Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

If you missed yesterday’s post, head over here and get caught up!  Today I’m sharing what one blog reader called “Momental Land”.  Trellis pattern by Envelopments inspired an entire scene filled with custom upholstery, a romantic makeup vanity and custom chandeliers.  The Trellis pattern has the unique ability to transcend paper and inspire well beyond correspondence. To show Trellis’ true design impact and versatility,  I envision it in a lifestyle space where walls are covered, chairs are upholstered and pillows are stuffed.  Sullivan Owen crafted these lofty arrangements inspired by the open weave of Trellis.  Poppies, jasmine, sweet pea, branches […]

I tweeted this on Monday: “2011 planning continues this week. My go to words this year: RE-DEFINE, GRACE, PAINTERLY, NARRATE. What are yours?” Then Michelle from Sage Wedding Pros tweeted this and my head has been spinning ever since: What is your INTENTION for 2011? This year has gone by faster than any other in my life.  To say this year was full of changes, landmarks and hurdles is an understatement.  All good, moving-forward type changes though.  The kind any good life lead needs.  Moving into 2011 I am forever mindful of 4 distinct intentions: 1. We get only so […]

When Leila Khalil of Be Inspired PR asked if I could create her bridal shower invitations, I jumped at the chance.  Why with a good friend as a flower and event designer and great style herself I knew this would be a fun project.  Carissa from JL Designs and  Courtney from Joyful Events sent along the design inspiration, some font preferences and the rest as they say, was history. If you want to see all the lovely details from the shower, and I am sure you do you, check out what Jen, Carissa, Courtney and Leila herself had to say.  […]

Last week, we were featured on one of our favorite blogs, Green Wedding Shoes!  The first of three “Inspired Ink” style collaborations with Jen was posted last week with the two others to follow soon! Thought I would share a few behind the scenes shots not seen here! Close-up of the storybook Sculpted Bloom. Paint spattered circles just before being sculpted into blooms! A huge thank you to Jen for making this dream a reality for me!

This time of year at the studio is insane to say the least, the good type of insane that keeps you creative and full of ideas, though.  With many orders leaving the studio each day it is so difficult to choose our favorites but inevitably certain painting techniques or color palettes really draw us in! We have been creating a new invitation  style at the studio lately lovingly titled the Painted Landscape.  Originally inspired by Tonya’s design, many brides have followed suit requesting lush watercolor illustrations to literally fill the invitation space, where wording become secondary.  The girls had a […]