A beautiful spring wedding and a vibrant palette
After chatting to Anna and getting further details and an idea of what the couple were looking for, I compiled initial mood boards to show potential direction – this one is for the simplicitity of type…
…and this one to be suggestive of spring – but not to fussy. They loved the idea of yellow as daffodills were going to be part of their floral displays on the day.First pass, the grey type for the front cover – simple and elegant, with leaves being used over flowers as decoration.
Love the yellow – mixed to match the vibrant yellow envelopes.
Second pass and initial cuts to enable registration of the internal type details
All printed, time for final trimming and the fold
The finished invite, the yellow is a very happy colour indeed : )
As always it was lovely to be approached by the wonderful team at Rowen & Wren to design and print their Christmas cards this year which would be sent to their suppliers, friends and the press. A little keep-sake for your tree.
I think this is what I love about working with Rowen & Wren – nice open briefs and a trust in the end result. Only criteria was, that it was to feature a tip-on brass star decoration that could be removed and kept.
The final proposal was an amalgamation of two proposals, the close up tree detail with the decoration, and the calendar entry. I really liked the idea of the card having a function as a count down to christmas so you could use both the star as a decoration but the card itself had a purpose.
First print pass, and a little trimming – testing the fold.
Goollllllllllldddddddddd! Sooooo shiny – I love it.
Final consertina folding and stacking ready for delivery.
All done and dusted, it’s the total satisfaction of each print pass revealing more of the design, building up the layers.
The decoration, the hanging calendar, and the calendar entry, how many more sleeps?
A lovely woodland inspired wedding suite for Kerry and Chris soon to be married in March. They liked the idea of using the very humble kraft card but adding luxury with the addition of gold foil and the pop of an intense white ink. This was a lovely project as it required initial direction and moodboards, which is always a satisfying part of the process – helping to make sense of all the elements and ideas the couple have.
First things first – a little bit of direction. This was a lovely open brief, so it was good to listen to what the couple were after, what they liked and so on and propose a couple of different directions/themes which might appeal.. The image above is an edited view of proposed colours, flowers, cake details, materials, wedding setting and details to inspire the couple and set the scene.
Kraft card stacked ready to go, and the first run of invtes. Screen-printed with opaque white for a super punchy colour.
Save the dates, an adaption of the main design but still with the white foliage and gold foil mix.
Foiling stage – I love this bit, always satisfying, aways effective, and it works beautifully on the substantial Kraft card.
The finished Save the date cards.
The kraft folders were all made by hand to allow the kraft colour to be consistant throughout the suite. They were teamed with digitally printed elements for the RSVP and the details inserts. Again the neutral print matching back to the kraft colour.
Just packing up – assembling the final packs ready for delivery. A little paper string fastening and printed tag complete the package.
We did it again : ) Another couple of magazines with Lillapa cards and wrap
December issue of House Beautiful and Coast magazine
Lovely layout in Coast…
…and Mr T in all his glory
nice close up of the two-tone wrap
Exciting news – hot off the press. Lillapa wrap and tags in the December issues of Ideal Home and Homes & Gardens magazine.
Decembers magazines have arrived : )
A great big yeah! What a whopper – full page spread in Homes & Gardens this month. Big thank you to Rowen & Wren for the beautiful photographs
Made it into Ideal Homes ski-lodge retreat story. Cheeky little picture of Mr T.
Room set with Lillapa covered pressies
Nice detail shot. Big thank you to Charlotte who assisted on the Ideal Home Christmas shoot.
As if a year has passed by from last years ‘Winter berries’ design for Rowen & Wren. We’re very excited as the new range has only just launched called ‘Oh christmas tree’. Which took it’s inspiration from our very own christmas tree – the runt of the litter, left and unloved, we took him in, gave him a name (Mr T) and made him look beautiful. He only had a few branches but he did indeed look splendid : ) ‘oh christmas tree! oh christmas tree! How lovely are your branches’. Little did he realise he would be the star of the show : )
The starting point – Beautiful inspirational mood board & direction from Lucy at Rowen & Wren.
Some initial scamps and workings out
Paper delivered, screens etched and ink mixed. Ready and raring to go : )
First pass, two more to go
Mr traditional tree…
…and co-ordinating wild wood design
Can’t get enough of the matt gold foil, just a little flourish : )
finishing up – trimming, folding, die-cutting and assembling, a highly satisfying process : )
Initial wrap proofs have arrived, looking brilliant and spot on for colour continuity.
The finished wrap and tags together, a new adventure!
The final designs, packed and ready for off. A fine choice of card stock from Fedrigoni. Thank you Mel for all your help
Farewell Lillapa, Hello Rowen & Wren and your new home.
Sneeky peek – lovely update from Rowen & Wren