Archive for April, 2012

Black and White

I’ve been working on a lot of jobs lately with similar themes: classic black and white. Wanted to share a few images with y’all:

A graduation announcement with classic black and white stripes.

A black and white wedding suite that the client printed herself (I’m always available for design services if you’d like to take care of printing)!

And a little classic script calligraphy job.

It’s my hubby’s birthday today – naturally, one of my favorite days of the year because we get to celebrate him! Because we both have a difficult schedule today, we did a little celebrating last night – dinner at Bolsa, followed by David Sedaris at SMU. David Sedaris was absolutely fantastic, we laughed ’til our cheeks hurt.

Happy Birthday, Trav, I love you!

A lil’ project that I wrapped up last week – escort cards in gold ink. Nothin’ like a fancy ink to make a calligraphy job extra special.

For this job, I used Dr. Ph. Martin’s 11R Copper Plate Gold and a Nikko G Nib.

The Cheese™

Y’all know my friend, Anna. She’s the amazing photographer whom I am always cookin’ up trouble with and blogging about. Well, she has come up with the coolest thing that I’ve seen in awhile. You’ve got to check out The Cheese™. It’s her new photo booth endeavor – and it’ll blow your mind. It’s a photo booth where you can see yourself on screen (so you can make sure you look purty) AND you get your photos printed on the spot in this cool layout:

I was really excited when Anna asked me to do the logo, business cards, and an ad (see top image) for her new endeavor. It’s been a lot of fun to work on!

And definitely check out The Cheese’s website!

The Swoon

Just a couple of weeks ago Anna and I participated in an excellent first-time-ever event, The Swoon. The Swoon is a bridal market and party focusing on creative brides, unique events, and fun ideas. Anna and I had the pleasure of being sponsors and shared a booth together. The Cheese, Anna’s new photobooth venture, made it’s big debut, and I had a tablescape on display among other things. This was truly Blue Eye Brown Eye’s first appearance as not only a stationer, letterpress printer, and calligrapher – but also as an event and floral designer.

The whole theme came from the idea of getting a cotton candy machine and handing it out at the booth – I mean, who doesn’t love cotton candy? From there, it grew into a grand, pink party! Pink isn’t normally my first choice in color, but I must admit – mixing it with metallics turned out to be a lot of fun.

Below are some images from our booth, taken by Anna Routh Photography:

A big thanks to Stir Crazy Baked Goods for making these amazingly perfect cakes and cupcakes for the display!

All cakes and cupcakes you see here are from Stir Crazy Baked Goods in Fort Worth. I made this little bunting to go on top of the pink two-tiered cake.

A big thanks to Period Charm Rentals for letting us use this chair. Y’all, it is so fantastic. Be sure to check out all of her stuff!
I wish this sign would have been a little easier to read in images. It read: “Ladies and Gents, grab a flower and stick it in your hair or your lapel. Get creative and have fun!” It was fun seeing ladies walk around with pink flowers behind their ears.

Anna and I collaborated on the backdrop for The Cheese background!

We rented a cotton candy machine to tie it all together – a huge hit!

And a few iPhone photos and Instagrams:

My sweet friend, Lo, was such a help! Couldn’t have done The Swoon without her!

These balloons were absolutely enormous. And pretty awesome.

Large centerpiece arrangement

The entire tablescape – complete with a runner I hand painted.