wedding invitations - bold and beachy

Tags: wedding invitations, beach wedding, ocean, water, waves, watercolor, painting

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Rebecca Bowen
  • Minted Dec 9, 2011
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A bold watercolor pattern symbolizes the ocean.

tags:

wedding invitations, beach wedding, ocean, water, waves, watercolor , painting

colors shown:

blue

fonts:

archer, bookeyed suzanne

design inspired by:

A7 Photo Wedding Invitation

submitted on:

Sep 12 2012

Edited on:

Sep 12 2012

average score:

2.83

comments:

4

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wedding invitations - bold and beachy by Rebecca Bowen

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Rebecca Bowen on Oct 1, 2012 at 2:17pm
Rebecca Bowen
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Carol Fazio on Sep 14, 2012 at 7:41am
Carol Fazio
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hey, rebecca, thanks for trying my idea, but I do agree less white space between the scallops gives them more focus . Something else to think about...although I love your type choice, if you're not using a minted-approved font for the names they may change it on you.

Kylie Holmes on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:48am
Kylie Holmes
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This is really gorgeous. Much cleaner without the background. Beautiful as is.

Stacey Meacham on Oct 13, 2012 at 6:32am
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I love the final version. Great job. And perfect inspiration board.

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Rebecca Bowen on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:50pm
Rebecca Bowen
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Thanks guys! Im not sure if this is mathematically proportional, but I readjusted. the thirds rule was not giving me much of the ocean pattern, and cutting the pattern in a weird place. I Really appreciate the help!

Rebecca Bowen on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:53pm
Rebecca Bowen
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Carol, i tried your suggestion of adding a background behind the scallops, but even the slightest of backgrounds seems to muddle it..

Rachel Wiandt on Sep 12, 2012 at 2:45pm
Rachel Wiandt
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I like it without the background. The texture of the ocean 'waves' is really gorgeous and stands alone well.

Kerri Spath on Sep 12, 2012 at 3:11pm
Kerri Spath
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looks great rebecca! love the texture/colors... just curious how it would look withoit so much negative space between scallops so it is slightly more delicate.... might not be better, just a thought? it could very well look better as is with a stronger contrast between the bold scallop shaps and delicate text.. hope this makes sense...

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Rebecca Bowen on Sep 12, 2012 at 11:41am
Rebecca Bowen
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background?

Stacey Meacham on Sep 12, 2012 at 11:44am
Stacey Meacham
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No background please. Love those watery scallops.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 12, 2012 at 11:46am
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I vote white background as submitted!

Lori Wemple on Sep 12, 2012 at 11:51am
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no background - and I love it!

Carol Fazio on Sep 12, 2012 at 11:53am
Carol Fazio
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I think no background because your typeface is so delicate. The spaces between the scallops feel really powerful, though and I might consider putting the background behind them, just to see what it looks like? Not sure. Love the color inside the scallops - it's so gorgeous!!

Olivia Raufman on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:04pm
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I agree–great as is! Though I kind of want to move the scallops down just a hair so the tops of the bottom row disappear.

kelli hall on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:16pm
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no background for sure ; ) I love the gorgeous texture! Just gorgeous! It looks almost iridescent. I agree with olivia too--maybe revisit the relationships between the text and the pattern? For instance if the center text line were 1/3 of the way from the top, and the pattern occupied 1/3 of the composition from the bottom?

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Elina on Sep 12, 2012 at 11:42am
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Hmm, I like it better with the white I think. It looks cleaner and the letters stand out more.

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