Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rook Script

I just finished an addressing job
in white gouache for a client on these luscious chocolate brown envelopes.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Calligraphy Credit!

This is one of several different pieces of lettering I did for the baby shower for Chelsea at Sugar Paper. Chelsea just let me know my calligraphy for the shower is shown on a lovely blog by Nole in Washington, DC called Oh So Beautiful Paper.
I didn't see the printed pieces, so it was really fun to see them in the shower setting as well as mentioned on a blog!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Anniversary Gift

I love it when men want to give a romantic, meaningful gift! I just completed this song in calligraphy that my client is giving to his wife for their first anniversary. The song and the Hawaiian flowers have significance for them. The piece is 16 x 20.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Baby Shower Invitation

I was asked by Ilyssa over at Brenda Himmel Stationery to do an invitation for sweet Misty who works there doing graphic design. I was delighted! The guidelines included, no pink, no pastels, no cutesy. Uh oh, how do I make it look like baby without the cute??? Well, I do like a challenge, so here was what I ended up with.
I typeset and printed the info for the tags, the return address, and the address on the front of the envelope. I then hand cut all the tags and labels for addresses. I then used stamp pad ink on a sponge to color all the edges. Punched wholes and added eyelets to the tags. Mounted scrapbook paper to card stock, cut the striped paper for the pocket and glued it to the base. Then added handcut flowers to the base as well. I tied fiber to each tag. I cut out pieces of canvas and rubber stamped "baby" on them and attached it to the fiber on the invitation tag with a tiny safety pin. The final touch was a ribbon around the pocket. Phew! After a day and a half of work, twenty-two invites were in the mail!

Here's a view of the whole background that the invitation sits on. The flowers that I glued onto the base paper I cut out of an envelope lining that I had leftover. The striped kraft paper pocket is from a Whole Foods hot bag!

A little surprise tag tucked behind the invitation with the registry information.

I had decided to do a few different background patterns so that not all the invitations were exactly the same. It was fun to play with the variety and still make the design work.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Wishing you lots of love!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Bickham Script

Bickham script is probably one of the most popular lettering styles I am requested to do. It is a digital font that has many different options for the capitals and various swashes. This is my hand lettering of one version of Bickham that I did for Katie Dox Segal for her wedding. Katie is the owner of Poppyflower Press. She's got some wonderful invitation and stationery designs. You can also check out her blog.