A Peek into the Studio – Succulent Bouquet, Vintage Charms and a Seashell Bouquet

We’re amidst some of the most thrilling times of the year.  Wedding season is in full swing and so are our creative spirits!  Today I’m sharing some projects still very much in development as well as a favorite from the production table last week!

Late last week I create a new watercolor featuring Succulents, Scabiosa Pods, Peegee Hydrangeas, Raspberries and Seeded Eucalyptus; the perfect ingredients for a rustic wedding bouquet…When fashioned into an invitation layout the silvery greens and washy blues became lovely neutrals against a burgundy and silver paper palette.

Julie fell in love with our Austin Bouquet artwork but worked with us to make it her own.  Her daughter’s wedding shower in in just a few short weeks so we imagine guests are already enjoying vintage detailed invitations by now!  Small vintage glass charms in a celery green dangled from blush pink silk dupioni ribbon.  The invitation was first wrapped with wide lace that allows a veiled peek at the watercolor blooms beneath.  We had a blast coming to this design, take a look here to see the evolution.

We added a hand painted envelope liner too!

Natalie’s design is a fun combination of Art Nouveau inspired blooms, swirls and seashells.  I adore the light and airy feel this design lends….

So what am I up to?

Just wrapping up a fun project with Eco Beautiful Magazine.  Last week Jess and I traveled to Baltimore to be on location for their cover shoot.  Check out  some behind the scenes peeks here!

Planning several new collections to launch in late summer.  Keep an eye out for our Botanical and Black Tie suites soon!

Just back from a glorious 2 weeks in Utah.  Will be documenting all soon on kristyrice.com!

We launched a new series over at the Muddy Brushes Gallery.  Each week I will share a favorite design from our permanent galleries with a little info about why.  Be sure to check in to see some old favorites and never before seen creations!