One of the most delightful parts of my job is looking at weddings – lots, and lots of weddings! I study color, design,and especially the “feel” of where the style is going. One of the fun directions is towards elegance with a touch of bling.
This new “Diamonds & Lace” Collection is available in a wide range of color selections, including Black & White, pinks, purples, and several colorways of blues. Blue is the big color story looking ahead to 2012. Everything from a rich navy to soft baby blues and especially mixed together in unexpected ways.
There is also an option to custom color the front and reverse in two different colors – simply email me and I’ll walk you through the process. Is your wedding hot pink & black – blue & green – golden yellow & grey? We can do it for you!
All invitations can also be customized for any other occasion such as Quinceanera, Sweet 16, Graduation, Anniversary parties or any occasion you require.
Just for fun today, I created this Vintage Peacock punchable gift tag. He’s a free download. All you have to do to claim him is go to my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/audrey.jeannes.expressions (or click on the image and it will take you there). You may have to scroll through posts to find him or you can go to my albums and look for “Freebie” as the title.
While you’re there would you please consider “liking” my page? We’re working toward reaching 500 “likes” and then there will be a link to a $4.95 digital clip art Easter kit for FREE! If you have a friend that would enjoy the freebie too, would you consider letting them know about it for me as well. It’s all about connecting!
To use these as Favor tags for a wedding reception or bridal shower, you can either hand write on them after printing, or typeset your names on them before printing. This requires some graphic program or Microsoft Word knowledge. Make sure you use as heavy a card stock as your printer can manage, it makes a difference in the finished product. To create the tags, simply either cut them out on a paper trimmer, or use a square or round punch. I left lots of background to give you more options. Punch a hole in the top and use a lovely ribbon to affix them to your favors and you have a beautifully elegant touch for your wedding reception tables, bridal shower decor or other party event.
There are invitations, RSVPs and other stationery goods in a wide variety of background colors, that have been designed to match this collection. I’ve linked just a couple here in this post, but you can find a wide selection of peacock designs – from vintage to contemporary and in many different colorways in my store.by
CHA, the Craft & Hobby Association Show was held in Los Angeles this year at the end of January. It is always one of my favorite shows to attend. It is filled with such incredible creativiy – both in the art being used to create the craft, scrapbooking and other kits that are offered and in the creativity of the designers who are creating projects from that artwork.
Designers use existing products to create new and fun crafts with. Their interpretation of the artwork is incredibly fun and diverse. There were “make and takes” every where you turned. Displays of projects and extravagant backdrops or centerpieces such as paper dressed mannequins were all around. Unfortunately my camera malfunctioned and I don’t have my pictures to share with you. I will ask my daughter if I can take a peek at her pictures and see if I can add later.
I didn’t get to do as much wandering around as I usually do. My time was mostly filled with meetings – some of which were very productive meetings (so I’m not whining, LOL!) The other place the bulk of my time was spent was getting to spend time with some very special artist friends – you know who you are! My artist friends inspire me so much. I love seeing what they’re doing, discussing the industry and our goals going forward. I’m friends with some VERY motivating people!
If you’re snowed in, how about beating the boredom by crafting something with all of those supplies you have stashed away? How about pulling out your scrapbook papers and creating 5 or 5 greeting cards to have ready to use when the need arises? I love to make a mess just once and end up with lots of goodies to use later throughout the year. Try making some matching gift tags to add to your birthday or Christmas gifts during the next year. It’s a wonderful way to pass a cold and miserable day with the warm sense of joy creating brings.
Kids driving you nuts? Bring out your craft goodies and set them to work creating. You might be amazed how much they enjoy the time and remember it fondly decades later (as I do my Mom’s rainy day projects!)
I thought I would also share some of my newest invitations in my two Zazzle stores. If you know a young bride that is getting married this year, or a new mother welcoming a baby, I would love if you would pass my website along to her!by
This is a coordinating Reception Invitation card for the contemporary, sophisticated “Peacock Feathers” wedding ensemble. Featuring stylized, hand watercolored Peacock feathers with your choice of background color, shown here in aqua blue. I have created this collection in 6 colors at the moment, but it can be custom colored to your specific wedding colors should you like. To see the reverse side of these invitation, just click on the picture and it will take you to them.
I love Peacocks and always have. They remind me of my days spent at the San Diego Zoo as a young child. The entrance of the zoo is populated by quite a few Peacocks and they loved to show off their plumage to the adoring crowds. When I moved to the country the first time I seriously thought of raising some… until I heard how LOUD and irritating their screech is, LOL! Then I decided to paint them instead.
Lots more coming in the days ahead, that is if I can keep on painting and not have to stop 🙂 In my business you never really know what you’re doing in the next hour let alone tomorrow!by
I am really enjoying playing with classic vintage art mixed with my own art. There are quite a few sizes offered in this collection all of which will be found at my Etsy store Here are a few of the images of what is available. Because of the way that Etsy works with a single listing for a product, I’ll link to the entire store, not the item in question. They often sell in a day and that makes the link inoperable.
Shown are three different kits. Each is allowable for small commercial crafting use. This means that one person, crafting all their own items with home tools (no mass production equipment) can create physical crafts (not digital) to sell at craft shows, craft booths in malls and in online stores like Ebay and Etsy.
