blush + sage watercolor floral wedding invitation suite

my childhood best friend, sandy, is getting married in less than a month – eek! time has flown by in a blink of an eye, but i’m incredibly excited for her and her fiancé as they start this new, wonderful chapter of their life together. last august, i somehow convinced them to let me create their wedding invitations for their big day. sandy gave me all the freedom to design however and whatever i wanted. her only request was to have watercolor florals in the same color family as her wedding colors, blush and sage. i barely had any experience with watercolors and definitely had zero experience with photoshop and illustrator. nonetheless, she told me to go for it!

i wanted to share the final wedding invitation suite with you all, as i’m pretty happy with how they turned out. i learned a lot about watercolors (why are flowers so difficult to paint?!) and digitally editing artwork, thanks to the help of some talented friends. some key takeaways i’ve learned through this experience: be patient, don’t be afraid to mess up, and practice makes progress. i’m excited for future opportunities to design and create as i have so much more learning to go!

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homemade goodies!

growing up, i always loved receiving anything homemade – baked goods, cards, collages, you name it. homemade goodies feel so much more personal and you know that the person who made it put their hard work into it. this is what got me into making my own homemade presents for the special people in my life. these are just a few i’ve recently made for my coworkers!

the  awesome “gone wild” print is originally from fynes designs. i used my silhouette cameo to cut it out and placed it into a floating frame from michael’s.

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