May 6, 2013 § Leave a Comment
A recent little project I did for an escort card display. I thought the sentiment was so cute.
Just a note that there are still a couple of spots left in my May 22 class, June classes – and recently added July class. (This July class is a Saturday)! Find more information here about classes!
April 18, 2013 § 2 Comments
In its simplest form, the landscape in West Texas could not be more beautiful. I’ve fallen in love with it over the past couple of years as I’ve spent more time at my husband’s family’s ranch and in Marfa. Heather Rowland, a photographer recently transplanted from out West is now in Fort Worth and asked me to participate in a styled shoot dedicated to the landscape. I think the images are just beautiful. With help from Lindsey Zamora, who styled the shoot, this team of talent did an amazing job. I helped out with the calligraphy you see below.
March 6, 2013 § Leave a Comment
February 26, 2013 § 1 Comment
February 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Happy February! I love February – the month of love. Valentine’s are my absolute very type of card to design and print. I love to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the cheesiest way possible – champagne, strawberries, dinner for two. In honor of the month of love, I wanted to share some images with you from a little styled shoot I recently did with Cakewalk Bake Shop and Anna Routh Photography. All the treats are from Cakewalk, and I helped out with the styling. Of course the beautiful images are by Anna!
Tiny milk jug – my new obsession. Get it here.
January 31, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Sometimes reinventing the wheel isn’t necessary when something is just so consistently pretty – and that’s how I feel about white and kraft paper. Always a winning combination. This invitation suite was a spin off of a suite I did a couple of years ago. The bride wanted to add pretty details like a botanical liner, a fun little map and a way to tie it all together. Let’s not forget the vintage stamps. I feel strongly that they’re always worth the investment. Questions about vintage stamps? Read this post I wrote three years ago (woah! – I apologize for the bad image). It’s very helpful on how to find the stamps you want!
Often clients ask me how to include their wedding website on their invitation suite since those hold such valuable information these days. In lieu of putting it directly on the invitation, I like to come up with different ways to include this information that’s still designed and aesthetically pleasing. Here, we put the information on a little hang tag to tie everything together.
And for fun (and because I’m obsessed), the Instagram shot of this suite:
January 24, 2013 § 2 Comments
My good friend, Lauren, is getting married in one month! I’ve had the honor of doing her paper pieces for her – and I’ll also be doing the floral and decor (stay tuned for more on that)! Her wedding is a Mexican-themed fiesta, thus giving me hours of fun playing with color, pattern, and texture. For her invitations, we did a more modern – less literal – interpretation of a fiesta and I love how they turned out because they are so happy.
And an Instagram shot – just ’cause I’m obsessed with Instagram. Are you on it? If you are, I’d love to follow you! My username is laurenessl.
P.S. The amazing confetti in the shots is from Knot & Bow!
January 10, 2013 § 1 Comment
I’ve had several inquiries for calligraphy and letterpress classes recently, so I’ve established two new dates for calligraphy classes, and have expanded class size to a maximum of 5 students. I’d still like to keep them small for quality learning! For more information on the classes and booking information, click here.
For a temporary stretch I’m going to have to put a pause on my letterpress classes. We’re in a transition phase with my presses and working space. I hope to have everything wrapped up mid-spring and will update classes then. Thank you for your understanding!
November 8, 2012 § 1 Comment
Awhile back I participated in a styled shoot revolving around a cowboy breakfast motif. This was a lot of fun for me, and I tried my hand at leather working for the first time – which is very difficult, might I add! I created the little hang tags you see in the images below and used tiny brands to create the designs. Fun, but labor intensive. I also created the invitation and twig calligraphy labels. A very talented team pulled together to make this happen, including:
Thanks for letting me take part!
For more images, check out the Facebook album.
September 20, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I’ve recently started participating in a few styled shoots around town – they sure are a lot of work, but it is fun to see the images at the end of the day. Jen Rios of Jen Rios Design asked me to create the stationery for a Phantom of the Opera styled shoot so I channeled my best Christine and cued All I Ask of You on my iTunes and went for it. In addition, I did some calligraphy work for the dessert stand – gold ink on black stock. Talk about dramatic!