I thought I would give you an inside look at how I made some of the artwork for the Nostalgic Musings iPhone app (for technical stuff, I relied on Long Snout Development, who took my artwork and vision and made it into the app itself - I am lucky to have such a brilliant husband!). Anyway, I went into the design of the app almost as if it was an an actual journal, with each page a different spread.
For the home page, I took one of my favourite postcard designs and made it into the home page. I wrote out a couple different versions and played around with the layout. I edited a scanned vintage label for the "tap here":
For the quote pages themselves, I made ten different collage backgrounds - all with the same inner-section for the quote itself. I had a lot of fun with these, and will probably make more for future updates. I used things like Victorian calling cards and trade card, old sheet music, french cahier paper - all things I own that I scanned to use:
The credits bag was a lot of fun! I knew what I wanted in my mind - I used these two girls in a journal page and had scanned them ages ago. I thought it would be fun to have one saying "rate this app" with a link to rate it. I put together the page without my writing then printed it out to letter on it to get an idea of size:
For all the how to pages, I used screen shots, old images and hand lettering:
To mark a quote a favourite, I used one of my hand drawn hearts colored in, and removed the color for it to be the unmarked button. For wallpapers, there are only six now, but I plan to add more with most updates, I had fun mixing images I created with some of the quotes and sayings I love most. I made some very collagey, and others a bit more simple. I promise there will be many more added to the app over time!
One last thing - I custom made the app store button - using the same old paper used in the app, and made the iphone icon the home screen of my app. It's always the little things that I love! (if you are interested in purchasing the app, go ahead and click it!).
I hope you enjoyed a look behind the scenes!