Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

watercolor-pattern-wedding-invitation

Autumn in London, I’ve never experienced in person but oh my I can envision an invitation design that would suit. Dreaming up details for Silke in muted shades of red, aubergine and mocha…Envisioning a custom Vintage Watercolor Pattern for her Wedding Invitations. Papers, Berries, Autumn in London, Vintage Lace, Berry Bouquet, Watercolor Pattern Wedding Invitation  

the-greenbrier-artistic-inspiration

The Greenbrier in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia was a dream come true.  Just as I imagined, stepping through the doors of the grand entrance was much like stepping back in time.  As An Artist at The Greenbrier I felt like I was walking hallowed halls.  Grand lives had been lived in these spaces and finally I had become a small part of the spirit of The Greenbrier. I literally spent four days walking the property, lingering in every room, peeking into ballrooms and sketching while perched on countless overstuffed, floral print chairs.  I went outside once friends, just once.  […]

foil-letterpress-watercolor-wedding-invitations

We’re having a loving affair with foil here.  Not the over the top foil, that is dripping from every paper surface in your invitation suite, but Modern Luxury Black Tie Wedding Invitations mingles foil details effortlessly with a fine art brushstroke of gold ink or the deep impression of letterpress. {Foil and watercolor combinations seem to master moments of artistic subtlety in an invitation suite perfectly.} Lindsay had a specific vision that combined modern elements with classically twisted touches.  The traditional painted edge became a free hand brushstroke frame in gold.  The classic, staunch monogram notion transformed into simple greenery […]

Momental-for-Ivy-and-Aster

When Jessica from Ivy & Aster came to me with the idea of developing a pattern for their Spring 2016 line, I was floored.  Over the years I’ve had the honor of collaborating on some amazingly cool projects, but I never tire of something new on the horizon. We went to work envisioning Watercolor Flowers for Ivy & Aster.  The finished pattern was derived from our existing collection of patterns but while staying focused on a very specific color palette. {Youthful, ethereal, modern and fresh were some of the adjective at the top of my mind when perfecting these watercolor […]

Frida-Khalo-inspired-artwork

Frida, dear Frida. I often feel like, if I lived in a different time, we could be friends .  We’d likely fight and get under each other’s skin but deep down we’d be some sort of kindred spirit.  But isn’t that what is so magical about this artist, she draws you in and her work makes you feel welcomed into her world of pain and sacrifice, joy and delight. {So many of us can relate to a life where expression is paramount, where friends around a dinner table are just family and where pain and suffering are inevitable.  Frida teaches […]