WATERCOLOR: A WEDDING GIFT


If you didn't know already, with husband being in the US Army, it's not like we have a TON of money to spend all the time. No, we don't live a "lavish lifestyle". So naturally, with my friend's wedding coming up (it happened on the 28th), I was pretty perplexed at what to get the new couple. They didn't have any registry, or need for any physical things since they will be leaving here very soon. I asked my friend about it, and she said that we really didn't have to get anything for them, but it would be cool if I made something for them. 

Honestly, I originally wasn't going to do anything for them, we were going to get them a card or something and stick some money in it, who doesn't love money?? Then all of a sudden, last Thursday a great thought came to me. To make something that said when their new family was established! Every couple likes stuff like that! Right?! ahha.

Anyway, I thought it would be pretty fun to show you my process on this gift! 




As soon as I was done drawing up my design, I realized that I didn't have the proper pens to do any lining! So husband and I had to go on a wild goose chase to find some! 



I knew what color I wanted to paint the words, but as soon as I was done painting the words I felt dumbfounded as to what colors to do the frame! My inspiration had one color for the frame, but I knew I didn't really want it that way. So I started out with the flowers and just went from there. I figured out along the way that I wanted a more organic looking deal, flowers, leaves, vines... It all fit together in the end.



I feel really proud of this gift, and I hope they proudly hang it in their future home together.


Would you like to receive something like this for a gift? Or just money?

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24 comments:

  1. This is GORGEOUS! I love it! You are so talented!!


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    1. Thanks Kaity! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. I love this!! If someone gave me something as beautiful as this, I would be so happy. It means so much more when someone personally makes you something (and something actually enjoyable and practical), than when they just go out and buy something.

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  3. Give me something like this over money every time! It's gorgeous, it's personal, it's unique! They'll love it!

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  4. This is gorgeous and a really wonderful personal gift for your friends. Money is all well and good but this shows real thought and they'll cherish it!

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  5. This is a beautiful gift which, I am sure, they will treasure. Much nicer than anything bought

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  6. Such a beautiful gift to give your friends. Totally unique and am sure will be treasured.
    Happy PPF and Happy Easter, Annette x

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  7. I think its a lovely gift, and while money is always appreciated, once it is spent and gone it is pretty much forgotten, THIS will be treasured and kept for many years!

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    1. I hope so! But they're gonna need some cash too! All new couples do! Haha. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I would definitely prefer a gift like yours! They are sure to treasure it.

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  9. It's a superwonderful gift, lovely! Thank you for the process shots!

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    1. Thanks! I am glad you liked the process shots! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. What a beautiful gift! Your lettering is amazing!

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  11. A truly gorgeous gift, and an inspired idea! I love this post...how you showed your process...and I would never have expected your inspiration to be a tattoo! It turned out wonderfully, and would be a gift anyone would adore to receive.

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  12. Absolutely love it A! It turned out sooooo beautiful!

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  13. beautiful and very thoughtful gift they will treasure..happy ppf and this also reminds me of when I am forever dipping my paintbrush in my tea!

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  14. As they say in the TV commercials - this is priceless. No contest - would much rather receive your wonderful painting! HPPF

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  15. A very lovely and personal gift! I bet they will love it.

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  16. Lovely and beautiful idea. But to design such beautiful piece of art one should have great artistic hand. This will be the best gift on wedding. Nice picture this is. Mango Studios

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