This design actually started with the background of a painting I'm currently working on. More information can be found on the Etsy listing or on the 'wedding invitations' tab of the website.
Inspired by this painting...
...comes "Blue Garden" wedding invitation.
Closeup detailed images below. "Blue Garden" is 3-1/2" x 8-1/2", fits a #10 envelope, and incorporates a perforated RSVP card which fits in a gift card size envelope (3-5/8" x 2-5/8").
Some of my invitation designs come directly from my paintings. Below is an example of a design that came from the painting I showed yesterday, "Sugar Flour Tea". More details can be found on this wedding invitation available on the Etsy listing or on the 'wedding invitations' tab of my website.
Design titled "Cross Stitch". More information can be found in the Etsy listing or on the 'wedding invitations' tab of my website.
Design titled "Letters". More information can be found in the Etsy listing or on the 'wedding invitations' tab of my site.
Design titled "Stripes". More details can be found in the Etsy listing or on the 'wedding invitations' tab of this site.
I had come across a photo of a city with an inspiring quote and thought what a great idea for a wedding invitation. It's perfect because it can change with whichever city the bride and groom are from or where they plan on getting married.
image via sunsurfer.tumblr.com
More information can be found in the Etsy listing or in the 'wedding invitation' tab of my website.
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I based this invitation design off of my painting "Eiffel Tower Rose"... I just love it.
"Roses" Wedding Invitation Designs ©Jennifer Cox, Sweet Sprout
That's not even a fair competition. There IS no competition between the two. They are two different playgrounds. I'm new to both this year so I am speaking from first experiences only. The art fair was 3 days long outside in the heat of July and the two bridal shows I've done the past two weekends were one day each, 4 hours a day, indoor. I was actually a little chilly. There is just no comparison.
It's hard for me because I am not a salesperson. Doing the bridal shows and even the art fairs you put yourself in the position of selling yourself. I would like it if my work could sell itself and I just stay in the background behind my computer screen or easel. I'm stretching far beyond my comfort zone. In a way, it's nice to overcome this uncomfortable feeling though.
I do like combining some of my paintings in my invitations. Brides, couples, mom's of the brides, etc., who came to my table had many of the same comments:: "different, unique, not like anyone else they've seen". That was great to hear.
Below are some photos of the two shows.