Monday, July 9, 2012

birds of a feather: wedding invitations

happy monday everyone! hope everyone had a great weekend and super awesome 4th (if your in the states) family time was awesome, i love tom's family so much. bowie's birthday bash was a success, we ate s'mores, did our own fireworks equipped with sparklers, which i haven't played with in forever and did a bit of shopping. it was a great time.
last week i finished up the wedding invitations & rsvp cards i was working on. i just did the artwork and she will be doing her own calligraphy. she was very specific about what she wanted, where the design was to be placed and the colors. this is the first non-tattoo flash i designed and it was a bit different and i liked it. i am so thankful for all the experiences i have been offered this year.
they are 80% larger then the actual invitations will be. it was much easier to design on a larger scale so i could put more detail in the birds and going larger and then reducing always looks so much better. i hope she sends me a picture of the final product. i did a little version for her so she could get an idea of what they were gonna look like with script on it and it looked great.

we are doing a trade so i am getting paid in massages (edit: was messages, thanks amber) and can't wait for my first round!

xo,
cb

40 comments:

  1. These are beautiful cb - you are so talented!

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    1. Thanks trees! I hope i cando many many more!

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  2. WOW! These are absolutely gorgeous! The finches are so detailed and lovely!

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    1. Thanks bianca. Iwent with the zebra finch because they have the most detail.

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  3. GORGEOUS! Beautiful.
    You should design stationary!!!!!
    xx

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    1. I never thought of doing that. Hmm might need to look into that!

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  4. Really pretty! Well done, that's lovely work! really nice :) xx

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  5. They are gorgeous - I love the colours! Sarah xxx

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    1. Thanks sarah. The peachy coral color is my favorite!

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  6. These.are.gorgeous. You are so talented!

    -Hope
    www.aflatteringtale.com

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  7. wow, i think these look amazing! and how neat knowing that so many people will get to see your artwork when they receive an invitation!

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    1. I know it is very exciting knowing that they willbe traveling around the world for people to see!

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  8. They are absolutely beautiful!!! I'm so impressed with your design. It's like something you'd see if you walked into a high end card shop looking for invites. I've looked at many and I really think yours are way prettier.

    Great job!!!
    <3kat

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    1. Wow that is awesome knowing that! Thanks so much kat for your wonderful support!! Xoxxoxoxox

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  9. What beautiful artwork . I love your originality (if that's even a word?!)
    I started reading your blog three weeks ago when I came across it by chance. You have now inspired me to buy a second hand vintage bicycle and get pedalling! I am picking it up Friday, a bright blue Raleigh traveller and I am SO excited! Just need some Californian weather to arrive in the UK now.
    Thanks for the inspiration, I love reading your adventures, brightens up my day :-)
    Laura xx

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    1. Laura that is fantastic! Way to go!! I am so flattered that i am inspired you to get a bike and it sounds like a fantastic one at that! I hope you have loads of adventures on your new bike and sending you wonderful weather vibes!
      Xoxox

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  10. It is really beautiful - what stunning invitations! :)

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  11. Ohh they look just darling! You should make note cards and things they'd be so lovely!

    xo,
    Em

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  12. Oh.my.god! They are absolutely stunning Cristie! I'm SO impressed, your designs just keep getting better and more stylized every time you post something new! Super well done girl!

    xo L

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    1. thanks lisa, coming from you that means so much to me!

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  13. Those look awesome! I love it when you can trade for things. Great job on these...you talented little artist you!

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  14. They are stunning and look amazing. You did a wonderful and I'm kind of excited what they'll look like when she does her calligraphy on it!

    xo Amber P.
    http://theowlsden.blogspot.com

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  15. wowzer lady those invites are brilliant, stellar, awesome, and every other positive adjective out there. seriously, great job! So she is paying you in messages? I'm entirely sure what that means but I hope its something along the lines of booze and maybe sparklers.

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  16. Wow, these turned out SO pretty!!! Love the bird print and the colors! I left a response to your comment on my blog! :)

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  17. Those are wonderful! I really like the concept of trading for art.

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  18. They are beautiful! Glad you're spreading your wings & branching out with your art (sorry, I couldnt resist the terrible puns).

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  19. so, so, so lovely! i love those little birds & the colors & the whole thing! great job :)

    -erin

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  20. lady these are lovely!!! i just love your style, i may have to contact you for a doodle for a tattoo ;)

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  21. those are really beautiful! i hope she sends you a finished picture too!

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  22. These are SO pretty- I love your style so much! How special to have a hand drawn design on your invites. Massages are better than cash, I love, love, love them :)

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  23. Of course you don't need me to remind you how talented you are but damn lady! these are incredibly beautiful. I love all the details and color combos. So cool your doing a trade as well.

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  24. Wow! These are absolutely fantastic!!! What a lucky girl to have such gorgeous invitations!

    You are so amazingly talented!

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  25. Honey these are absolutely gorgeous! They make beautiful invitations, that's one lucky bride to be :) Truly, LOVE them (and would definitely be buying them all up if I saw them for sale)!!!

    So pleased your family weekend was such fun (and that you're feeling better!) xox

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  26. These are so lovely! if i was getting married alll over again i would def want something like these:)

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  27. Beautiful! I love the subtle colors.

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  28. These are so beautiful! I love the little finches :)

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb