I loved how this personalized birthday present turned out! Last week it was my friend Amber’s birthday and some of my friends and I wanted to give her some extra special. We came up with this idea of giving her original art from each one of us but also making it a set so all four artworks matched as well. We started by thinking of things that remind us of Amber, who she is as a person, and what makes her unique. Then we hand drew what we had thought of on paper.
After that I scanned each drawing into the computer, added a touch of color, re-sized it and printed it out. I then bought 4 sheets of black and white damask craft paper and matted (using spray adhesive) each picture with the paper. I picked the damask pattern because I knew it would fit really well in Amber’s house. This was a lot of fun to work on together and I think Amber really liked it!
Maybe it will inspire you to give your friends a personalized gift using your talents?
I decided to draw peonies because it is both mine and Amber’s favorite flower.
Jenna chose to draw a house because Amber truly blesses others with her home. Her and her husband really enjoy having guests and making delicious meals for them. I always feel special when I get to go over there!
Amber lived in Chicago for awhile and really loves and misses the city so Brittany wanted to bring the city into her Tucson home :)
This one is pretty self-explanatory but Amber is a teacher so Becca wanted to draw something that represented that. Also they share a love for the Twilight books, hence the book title. haha
Here’s us with Amber’s new present. Happy Birthday Amber!!