An artful gift set

good morning!

we have had DREAM weather here in NoVA and that means we have been out in the gardens A LOT!  and we still have more to go.  especially when we get to the butterfly garden i want to put in on the side of the house below the deck.  (hubby is flinching as he reads this hee heeee) sorry honey! 

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The current Think Ink challenge is to use a book or CD album for inspiration – mine is one my mom gave me while i was down there visiting called Hello Cupcake (and the newest version is about to come out!):


i used the adorable little cupcake from Artful INKables’ Birthday Best set and then i spent a good bit of the day Sunday with my latest issue of  Technique Junkies – simply a MUST HAVE newsletter subscription.  i learn SO much from Pat and her group!  She has a sketch challenge in it now so i decided to play along:

and i had so much fun i made a card AND a gift bag!  the four panels all use a different technique featured in the current newsletter.  The panels are from top left Glimmer Mist Watercolor, Washed Colors, Metallic Parchment, & Faux Velvet.  I love them all but i have to say the Metallic Parchment and Faux Velvet ROCK!!!!!  they are just heavenly in real life!

I colored the cupcake’s chocolate frosting and candle with copics and paper pieced the wrapper with some of the Glimmer Mist Watercolor paper I made.  Talk about lots of ideas for ways to use my Creative Inspirations Paints and shimmering mists – here i used Radiant Rain.

I finished each piece off with a few glittered skittles from my store.  i think this would make a great set for a guy!  we have an early morning run to walmart today so we can make it to open gym at Little Gym.

have a great day!

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One Response

  1. Really pretty cuppie set! The metallic parchment is really interesting & now I’ll have to go subscribe & find out how to do it (you bad enabler!)

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