Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

So I had this idea… Those are the words that get me into trouble time and time again…the good kind of trouble. After seeing Oprah’s February 2012 cover by chalk artist Dana Tanamachi I just had to find a way to re-interpret the concept in watercolor!  A quick email to Eco-Beautiful Magazine editor, Katie Martin and the project was underway!  The Eco-Beautiful team hosted us in Baltimore to make sure everything went just perfectly and of course so we could hand paint any finishing touches onsite.    We painted 3 murals for the cover editorial and the issue launched last […]

I paint everyday.  Mostly for couples, to tell their beautiful love  stories. This pattern tells my story.  At a shoot in Baltimore for Eco Beautiful Magazine, I fell in love with a bouquet on site.  The team found me hovering over the darn thing between sessions sketching feverishly.  The bouquet went home with me as a parting gift and within the next 24 hours this watercolor evolved.  It is now a full scale pattern and making it’s way into some newness at the studio that has me tingling. Neon brights mingled with golden tones…a bit of pen and ink and […]

I pulled two designs from the production table this week first for their wow color and attention grabbing textures.  Two very different approaches to color here, but both equally as impactful. Melanie’s Poppy flower save the date incorporated her love of color and punchy Suzani inspired pattern. Killer combination; delicate blooms and bold pattern… After each was printed, delicate soft pink brushstrokes we added to each peony, against the bold orange cardstock.  So pretty. Next we have Hanieh’s pieces all decked out in muted blush, lavender and champagne. Hanieh loved stripes and watercolor so I created a new pattern featuring […]

I won’t belabor the reasons why this is my first and last post of the week but just the same I’ve missed you dear blog!!  This time of year is infamous at the studio as we are in high season, preparing for Engage! conferences (this year in Vegas) and managing various other projects.  May of 2012 has proven to be a record breaker.  This week…. I painted my heart out…floral patterns seem to be my current obsession. Loads of watercolor, juicy textures and the coolest, my newest shade of neon pink have me quite excited. On Tuesday we were guests […]

I don’t know about you, but I could certainly use a little retreat.  Warm sun and breezes would be so…well you know, right about now.  So sit back, take a deep breath to get lost if only for a moment in these Tropical Inspired Wedding Invitations and save the dates.  I can almost hear the waves crashing… First are Seema’s bold and bright Watercolor Save the Dates honoring the majestic beauty of St. Lucia landscapes. Next are Rachel’s Bird of Paradise Wedding Invitations where burlap textures and abstract elements combine to create quite the impression! Each pouch was free hand […]