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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fairy box - Kianel

Hello there,
Kianel here with you today to show you a project i forgot to put on the blog last time. It's a fairy box i realized and every single detail is painted with Creative Inspirations paints.
Box closed:
 Box open:
 The butterfly is covered with "ivory" paint:
 The gate is covered with "winter frost":
 "rose quartz":
 "rose quartz" "mango" "blush" "sunshine":
 "rose quartz" "tuttu pink" "emerald" "sage" "green olive":
"rose quartz" and "green olive" for the self made rosebud: 
 "rose quartz":
Okay, i know, lots of photos but i wanted to give you an idea of how many paints were used on that project and also that it is very cool to mix them together to get more colors!
The stamp is from Magnolia, papers from Bazzill and Basic grey, all dies from Cheery Lynn designs.
Don't forget to come and join us for our weekly challenge and a chance to win some really cool goodies!
Love from France, Kianel.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wedding Hearts

There's something exciting about making a wedding card, knowing that many brides (myself included) keep the cards they receive as treasured memories. 

I used the Lace Border stamp from Sweet Stamps, which was a gift from SS to the Creative Inspirations Paints design team (we got to pick out designs we wanted) when I first joined.  I LOVE this stamp!  It creates a pretty pattern, reminding me of a bridal lace.

I used two heart punches -- Full Heart and Heart-to-Heart -- and a cereal box to create my shapes.  They were glittered with Regal Red Resplendence and Burgundy Resplendence.  I added a little resin flower from Recollections, which was white to start.  I painted it with Gold Shimmer Paint.  Now it looks very 'black tie'.  :D

Thanks for joining me today!  

~~ Colleen - Dietrich Designs

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Sparkly Bubble Bath

Hello sweet friends.  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a stamp by Lili of the Valley. 

Isn't this bunny couple the cutest?  My friend Elaine gave me this stamp a little while back and I finally got a chance to color it.  I used copics and colored pencils to color the image.  Then I added some Creative Inspirations Paints to give my image some pretty sparkle.  I used Raw Sienna and Fairy Dust on the champagne and I painted Blue Ice on the bubbles and the water.  I love the way this paint goes on so smoothly and it dries very quickly ... so no smudged images :)

We have a challenge going on and you can find all the details here.  If you play along in our challenges you have a chance to win some of these fabulous paints!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Anita

Monday, June 25, 2012

Glitter Border

Hey everyone. I am so sorry for the delay this should have been posted this morning. A busy bee I have been. I have recently started growing and well hiding my pregnancy is no longer working for me and I had one of those wonderful breakdown moments and spent the weekend trying to find clothes that fit. 

Anyway I am here to show you a fun way to make a stain. I really thought about painting my edges just like inking an edge. So I filtered through and thought mister technique but in a little dish. Well I used a little lid and put some water in it. Then I added some paint until it was a good consistency that I wanted to get the paper to absorb. Then I dipped the edges of my paper and it worked perfectly.

I used a stamp from Sparkle n Sprinkle from the Flamingo Christmas set. He was colored with copics. The paper used was come of that wonderful sand it tear it emboss it co'ordinations line. I don't know the name of the paper as it was some scrap that had been scratched on. The ribbon is from last year that I got from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I also used some paper from Echo Park Christmas pad as well.

Here you can see the sparkle in the hat, the lights and the border. 

I also painted part of the santa hat that is normally suppose to be white and the bulbs with the same color used on my stained edges.

The colors I used is

Sunday, June 24, 2012

CI Paints~ Inspired By: Weddings

Thanks to all those who joined in our "Father's Day" challenge, 
we enjoyed all your wonderful creations!
 Check the post below to see the Top 3!

This week's challenge is:
Inspired By: Weddings

Here's some inspiration:

For my card I used CI Fairy Dust to add shimmer to the bride's dress!



It is that time of year season and for my card I
used Rustic Red CIP for the bird's wings and the small heart
Fairy Dust for the bird's bodies.
I am sorry it is hard to tell in the picture but when you see this card in person, it is packed with

I hope you have enjoyed my inspiration card
We hope you'll share your creations with us!

Thanks for stopping by and
Have a GREAT week!!

General Challenge Rules

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 6:00pm 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!

Random.Org Top 3 Inspired By Father's Day

Thanks to those who joined us last week for our
Inspired By: Father's Day challenge! 
Here are the Top 3:

#22~ Tracy

 #9~ Regan

 #8~ Jayne

  Beautiful work ladies!
You each will receive an extra entry in our June drawing for some CI Paints of your own!
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

beach treasures...

