Happy Wednesday friends! We are getting down to the nitty-gritty last days of school. It’s always a chaotic and emotional time of year for me. The realization that my boys are getting older hits me like a ton of bricks EVERY year! And trying to stay on top of all the end-of-year activities nearly sends me into orbit. 
Last weekend we had our babysitter over, and she told me that she was graduating high school this year. I about keeled over. I mean, I knew she was in high school, of course, but I could not believe that she was graduating ALREADY. This sweet gal brought us cookies and and a flyer to promote her just passing babysitting certification at the age of THIRTEEN. Now she’s graduating high school? Tears.
I ran out and bought a card to include with a gift for her. Just like Mother’s Day, I wanted to coordinate my envelope artwork with the darling card I found at Paper Source. Below you will see my sketch and color explorations. 
Once again, I utilized the Classic Crest Solar White envelopes – the smooth surface is perfect for brush lettering. 

I also used the Tombow Dual Brush Pens again, but this time I also wanted some gold accents, so I used the Uniball Roller Pen in Gold.

Here’s a little detail. I’ve come to the conclusion that I simply cannot complete an illustration without adding dots somewhere – LOL!

And a detail of the floral illustration. I’m trying to add depth to my illustrations by using multiple colors. I wish I could draw florals all day long! Graduation caps? Not so much. 😉
Have a great rest of your week!! XOXO, Erin @eringermandesign

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