May 31, 2010

Rhonda and Nick's Wedding Invitations - A Proof

I am designing a wedding invite suite which incorporates some of my artwork. The couple is getting married in September and has a palette of chocolate brown, pumpkin orange and maybe a little splash of the other fall colors. Their wedding is in a state park and casual. The bride and I are communicating mostly through email and I am making this post mostly for her to easily view the first proof and answer some questions.

The artwork on the invitations is made from a two-color block print. I carved the positive from linoleum.

When printing I mixed the two colors, red and yellow-orange right on the linoleum. Each print will be slightly different.

The text a warm brown printed on cream scalloped paper. I simplified the monogram for the ceremony/reception invitation because of space. Below is the monogram in original form and how it will look on the invite.

This is how the final ceremony/reception invite will look (please disregard the monogram-unless you like that one better)

Below is an alternate option that is not so traditional.

On the information card I have included a map. I can make this hand drawn if you would like. This card is 5x7 with straight edges, same cream color and brown text. We need to edit the information for this card.

The response card is 4Bar size (approx 3.5x5) with envelope, both are the same cream color.

Below I posted the text as I have it now on the ceremony/reception invite (click on the image to make it bigger in a new window).

And the finished package. I did the monogram in a scallop circle which I will punch from the same cream textured paper. We just need to decide on ribbon. I thought a nice velvet ribbon would look great. Maybe one of these

We are still in the proof stages of this project but let me know what you think.

May 28, 2010

A long weekend in the yard

In the Midwest our colder seasons leave me longing for warm breezes, beautiful blooms and buzzing bugs. Well, not so much that last one but the bumble bees are sweet. Now that the weather is wonderful again, I am busy planting flowers and tending to those that have returned from last year. 

The lilies are just about to bust through and they are double the height they were last year.

 Hope everyone has a fun Memorial Day Weekend!

Favorite Blogs

In an attempt to get this blog thing moving, I am rounding up some inspiration. I love blogs because unlike normals web pages, they are ever changing and filled with sometimes endless links, stories and photos. My blog is lacking all of that right now and that is what is slowing me down. It's a catch-22 I guess. I don't think anyone is reading this but if you are what are your favorite blogs?