This morning we had sun for about twenty minutes! I don't want to drone on and on, but lately the weather here blows, more than literally. All we have to show for spring is a few very persistent daffodils. But I am hoping for sun on Wednesday, I've heard it's making an appearance.
While the sun streamed in by patches and spurts through the window, I quickly snapped some photos of a project I've been wanting to share, it's a recent favorite. My clients, John & Lucia asked me to come up with an informal but classic, welcoming invitation to their house warming party as well as some cards to tuck in with the invites that included their new address.
For the change of address cards Lucia wanted something similar to business card size that she could keep on hand in her wallet. She needed something to hand out to parents at school when a play date came up, or to pass out at her book club and the like for those that wouldn't be receiving a party invitation.
I loved working on this project. It was relaxing and quite therapeutic painting those little blue houses, about 150 in total! The original design was done in ink and then offset printed on cream card stock. The scalloped edges, gold on the invite and blue on the address cards, as well as the houses were all hand painted after printing. The envelopes we chose are a muted bluish grey kraft with a sweet scalloped edge that matched the garland on the invitation perfectly. Black wax and a laurel stamp sealed the deal.
I miss those afternoons, putting on a movie and sitting down to paint those houses, but there's plenty to do before launching the new decals - mostly to do with painting of another sort. There's a bit of a hint for you...
Happy Monday to you! I hope it's sunny where you are! xo, S