I am always finding new inspiration for ideas and wedding invitation designs! Lately it seems as if my mind is constantly thinking about invitations and I am frequently saying to myself “Hey, that would look great on a wedding invitation!” I drive home from work looking closely at trees, flowers, designs, signs, churches, houses, rock fences, fields of wildflowers and tall grass, animals, birds, etc! I have a HUGE list NEVER ENDING of all the different ideas I have and sample invitations that I want to create!!!
Well, last night I was cleaning and I found some old notebooks from high school and college. I quickly flipped through them and found that I LOVED to DOODLE!!! It seemed like every single page was covered in doodles amongst my notes. Most of my doodles consisted of flowers, hearts, swirls, and for some reason I liked to sign my name a lot :) Anyway…I examined my doodles a little more and noticed that I pretty much doodled the same thing over and over again!! I guess since lately my mind is in wedding stationary mode I thought to myself… “I can probably design a beautiful invitation from my doodles!!!” And so my designing began and my cleaning stopped :) I took out a blank sheet of paper and drew all of the different flower doodles that I could find…. I scanned it so you could see …..
Then I looked at the ones I drew most often….
So, I decided to use those flowers along with some swirls and leafs to create a beautiful invitation set! I decided to use just an outline of all the flowers since that was what my doodling consisted of….no shading, no color….just simple outlines of flowers.
After the design was completed I formatted the invitation and put in some example wording. Then I printed out a sample invitation on a beautiful shimmer paper and added some matte cardstock layers to it. Next I realized that it needed some shimmer paint…of course! So I choose a very elegant blue color and painted in some of the flower petals. Hmmm….almost finished, but I thought that since I was going for an elegant approach to this invitation, it needed some swarovski crystals…which in my opinion makes EVERYTHING look a little more elegant! I opted for green swarovski crystals and attached them in the middle of the painted flowers….simply stunning!!! ….Just take a look at this elegant doodle inspired design……
The best part about this invitation is that it can be EASILY customized for any color pallet!!! Just tons of color choices…cardstock, shimmer paint, swarovski crystals, font, and even envelopes! Perhaps I could create a sample using a bunch of different colors!!! Perhaps pink and green cardstock layers, purple and yellow shimmer painted flowers, blue swarovski crystals, and green envelopes!!! Again…there goes my mind…constantly thinking of new ideas