hello little love | baby shower invitations

One of my dearest friends is having a baby this spring! I created custom invitations for her Valentine's shower with a watercolor heart motif throughout. Such a fun, sweet project to work on.

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To make these I hand-painted a variety of watercolor hearts and scanned them into Photoshop along with custom calligraphy.  I also painted a solid area of watercolor to use as a custom liner. I had a tough time deciding between the heart pattern/solid watercolor for the backer/liner...do you think I made the right choice? I think it could go either way, but something about the sprinkling of hearts on the back of the invitation is just too sweet.

These are giclée printed on 118# Reich Savoy (100% cotton) paper.

And just for fun, here's a screenshot from the moment after Allison announced (via Skype) that she's pregnant. :) I love you, Al, and baby girl Mathias too!

 

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Project 2 : Crocheted Heart Garland

I learned how to make these tiny hearts last year and I even kept some on our Christmas tree this season (they were the only ornaments my niece insisted she needed to take home with her). I learned how to make them here, although there are many tutorials for this type of thing online. When I had a good number, I just strung them together using a craft needle and yarn. They pretty much look cute anywhere.

 

 

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