The first kit is one 4 inch by 6 inch postcard or card front with 4, 3 inch squares for greeting card making, magnets, gift tags or other uses.
The second kit is a 1″ circle set for bottle caps, inchies, soldered glass pendants, pebble magnets and other uses. The circles are available from 2 1/2″ on down to 7/8″ size.
The third kit is a 2 1/2″ square set that is also available all the way down to 7/8″ size for a wide variety of uses.
There is also a design collection at Zazzle for Wedding, Bridal Shower and other invitations. This design received a “Today’s Best Award” from the Zazzle Design Staff. There is a complete Wedding Ensemble coming including Table Seating Charts, Table Cards and Place Cards.
TODAY’S WINNER FOR THE BLOG CONTEST DRAWING IS:
Cheryl! She won her choice of any of the $4.95 kits at Etsy.
Thanks to each that wrote a comment, please keep it up. I read and enjoy every one of them. It makes me want to come blog more when I hear back 🙂by
This Reception Invitation Card is designed to coordinate with all of the Vintage Rose ‘n Birds Wedding Ensemble. It is a hybrid of original watercolor artwork by Audrey Jeanne Roberts and vintage elements. A cluster of antique roses in pink, yellow and red is mixed with other classic blooms and two love birds. The elegant scroll work is contemporary artwork inspired by antiques. A soft damask pattern in a light mossy green finishes off the art. There are several choices of invitations to select from. You can find them by clicking on any of the pictures and going to my store. Once there go to Everything Wedding/Green or VIA THIS LINK
This Reception Table Seating Chart for assigned seating is designed to coordinate with all of the Vintage Rose ‘n Birds Wedding Ensemble. Easy to customize, you simply type your guest’s names in the field provided. You can delete tables, add names and move things around easily. I will design a table seating chart to match any wedding invitation ensemble in my store, all you have to do is ask!
Perfect to use as seals for your envelopes, these stickers are easy to customize with your names and dates. Not getting married? These can become Address stickers by simply changing the text. It’s very easy to do on Zazzle.
There is a huge selection of additional products that coordinate to fill all of your wedding day needs. Every invitation can be changed to any occasion. 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary? Change the text to reflect your celebration.
The Blog Contest for August is closing tomorrow. All you have to do to earn entries in the drawing is post a comment on any and or all posts in the month of August. Each comment is an entry. The prize is your choice of any of my $4.95 kits at my Etsy store!by
Here’s a coffee mug with one of the calendar images on it.
I created this artwork with a calendar in mind, but then took two years to put it on one, LOL! It’s been used in a fabric collection and a kitchen soft goods collection as well as quite a few other product lines. In addition to the calendar each print will be available as a poster to frame or to put on canvas — your choice.
Every calendar page will eventually be available as a print.by
For those that aren’t familiar with the Zazzle marketplace, there are literally billions of products available from millions of artists, photographers and designers. Each day, Zazzle selects 30-40 of those products to reflect what they felt were the best and/or most interesting new items created that day.
I have been blessed to be selected many times in the four months I’ve been active at Zazzle, but this last week I was really pleased to have my products selected 3 days in a row. It’s quite an honor and a reward for your hard work. Thank you, Zazzle!
The contemporary flower design was a lot of fun to create. So many of these contemporary designs are just drawn and colored in on Photoshop. I love to bring watercolor art into contemporary design and give it a flair that flat graphics will never achieve.
This collection was created out of the art work I designed for my “Paradise” fabric collection with Studio E Fabrics. There are three different collections within this collection which makes it perfect for the bride that hates “matchy-matchy!”
And finally, a contemporary baby girl baby shower or birth announcement. One of the things I love to do with my Zazzle store, is play with creating more contemporary work than might be my usual. This “Circles ‘n Booties” ensemble is a great example of mixing classic Audrey Jeanne art with a contemporary twist.
I am just 1400 visits away from 700,000 hits! Thanks one and all for taking time out of your day to let me share my art and my heart 🙂by
Yesterday I released a new “Golden Age of Elegance” and today I am previewing the vintage Silver version. This can be used as Thank You notes, wedding correspondence, shower invitations and more. Both the Silver and Gold versions can be used for Twenty Fifth (25th) Wedding Anniversaries and Fiftieth (50th) Wedding Anniversaries. Imagine a classic war bride black & white in the photo frame – stunning! I will design them as finished products for anniversaries but if anyone needs them now, just go to my wedding section>cream, neutral, brown and you’ll see the entire collection. Change the text to reflect your occasion, substitute your picture for my daughter and son-in-law’s (aren’t they adorable?!) and you’re ready to go.
Stickers or Seals can add that finishing touch to the outer envelope. There are easy ways you can add that special touch to your invitations. Try adding a thin, matching ribbon tied in a beautiful knot. Make sure you move the text above and below where you want the ribbon to tie. If you add ribbon make sure you take them to the post office to be hand processed. We can also work together to design an invitation that utilizes the stickers and ribbon under the picture on the actual invitation. I will try to digitally mock that option up and update this post later.
These Menu Cards or Wedding Program Cards are in a wonderfully different elongated rectangle format. They are also available in wedding invitations.
There is no real metal in these invitations all of the aged,by