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Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #5, Watercolor


 If you frequent my blog then you know I LOVE to watercolor!  Another gift I made for my son's 13th birthday he had a couple weeks ago!  Teen's always ask for cash and creating this candy drawer box is a great way to stash the cash!  Otherwise it's just boring to give money!  Click HERE to see his other cash box I made for him.
 

 
These are so fast to make!  I used an 8x8 Tim Holtz paper pack for the designer paper.

 
Using a variety of my stencils and the Mini Distress Inks for the watercoloring each side.

 


 
I cut lucky #13 from my new Vintage Market XL Die.  I then coated it in Antique Linen Distress Glitter!

 
I mounted the 13 on my snowflake rosette.  I'm really loving this strip die!  And it's not even winter.
 
 
  Since I live in a different Province then the rest of my family my kids often get cash!  This is a simple way to give cash for a teen!  Thanks for stopping by!!!
 
 I will be playing along with the CC3 Challenge and Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring Challenge #5 for the CC3 Challenge!  I love getting mail from them;)
 
Studio L3, Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #5
 
Incase you missed my Facebook or Instagram post I wanted to share with you my awesome surprise from Sizzix!  Tim Holtz signed the lid of a die storage box and Sizzix sent it to me! That was an awesome surprise!!!!
 
 
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Comments

  1. I love this box and the last you made they are so awesome. Wish I had the nerve to pick up this style.

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  2. love your make the gorgeous vintage colours and great sparkly 13 . What a great idea x

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  3. I love how this box came out..I love the soft vintage colours and the glitter number on the top, so cool.
    And how cool that Tim not only signed the box lid, but also personalized it!!!!

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  4. Nicole- I love the way you used the Candy Drawer as a cash stash for your teen son. Lucky 13 is right :-)

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  5. Beautiful job and beautiful idea! LOve the neutral palette that you've used! BArbarayaya

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  6. Great box, great design, and great cash stash idea!

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  7. Love your autographed box! Your Candy Drawer to fab too! Love the watercoloring and the 13. Thanks so much for joining us on our watercolory challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  8. Hi Nicole. Your gift box for your son's 13th birthday is awesome! What a great way to give cash...other than just handing it to him or sticking it in a boring envelope! Your sepia tones are awesome and each panel looks great! I also like your "13" topper! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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