Watercolor Invitations.

For the theme of Audrey's fourth birthday party I decided to combine two of her very favorite things: watercolor painting and dancing.  Watercolor was used in the decor and dancing was the activity.


After designing super simple invitations I had Audrey paint over the "Let's Dance" portion in the colors she chose for her party- pink (of course), orange and yellow. A little bit of yellow stitching and rounded corners finished them off.


Luckily, Lindsay helped + wrote each of the guests names on the envelopes in her amazing handwriting.




I'm going to be honest, It was tough balancing the "dance" theme portion of the party. I spent an entire morning wavering between an invite that was designed like a record or something more subtle. Ultimately, (with Lindsay's help) I came to this design. I think this invitation strikes a nice balance and although it took a while to decide on the concept, the design came together in a jiffy once it was started. Plus, you should have seen how proud Miss Audrey was to be a part of the process. It made me so happy to see her creating something she was so excited about. 

21 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful and creative!

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  2. These are darling invites and I think it's awesome that Audrey got to help. How special.
    ~Robin

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  3. I love them! The simplicity combined with Audrey's painting is so adorable!

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  4. Beautiful invitations. The watercolour by Audrey and the yellow stitching is delightful and really transform them into something very special.

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  5. I LOVE these! It would be fun to do something like this for the home...hmm, time to start dreaming up the possibilities!

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  6. I love these! I love anything watercolor. My Google homepage has a watercolor cityscape where the sun changes as the day goes by. Super fun =)

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  7. these are going down as some of my all-time faves.
    perfect! love, lin

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  8. I love, LOVE these! I love that she got to help out and she did a great job with it (you too)!

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  9. it's settled. you and lindsay are creative geniuses. those invitations are gorgeous!

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  10. Such sweet invites! I can only imagine how much Audrey loved to help.

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  11. Cute! I adore how they turned out.

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  12. Danyelle, these are so wonderful!! The watercolor adds a beautiful splash of color, and then the stitching adds another fun dimension that really completes the design. Now I want to throw a party just so I can make invitations that look like these. :) Love them!

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  13. I don't know a single little girl who wouldn't be THRILLED to water color her own invitations! And of course you know I love the simplicity of the invite too. Absolutely perfect.

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  14. These are darling! SO in love with them! LOVE that Audrey got to help with them too!

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  15. Oh wow! You did a great job! I've always wanted to try stitching on card,they look really good! LovT

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  16. I just loved that you planned something that Audrey could help you do. She will always remember that. You always have such awesome ideas.

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  17. I love the painted 4 too. Beautiful!

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  18. ok, so i have LOVED these invites since the second i saw them. and i was just waiting for an excuse to use that watercolor technique over words.... but ihave a question..... how did you print the invitation so that the words didnt bleed when you painted over them?

    thanks!
    whitney

    wsmithphotography@gmail.com

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