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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Spread Your Wings and Fly!

(You can click on the pics for a better view of the shimmer)

Good morning:) Sure hope your week has been FABULOUS!!!! My card for today was inspired by this week's Creative Inspirations Paint's all about Butterflies!! AND, I love anything butterfly themed:) I don't know why, but they always make me daisies and sunflowers:) Don't you just love those wonderful gifts from God that touch your heart and bring joy into your day?

Recently, I received some beautiful Prima butterflies from the Farfalla Collection. I have been wanting to play with these beauties for quite some time now, but wasn't sure exactly what kind of card I wanted to create. Once I saw this week's Creative Inspirations Challenge theme...I new exactly what I wanted to do...paint them up:)  I painted the butterfly's body with Ivory CI Paint and its wings with Fairy Dust CI Paint...can you see all the lovely shimmer it added? It also made the original colors *pop* a bit more:) I also used the Ivory CI Paint on the white blossoms. Man, I love these paints!!!!

Did you notice the doily? Can you believe it was originally a plain, white doily? Don't get me wrong...I love my white doilies, but every now and then...I wish they were a different color to better match my card. So, I painted on a coat of Beige CI Paint to help it match the colors I selected...and I must say, I really like how it turned out:) I also used this paint to "ink" around the edges of my patterned paper and card stock. I tell ya...these paints are a paper crafter's dream!!!

Here is the card's interior. I opted to keep it VERY simple. Can you see the sparkle? It was created with Maya Mists and CI Paints:)  I was hoping to make a variety of my own mists using these awesome paints, but didn't have the spritzers on-hand to do them:( Mental note: add empty spritzers to my "to buy" list. I know you are probably tired of hearing me say this, but I don't know what I did before being introduced to Creative Inspirations Paints!

Okay...have you fallen asleep at the keyboard from this mega long post? Sorry for blabbing away! I hope your Wednesday is filled with blessings and all things beautiful:) Thank you for stopping by!!!!



Zoechaos said...

simply beautiful love this delight just love it XOXO Zoe

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Well, I for one love to hear you blab!
This card is GORGEOUS Carolyn!!! I LOVE how you inked the doily and paper edges. So many lovely things to catch your eye ~ the more I look the more I see! The flourishes inside and out, the beautiful pop of blue against the browns. Thanks for the inspiration!

Holly said...

*thud* This is beautiful!!!!! Love the doily, love the flowers, love the butterfly.... such a gorgeous card!

Sarah said...

Carolyn, this is awesome! So much gorgeous detail. Love how you've altered the doily and the butterfly is beautiful. Hugs, Sarah

Dawnll said...

Oh my goodness this is so beautiful!
All the details are amazing

~ Kendra ~ said...

This is amazingly beautiful!!! Wow, I just love all the detail, what a great job! Love the shimmer!!


Creative Inspirations said...

You have done an amazing job! This is beautiful!

BarbaraW said...

You really worked these paints and what a wonderful result.

FibreJunky said...

Oh. My. Word. That is STUNNING!!

Kianel said...

Gorgeous card Carolyn! Love the sparkle!
Love from France, Kianel.