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Friday, December 31, 2010

Baby Shower

Hi Everyone! Samantha here :)
Happy New Year's Eve! Woot woot!

Today i'm sharing a page I created with you, and I used my favorite CI Paint color (Green Olive) on some chipboard letters. While the paint was still somewhat moist I sprinkled on WHITE embossing powder (with my fingers to not get it everywhere) and then heated it. I then inked the right edge of each letter with Tea Dye Distress Ink to give it a bit more dimension.

I hope you all have a faboosh New Year, can't wait to create with you in 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Frolick & Play--Layout

Hey it's Karen here with you! This will be my last post for my DT term, time flies, I cannot believe its come to an end. I have enjoyed sharing my projects with you, along with working with these beautiful paints!

I used my Winter Frost paint to highlight the carstock flowers. I find it so easy to add just a hiny of shimmer to my projects by adding to certain elements such as cardstock or chipboard pieces. Looks so pretty.

Well thats it for me!
I hope you found some inspiration from the projects I have shared with you thru out my term.
Wishing everyone and safe and happy new year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fun in the Winter

Hi friends :)
Jan here with my last post as a design team member for CI Paints.  It's been fun and the paints are AWESOME!  I'm sure to be back for some of the challenges and look forward to seeing what you make :)
The image is an internet freebie and I just enhanced an already beautiful vintage image with Winter Frost and Silver Frost paints.  I love the little velvet poppy and the Bingo game piece, don't you?  This is an New Year's Eve card and I'm wishing you all the best in 2011!  Hapy New Year!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Background Stamp Designer Paper

One of the things I love to do is to create my own designer paper using background stamps. Creative Inspirations paints is fantastic for this activity. This stamp, from Stampland, is a favorite of mine.  The dark ink background with the white flower and leaves just calls for the CI paints. Here I used peach and sage paints to color the images. The open leaves were outlined with white gel pen. I hated to cover up the look of the background, so I simply highlighted the card with a peach ribbon stamped with a simple sentiment and attached a peach butterfly. The finished card has a very elegant and shimmery look to it.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow...

Good morning!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!

I have one more holiday card to share with you for this year.
 I used "Denium" to coat the background die cut.  I then used white embossing powder to emboss white snowflakes on top of the paint.  I also dipped my paint brush in "Ivory" and flicked my brush to add some specks of paint to the background. (And yes I made a mess by doing this!!)

Here's a close-up:
Just look at all the shimmer!  I used the paints to cover the felt snowflakes.  "Sky Blue" was used on the large one and "Fairy Dust" on the smaller one.  The brad in the center was originally white, but I dipped it in the cap of "Ivory", so that it would match my project!  I just love these paints!!

The Let It Snow tag I used a cotton ball to add "Ivory" to it.

Just a friendly reminder to order your LIMITED EDITION Paints before it's too late!  They'll be available till the end of this week.

Have a great week!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Creative Inspirations Paint: Inspired By...

 Thank you so much for all who participated in last week's challenge!

Each week you will be given a challenge to find inspiration in/from what ever the challenge theme is... you can be as literal or abstract in your inspiration as you want... Just make sure you can tie it back to the theme!
You will always be able to jump back to the current challenge by clicking the "Current Challenge" link in our sidebar. The rules can always be found by clicking the tab "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

This week's challenge is:
Inspired by: your dream vacation...

Now that the stresses of Christmas are over, I want you to close your eyes think about where you would want to be if you could be ANYWHERE right now.... Now open your eyes and let that moment in paradise inspire this week's creation...

Here is a project to get you started...

Now it's YOUR turn! I can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

happy holidays everyone!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday from all of us here at Creative Inspirations Paint!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve wishes!

Hello, First I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  Today I am so pleased to share a card I created using a technique behind my stamped image that Samantha recently shared on the blog.  See her tutorial HERE.
I also used the squish technique that I shared a little while back on the card base,  I LOVE all the shimmer on this card.  All created with Creative Inspirations Paints!  I painted the flower with Winter Frost.
The colors I used are Garnet, Green Olive, Turquoise & Winter Frost.
I really love all of these colors together..So pretty!

Hope you have enjoyed my card inspiration today.  Remember you still have time to join in on this weeks challenge that is inspired by holiday cooking.  I will be back next year to share some more projects.  Till then..Happy Craftin'!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Get well plus a Tag Box-Farewell post from Shelly

 This is my last posting with the Creative Inspirations Paints DT- I have really enjoyed this DT and LOVE the paints! 
  My first project is a card for my SIL who had surgery last week- she LOVES clowns- so I had to grab this great freebie from McMahon Five Designs and made this card:
I added CI paint to the dots on the background, and on the red neck ruffle. Here is a close-up:
  I also made a Holiday project with a group of tags from Boni Bleaux Designs- more details on my blog with dimensions:

 I colored the tags with Copic Markers and/ OR Creative Inspirations Paints. The poinsettias are Garnet CI paint, the tree has Silver, Blue, Red and Purple CI paint, the snowman is colored with Copics and I used Fairy Dust CI paint. I used Liquid Applique on the beard and mustache the snowman hat, and stocking.
 Stop by my blog for more details on making the tag box.
Merry Christmas to everyone!
Shelly Schmidt

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas time!!! - Kianel

Kianel here with you today to show you some card and tag i have made for Christmas using the Creative Inspirations paints!
For the tag, i handmade the background using inks, embossing and finally covering it all with "caramel" Creative Inspirations to make it glow. I also used "autumn wheat" on the leaves punches i decorated the flowers with.

