Minted is always looking for fresh new talent and designs, so for the 2017 Very Corporate Christmas Holiday Non-Photo Challenge I decided to design something that I was actually interested in at the moment. I recently discovered a beautiful Russian folk art style called "Mezen" or "Mezenskaya Rospis" мезенская роспись, the elements are so pure and yet carry so much story in every stroke.
So for my "All is Calm, All is Bright" piece I created the geometric border and used the traditional Mezen horses gathering around the Christmas tree.
You are welcome to vote for the piece if you want, voting for the challenge ends July 18, 2017.
Another piece that I submitted for this challenge was also fun to make. It is called "Baked with Love"; it was designed with a bakery shop in mind, cookies can look scrumptious as illustrations too, right? I doodled lots of cookies and apothecary jars before I settled on some definite shapes to use. I have a bunch of apothecary jars in my house and during holidays I always look for new ways to decorate the house by filling the jars with something unique (pinecones, tree ornaments, nuts, and more).
So naturally, having them filled with gorgeous cookies and displaying loving messages on the tags was my first idea for the card. Illustrating iced cookies got me filled with an idea to learn to actually learn lace icing cookies and I bought a gorgeous book on the subject. It'll be a project for the future.
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