Up till now, 2015 has been crazy busy! I’ve done projects, written a dissertation and been to New York! With everything else in between. Going to try and catch up on what I’ve missed perhaps this week. Here’s a project I finished just before Christmas:

A competition by Penguin I had to create a book cover for Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden

The book is about a girl in WW2 who gets evacuated. I decided I wanted the cover to be quite creative yet not be patronising to children, as from my research I found that children are less likely to read books that look childish.

Carries War Book Cover Design - Laura Keable

I tried to keep it simple by using imagery from the book, yet still cryptive as the yellow and orange leaves represent fire.

There are a few things I’d like to change, or improve. I’d like to cut all the pieces out and try to create more shadow in between each to show more depth. I’m happy with what I got done in the time though, and I got 68 for it! Almost a first!


Paper Weaving

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So, it was my Mum’s birthday on the 21st Feb, the day before Thinking Day! I decided to make her a card, I alternate between making them or buying them depending if I have a specific idea or not really – or if I find the perfect card of course! I decided to feature a hot air balloon as she loves them, and it was enough of an excuse to go and buy pretty paper from some of the shops around Cardiff.

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I weaved 4 different types of paper together, two plain, two patterned and used my lil stamps to do the happy birthday bit. I need to buy some ready made cards that are bigger than the ones I used to make my Christmas cards last year (4in x4in from memory) so that I can make them look a bit more pro really, but she seemed to like it :)