The color you see is the color you get!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Art Journal - Deep Blue Sea

Hi CIP followers!  I'm sharing an art journal page with you today where I've used lots of shimmery CIP colors with my doodles.  The Rose Quartz (between lettering), Sea Foam (between lettering), and Sapphire (background) have all been thinned with water for more of a water color effect.  The other paints I've used in this project are Blue Ice, Copper, Antique Copper, Antique Gold, Buttercup and Garnet.  Each of these items can be found in the Creative Inspirations Paint store.
Here is a better look at the Buttercup tail and background colors:
The Cip Paints Used:
Don't forget to check out the current CIP challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Shimmery, Sparkly Wedding


Shea here today with a wedding card for my stepdaughter and her soon-to-be husband.  As it's an all white card, and I don't DO white (much less all white), what better reason to add shimmer and sparkle?  Creative Inspirations Paints to the rescue!

Of course I had to emboss a base layer because let's face it, that much solid, smooth white would make me run screaming for the hills.  Heh.

The little birdies were a natural for painting with Winter Frost...

...and the double layer heart-shape twiggy die cut lent itself to some strategic and generous helpings of Resplendence Angel Dust.  Oh my, how it sparkles!

Some teeny, tiny pearls for the eyes and sentiment, and some Jeweled Inspirations (small) on the corners finish things off.

Thank you for joining me, and don't forget to head over to the Creative Inspirations challenge blog.  The current challenge is Anything Goes!

Happy crafting!

CI Supplies used:

Winter Frost paint
Resplendence Angel Dust
Jeweled Inspirations

Monday, May 27, 2013

You Make My Heart Sing

Hello friends! Today I have an Artist Trading Card I created using some of my favorite Deliquesce embossing powders from Creative Inspirations Paint! 

I must admit, until this year, I had NEVER embossed anything! I owned an embossing gun and a couple of powders, but had never used them! Now I absolutely love embossing whenever I can!!! 

Making this was super simple. Using some Coal paint, my Gelli Plate and bubble wrap, I created the background of the card. I used Versamark embossing ink and a stencil for the sentiment and embossed some Deliquesce Super Sparkle Red over it. It really sparkles! 

I cut the heart out of some packaging and primed it with white gesso. Using my Versamark pad again, I stamped the musical notes and embossed using Deliquesce in Fine Black. I used some Garnet paint on the edges of the heart and also to color the smaller heart inside. 

Here are some close ups of the heart and sentiment... check out that shimmer and sparkle! 

I hope you've enjoyed my card today, and that you all have had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! Remember that our Inspired By: Anything Goes Challenge is still going on this week!! Get your entries in!!  

Before I say goodbye, here is a recap of the paints and powders I used: 

Have a great day!!! 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Inspired by: Anything Goes ( week two)


Good Morning This is DIANA L. from DL.ART 

with today's  friendly reminder that this is week two of the Anything goes challenge and
some  inspiration.

Inspired By: Anything Goes

I made a set of four tags

All with the same theme

of course you can guess

Alice in Wonderland

Aren't the paints and the embossing powders awesome?  I have loved the Alice story ever since childhood and these are the colors that always remind me of the story.

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!

If you would like more info on my project please stop by my blog


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!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

resin-ating awesomeness...

Well, my wonderful friends, I hope you are ready for some fantastic news....

Creative Inspirations Paint 

now sells....


So, what is Resinesense?  Well, let me give you a little introduction, shall I?

To sum it up, Resinesense is a one part, clear UV resin.  MEANING... Simply apply or pour in a  mold, set in the sun or under a UV lamp to cure, and ta-da! Custom Resin embellishments! Yeah... I'm pretty excited about this. :)

Now, this would be a super long tutorial if I tried to teach you EVERYTHING in one day, so I'll share a little to get your creative juices flowing, and you can keep your eyes peeled for more tutorials on this fun new product in the future...

Let's take a look at molding some resin embellishments... 

for this, I used some Amazing Mold Putty and a clear stamp to make a custom mold (how stinkin' cool is that!!!), however, you can also buy pre-made molds.

Simply fill the mold with the Resinesense. Keep the tip of the bottle close to the mold. It has a consistency of honey, move slowly and allow it to flow into crevices. You don't want to create any air bubbles, so just take it slow. You can use a toothpick to help encourage the resin if it doesn't want to move into some of the tighter spaces. If you do get bubbles, try to remove them with the tip of the bottle or a tooth pick. 

