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Custom invitation – Emily and Greg

Here is another custom invitation suite we did for Emily and Greg. The criteria for this one was to have a classic motif in two colours, so we went for a lighter, cleaned up Victorian motif.  The map features custom illustrations of both the church where Emily and Greg will be marrying and their reception venue.

Printed in two colours on pearl white 100% cotton Crane Lettra.

At left is the initial sketch, which started off square and evolved into an oval on the final proof, right.
Final printed announcement
Close up of announcement
Complete 5-piece invitation suite
Reply card
The map
Illustration of Emily and Greg's church

Thanks to Emily and Greg for taking our ideas and letting us run with it! Congratulations!

Custom invitation – Katie and Peter

This is a custom invitation we did for Katie and Peter. This is a good example of our à la carte pricing, which allows couples to pick and choose pieces to suit their budget. Katie and Peter really loved letterpress, but couldn’t afford to get their whole set through us, therefore they opted to have only the announcement and the outer envelope done by us.

We were very glad to hear that they wanted an illustration-heavy invitation, since that’s our specialty! They wanted a large tree with lots of foliage to fill most of the page.

This two-colour invitation is printed in 2 shades of grey on pearl white 100% cotton Crane Lettra and features deckled edges!

First we sent Katie and Peter a rough pencil sketch, then we finalize the illustration in ink and finally add the text digitally and create a final digital proof.


Final printed announcement, with deckled edge


Future congratulations to Katie and Peter!

Back in the Studio – sketches from Maine

Joel and I are back from our honeymoon/road trip through Maine. It was a great trip, despite some areas being literally clogged with tourists (what is it about beaches that make people lose their minds?). We went on a Wyeth pilgrimage, saw illustrations in person that blew us away and had a chance to visit Christina Olson’s house, which was a definite highlight of the trip.

We also had the chance to sit down a few times for some sketching:

Joel's - in Kennebunkport
Chantal's - in Kennebunkport
Joel's - Olson House in Cushing, Maine
Chantal's - Olson house in Cushing, Maine
Joel's - in Rockland
Chantal's - in Rockland
Joel's - in Stonington
Chantal's - in Stonington

x-posted from Chantal’s illustration blog

x-posted from Joel’s illustration blog

Still on vacation…

And heading out to Maine with Joel for our Wyeth pilgrimage/honeymoon. Looking forward to sketching in the seaside air.

Hope everybody is having a great summer! We’ll back in Sudbury on August 18th.

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