Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Creative Inspirations Paint –Oh the shimmer……..

Here is a project I made for a color challenge at the Creative Inspirations Paint Blog- colors Yellow, green and lavender.  Sadly, I am in need of two sympathy cards.
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I made the background of this card using a new Technique Junkies Faux Velvet technique- love it in real life!  The technique called for glimmer mist- I used my CI paint instead- I put water in my mini mister, and loaded the end of my paintbrush with paint, then stirred it inside the mini mister, adding paint until it was the correct color.  Here I used Light purple then Royal purple. I wish I could capture the shimmer in the background!  ShellySchmidtApril01closeupFCD
I colored this image from Firecracker Designs by Pamela with the Marker Watercolor Wash technique, then painted over the top with Creative Inspirations Paints Light Purple, Mango and Sunshine.  The SU marker colors are Lovely Lilac, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango.  There is a very pale highlight of Curry around the image. I added Old Olive leaves around the rose to highlight.
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Here is the same technique done with Sunshine Creative Inspirations paint in the mini mister-again, wish I could capture the shimmer. I painted the image as above and applied the CI paint over the top. There is a very pale Lilac wash outside the image. The CS is Crushed Curry from SU. 
 These cards were inspired by the Creative Belli challenge-spray it (shimmer).
The Creative Inspirations Paints are easy to use, they are water based, and a little goes a long way!  You can paint buttons, brads, paper, plastic, etc!!!  If you paint them over Copic coloring, the blending will show through. You can also color ribbon and flowers to match your project. The paints come in more than 50 colors! 
Thanks so much for stopping by- I hope these cards will bring comfort to my friends who have lost loved ones.
Shelly

26 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

these are beautiful! never heard of those paints! you can bet i'll be checking them out!

Karen Howard said...

This is stunning! Very beautiful card. Love the coloring.

cbuswell said...

really beautiful, very classic.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Sympathy cards, I'm sure they'll bring comfort to your friends.

Kathy said...

These are the loveliest sympathy cards. I always use butterflies for sympathy cards and these ones are beautiful. When I clicked on the images to enlarge them, I could really see the shimmer, so pretty.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful cards Shelly. Love that technique you used.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful cards, Shelly! Great job!!

lcamacho said...

Beautiful card Shelly,I love the color combo and images.TFS

Juliet A said...

Lovely - I can imagine the shimmer!

Joanne Gilch said...

Your cards are lovely and when enlarged we can appreciate to some extent the shimmery of the paint.

Karli said...

beautiful job on both cards. No doubt they will bring comfort to the hearts of the persons receiving them. You always do an amazing job with the TJ techniques :)

Creative Inspirations said...

You did a wonderful job!

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Liz Williams said...

And you have inspired us with these gorgeous sympathy cards. Sympathy cards are always the hardest to make for me, but these butterflies are just perfect. Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge.

Payne Holler Cards said...

i need to try these paints! sorry that you needed these cards, but they are truly beautiful! i enlarged and the shimmer is stunning!

Carrie said...

Gorgeous Shelly. I love what you did with the image. Really beautiful colors.

Annie said...

awww, both of these are so pretty!!!!

Micki Switzer said...

Your ideas are always so creative and I love seeing what you come up with. I'm gonna check out these paints. Thanks for sharing your cards.

Alison said...

I'm sorry you need them, but these are beautiful!

jdmommy said...

These cards are just beautiful! thanks for sharing them and playing in the Belli with us!

Conley Family said...

These are beautiful. They will definitely be a comfort to your friends.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Shelly - this is GORGEOUS! I love this!! Thanks so much for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Denise Hill said...

These are so soft and pretty. I love them!!

Chrissy D said...

PS - just bought this set! Love it!

Melisa Waldorf said...

So beautiful Shelly! I love how you added the leaves behind this image! Thanks so much for playing along with Creative Belli. I hope you will join us again!

Joan Ervin said...

What gorgeous sympathy cards...thanks for all the info on the paints!!! I'm so glad you joined us in the Belli challenge!!!