The 1920s produced some amazingly lasting and elegant design styles. With the ascension of Hollywood movies and Television drama stories set in that period such as Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby, there is a growing love and appreciation for the era.
My husband and I were late to watching Downton Abbey, but once we did, like so many others – we just couldn’t stop watching until we were completely caught up! So how did my creative side respond…
This invitation set is the first of many that were created to capture the glamor, elegance, ambiance, sophisticated beauty of the period but with a modern designer flair. The background can be done in absolutely any color to match your wedding color palette! If you desire some assistance with this set, click on the image and find the item you’re interested in our Modern Style Paperie store at Zazzle and message us. We’re happy to help!
There’s no more romantic time than the holidays for getting engaged – and many do! As you turn your attention toward the many details that will suddenly become very important to you, take time to enjoy the process of defining what YOU and your intended want your wedding to represent to your family and friends. Fashions come and go, but your wedding should reflect both who you two are and who you hope to become.
Be inspired by fashion and color trends, but don’t be a slave to them! What have you always loved? What will you likely still love 25 or 50 years from now when you look back at the pictures of the happiest day of your life?
Timeless elegance is just that! Vintage modern strikes a lovely balance between the timeless values that make for a great marriage (after all that is the point of all of these festivities) and a new world that continues to rapidly grow and evolve.
Through the generosity of Karen at The Graphics Fairy: http://www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/, I have been able to combine several of her antique images with antique inspired fonts and new watercolor teastained backgrounds and create the lovely wedding sets above. With the magic of Photoshop and the ability to blend modern watercolor artwork and vintage elements these sets came to life.
There are two distinct sets that are completely mix and match-able. The first set (shown above) was introduced this time last year. If you click on the image it will take you to that product in my store. There are also: Rehearsal Dinner Invites, Save the Date Announcements, Bridal Shower & Couple’s Shower Invitations as well as mailing labels, envelopes and reception decor items.
This second set is new this year and was designed to coordinate perfectly with Set #1. We’ll be adding additional items as the season goes along, but don’t hesitate to ask us for anything you don’t see. Please use my Zazzle Store contact email as the one attached to this blog does not function correctly and I won’t get your email 🙁
By request, I’ve created a new colorway for this very popular collection. In the near future there will be additional color ways available including: Grey, Rose Pink, Light Blue, and Teal.
This is hand painted, watercolor artwork of flowers I painted from life. I’ve worked it into a “French Antique Wallpaper” feel so that while it is new art it has the feel of vintage antiquity. Some of the elements included are antique handwriting, hand painted leaf swirl border with an interior that has a velum look. I’ve also included botanical butterflies, printer’s ornament decorative etchings and other vintage elements.
These are set up for weddings, but you can change the text to use them for any party, celebration or business corporate event.
I’m getting prepared for the season… Yes, for the Christmas season, but business-wise for the upcoming Wedding season. It kicks into gear just about as soon as Christmas passes us by. I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by! I have so much that is new, I thought I would do some feature boards to tie in with my new Pinterest account where I’m showing complete theme ideas to coordinate with my invitation designs. If you’re “creatively challenged” and have a hard time envisioning how things would work together, I hope they’ll be of help!
If any of you are looking for a specific design motif or color I don’t have, I’d love to hear from you. I’m always looking for upcoming trends. If there’s one you’ve been noticing, I’d love to have you comment and fill me in on the details!
These Peacock Feathers Wedding Invitation Ensemble or Suites are available in a wide variety of color combinations including: Black, Royal Blue, Teal, Medium Aqua, Light Aqua, Purple, and Green.
If you don’t see the color you would like to use for your wedding, I can create an entire collection to your specifications. Just go to my Zazzle store and you’ll find a “contact” email button. I’m happy to help out.
Any invitation set can also be converted for parties or other occasions such as Mardis Gras. You can do that when you add your personalization or I can help.
Some of us have heard rumors that it’s Spring, others are deeply enjoying the warmth of the sun and the most welcomed harbinger of spring – Tulips and other bulbs. To celebrate spring I’ve created a FREE tag set that you can pick up on my Facebook page
You can also click on the picture to go to my Facebook page, you’ll go to a “Welcome” page first, where you’ll have an opportunity to sign up for my newsletter that I’ll be producing soon on a somewhat monthly basis 🙂 You’ll also have a chance to “like” my page which will give you access to special coupon codes listed on a separate page under “For Fans Only”
There are several digital clip art kits available in this design in my Etsy store. The complete art kit runs $7.95 and has 27 pieces in the kit. 3, 12″ square papers, 2, shaped tags, 14 art pieces, 1 word art, 2 intricate borders, 4 frames and 1 card front. Created from vintage botanical illustrations and highly designed, layered and textured, then mixed with original watercolor art by Audrey Jeanne.
You can click on the picture to go to the kit at Etsy or use this link: ANTIQUE TULIPS ART KIT There will be several more kits coming over the next few weeks, including jewelry making collages, compact mirrors, coasters and more.
After having a foot of snow two weeks ago we finally had a marvelous weekend – just in time for the outdoor wedding of a very special young couple that are dear friends from our church. It was a magnificent day for them and we were so excited to be a part of their lives and to be a part of helping them as a married couple in the years ahead. Congratulations Andrew and Monica!
“This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!” One of my favorite verses and one I try to meditate on frequently – whether the day is beautiful like today, or stormy, it’s a day that God has given me to rejoice and delight in. When I greet the storms with rejoicing in the Lord they pass more easily and disturb me less. When I greet the beautiful days with gratitude in my heart they are all the more enhanced! Everything goes better in my life when I rejoice in my Lord! Have a great Spring day.
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.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE peacocks! When I was a little girl we went to the San Diego Zoo several times a year. Anyone who’s ever been there has been regally greeted by the resident show offs that hang around the entrance. I could have watched them for hours if my mother would have let me.
Peacocks are showing a resurgence in art and especially for weddings. I have happily gone along with this trend and have some new things to show today. A new line of wedding invitations at Zazzle. And new craft oriented designs for sale at my Etsy store.
I am still in the process of adding designs in both stores. The wedding ensemble will have cupcake wrapers and toppers, table seating charts, table numbers, escort cards, wedding menus & programs and much more.
The Etsy kits will include both square and round designs in 3″, 2.5″, 2.25″, 2″, 1.5″, 1″ and 7.8″ sizes as well as ATC cards, shaped tags and more.
If you’re looking to add some elegance to your Thanksgiving or Christmas table, try this quick idea: Use peacock feathers, a custom name on a circle design like these collages and a beautiful wired ribbon – cut the feathers to about 5-6″, tie them on to your napkins, tuck them inside the ribbon and place across your table setting. Easy Peasy Elegance!!!!
Useful for wine tasting parties or wedding invitations, this is one of my all time favorite pieces of artwork that I’ve done. I love the texture, the richness of the color palette (perfect for summer or fall weddings!) and most of all I love vineyards and all things grapes. I live in the mountains of Central California and our valleys are full of beautifully tended vineyards. I love watching them grow throughout the year.
There is a full ensemble of products for this wedding line and if I’m missing anything that you would like, I’ll be happy to create it for you. Table place setting cards, Table Cards, Wedding Dinner Menus, Wedding Programs and more.
If you are looking for an inexpensive Bridal Shower or Save the Date option, postcards are great. This Bridal Shower postcard design can be purchased for as low as $.90 each in bulk (250 or above).
Also useful are two sided, Favor Gift Tags which can be tied on to your favors with a lovely matching ribbon and provide a tremendous visual impact for your table decor with very little cost involved. 100 cards run only $21.80!