Mermaid Party Invites

Z's party was in February (she has 2 bottom teeth now) and I think I needed some recovery time because I never posted this!  Now I just finished A's invite for her party this weekend.  I've also been busy with switching this site from Wordpress to Squarespace.  I love it by the way, but I digress.

I have started a little tradition for the past 3 years of making my kiddos birthday invitations.  It's fun coming up with something original do it yourself illos for them, keepsakes forever.  We'll see how long I can keep it up.  For this birthday it was all about mermaids.  I made some rough sketches of different mermaid characters, then designed all of the elements in my small graph paper journal.  I scanned it in, blew it up and transferred to watercolor paper with my light table.  

Then I painted, scanned it in again and printed from Photoshop.  I loved the way they turned out and the party was so fun!  Love my baby girls so much.