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Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Holidays this Friday!

Hi there CI Paint lovers! I hope you are all doing well on this Friday. Emily here with a holiday card I created using the gorgeous CI Paints. UPDATE: I have edited the photos since this was originally posted. I woke up this morning and took new photos so you could enjoy the way this card REALLY looks!!

Today's card was created using the Gingerbread Land collection by Nikki Sivils along with Chocolate, Mint, Spring Green and Rose Quartz paints in addition to Deliquesce Fine White Embossing Powder.  


The close ups below show the paints and powder much better than the original. The only part of the card I used the paints on was the gingerbread girl. I decided since she was the focus of the card that I would use them on her. She looks so cute in person.:) 

Below are all of the Creative Inspirations Paint products used in the card today.

Thank you for stopping by on this Friday! I will see you soon! 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Clear embossed snowflake with Creativie inspiration Deliquesce embossing powder

Good Morning Friends,

This is  Diana (AKA: DIANA L.) from DL.ART with an extra post for the month that I get to share with you  here at Creative Inspiration Paints.  I love these paints, but for this design I chose to use the Deliquence clear embossing powder to give the snowflake on the little purse a wet, freshly fallen snowflake look I used  a combination of  core'dination, recollections, canvas corp and PTI cardstock. I made 4 different cards for each little purse favor and I made the envelopes to  match. I did these by hand if anyone would like the folds and measurements let me know. I was able to get 2 envelopes to fit the 3x3 cards from one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11. 

 The flourish and Creative InspirationI Deliquesce clear  embossed snowflake decorating the front of the purse

The four different designs of the cards that are in the purse, are from Teresa Collins December 25 cricut cartridge

  Another image from the Cricut December 25th cartridge

Remember there is also a challenge going on right now at Creative Inspiration paints, for a chance to win these awesome paints. Anything goes. If you can't wait to see if you have won the paints, they are on sale right now through January 1st- 10% off

Click here to go to the challenge.  

Click here to order the paints


Thank you for stopping by, I love to read your comments, Have a blessed Day, Diana

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Painted Chevrons

Hi CIP fans!  Dana here today sharing a layout. I had fun playing with a neutral palette for this page, but I also wanted to add some fun pops of color.  I cut out several chevron shapes from my background paper and then backed the empty spaces with painted pieces of cardstock in some of my favorite colors; Burt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Burnt Clay and Chocolate.

I love that I'm able to add color and a fabulous shimmer in one step with Creative Inspirations Paints. With 55 vivid colors to choose from, it is easy to pick paint colors to match or accent paper collections.

If you haven't tried this paint and would like a chance to win some for yourself, join in on any one of the weekly challenges each month.  You don't need to use Creative Inspirations paints to play along, but if you do, you double your chances of winning! Also, don't forget about the 10% off all marked products going on this week! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 27, 2012, What do you think of Angel dust and fairy dust?

Good Morning Friends,

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
This is DIANA L. from DL.ART s my Design day hereat Creative Inspiration Paints and it is also the last Tuesday of the month. Where did this month go? I got some spellbinders the other day 50% off loved the deal and this tree is one of them. I used Creative Inspirations Resplendence Angel dust to give the tree its sparkle  and the Merry Christmas is from Quick kutz and I used Creative inspiration fairy dust shimmering paint. I love this elegant clean and simple look. 

There is also a challenge going on right now at Creative Inspiration paints, for a chance to win these awesome paints. Anything goes. If you can't wait to see if you have won the paints, they are on sale right now through January 1st- 10% off
Card stock PTI: vintage cream

Click here to go to the challenge,  my good friend Jessica over at Chick-n-scrap comes up with these awesome challenges and great designs, you may glean some inspiration when you visit her blog. Don't just stop there the team is a wealth of inspiration. You can check all of us out at Creative Inspiration paints  

Click here to order the paints

Have a blessed Day, Diana

Monday, November 26, 2012

Creativity is Allowing Mistakes

Hello, and Happy Monday! Emily here today with a project using some wonderful Creative Inspirations Paint. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Was it full of good food, family and friends? Mine was wonderful. I spent the holiday with some good friends and my boyfriend since the kiddos were with their dad this Thanksgiving. :) 

Today I have a tag I made using a shipping tag, twine, Prima Flowers and wood piece, pin, stamps, distress ink and lots of CI Paints. If you don't already have all of your favorite CI Paints, now is the time to get them. For the holiday season all marked products on the website are 10% off!!! 

Here is my tag... 

In the close ups below you can see all of the lovely glimmer, shimmer and bling of the paints! Each time I use the paints, I am amazed at how wonderful they look. They also dry well, and aren't sticky like some other shimmer paints I have used in the past. 

The paints used on the tag were: 

I hope you've enjoyed my tag today, and will see you again soon with another project!! Don't forget about the 10% off all marked products and also about the Anything Goes Challenge going on this week!! 

Have a great day!! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

CI Paints Inspired By: Anything Goes

Thanks to all those who joined in our "Thankful For You" challenge, 
we enjoyed all your wonderful creations!
 Check the post below to see the Top 3!

