Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Momental-for-Ivy-and-Aster

When Jessica from Ivy & Aster came to me with the idea of developing a pattern for their Spring 2016 line, I was floored.  Over the years I’ve had the honor of collaborating on some amazingly cool projects, but I never tire of something new on the horizon. We went to work envisioning Watercolor Flowers for Ivy & Aster.  The finished pattern was derived from our existing collection of patterns but while staying focused on a very specific color palette. {Youthful, ethereal, modern and fresh were some of the adjective at the top of my mind when perfecting these watercolor […]

Frida-Khalo-inspired-artwork

Frida, dear Frida. I often feel like, if I lived in a different time, we could be friends .  We’d likely fight and get under each other’s skin but deep down we’d be some sort of kindred spirit.  But isn’t that what is so magical about this artist, she draws you in and her work makes you feel welcomed into her world of pain and sacrifice, joy and delight. {So many of us can relate to a life where expression is paramount, where friends around a dinner table are just family and where pain and suffering are inevitable.  Frida teaches […]

hand-painted-peach-flowers-wedding-invitation

{Flowers are my heart and I don’t feel their tug on my spirit more than this time of year.} Our first home was in upstate New York…an old, 1940’s neighborhood with charming homes but not a lot of land for each owner’s plot.  I gardened to my heart’s content on this small 1/8 of an acre and tried my best to learn everything I could about flowers – how to grow, when and where to grown and so on. Now the Hubby and I live in Pennsylvania on a larger plot of land his parents gifted us.  We built our […]

rustic-foil-and-watercolor-wedding-invitations

Erin was a dream to make art with and mostly because, I believe, she is a talented designer herself.  As a designer for The Honest Co. Erin has a killer eye and knows what she wants! Location is often a huge platform for our very artistic couples and as such, Erin’s Boulder, Colorado location inspired most everything about this suite of Rustic Glam Fall Wedding Invitations. {Contrasts are paramount in creating an alluring hand painted invitation.  The eye never becomes board when opposing elements collide and yearns to explore every layer of carstock, every brushtroke texture and every last glistening […]

wedding-inspiration-the-greenbrier

Dorothy Draper, is in my opinion, the Mother of modern design and inspiring my latest project and I can’t get enough! White on White Room, Color Swatches, The Greenbrier, Lulu Frost Necklace, Camellia House Menu, Watercolor Swatches