Posts Tagged ‘Matryoshka Dolls’



Taking a break from all the Halloween and Autumn inspired crafts today to share these freakishly adorable Matryoshka iPhone Wallpapers from Studiobenben! I spotted them on ffffound (of course) and loving all things Matryoshkia, I had to have them. Designer and illustrator, Ben Schlitter, is the genieus behind these freebies.

My biggest pet peeve about iPhone wallpapers is that designers often forget to accomodate the clock at the top of the screen and the slide-to-unlock button. Ben’s done a fantastic job providing enough space for both and manages to capture a cheeky version of the nesting doll too! Included characters are: Rainy Day, Treats, Research (my personal fave), Music, Pictress and Leisure.



Baby Shower In Blue: Part I

Monday, June 7th, 2010

I’m so excited to share with you Part I of a baby shower I recently designed! My sister Allison and her husband Ryan are expecting a baby boy so I jumped at the chance to do something special for them. I loved the idea of using Matryoshka Dolls as the theme, so for the invitations I illustrated these to resemble the parents and the boy-to-be.

I letterpressed the invites myself and was able to save a little bit of money by using thick blotter paper. I then coordinated them with cute blue craft paper envelopes and lined them with a custom flower pattern from the invite. For the address I was able to print directly onto the envelopes with my laser printer. Above are some process shots of the printing process in the studio.

The rest of the shower coordinated with the nesting doll theme and the colors from the invitation which I’ll be be sharing more of tomorrow.┬áIn the mean time, I’m guest blogging today on PaperCrave and you can see more pics and get full instructions for the easy DIY baby shower banner (seen above). I hope you’ll stop by and say hello to Kristen and I!