Despite what the weather around here is looking like, it is officially summer,
 and in honor of that, I have a fun project to share.
I love going to the ocean and finding the treasures that wash up on the sand.
One of these treasures is sand dollars.
 (if you can't make it to the beach, try your local craft store)

What you'll need
Sand dollar
Strong clear drying glue
CI Resplendence  in Angel Dust
Creative Inspirations Paint in any color
Makeup Wedge
White sheer ribbon
Heat gun

 In preparation, if you collect your own sand dollars from the beach,
 clean and bleach your sand dollar. If you buy it from the store, it will already
be cleaned. Also, some sand dollars have natural holes in them,
 but if not, drill your own as I have done.

 Step 1: apply a strong clear drying glue to the top of the sand dollar

 Step 2: Sprinkle on some Creative Inspirations Angel Dust Resplendence,
 and let dry.
Angel Dust is a beautiful iridescent glitter... fabulous!
The photo really doesn't give it justice, but the sun was just not cooperating!

 Step 3: Now grab one of my favorite painting tools...
 a makeup wedge, and sponge on some CI paint around the
edge to give it a beautiful touch of color.

Step 4: Set your sand dollar aside for a bit, and grab your sheer
 ribbon. Paint your ribbon with CI paint.  Beautiful and easy way to
alter ribbon!

Step 5: Thread your painted ribbon through the hole in the
 sand dollar and tie it.

Step 6: Carefully  heat the tails of the bow with a heat gun.
 It will start melting the ribbon causing it to crinkle and curl.
Be careful, if you keep the heat on it too long, the
ribbon will just plain melt.

 I love the texture and dimension the melted ribbon adds to it!

 Step 7: Add decorations if desired... I made some flowers with
glittered garfish scales...


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Change your embellishments with CIP

Hello, my dear crafting friends! Irit is here and this time I want to show you the way to change your embellishments using our gorgeous CI  paints.

I made this page in those summery colors and  my chipboard title was too pinky, so I just colored it over with Mellow  Yellow paint  (it was glossy, so what, our paint work great on every surface).

Then I wanted to add some sunflowers, but I only had those white daisies. Some Mellow  Yellow, Canary and Buttercup paints and Hello, Sunflower. Not yet. I had to add this black center. So some Glossy accents and some Burgundy  glitter covered with Coal paint and a lot of drying time- but they look like sunflowers after all.
 So, as you can see, you can fit the colors of your embellishments to your paper just with a drop of CI Paints. So easy!
And here are the products used here:

This page was published in Scrapbooking News and Review web Magazine April/May 2012 issue
See you next time !

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Memory Book 'Page' with Chipboard Elements and Tag

This fortnight for Creative Inspirations Paint, I thought I would show my 'work in progress' on my Memory Album.  This is one of the pages inside where the torn/distressed edges were painted with 'Gold', allowing for a really aged appearance. 

I'm not the best stamper (learning the art), so I tried to attempt to create an embossed image, which was not really sucessful, but practice will make perfect.  Sadly, I cannot tell you which colours in the 'Deliquesce' range I used, as I packed them up before writing them down (with the thought of throwing my tag out).  I played around a little with using the Denium and Sky Blue Creative Inspirations Paints on the background, trying to meld one into the other. The more I played, the more I liked it, so thus, my tag did not end up in the bin.

The silk ribbon was painted with straight Denium, and here and there a touch of Blush.  

The Imaginarium Designs chipboard butterfly was painted using the Sky Blue, then touched (while still wet) with Denium, blending the two together.  I am unsure what the green spot is, must be something spilled onto the chipboard before painting.  It does not show in real, only in the photographs!
I used a lone Prima Marketing flower in white, painting it in the same colours as the tag - Denium and Sky Blue. A light touch of the paintbrush to the edges of each layer of the flower with the Denium paint, gave more definition and character.  Before the paint totally dried (you have to work quick as it does dry fairly quickly) I rolled the flower in Resplendence 'Angel Dust' - my new favourite in the Creative Inspirations Range.  Oh my goodness, it is sooooo delightful, the colours are beyond amazing and a little, goes a very long way.
Applying Gold to the edges of the actual book, and then the torn/distressed edges gave a beautiful shimmer, and replicates an older era of 'book'. 
Creative Inspiration Paints: Denium, Sky Blue, Gold, Blush, Resplendence 'Angel Dust'
Imaginarium Designs: Butterfly
Prima Marketing: White Flower
Kaisercraft: Pearls
Silk Ribbon: Hand-Dyed with Blush & Denium Creative Inspiration Paints
Helmar Premium Craft Glue

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Enchanted Rose Garden

Today I decided to use CI products to make an elegant card, even more elegant.  I used Cheery Lynn dies for the fairy, the roses, and the leaves. The roses were highlighted with rose quartz CI paints and on the fairy wings I used, what else, fairy dust. On the moon and wand I added jeweled inspirations for the additional bling. With all of the bling and shimmer, this definitely is an enchanted rose garden.
Barbara Washington - designer