Isn't this just the perfect gift to give to your assistant, someone who helps you, a secretary perhaps! I purchased the lotion bottle from Violette's months ago. The office theme seemed so appropriate to come up with something for a unique and unusual gift. I made a scene and watercolored a strip of watercolor paper. When dry, I opened up this specially made lotion bottle and placed the painting inside between the plastic walls. I then put it back together and filled it with peach handscrub (to match the peachy colors). I made a beaded tassel using pearl beads (Darice)from JoAnn's and SU's retired gold cord. The ribbons are layers of white organdy, Martha Stewart taffeta, and SU gold cord. I tied the bow around the lid and voila, a perfect gift.
I embossed four Fabriano Medioevalis 3 3/8 x 5 cards with petunias and stamped sentiments using SU's Small Script set. The bee is from SU's Bloomin' Beautiful in the new Mini Occasions brochure. The cards are blank inside and have deckled edges; four matching envelopes will be included. The sentiments make the ensemble very practical for many different uses. I don't know about you, but I never seem to have enough cards or stationary on hand.
Paper: Fabriano Medioevalis cards (purchased at Dick Blick)
Accessories: Tombow Markers, More Mustard Marker; Range EP (gold & gold tinsel); watercolor brush, plastic palette; heating tool (SU), Dimensionals, SU Old Olive polytwill ribbon; pearl beads; lotion bottle; SU white EP; Martha Stewart Tafetta; SU gold cord
Registered: April 20, 2006 Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula Posts: 34775
Sat, Mar 15, 2008 @ 6:43 AM
Your talent amazes me -- this is breathtakingly beautiful -- there are just no words -- I am in total AWE -- I've said this to you before -- but it's so true -- I am star struck by this beautiful gift set!!!