Don't over fill your mold.

Now set in the sun or under a UV lamp to cure... I usually let mine cure for around 20-30 min, then I check on them. If they are hard, and not at all sticky or wet, they are done.

So.... what if I want to add color?????

Step 1: Prep your mold by wiping it down with a little oil. (I use coconut oil just because that is what I have in my kitchen at the moment... but another member of the design team uses olive oil...) Don't go crazy with the oil! It really only takes a tiny bit!

BTW if you have a hard time getting your resin embellishments out of a mold, you can oil your mold before filling your mold even if you are keeping it clear. :)

Step 2: Brush on a layer of pigment powder such as Pearl EX or Perfect Pearls. It will stick to the oil. Make sure to dust out any extra. You don't want any piles of loose powder.

Step 3: Fill mold with Resinesense, just like I described above... slowly. Let it flow into the mold.  

Again, set it in the sun or under a UV light to cure. Since the pigment powder is just lining the mold, it will take the resin the same amount of time to cure as the resin we did nothing to.

Once cured the resin embellishments can be carefully removed from the molds. The great thing about silicone molds is that they are flexible, so removing the embellishments is easy!

Clear and an antique silver... Beautiful, huh! And totally customizable too!  You can paint these, sand these, stamp on them (with StazOn ink)

SO much fun! Just think of the possibilities! And making your own molds... your world of possibilities just multiplied by.... 

Ok... Just blew my mind trying to think!

And that is just getting started! The CI design team and I have SO many more ideas up our sleeves to share with you! 


(yes, I just squealed. I got all worked up thinking about stamps, and molds, and resin embellishments, and paints, and.... breathe... breathe... breathe...)

Ok... you can buy Resinesense HERE.  (and you can pick up the UV lamp you saw me using there too if you want.)


*edited: the link to buy Resinesense is now fixed! Sorry about that!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Father's Day Fishing

Hi CIP followers!  I have a Father's Day card to share with you today (using one of Mo's Digital images).  I've used some of the shimmery CIP colors, along with 2 sizes of the Jeweled Inspirations bling.  The paints are Chocolate, and Blue Ice.  Each of these items can be found in the Creative Inspirations Paint store.
Close-up of shimmer:
Here is a closer look at the CIP products that I've used:
Don't forget to check out the current CIP challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Inspired by Anything Goes - Friendship Necklaces

Hi CIP fans!  Dana here today sharing a fun project for the Anything Goes challenge theme this week. Creative Inspirations paints work great with stamps!  I selected several of my favorite colors and a set of stamps and created these necklaces for my daughter and her friends in less than 30 minutes.

I love the sparkly finish of these paints!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 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 use them! Don't forget about the challenge going on on the facebook page. You can find all the details about how to enter HERE.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sweet Glitzy Carriage

Hello everyone, Cheryl here with a Sweet little princess card for Creative Inspiration Paints. Today I decided to use LOTS of CIP's Resplendence Angel dust. LOVE this stuff!! Its a MUST HAVE :) I used a ton on the Bella Spring Corners, and the Carriage.

I Love the look of all the shimmer and glitz this gives. Of course I got glitter everywhere in my craft room, even on the CAT! Oh boy, poor baby!!LOL You think after all these years he would learn not to sit underneath me.....LOL oh well...

In the bottom photo its really hard to see any of it. I think due to the angle of the photo. Anyways I had a lot of fun designing this card, and thank you for looking!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day!!
hugs to all,

Monday, May 20, 2013

Shimmery Washi Tape

I am so excited to share my post with you today!

I've decided to create my own 
Shimmery Washi Tape!!

White Medical Tape
Wax Paper
Paint Brush (optional)
Embossing Powder  

Start by placing a few pieces of tape on some wax paper and then using a paint brush, paint some shimmery paint on the tape! 

Next use the background stamp or other stamp of your choice to add a pattern to your "faux" washi tape!

I then cut the "washi tape" in half, to make it a little smaller and created my card!

The shimmery washi tape is so pretty!!

I used CI Paint Fuchsia, Plum and Tutu Pink.

For the bottom two pieces I embossed the stamped images with Deliquesce Fine White embossing powder!

It was so much fun creating my own washi tape!!

Have a shimmery day!!