Monday, June 4, 2012

June and The Summer Girl

Hello June!
Hello Summer Girls!

I would love to say I've been at the beach
having fabulous fun already ...
but since we purchased a lovely
historical home,  all of my extra time
(when not in the studio)
has been spent working at the house
in order to get some very important things finished
so that we can move in the end of June.
Glamorous things like rolling up my sleeves
and removing grass cloth wallpaper
and fun stuff like that.
Well, the wallpaper's finally down and days
of removing the last tidbits of paper and glue
have me wishing for the beach more than ever!
What have you been up to?
I'd love to hear!

Other than working on the house,
of course, I'm always very busy
 creating custom illustration commissions
for some fabulous clients.
If you're interested in a
custom fashion illustration
for yourself
 or your business, blog or website
just drop me a note here.

What else is new with me?
Hmmm ... well,  I also wanted to show you
what I received the mail a few days ago ...
I recently won the fab H&M Giveaway
at Food, Fashion & Flow
and here's what was in the package ...
I love it!
My gift was a gorgeous orange suede-like H&M clutch
and inside the clutch were a few more surprises:
A very sparkly leopard print bangle (so cute), a $50 H&M gift card
and a Starbucks card for a few lattes or frappuccinos!
 H&M and  LV of Food, Fashion & Flow!

~ Now ~

My Summer Girl illustration
has now been placed on some
 limited-edition blank folded notes
perfect for summer!
There are twelve notes in a pack and for these,
 I couldn't resist adding a little sparkle of glitter
in the sand!
Only $12.95 plus shipping/handling
and you can order them RIGHT here
by clicking the "Add to Cart" button
below the image ...

~ Also ~
Lots and lots of packages have been shipped out
containing the limited-edition notecards
featuring my
{They were introduced a few posts ago.}
Well ...
they are still available for a while longer
so if you are interested in ordering these,
simply go the PINK post
and you can order right on that post
by clicking on those "Add to Cart" buttons there.
Both of those note designs are also twelve to a pack.

One of Ooh La Frou Frou's twitter friends,
tweeted this photo and said that she used
one of her Chanel notecards as a birthday card
to go with a gorgeous bracelet!
Lucky recipient is what I say!

In closing, you may have seen on Twitter that
I was recently honored to be interviewed
by Elements Magazine.
You can read the interview and see several of my
illustrations that were featured here!
Here's a peek at one of the illustrations shown in the article:

She's the lovely Edie Beale ... shown here modeling
pieces from the fall 2010 J Crew Lookbook.
{love her wild hair!}

Love to hear what you've been up to, everyone,
leave me a note and fill me in!
Till next week!

This blog is written by
and all illustration by
artist, illustrator and founder of
Ooh La Frou Frou,
Sandy M
(Sandra Markwalder).
All rights reserved.
(c) Sandra Markwalder 2012

H&M Photo by Sandy M
Summer Girl Illustration
by Sandy M


Veronika said...

OMG!!! I JUST ordered them, Sandy! Could they (and you) ANY more adorable! =) I just adore you & wish you a night, & a special as you! Hope all is FABULOUS in your world...& in your heart. MUAH! XO

Fashion-isha said...

Your gift looks fabulous! I'm still looking for the perfect photo...I love your work!
Have a fabulous week!

My Chic My Way said...

The card was perfect for a birthday, I also plan using for all other special occasions.

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Your art-work is stunning Sandy. I SO love that sparkly bangle you won also. Hope the house is coming along nicely. It will all be worth it in the end xx


Oh Sandy I saw the Summer Girl illustration on Instagram yesterday as I was laying on the beach thinking how perfect this was! This is so, so my idea of how summer should be. I'm a summer baby, born in July, and such a summer girl in every sense of the word.

So happy that things are coming along for your big move. Hope you're able to relax at the beach in July! :)

Enjoy the week! Oh and congrats on your Elements Magazine honor. Heading on over to check it out now! xoxo

Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour} said...

You're just so talented, Sandy! I'm so happy you put up another post! I look forward to each one. ;)
Have a beautiful day, dear.

Taj Acosta said...

Love that summer girl!
And girllll I just found wall paper under this ugly faux finish on the entry way wall!! Any advice! Sounds like we are on the same move in track! We move the end of june too ;) xoxo -Taj

Fashionista622 said...

Hi Sandy & Happy June!

Both our blogs are feeling the "Summer Vibe"! Congrats on the H&M gift giveaway, great win. :)

What's new? Busy work days, a busy month of June with lots of family events, birthdays (mine as well) and always squeezing in some time for my favorite bloggers. I'm looking forward to some time off in early July. I have to make it a point to go through your cards and purchase some. :)

Big hugs!


Isabelle Lafleche said...

Just posted your pretty card on my blog!! Isabelle xxx

rolala said...

You must be so excited about the new house despite the hard work. It will all be worth it when you're sitting back and enjoying it this summer. The Elements interview is wonderful! Congrats on that and your giveaway win. I'm so happy to hear that so many amazing projects are keeping you busy and I hope many more will be coming your way cause more people need to see your gorgeous illustrations. Of course your Summer Girl is the epitome of summer glamour. Hope you're having a beautiful week Sandy!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Sandy, I admire you for taking down the wallpaper, there is no harder task in the world! Congrats on your new house and notecards! So excited for you!

xo Mary Jo

Margarita Bloom said...

You know I love that beachy girl illustration! *wink* Oh, how awesome...I LOOOOVE that clutch!! the color is fantastic and the bangle is simply gorge! What a lucky girl. Smooches! Thank goodness all that wall paper is down! Now to tackle the next project! *wink*

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

what a lovely gift! i love that orange clutch, bracelet and don't even mention the gift card! HAHAHA isn't it nice to see your work in action Sandy! that was a lovely gift your client put together.