Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

I tried my mod side on for size recently…. so look on and let me know what you think.  Leila, my go to gal at Be Inspired PR challenged me with this low color, high drama project she produced for Matchbook Magazine.  Matchbook is a fabulous lifestyle publication we’ve been admiring for a long time.  Matchbook loves to fill their pages with the chicest of home decor inspiration around.  Leila pulled together a team for one edge of the nation to the other to bring this Winter Party Inspiration to life and boy did we!

A sleek palette of silvers and whites reflected Dolce Designs decor elements but not without a certain warmth.  The look is winter but not stark.  We designed a SKETCHED version of Kamilyn’s logo for a quaint fragrance bar.

“Custom fragrance from our hearts to yours”

Fringe cut dessert cards described every last delectable detail of Cupcakes Couture’s sweets spread.  My signature watercolor stripes in pewter and silver and a smidge of floaty texture.

Paper choice was streamlined to allow the painting technique to shine.  A meticulous application of brushstrokes in various shades, each applied before the last is dried.  A quick tap sent the runny pigment trailing off the page in haphazard style.  A bit of gold spatter to finish…

Menus were mounted on glass and alternated between two distinctively pencil sketched patterns; one inspired by honeycomb the other by lace.

Lastly were the place card mementos adorned with vintage resin medallions.  A cloud of shimmering watercolor was painted around each medallion’s edge.

Cheers to this team I feel lucky to share this project with!  Be sure to check out the full feature in Matchbook Magazine complete with expert party tips from all!

Event Production- Be Inspired PR  ::  Photographer-Jessica Claire  ::  Flowers & Decor- Dolce Designs  ::  Planning-Sterling Social  ::  Dessert Table-Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach  ::  Scent Station-Kamilyin  ::  Rental Furniture-Found Rentals  ::  Lighting-Lighten Up Inc.  ::  Plate-Paloma’s Nest  ::  Champagne-Nicolas Feuillatte  ::  Other Rentals-HD Buttercup

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  1. Weddingbee

    LOVED this shoot! RT @riceink: Behind the Scenes w our @MatchbookMag project! A closer look at the painted papers!!

  2. Shannon

    @RiceInk @MatchbookMag This is absolutely beautiful! I enjoyed looking at your page, so much talent!

  3. Sterling Social

    Happy we were involved 🙂 RT @RiceInk: Behind the Scenes w/our @MatchbookMag project! Closer look at the painted papers http://bit.ly/Av9pic

  4. Leila Khalil

    @RiceInk @Sterling_Social @DolceDesigns woot!! You nailed it 😉

  5. Sterling Social

    Still in love with this, and you all too! RT @weddingpr: @RiceInk @Sterling_Social @DolceDesigns woot! You nailed it 😉 http://bit.ly/Av9pic

  6. Gianna SanFilippo

    @weddingPR @RiceInk @Sterling_Social @DolceDesigns gorgeous work ladies!! bit.ly/Av9pic

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