Beautiful Illustrated Rustic Wedding Stationery!

I was recently commissioned to create some very personalised Wedding Stationery. I absolutely loved this project!  I created the bespoke design for some clients early this year for their summer wedding in late august this year. They wanted a rustic barn feel wedding invitation with caricatures of themselves illustrated on the front of the wedding invite.  They wanted three parts to the invitations which including the main invitation which I varied for the day and evening cards, a guest information card with an illustrated map of the wedding venue and cute little RSVP cards.

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Once I had gathered all the information for their big day I started to get to work on their unique hand drawn illustrated stationery specifically tailored to reflect them and their big day. The colour theme was a nice soft colour palette consisting of pastel pinks and blues. I designed the invite in a portrait format so the caricatures were at the top of the card with a heart shaped daisy chain around them. The information about the day was just below the caricatures and their names were in hand drawn typography in the soft blue and pink and a bunting positioned at the bottom of the card to reflect the country theme. On the back of the card the guest information was added. Following the front design the daisies were repeated at the top of the card and the hand drawn illustrated map positioned in the middle to help guest locate the wedding venue. I designed a small RSVP card to match the invite with a mini camper van illustrated on it in the pastel blue. The invites were neatly packaged on top on each other as a group with rustic brown envelopes, and tied together with lace a twine to create a rustic country feel.

I loved working on this colour combination as its so nostalgic and whimsical.

You can see more of my Wedding Stationery at www.katyhalford.co.uk/shop. If you like the above and are interested in having unique personalised wedding stationery simply message me at art@katyhalford.co.uk with your interests and I will price up a quote.

Here are some styling ideas i’ve come up with to match the theme to get you thinking…

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Feel Unique

I was recently commissioned by Feel Unique, the large online beauty company. The brief was to create a Christmas card design that would be sent out to clients and customers across the country. The idea was to keep the design quite simple, with the main part of the card in minimal colours (linking to the Feel Unique’s website colour palette) and the tree and presents to be the focal point of the design. As it was a Christmas card, I kept the tree and presents in theme with traditional Christmas colours. You never know if you purchased something from Feel Unique this Christmas you may have received one of these Cards!

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Queen Elizabeth II

It has been a while since I blogged last, so I thought I would add a few posts with the latest things I’ve been up to. Before Christmas I fancied drawing something Royal, so I went for Her Majesty the Queen! What a lovely lady… I kept to a pastel colour palette to complement her dress that she wore for the diamond Jubilee in 2012. This illustration was a refreshing challenge as I worked in gouache paints, a complete change to my usual digital work. Anyway I hope you like her, I have thought about sending a print to her! Look out for limited edition prints in my Etsy shop.

 

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Caffe Nero

I was commissioned by Caffe Nero this week to create a exciting cover promoting fundraising events and a header for a booklet that has a guide on tips on how to host a great fundraising day inside! Stores across the UK will be holding charity fundraising events to help the community. This is a big thing in Caffe Nero at the moment! Caffe Nero has a history of building strong community connections and their aim is to make a difference in people lives. Each year The Caffè Nero Foundation will make a grant to two individual stores and their chosen charities by doubling any funds they raise. Exciting stuff! nice to see a big company helping out communities across the UK!

I thoroughly enjoyed this brief!  The brief needed to include the make a difference logo and photographs of a charity event and a set colour theme. The colours were blue, pink, yellow, green and black as seen on my Illustration below. This was a refreshing challenge for me as I’m not used to using so few colours in my work. I am extremely happy with the end results!

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Anorak Magazine

“CALLING ALL DOODLERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!”

I have entered a competition for Anorak Magazine today! the task was to draw a simple, fun game such as a dot-to-dot, counting game, spot the difference, a maze or a ‘colour me in’ picture. The best six are published contributing to the magazines special GAMES edition. And there are goodies for the winners to!

This is the piece I have entered:

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My idea was inspired by St. George’s day, hence the dragon… then it led on to producing a Prince and Princess in a tower. I decided to create not only a ‘Colour me in’ picture, but I also added in a fun element for the child. The child is to help the Prince count the different objects in the picture to make it even more exciting! This engages the child further to look at the picture in greater detail and also develops their numeracy skills…

Fingers crossed!