You may be wondering why this gallery is named Muddy Brushes…well let me tell you. A Momental invitation always begins with my original artwork and muddy paintbrushes.
A Muddy Brush is well-used, creatively worn and sopping with hints of vibrant color fresh from the day’s creations. Wet paint on my hands and dripping wet brushes are the signs of good work and great beginnings. For me, the best invitation designs begin with an idea and then a touch of the brush to paper.
So enjoy this gallery as it is updated often and know you are welcome to leave comments on your favorite designs!
September 30, 2009
Last week, to show my support for the ladies over at Southern Weddings, (so excited about their new issue coming in November!) I entered this fun little contest! The rules: Create an I Love SW photo showing your style – no Photoshop allowed! Steph, had the fab idea of creating little cards to be hung on a tree branch right outside our studio door. I went to work featuring all eight of our signature Vintage patterns on each card complete with hand-painted stokes of scarlett ink. I tied each card with vintage fabrics and hung them from a lovely, yet pickery berry bush – ouch!
So, if you have a moment, head over to the Southern Weddings blog, show your support and vote for your favorite submission!
September 29, 2009
Simple elegance here with a touch of fall flair!
September 29, 2009
My friends over at Wishpot are co-sponsoring a fabulous giveaway this week with Avelle (Bag, Borrow and Steal). Now, seriously, who wouldn’t want this Kate Spade lovely for their very own? So hurry over to the Wishpot Wedding Blog and get involved!
Next up is Broke Ass Bride’s Wedding in a Week Giveaways! Wedding in a Week, a large-scale giveaway event, involving 23 of the industry’s top wedding vendors, launched yesterday on The Broke-Ass Bride. Serously, this is one to watch ALL WEEK, so head over now, read up and learn how to enter!
September 29, 2009
I created a table number, seating card and tri-fold program. I thought perhaps we could try a torn edge on the table number as well?
September 25, 2009
Love the sparkle and holiday, festive look!
I envision several different possibilities for your design. Perhaps something featuring a seasonal image like the poinsettia or snowflake adorned with rhinestones. Another option is much like what you see here for Bailey but using your palette of reds and golds. Can you imagine how gorgeous that buckle would be strung on a red satin ribbon!
September 24, 2009
This time of the year is one of the most exciting in the studio. We find ourselves working on some of the most varied color palettes of the year. The mix of colors is a result of finishing up projects from everything like late fall invitations and accessories to early spring invitations and summer 2010 save the dates!
Melissa’s picasso calla lily invitations were a blast for Joy to paint – she didn’t want to stop. Notice those gorgeously graceful paint strokes – they just dance on the page! Devon’s berry inspired programs were a huge hit at the wedding as guests could not stop commenting on the rich combination of colors. Jennifer’s save the date is fruity in color and delicious in style – take a look at what we are working on for her wedding invitation! Last but not least are Jenna’s enchanting Vintage Stamped Tree wedding invitations featuring an oak, falling leaves painted in all shades fall and a tiny pumpkin peeking from the right.
So, what am I up to? Creating samples galore, styling a tabletop photoshoot with some regional vendors whose work I adore and checking out some fab real wedding online:
Suspended succulents, sassy shoes, oh my lovliness at The Brides Cafe
Stunning amber shades from the ladies at Southern Weddings. As a side note they are hosting this fun contest and I am so thinking about my entry…hmmm