One of my bestfriends, Erin, is having a baby girl in April. I'm so excited to be co-hosting her shower at my house in the beginning of March. Early in the process, when we asked Erin what she wanted the shower to be like she responded, "I'm feeling earthtones." So "earthtones" it is.
We're going to throw a candlelit dinner/backyard picnic with s'mores and twinkle lights then spend the night on air mattresses in my living room watching movies. There are just six of us girls so it's a small group and perfect for this sort of party.
At the end of last month, I wanted to get the invitations out the door and decided instead of messing around with graphics in Photoshop, I'd work up something super simple (black text on white paper) and then add color embellishment with watercolors. I always love the look of a simple font (this is Gotham) paired with script. I used my tablet to handwrite her name (though you could totally handwrite the name after printing too).
I left plenty of space on the top of the invite to add the watercolor though I wasn't sure exactly what it would be. I "practiced" my colors with some lines on scratch paper and decided simple lines were perfect.
A little bit of paint mixing and I had four "earthtone" colors from my cheap watercolor set. These were crazy simple to make but so fun. I forget how much I enjoy these sorts of projects and man do I love "designing" with no agenda at all. I am so looking forward to throwing this party.