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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shimmer Flowers

Hello!


Today is my first project post for the Creative Inspirations blog.  If you've ever wandered around my blog, you'll know that I use these paints and products a LOT.  They're so sheer and shimmery that I can't resist adding them to many of my cards.

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Today's card features some fun flowers that I made using several colors of CI Paints and the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die.


Normally I like to use lots of texture and patterns, not to mention glitter and shimmer, on my cards but this flower is so colorful that I decided to let it stand alone (almost).  It was so much fun! 

First I die cut all of the pieces several times each out of patterned CS, then I sprayed them with water and scrunched them to give them, well, a tattered look.  They are very fragile at this stage and easily susceptible to tearing, as you can see on the green flower with the long, thin petals.  Not a problem, the torn off petal can be attached later.

I painted them with multiple layers of paints, first with Tutu Pink around the centers, then Sky Blue, Mellow Yellow, and Sage for the appropriate colored layers.

Then I layered them, centering them with a pearl.  See how the patterned papers show through the layers of paint?


Here's one closeup showing the shimmery goodness...

...and another closeup showing the patterns.

And that was all there was to it!  I have lots of flowers left over for future projects as I got a little carried away while making them.

The rest of the card was simple.  A quick run through the Big Shot for the base layer with a dot embossing folder, a simple sentiment enhanced with pearls from my stash, and some Metallic Inspirations matte brads finish this simple, yet still colorful card.

Thank you so much for joining me and I hope we see you over at our latest CI Challenge, the theme of which is Anything Goes!

Happy crafting!


Colors used:

Sage, Sky Blue, Tutu Pink, Mellow Yellow


Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Color
Inky Impressions #105 - Punches/Dies
Allsorts #203 - A Passion for Flowers

11 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! Such a gorgeous flower, the colours are just fantastic. I love the sentiment too.
Sue xx

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW!!! That flower is luscious!!! Great simple card. :) LOVE it!

Laine said...

Fabulous flower project Shea, such sparkle and shine.
Laine
xx

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Very cool flowers Shea! Love the colors you used and the shine is magnificent!
~Deb~
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, beautiful. Embossing in the background. Love your flower and the shimmer is gorgeous. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wowser, wowsee, wowsu! This is just incredible Shea and what an awesome project for your first CI post. I just love that you made the flower the true star of the card. The embossed white is the perfect background. Love how you created and painted up the flowers and that sentiment is the perfect accompaniment. Just gorgeous Shea.

Hugs,
Lisa

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catherine said...

This is lovely Shea and thanks for joining us this week over at Allsorts
x catherine

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week Tracy x

Heather said...

Gorgeous Flowers Shea!! I love those colors. I have not seen these paints before...I may just have to get some!! Great first project!!
Hugs!!
Heather

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