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Friday, September 30, 2011

from basic to fab...

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I want to share a quick for those who either already make use of hybrid crafting, and those who think they may want to get their feet wet...

Hybrid crafting is a way to get the best of both the traditional and digital crafting worlds. I admit, I have been a die-hard traditionalist. I love the textures and the layers, and getting my hands messy. (my hands are often died with some sort of ink and splotches of paint. lol)  Lately I have been dipping my toes in the digital waters... I'm not giving up my traditional crafting, but I admit, I have fallen in love with digi papers. I can print up as many sheets as I need, without having to store them, I can resize the papers, and once printed, they can be used in any way I use my store boughten papers.

By this point you are probably wondering where my tip is coming in... Well, a great way to save money while still getting the look of expensive store bought paper is to print your own paper, then add some Creative Inspirations paint over parts of the pattern. It quickly takes your paper from basic to fantastic! Of course you can dress up ANY patterned paper by adding CI paint to parts of the design. It's lots of fun!


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shimmery Pink Ornament

It's never too early to think about Christmas cards, right? LOL Here is a bright and fun card for someone who loves pink.

I pulled out some stamps from Flourishes and some fun papers from My Mind's Eye (12 Days of Christmas), and I just had a blast playing around. I used some Fuchsia and Antique Silver paints from Creative Inspirations Paint to color in the ornament. You can see the beautiful shimmer in this picture below:

Creative Inspirations Paint: Fuchsia & Antique Silver
Stamps: All that Glitters, Holiday Greetings (Flourishes)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
CS: Black, Vanilla, 12 Days of Christmas (MME)
Other: sheer black ribbon, silver pearls, button, silver cord, pencils
TJ Technique: Pencilled Twinks

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Creative Inspirations paints cards - Kianel

Hi there creative Inspirations paints lovers!
Kianel here with you with 2 Magnolia cards using CI paints to give that perfect shimer looks we all love so much! here i used the fairy dust, the winter frost, the mango and the blush colors to mix with my inks. Papers are from Magnolia and dies are from Cheery Lynn designs.

And the other one made for the birth of a little sweetie called ELEA:


See you in 2 weeks and don't forget to enter our weekly challenge each sunday. Everyday you will be able to admire my dt mates wonderful pieces of art here on the blog so pop by! Love from France, Kianel.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hi friends, Beth Norman here with today's post. This tag style is called the Gated Tag Card from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

Lots of beautiful colours went into my work:
light purple
sky blue
tutu pink

Sunday, September 25, 2011

CI Paints Inspired By: White + 1 Other

Thanks to all those who joined in last week and shared their creations with "Charms"!

Just a reminder that this is the last challenge of the month!  Next week we will be drawing a winner from all the September entries for your chance to win some paints of your own!  How cool is that?!?!


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! Challenge closes at 4:00pm Eastern on Saturday.

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.

You do not need to use the Creative Inspirations Paints in your project, however, if you do, tell us which colors you used, and your name will go in the drawing twice! Each month, one person will win 5 jars of paint in the colors of their choice. The winner will be randomly drawn from all the people who have played that month, so make sure to join in on our challenges each week!


This week's challenge is:

Inspired By: White + One Other Color
Here's a card for some inspiration:

My main extra color is black!  The colors you use to color in your image don't count.

I used CI Paint "Fairy Dust" to add shimmer to her wedding dress!
Have a great week!



Inspired By Charms Top 3

Thanks to those who joined us last week for our "Charms" challenge!  Great projects!  I love adding charms, but I tend to use them more than I do.

Sorry for the late posts today, I was on vacation.

Here are the Top 3 Picks:

#10 Finoa 

#3 Wendy ~ MrsB 

Beautiful work ladies!

You each will receive an extra entry in our September drawing for some CI Paints of your own!

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