And for the card i used "chocolate" and "winter frost" on the main stamped image from Katzelkraft and "autumn wheat" on all the flowers and cinammon sticks.

That's all for me, i hope you liked it! Don't forget to pop by here everyday to discover the amazing creations of my Dt mates!! I also wanted to remind you that you only have until the end of the year to grab your "limited edition" Creative Inspirations paints! And don't forget our challenge that you can find here with candies to win!!!
Love from France, Kianel.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A few Christmas projects!

This is my last post before Christmas, so I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday! I have a few things to share today. How about a gift tag with just a hint of shimmer?

I painted the chipboard circles with Mint Creative Inspirations paint and they were the perfect base for rhinestones. A candy cane tied on with ribbon makes this tag a hit!

I also have a layout to share. We've had quite a bit of snow so far this month, much more than we normally get in December, and my children have been loving it! Here they are sledding last weekend:

The snowflakes were painted with Evergreen Creative Inspirations paint. I really like the non-traditional color on them!

Alright everyone, I'll see you NEXT year! Be safe out there!

Monday, December 20, 2010


 Hello! This is Chris Dickinson! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!! Today, I made a GIFT in a JAR and used old puzzle pieces to create an ornament. I  used the creamy, shimmery Creative Inspirations Paint in Silver Frost to paint the puzzle pieces and decorated the wreath with Tear Drops and gems for the holly.

Here are a few more details:
Stamps: Peace and Joy from Our Daily Bread Designs
Cardstock: White, Red, 
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Versamark,  Silver Cord, Organdy Ribbon, Tear Drops, Mini Glue Dots

You can find more Gifts in a Jar here.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend!
Many Blessings,
Chrissy D

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Creative Inspirations Paint: Inspired By...

 Thank you so much for all who participated in last week's challenge!

Each week you will be given a challenge to find inspiration in/from what ever the challenge theme is... you can be as literal or abstract in your inspiration as you want... Just make sure you can tie it back to the theme!
You will always be able to jump back to the current challenge by clicking the "Current Challenge" link in our sidebar. The rules can always be found by clicking the tab "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

This week's challenge is:

Inspired by: Holiday Cooking...

Tis the season when we are surrounded by amazing smells, tastes, and memories.  
Find your inspiration for this week's challenge from the colors, textures, and/or memories of holiday cooking.

Here is a project to get you started. 

For as long as I can remember, my dad has made Christmas Fudge. We kids loved to dump in the chocolate chips, scoop the marshmallow cream, and (of course) lick the bowl.  So, I chose fudge to inspire this card... the brown chocolate, the white marshmallow, and the creamy feel of the chalk inks...

Now it's YOUR turn! I can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

blue eggs and glam (part 2)...

Welcome back everyone! Are you ready to pick up where we left of last week?  Let's get started!

You will need:
Your painted and sealed egg
Large needle
Creative Inspirations paint
Clear string/ fishing line
Strong clear liquid glue (I use Glossy Accents)
Copy paper
Something for eyes (rhinestones, marker, enamel accents)

We left off last week having sprayed our painted egg with a sealant. It should be dry, so let's move on.

Step 1: Using a long needle, poke a hole in the middle of the egg.

 Step 2: Carefully poke two more holes across from each other keeping the first hole centered between them. (you should be able to thread your needle through these two holes as seen in the photo.)

 Step 3: Cut a length of your clear string, and tie a knot to form a loop

 Step 4: Push your knot through the middle hole (the first one you made today) and secure it with your liquid glue.

Step 5: Paint the ends of 5-6 feathers with CI paint. Make sure to only paint the areas that are not fluffy. I just brushed on some Fairy Dust, but you could use any color you wanted.

 Step 6:  Fill your back hole with glue. (this is one of the holes you made to blow out your egg)

 Step 7: Push 3-4 feathers into the glue filled hole. Add additional glue if needed.

 Step 8: Repeat steps 6-7 with both side holes using only one feather per hole to create the wings.

 You should be looking something like this now.

Step 9: Cut a piece of copy paper to 3/4 inch by 3/4 inch.

Step 10: Paint with CI paint. (this will form the beak)

 Step11: Fold your square in half on the diagonal to form a triangle.

 Step 12: Open your square and fold on the other diagonal. (when opened, you will have creases that form an "X")

 Step 13: Push in 2 sides of the triangle, and crease.

 Step 14: glue the sides of the triangles you pushed in.  
 If I haven't lost you, you should have something that looks like this on the inside.

 Step 15: glue beak over the last hole (the second one you made to blow out the egg)

 Step 16: Make your eyes. I used Enamel Accents here, but you could use rhinestones, markers... what ever you want.

Now you have a very shimmery egg ornament.

*ok, so I realized as I was loading the pictures that this would be a long post.... thanks for all those who stuck with me. =)*

See you soon!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Marbled Background

To create this look, you need very few things! A couple of your favorite paint colors, a touch of water, an acrylic block, some saran wrap and a paint brush!

Step 1) On a non stick surface put a pea sized drop of paint, in at least two colors of your choice. Add about half the amount of water as you have paint, and mix.

Step 2) Wrap an acrylic block loosely with saran wrap. Wrinkles are good! With a paintbrush add your paint randomly.

Step 3) Stamp multiple times on a piece of smooth cardstock.

Step 4) Stamp your image over the desired part of your pattern.

Step 5) Cut and create your card! I used the same technique with a lighter paint color (Pink Highlights) on the background of my card to give it a little shimmer!

Shimmer shot! Woo woo!

Thanks for reading :)