Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

This week in the studio purple seems to be the theme!  Ashley’s stunning hydrangea and peony invitations feature a meticulous painting technique that kept our newest Momental Girl Steph busy for days.  A wet in wet technique featuring layers of sheer water color yielded a look that is rich with texture.  Five shade s of sheer purple inks and 2 opaque were washed into my sketchy hydrangea illustration. Denise worked with us for several months to perfect her very unique version of our Versailles Swirl Design.  Purple swirls, ostrich feather, painted dots and Parisian inspired flourishes all combined with her […]

A few week’s back I noticed a tweet from Carissa of JL Designs.  I clicked on the link to find the work of Installation Artist David Stark.  Having seen his work previously I knew I was in for some serious eye candy.  To celebrate the launch of his new book David Stark Design a paper flower shop installation was erected at the West Elm store on Broadway and 62nd Street in New York City.  Literally everything in the shop was created out of paper from the walls and telephone to gardening tools and individual orchid blooms.  Discarded books became pretty […]

I am so excited to share Part II of Denise and JJ’s wedding.  Part II is all about the glorious color and texture their venue brought plus a little about Denise’s unique hand painted letterpress wedding invitations! Get a look at the quirky fuchsia chaise and those mod lantern/screen structures at each table.  I love the contrast of shapes and finishes; organic verses structured and lush verses sleek…stunning. A touch of waxflower in the centerpieces is so unexpected! Quite possibly my favorite shot…the bubbles, the ferns, the texture, oh my! Denise chose our Vintage Lacy Tree Collection with dragonfly artwork […]

This stunning wedding deserves a two day post so that is what is will have!  When Denise emailed me her favorite shots I was totally in love and couldn’t wait to share!  Great style, impeccable sense of color and insane details epitomize this exotic wedding.  Erron Ocampo captured the couple and their party so beautifully I just had to dedicate this first post to them (stationery goodness to follow soon).  Fernwood Gardens is a lush quintessential rain forest/exotic tropical location in Manila, Philippines that acted as the romantic backdrop for JJ and Denise’s celebration.  It seems every inch of the […]

Peacock feathers are continuing to make a statement here at the studio and we do not see it stopping anytime soon!   Shanda chose a gorgeous bouquet style illustration featuring roses, calla lilies , orchids and of course the peacock feather.  Richly painted in reds, purples and golds, each illustration’s vibrancy pops beautifully against the shimmering ivory cardstock used throughout her collection.  A structured ribbon and patterned paper wrap gives contrast to the otherwise organic artwork look. Jolie and Jeffrey collaborated with us on their Enchanted Forest inspired version of our Versailles Swirl artwork.  A dusty purple Anemone and swirling peacock […]