Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

painterly-prose

It’s always good to challenge ourselves, even though it can be the hardest thing in the world to try something new, knowing that it could fail. With Arney Walker’s Painterly Prose calligraphy, we are reminded that taking the plunge can be the most rewarding way to learn. 

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A breathe of fresh air for a Friday morning, brought to you by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Elizabeth Hardin of HardInk Calligraphy. It’s giving us a little spring fever while there’s still some snow on the ground here in Pennsylvania. 

Glittering gold foil, bright city lights, and hand painted fireworks light up the night sky in this impressionistic rehearsal dinner invitation. Hand painted textural dots and rhinestones give the stars dimension, above a subtle twinkling cityscape. We’ve been seeing many, many gorgeous rehearsal invitation concepts here in the studio lately, and this piece is no exception. What a fantastic use of foil printing too, it strikes a beautiful contrast against a dark background. Check out another vision of a Night Sky Invitation here, for a softer, dreamier take on a similar theme.

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Looking at this invitation, you can almost feel a warm Mediterranean breeze, with a hint of lemon. Carlena’s Watercolor Amalfi Wedding Invitations  is personalized with fuchsia peonies, a hand-cut tag, and a custom map of the area to guide guests to each event of the weekend. Festive watercolor botanicals and lemons accent the  Italian coastal scene. Kristy’s favorite watercolor pigment makes an appearance as well – Winsor and Newton’s Opera Rose is that luscious pink you see painted into each peony.  We love the bright yellow and Opera Rose combination for sure.  Daring but so worth the experiment in color! Saluti!

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This morning I am happy to introduce Sarah Pawlowski, from Flourish Grace Calligraphy, and feature her delightful script, paired with some of our botanical elements. A lovely thought reminding us to embrace both the ups and downs every day.