Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Monsieur Cupcake & his friends...

Hi blog peeps! I've not been on here in a few days as I'm trying to get my watercolor paintings printed & ready to put in the shop. The process has been so confusing & I've not been finding a lot of help. It's frustrating to walk around, stumbling, in the dark. I really have no clue if I'm going about this in the correct way. I really hate tripping around like this. Hm.

I think the prints look great & the paper I am using is a nice 110 lb that has a soft shine to it. I'm super happy with how the color of the original translated to the print. This picture is the "Ballerina Princess Cupcake" The one on the left is the original. I had them printed onto 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Is that weird? If people wanted to insert it into an 8" x 10" frame they'd have to trim the print. (That's what seems weird to me.) The 8 1/2" x 11" size makes sense if they wanted to frame it larger though. What do you think?

They are really cute & I can't wait to frame one to use as an example in the shop. I'm ordering plastic sleeves & flat mailers today & as soon as they arrive the prints will be in the shop!
I printed some postcards but the white border is not equal on every side. Grr. I don't think I can sell them that way, but they'll be cool as freebies in the shop. I'm also thinking stickers & iron-ons & magnets &.......I know, I know, I'm getting ahead of myself.

Look what I got in the mail yesterday! I haven't even opened it from it's protective cello sleeve. It's from Tina . I was hopping around all the blogs that left comments during Letter Writing Week & found her site. She creates beautiful things & on occasion sends mail art. I commented on her blog about how lucky someone would be to receive mail from HER. I mean, it's totally amazing! So, she mailed me something! How cool huh!? (I promise I wasn't trying to sweet talk for some sweet mail.)

I'm off to paint more cupcakes!


  1. wow they look so great where are you getting them printed at

  2. glad you like it Nikki! I used one of my favorite images. it was fun to make.

  3. I'm loving your cupcake prints!

  4. Hey Nikki, dropped in cause you like garage sales and things like me. I like your site and there is nothing wrong with sweet talk, makes the world a better place, all us strangers linking up due to our common interests. Well, happy day to you and yours.


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