I've been waiting for ages to be able to show this to you. Several months ago, a friend of the family (actually my sister's oldest friend--I think they've been pals since kindergarten) contacted me about designing baby shower invitations for her sister. They wanted to use an owl theme, and they didn't have too many requirements besides that, so I was free to add what I thought would work best. This is what I came up with.
They also wanted me to design a thank-you note that could be sent to party guests following the shower. We agreed that I shouldn't reinvent the wheel, so I traced the owls from the invite and kept it simple.
I had drawn the initial illustrations in ink, and then colored them with watercolor. In order to keep the watercolor effect, I printed all the invitations and thank-you notes on my home inkjet printer. This was possible because we didn't need too many invites/thank you cards, but for a larger print run I'd definitely consider using a printing service in the future. I love printing and comping, but I also like taking a break while someone else takes care of all that stuff, you know? Catch a movie or something. Anyway, the cards all turned out great, everyone loved them, and it was a fun little project for early Spring.