Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Happiness was Born a Twin!

Hello and Welcome to Magpieheaven! Today I've been packing the money-boxes I created for our neighbours, Loretta and Scott, who are expecting twins later this month. I wanted a quote about twins and I remembered this lovely line from Byron's 'Don Juan', which took me right back to my 'A' level English when I fell in love with poetry.
 I found just the basket I was looking for and made a little nest of tissue for the boxes.
Now it was time to create two little tags for the sides of the basket. I sprayed two small tags with diluted Hey Pesto and Inky Pool Frescos.
I then spritzed three shades of Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Broken China and Evergreen Bough on my craft mat. I dipped a doily stencil by Rebekah Meier into the spritzed ink and then pressed it into the tags.
Using jet black Archival ink, I stamped two of the little characters from Sandra Evertson's 'Petite Whimsies' and the butterfly from Stampington's 'Butterfly Girl' onto the tags.
I highlighted the tags with a white pen and Inktense pencils. I added a little sun charm to each tag, painting it with Antarctic Fresco and then touching with a little Sapphire Treasure Gold.
Here is the reverse side of the tags. Lynne Perrella's sun motif is echoed on the ribbons and I used PaperArtsy's Mini alphabet stamp on the background too.
Copper and Blue Frantage brings a little sparkle to the edges!
This gift for the twins is a complete surprise, as Scott and Loretta have no idea that I've been working on these. I do hope that they will be happy with the Daydream Boxes. The twins could not have chosen two lovelier parents, so I have no doubt of the wisdom of Lord Byron's words in this case, even though he has a reputation for being 'Mad, bad and dangerous to know.' If there's one thing he knew about, it was love and there will be no shortage of that in the twins' lives, I'm sure.
Thank you so much for dropping by Magpieheaven today. May your week be full of sharing and of joy!

11 comments:

  1. How fantastic, getting them into arting at a very early age, love it!!!

    Seriously great money box makes and I love your fabulous tags, so much detail and they will make fantastic keepsakes for the twins xx

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  2. Hello Miss Julie Ann, well Scott and Loretta will be over joyed with these special gifts, wow those tags are just superb, when the boys are old enough they will treasure them also and maybe you will inspire a budding artist. Miss Julie Ann you are truly an amazing artist with a heart of GOLD, ((( BIG HUGS ))), my dear, dear Cuz, you make my heart sing....

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  3. Your neighbours will love them and I hope the twins will treasure their boxes for years to come. They look wonderful.

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  4. This post is so touching as it is brimming over with love and thoughtfulness.
    It is special that you have created those gifts which the twins can use throughout their years. I like so much that this gift goes beyond their birth and what I especially adore is the quirky individuality of each of the money boxes.
    What makes this extra special is taking the care to present them so exquisitely and to also create such a magical tag (you could not have picked stamps more perfect).
    Those twins will be so lucky to have you in their lives.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. Julie Anne
    Thank you for leaving me such heartwarming words.
    I miss my time in blogland but it cannot be helped, let's just say it is enforced upon me. That is why I appreciate it all the moreso when lovely art friends such as yourself continue to support my Blog by stopping by to visit.
    I hope this week sees me being able to stop by more often but if I do go quiet again please know that it is not as I wish it to be.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  6. Such beautiful presentation of your charming money boxes, julie Ann! I bet it will be the most thoughtful present they will receive. If the twins support each other through life as much as Isaac and Matilda do they will be very blessed,

    Lucy x

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  7. How happy your neighbors Loretta and Scott!! and I feel your much love for them. Wonderful money boxes with great art tags xxx

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  8. Such delightful tags to go with those delightful boxes- you are such a sweet lady, Julie Ann! xoxo

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  9. Oh how lovely! The tags are sure to be kept alongside the boxes! Chrisx

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  10. Oh wow the tags are stunning, they go so well with the money boxes and the quote is fantastic. Love them. Kezzy :-) xxx

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