2010 Holiday Spectacular: No. 5

Are you ready for your heart to skip a beat? Wait no longer. Joyeux Noel by Potts Design our No. 5!

There is so much beauty and attention to detail here, it’s hard to even know where to start. So let’s start with the obvious: the hand lettering. It is incredible. Only a true artist can sketch such lovely and animated letters. I love how both ‘joyeux’ and ‘noel’ have slanted cross hatching, but that it isn’t the same pattern. And I think the banner wrapping around the ‘o’ is incredible. It ties in so perfectly with the looped borders on the top and bottom, which play so well off of the cut-out blue background and the shape of the photo, which is by itself an innovative idea. I love the little dotted border around the entire design, but I especially love how Emily has added little cream circles around the brown dots when it is not overlapping over the cream text shape. Also, I love the hand drawn underline under ‘Noel’. Oh and then there’s the umlaut over the ‘e’. Great touch that even references the colored in dotes on the end of the border swirls. Finally, I love the colors–light blue and burgundy have never looked better together. Emily–you are incredible! We will all be toasting your brilliance all weekend long!

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19   COMMENTS
  1. stacey day

    i agree. emily, you are definitely incredible! congrats for such a killer design!

  2. o’ so beautiful emily. just perfect.

  3. Nam

    Emily, you bring a definite uniqueness and style in this competition. Bravo on this awesome design!!

  4. This is amazing! Every last detail is gorgeous.

  5. emily

    THANK YOU GUYS!!! I’m so super psyched!! :) and Natasha, thank you for such sweet over-the-top nice write up, I think I will be smiling for at least a week straight!

  6. Amy E

    So lovely! Congrats Emily.

  7. Sharon(crimsonlane)

    Soooo creative & unique! Congratulations Emily!

  8. Yolanda Mariak Chendak

    So talented, beautiful design, congratulations Emily :)

  9. annie

    oh me oh my this is one fab design – congrats emily!

  10. Beautifully placed together. It has a great flow!

  11. Maria Estigoy

    Emily – you raise the bar! I love EVERYTHING about this design and your attention to detail. Congrats lady!

  12. Meg G.

    i love your drawing and lettering style! Your designs are always so beautifully unique and really challenge the rest of the community. Congrats Emily!!!

  13. Ashley

    One of my top three, fantastic work!

  14. Laura

    Love this Emily- everything about it is just perfect, great job!!

  15. Hailey M

    I pine to have illustration skills like you – this is so beautiful and creative – congrats again!

  16. Laura C.

    This was one of my favorites, for sure! Congratulations!

  17. Sydney

    I’ve been waiting to see this one . . . it is absolutely splendid!!

  18. brandy

    Everything came together so lovely. Congrats!

  19. Wonderful! Congratulations Emily! :)