This week's challenge is:
Inspired By: Anything Goes
Here's some inspiration:
A sweet dimensional apple for my hubby :)
I am sure you know by now how much I LOVE CI Paints embossing powders...
My project uses the Deliquesce Clear embossing powder for the sentiment.
I stamped my image using Versamark and Distress Ink then cover it all in the clear embossing powder...
Heat it up and the results are awesome!
I also used CI Paint in Sage to paint the leaf..
Adds just that little extra shimmer I was looking for!!

I hope you have enjoyed my project and will play along with this week's challenge!!
Remember you do not need to use CI Paints on your projects but if you have them we would LOVE to see how you used them!!
As always 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: Thankful For You

Thanks to those who joined us last week for our
Inspired By: Thankful For You challenge! 
Here are the Top 3:


 #19~ Shea

  Beautiful work ladies!
You each will receive an extra entry in our November drawing for some CI Paints of your own!
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

water painting..

Hello my wonderful friends!

I hope you have all had a fantastic week!  Anyone hit those Black Friday sales?  

Well, how about finding a comfy spot and relaxing with a little creative goodness?  

Today's tutorial was inspired by this tutorial by Dyan Reaveley. I love the look, however, I couldn't resist throwing in my own CI twist.  Ready for some super fun water painting?

We are going to be working on watercolor paper because it can handle the abuse of lots of water. You are also going to need some dark waterbased dye ink. I prefer working with Distress Inks because I know they react well with water.

Step 1: Cover your watercolor paper with ink. Lay it on thick. You will get the best results using dark colors, but I like to have a little pop of bright or light peeking through.

Step 2: Dry your paper. Heat set it, or walk away for a while. The Distress inks are made to stay wet longer so you can emboss with them. They may feel dry to the touch, but don't let that fool you. (You'll see I rushed things a little...)

Step 3: Rub your dry watercolor paper with an embossing buddy (or other such anti static powder duster).  Again, this is to ensure the embossing powder doesn't get stuck where you don't want it.... (again, I didn't do so well with that step... you'll see.)

Step 4: Stamp an open lined image using a clear embossing ink.

Step 5: Cover with Creative Inspirations Deliquesce powder and tap off. I wasn't careful enough with my drying, so I had lots of stray powder, so I'll show you how to fix that.

Step 6: (if needed) take a fine dry paintbrush and gently wisk away any stray powder. It took some time, but the image cleaned up well.

Step 7: Heat the Deliquesce powder to melt it.

*note: you can just stamp the image with a waterproof ink, but the embossing will give a "well" to hold the water. It just makes it easier to keep the water inside the lines.

Step 8: Use a paint brush or a water brush to paint plain water onto the desired area.  You will want to work in small areas at a time.

Step 9: Let the water sit on the image for 5-10 seconds to activate the ink, then place a paper towel over it and press down. This will lift off the ink, giving it a bleached look.

You can repeat this step multiple times to achieve the desired look (this is why we wanted watercolor paper!). Keep in mind that it will dry a little lighter than it looks right after removing the paper towel.

Step 10: Continue doing this until the desired areas are highlighted. They end up with chalky looking finish. 
This is very effective left there, but let's add a little "WOW!" factor, shall we?

Step 11: Paint the bleached areas with Creative Inspirations paint. 

 Fairy Dust our clear paint, so it won't change the color, only pack it with shimmer.  Absolutely beautiful!

However, Fairy Dust isn't the only color that works well... Here I used Autumn Wheat.  This gives it a delicate gold sheen.

Why stop there?  Silver Frost colored the dragonfly wings for this one. I used Mint for the leaves, Autumn Wheat for the flower, and a very diluted Antique Copper for the center.  When you are using dark colors, add a water to them to make them thinner. This will help keep the bleached look.

So, there you have it... a fun way to literally paint with water. =)


Friday, November 23, 2012

Altered Burlap Pumpkin, Gift Tag & Holiday Sale!

                                 Happy Friday CI Friends!
We appreciate our Creative Inspirations followers and customers so we are having a 10% off sale on Paints, Glitters and Embossing powders until Jan.1st 2013! This is a great time to save on the products & add any of these items to your Christmas Wish List!
Here is the link to the store to view the sale of the
CI products!
Here are two projects below showing some more CI paints, glitters and the jeweled Rhinstones! Here's my last Fall item I altered using the CI paints on the burlap pumpkin! For the pumpkin I used Raw Sienna which is the color to the left, the middle color is the Burnt Clay and the color to the right is called Mango. I love the rich Earth tones in these colors and love the shimmer! The stem I used Mocha Latte but I added the color very lightly.
For the flower I used Burgundy, and for the leaves I used Emerald.
Close up of  the shimmer is below!

Look at all the shimmer!

Here are the colors I used below!

The flower and leaves.

Here's a quick gift tag I made for Christmas using my daughters first initial.  
I used the Resplendence Emerald green glitter, used the Siam jeweled rhinestones, chocolate CI paint for the trunk, and added some Gold CI paint to the center and edges of the ribbon.
I love the sparkle of the glitters, and what a fun color for Christmas!
Siam Jeweled rhinstones

Gorgeous Gold color and it would be perfect for Christmas and New Year projects!
Look at all that Sparkle! More amazing colors in the store too!
Thank you for visiting the Creative Inspirations Blog!