Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Yesterday Katie and I were all tangled up in a painterly inspiration shoot of four new designs coming your way soon.  I set out to challenge myself a bit with super clean styling, un-fussy painting and modern detailing. Bravo to Jillian and hubby for some of my favorite shots to date.  They dove in and relished in every little detail… Have a look at a few iPhone shots:

This week’s favorites from the painting table are a varied bunch.  Each project holds so much sentimentality for its couple and family and we are honored to have brought these stories to life!  First up is Leigh’s Art Deco inspired wedding invitation.  A few photos of family heirlooms from Leigh are all we needed to begin.  I sketched a favorite brooch for it’s detailed design and round shape which translated effortlessly into this classic tiled pattern.  Hand painted dots and splashes of gold and gunmetal inks added over the top texture against the shimmer papers she chose. Art Deco Brooch […]

Earlier this week I shared the 2010 Momental Gift Guide and today after swooning the entire week decided to create an invitation inspired by this lovely bag by one of my favs, Kate Spade.  Iconic shapes, delicate patterns, unexpected materials and saturated color use are hallmarks of this fashion icon’s designs.  Who wouldn’t be inspired? My interpretation of the Candy Darling bag includes Envelopments Ecru Swiss dot pattern stock, wax paper and a gold beading. My highly stylized Dahlia boom was completely hand painted onto a wax paper element wrapped around the top one third of the invitation layout.  Shimmery […]

Every once and a while I meet with clients face to face.  It is a special joy for me since so many of our clients live here, there and everywhere!  I had the privilege to meet Jessica and her fiance recently and needless to say their wedding palette was heavily inspired by Tim Burton imagery. We sat for over an hour, discussing paper options, color palettes and artwork details.  We decided on our Vintage Swirls pattern, which features a cool, spike-like swirl. We plan to alter the main flower to resemble my Sculpted Bloom and add more spikey swirls throughout.  […]

This week’s Inspired Ink post evolved out of a simple Twitter conversation that transpired a while back.  Annemarie from Perfect Bound “tweeted” this colorful headboard project courtesy of Design Sponge. Here is what she said: and then me…. and so the challenge was born… Headboard The simple pattern instantly reminded me of Matisse’s later cutout pieces with its dynamic shapes and bold contrast of color and space.  I love how the  pattern instantly enlivens the space and am fascinated by how a simplistic silhouette can communicate such elegance.  Surprisingly this is what I am most drawn to and the color […]