Friday, November 20, 2009

Red Snow Birds Invitation

Nicole's wedding is my first for 2010 and she was wonderful to work with! I am hoping all of my 2010 brides are like her! Her reception is taking place in January at the River Birch Lodge in Hartland, Michigan. It is a beautiful rustic cabin. Think huge, boulder fireplaces, antler chandeliers and twinkling lights. Such a perfect location for a warm and cozy winter wedding. The bride wanted to make sure that feeling was conveyed through out the invitation suite. We chose a warm ivory stock and a cranberry red, which complimented the soft look of the falling snow.

This design will also be available through our
inkwell collection.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hand Painted Birth Announcement

When Rebecca contacted me earlier this season for baby announcements, I was thrilled! Not only does she have great style, but she is also the author behind, Clover and Bee, an awesome blog dedicated to all things midwest weddings. Being a Michigander, how could I not love this blog! :) 

The best thing about working on these invites, was that Rebecca totally trusted me to try something I have never done...hand-painted announcements! I think the result was just what she was looking for, a decorative, folk-artsy, feel.

I have been really inspired lately by the work of Anna over at Rifle Design. I have been waiting for an excuse to bust the paints out.  Rebecca's project seemed to be the perfect one. We got the ok from Rebecca, and away we went! I haven't painted anything since college, but it felt great!

I must say, that I cannot take full credit for this one! My husband, Matt, who is creative in his own right, actually sketched out the entire design and I just did the painting. :) He also drew images of ourselves in our son's Yellow Submarine birth announcement! If he keeps this up, we might have to put him on the pay roll!

Rebecca also suggested adding her and her husband's initials carved into the tree. Love it! It adds that personal touch.