May 9, 2012
Many of you are very familiar with our Muddy Brushes gallery as it is the place where our most current projects are shared. It is the place where the real story of our artful designs are told. You have the chance to see where each design begins and ends with all the loveliness in between. We’ve created a community of sorts where each bride finds herself inspired by the next; drawing ideas for wording, unique paper combinations and artwork concepts.
The Momental Girls all have a unique voice and theirs are the food for much of the design thought you see in this gallery. Wouldn’t it be fun to see each week what Momental creation is inspiring the team the most or old favorites that have gone unnoticed? Yes, I think so. So I’ve decided to introduce a new post, exclusive to the Muddy Brushes gallery aptly named “House Favorites”. Enjoy!
This week I’ve chosen one of my go-to designs. Originally inspired by our Contrast Painted Collection where the lavish brushstrokes in milky tones on shimmer paper say it all. Nothing catches the eye quite like a heavily petaled peony, carved by brushstroke in shades of creamy white and pink. In places you see the gold paper peek through and in others, the white paints collects heavily and pool, reminding me of masters’ oil canvases painted with palette knives. Receiving a Contrast Painted Invitation leaves an unmistakable mark on the senses. You not only see the paint. You feel it… I love that.
February 13, 2012
September 27, 2011
Happy Birthday to me! Feeling like I’m surrounded by the prettiest presents ever today since The Momental Girls have been painting their hearts out this week! Seriously though, I am feeling quite blessed today especially as l look around the room and dig into photos from our most recent projects. We have come a long way and still have so much good ahead. I’m proud to see what we have created from the smallest moment of art to the biggest triumphs each season seems to bring. Thank you ladies for being part of my life and making gorgeous art for our Brides. XOXO
Now onto the art!! Julie’s Garden inspired Big Bloom Wedding Invitations featured pink lilacs and white hydrangeas in a lavish frame around her classic wording layout. Her venue sketched simply at the top added a sweet personal touch we adore. One of our favorites papers from Envelopments was used here, soft and shimmery Sea Shell.
Katie and I painted for the better part of yesterday. Every square inch of of this big and bold seating plan was hand painted right down to each guests’ hand written name! We are over the moon with each chalky pastel bloom!
Euna‘s table numbers were a blast to paint with each ruffly petaled bloom. The best part? The beauties were painted on glass and we can hardly wait to see them on each celebration table!
I picked up these custom teak buttons on Etsy last week. Nikki and Jess painted away tiny succulents on each! More on how we used these lovelies soon!
Lastly but not at all least are Fabiola‘s Vintage Frame Painted Peony Wedding Invitations! Sea Shell paper is used again in all its textured loveliness paired with gold hand painted details and bold pink brushstrokes on each peony.
So what am I up to?
RSVP’ing to Bridal Market invitations, I can hardly wait to see all the gorgeous gowns live!
Wrapping up a stunning collection for my friends at Celebrations and shipping it to Grand Cayman later this week!
Launching a new blog dedicated to just my artwork, visit soon at kristyrice.com!
September 15, 2011
When I first met Heather I instantly knew she was the perfect client. With a love for watercolors and a heart for travel, we had so much to draw from when sitting down to design for her wedding. Heather’s celebration unfolded near the ocean so we created a suite of artwork to communicate their love ocean air and sandy travel. First was an abstract ocean pattern meant to be free hand painted on wood blocks.
Subtle watercolor textures on various signs in addition to a sketch of the Santa Monica Pier on each menu continued the seaside vibe.
Each menu featured subtle blue hand painted brushstrokes to highlight our breezy sketch.
Table names were designed after Heather and Scott’s extensive travels. Eloquent descriptions of place were paired with watercolor paintings of everything from picturesque landscapes to exotic critters.
Freshly painted watercolor stripes…
Thanks for following along, enjoy!
July 25, 2011
The studio is bustling with ideas and projects this time of year. We love the variety of mid-summer, everything from blooms and feathers to venue sketches and snowflakes are on the painting table! I pulled a few favorites from the last week to share. First up is Alyssa’s cheerful and elegant day-of accessories. Custom wedding programs, wedding seating cards and handmade wedding table number cards all coordinated in shades of pink, gold and blush!
Samantha’s lush and whimsical blooms are perfectly balanced in shades of blue, lavender and periwinkle. We adore the combination of poppies and hydrangeas with Envelopments iconic Repousse pattern in Dove. A sweet art tag embellishment for her Pocketfold presents the look as a mindful gift to each guest.
Lastly, but least in no way are Jason and Anne’s SKETCHED Save the Dates. A breezy drawing of the venue in Acalpulco, Mexico complete with crawling Bougainvillia blooms creates casual drama with every brushstroke.
June 2, 2011
I had such fun creating the new illustrations!!