Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Hard to believe that Winter is around the corner… yes I know, go ahead and boo me…Nonetheless, Winter weddings offer up their own special sort of inspiration and imagery that I just love.  Secretly I much prefer Winter to Summer – there’s just something about the wintery nights in front of the fireplace I just can’t get enough of!  So cheers today to one of my absolute favorite Winter Wedding Invitation suites. Heather wanted a very specific Birch Tree filled scene to adorn her invitations.  So we set off to paint this scene with rich indigo inks, then print on […]

It’s been a busy season here at the studio and way too long since the last Peek into the Studio! I love this time of year as we’re still creating suites for summer while wrapping up fall wedding invitations – the best of both worlds… First is Allyza’s eclectic wedding invitation combining watercolor sketches of a vineyard scene surrounded by late summer blooms like Lisianthus and Dahlias…The intensity of the Walnut veneer adds elegance and sophistication overall in an unexpected way. Allyza chose to wrap her Pocketfold with lace and a simple tag illustrating the wedding venue… Deanna’s suite combines […]

Summer is in full swing and somehow this year Summer seems that much sweeter.  As many of you know we had an insane Spring working with tons of amazing couples including Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas.  Not taking many breaks for the better part of this year I’ve just now begun settling into to a bit of a slower pace.  Taking time to paint and breathe a bit more than I had become accustomed to over the last months. Revisiting an old favorite from college, gouache has made its way back into my palette…gouache is essentially a milky watercolor if […]

The final installment in my “A Week at the Beach Series” is a classic scene accented by painterly aqua hues. A sandy palette gives way to burst of big color… lush brush strokes frame a clean and classic invite for a modern take on a beachy vibe. Contrasting pops of silver and white tied up with a bit of rustic twine… its all in the details! A signature sketchy landscape in an ombre frame takes center stage. We love this familiar scene. . . can you just feel the sand in your toes now?! We love this fresh take on […]

More today from my “A Week at the Beach Series”.  I know you’ve seen our Bird of Paradise artwork before but not quite like this!! This is the second suite designed for the summer issue of Inside Weddings.  Wanting to put a spin on our Watercolor Bird of Paradise artwork, I printed it against a rich crimson stock and the painted lighter, creamier tones atop.  The result is this intense pattern full of contrast used to line the interior of each Envelopments Pocketfold presentation. The contrast details went on to inspire the hand painted table number and place card too… […]