Emily & Shane's Honeymoon Suite

Emily and Shane got hitched last December with a fun, bicycle-themed wedding. You can see the invitations and signs from their wedding right here

Now that they're enjoying married life, they set off for a summer of adventures in their new camper. To put a custom twist on their camper, I designed a decal that used a similar bicycle as the one from their wedding invitations. They had two printed and put on their camper. I LOVE how it turned out! 

Emily & Shane, Custom Decal
Emily & Shane, Custom Decal

Congrats again Shane and Emily and I hope your summer adventure was fantastic!

First Day of School Signs

When I saw the growing popularity of sharing photos for a child's first day of school on social media and the fun and creative signs that parents often made, I jumped on that train to make one for my son when he started preschool. It's been a few years, but I finally got them added to my Etsy shop! 

Here are the ones I made for his first day of preschool and kindergarten:

This year I created a second design using different fonts:

Both styles are available in my Etsy shop. Just include the details such as your child's name, age, grade level, and what they'd like to be when they grow up along with what colors you'd like me to use in the comments section at checkout. I'll send you a print-ready PDF or JPG file that you can print yourself at 8.5x11 or A4. 

Link to Style 1  -  Link to Style 2

If you'd like to skip the Etsy route, you're welcome to send me an email to get one of these ordered as well: alextebowdesigns@gmail.com

Twin Castle Cellars Wine Label

I created this wine label for a very small vintner in the Livermore Valley in California. She wanted to use an illustration of a pair of castles that are close to where she grew up in the label. She grew up near Manderschied, Germany and used to play in these castles when she was a little girl.

Here's what I came up with: 

I created the image using watercolor along with pen and ink. Then I scanned the illustration and added the text in Photoshop. 

I really love how it turned out, and when it's printed on a textured, adhesive paper, it looks like an original watercolor. 

Sanford Cellars Wine Labels

My Uncle Mark makes wine as a hobby. But not as a let's-make-a-bottle-of-wine-and-see kind of hobby, more like let's-buy-one-ton-of-grapes-and-make-twenty-gallons-of-zinfandel kind of hobby. He's entered his wine into state and county fairs and likes to give it as holiday gifts too. And as a family member, I'm always happy to help with crushing or bottling when I'm in town if the timing is right. It's fascinating to learn about the process, even down to the chemistry. 

And his Zindandel and Viognier are my favorites.

This was the first label I created when he first got started. I did the grapes and leaves in watercolor and then added the text in Photoshop.

I created this label a couple of years later using a photo that a friend took of my uncle while he was harvesting grapes.

There's actually a second version of this label where the grapes are green and his hat is red, thanks to the magic of Adobe Photoshop. That label is used when he's bottling white wine.

I think it's time for a new one... any ideas?