Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

painterly-prose

An inspiring quote from Louisa May Alcott, with calligraphy by Flourish Grace this morning. Perhaps not the stormiest of scenes, but something nautical seemed appropriate. As always, Sarah’s sweet script brings life to whatever she’s written! 

rustic-floral-wedding-invitations

These rustic floral wedding invitations have it all… blush and coral peony patterns, textured cardstocks, torn edges, a sweet puppy… all topped with a soft custom crest wreath. We love the variety in the usage of the blooms. Sketchy and fading on the envelope liner, lavishly painted on the ensemble folder, and delicately blossoming on the wreath monogram. The couple featured their pup and hiking boots on the information card to add a touch of personality to the garden wedding invitation theme. We have many, many kinds of peony invitations, including this lovely rustic example on wood found here. Without a doubt, […]

custom-wedding-calligraphy

Welcome to our newest Painterly Prose contributor, Laura Hooper! A sweet calligraphy style for an enlightening thought from one of the great minds of our time. Ever have the feeling that you’re on the verge of a something awesome? It’s a big world out there, why not go see what’s out there!

custom-wedding-calligraphy

This week’s Painterly Prose features a sweet thought from Dionne Christiansen, in free flowing, whimsical script. A perfect match for our loose, sketchy blooms touched with vibrant watercolor. Who will you share your journey with today?

amalfi-wedding-invites

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!