5x5 print and 2 of my mixed cds - both with my original artwork for the cd covers like the image that begins this post. :-)


It's Christmas in July!
Half Off Print sale on right now in my Etsy Shop!
All prints 8x10 or smaller are half off for the month of July!
Visit my Etsy shop for more: Elle Moss Etsy Shop

I also recently opened a shop at Society6. You can find my work in sizes that are not offered at my Etsy shop (like 6x6 and 13x16). Each photo is printed on 100% archival Cotton Rag with a 1" border for easy framing. You can also get cell phone and laptop skins (how cool is that?!)
If you love art, I highly suggest you check it out. There are some amazing artists there.
Visit my Society6 shop here: Elle Moss Society6 Shop.