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Christmas gift illustrations

I know this might sound really frightening, but I’m gearing up for Christmas already – there’s a nice to-do list of Christmas cards, special portraits and pressies, and now is the time to get your Christmas order in… go on you know you want to!

So… there are a few options to choose from:

Pen & ink illustrations

£45 for first child, £15 for each additional child/pet. These can be either A4 or A5 size, the price is the same and each illustration is printed onto gorgeous watercolour paper.

Pen & ink adult illustrations

£90 unframed, £120 in a white wooden frame. The finished illustration is A4 size, printed onto premium watercolour paper & hand finished.

Watercolour illustrations with background

£100 unframed, £120 in a white wooden frame. The finished illustration is 20cm x 20cm on 350gsm watercolour paper.

Individual watercolour portraits

£45 unframed, £60 in a white wooden frame. The finished illustration is A6 size, on 350gsm watercolour paper.

 

Or would you like something completely bespoke? I take commissions for anything and everything – give me a buzz on 07890328543 or drop me an email to emma@laserra.co.uk and I can make something just for you.

Can’t wait to hear from you with lots of ideas for gorgeous Christmas goodies! xxxx

 

Round up of recent commissions

 

I’ve been a busy bee with a new course at the House of Illustration, learning how to make children’s picture books alongside commissions and commercial illustration work. It’s been a brilliant couple of months and I’ve loved every minute! I can’t show you the commercial work yet, but here are one or two recent commissions, they make a lovely gift – £100 unframed with background or £120 in a simple wooden frame. Alternatively the portrait illustrations are £45 or £60 in a frame.

 

Give the gift of illustration

So, I’m now fully booked for Christmas illustrations BUT you can still buy your lovely friends and family an original illustration for Christmas as I’m now offering gift cards!

You decide what you’d like to pay for – a portrait illustration (£45 unframed) or a ‘favourite things’ illustration (£100 unframed), I will send you a very beautiful voucher presented in an Emma Marsh Designs ‘Ruby and the Bear’ Christmas card, to give to the lucky recipient on Christmas day!

It’s a quirky alternative to a photoshoot pressie, and it means that your friend can choose exactly what they would like included – family pets, special toys, their own garden… A really thoughtful, original gift!

Get in touch at emma@laserra.co.uk to order a gift card in plenty of time for Christmas!

xxxxx

 

 

Bespoke Christmas cards

Now that my Christmas cards have been delivered I can finally talk about another exciting project I’ve been working on, designing a special Christmas card for ACE Training, a construction training centre in Oxford. They wanted something seasonal that reflected their business, their director also specified the wording “Have an ACE Christmas” so I came up with this….

If you’re interested you can find out more about ACE at www.acetraining.co.uk – they do great work with young people, training up construction apprentices – gorgeous website designed by my brilliant friend Adam from Wilkinson Moore (www.wilkinsonmoore.co.uk).

I love love love working on bespoke illustrations! More like this please!

Sophia in the woods

Here’s a Christening commission I’ve just finished, really enjoyed this one! Little Sophia loves bunnies and her Auntie wanted an illustration of her in a woodland glade, we managed to include her family cat, lots of rabbits, 2 of her cousins peeping out from behind a tree, as well as a rainbow and lots of butterflies!

Christmas commissions are fully booked now, but these make lovely gifts for all sorts of things – Christenings, birthdays, a starting school present…

Christmas cards have arrived!

My Christmas cards have arrived!!! So very exciting! There are 2 designs to choose from – one is Ruby & the Bear, and the other is Peace Man… Cards cost £2.20 including delivery, and if you wanted to go really wild I am doing 10 cards for £15, that is a serious bargain.

I’ve been madly busy lately with graphic design work, illustration commissions and a hugely exciting top secret book illustration project which I can’t wait to share!

If you fancy buying some cards just drop me an email at emma@laserra.co.uk and I’ll pop some in the post for you xxxx

 

Poster designs

I’ve designed the posters for our local primary school’s Christmas Fair, and decided to do a kids edition as well as a proper grown up poster to get the kiddies excited about the event. My idea was to do a comic strip style for the kids version, and a light, fun, illustrative one for the main poster.

I love these kinds of projects! Look out for my work up around Rutland promoting the Christmas Fair, and if you’d like a design or illustration give me a shout!

Christmas commissions

It’s been a really exciting few weeks and I’ve got a lovely mixed bag of work at the moment! I’ve been working on a bit of branding and graphic design for a new company launching in Rutland in the New Year, illustrating a Christmas card for a construction training centre and designing a tattoo for the lovely Brooke of Handmade by Brooke.

The best bit has been working on some fantastic commissions – 2 boys in their superhero den, 3 children walking the dog, 2 busy boys biking at Rutland Water, a seaside portrait with someone else’s dog, 2 more boys with their pallet creations in the garden, individual portraits with guinea pigs, rabbits, and cuddlies! It’s been brilliant! And as almost everything is for Christmas it’s all TOP SECRET!

If you’re wobbling on the fence thinking you might just want a Christmas illustration please get in touch soon, I still have a few spaces left for pre-Christmas commissions, but not for long! They really are such a lovely pressie, and I can now deliver to anywhere in the UK, beautifully packed and ready to hang on the wall.

In other news, I have been working hard on my Christmas cards and I’m really hoping to have them printed and ready to buy in the next fortnight… here is a sneaky peak at the work in progress stage… watch this space!

Mary Poppins

My Grandma is 84 today! She is the centre of our family unit and we love her dearly. Two good things have coincided with Grandma (Great Gran)’s birthday, one I have a new printer, and two, Mary Poppins is coming to Leicester Curve…

Cue a happy Friday night pulling together a quick card design for her, whipping it off the new printer, and a secret plan (hatched long ago when tickets were still available) to take the whole family to see Mary Poppins at half term, she will be so excited! My two will also be so excited! I am so excited! We’re all excited…!

Here’s a sneaky peek at the super quick card design I did for her, birthday tea later, flowers to pick, presents to make and pictures to draw now with two very devoted great grandchildren!

Portrait illustration

Something new! I’m now offering portrait illustrations!

This simple & stylish portrait costs £45 unframed, and is based on a photo of your choice. The picture is hand drawn in pencil and finished in watercolour. I’ve got space for a few before Christmas, so let me know if you fancy one, I can also frame the picture for you for an extra £15.

I’ve got all sorts of ideas for these… stationery… cards… keep you posted!

Portrait illustration, £30 unframed, £45 in a simple white wooden frame

Portrait illustration, £45 unframed, £60 in a simple white wooden frame

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