Invitation design always excites me. I think it always has because even as a child I was very particular about dimestore birthday party invitations I selected then filled in and sent to my buddies. Next week I'll be having my women's wine tasting group over for our monthly, casual dinner gathering. For this invitation I decided to sketch in pencil a banner design for the email I'd be sending to the group of about 20 friends. For some reason it started to "feel French" so to enhance that I penciled in a few French words. I took a pointed pen, a little vial of India ink (waterproof when dry) and applied ink to the pencil sketch. The next morning I added watercolor. Voilà!