Thursday, May 20, 2010

Family is Life's Greatest Blessing

Another fun challenge this week with Creative Inspirations Paints! We were to go 3D! Something I have to admit, I never did before. But I really enjoy doing this challenge. I have had this shadow box picture frame sitting around in my room for the longest time and I have always been meaning to do something with it. Well now was my chance.
I do not have a picture in it yet, as I am waiting to give this frame to my mom for Christmas with our family picture in it.
I used CI paints "Garnet" and "Fairy Dust" to cover the flowers, using a water pen.

I printed the "Family" from my Cricut using the Storybook font cart. I then used SU stamp set "Priceless" to add the swirls. I used CI Paint "Garnet"to cover the stamp and add some shimmer! Sometimes I have learned that stamping with the paints you may sometimes not get an even coat when you stamp it, but have learned it is very easy to touch up by using a toothpick! In the detailed picture below, the small circles weren't very dark, so I used a toothpick to make to add some more paint and make them stand out!

Now I am hoping to get some time this weekend to see what cool things I can do using toothpicks with the paints! I just love what you can do with these paints! They are so easy to work with! I really also like that they dry fairly fast so if you're on a roll you can keep working and not have to wait a long time for them to dry!

Finished product! I think my mom will really like it. I tried making something fairly elegant and think I accomplished my goal!!

Check the blog out to see all the other wonderful creations from the design team!!

Have a wonderful day!! The weather here has been amazing!!

10 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful framed art piece, I'm sure your mom will love it!

cbuswell said...

nice color combo, love the flowers.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this pretty picture frame- and the tip on stamping with Paints and using the toothpick to touch up any 'missed' areas. And, I love the garnet paint color! What a wonderful gift for your Mom!

Conley Family said...

Beautiful layout! I really love the stamping and the shimmer! Your mom will love it!

Kassi said...

great job! I love the stamped letters!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is beautiful!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful, it will make a great gift!

Creative Inspirations said...

That is such an awesome idea! I am going to have to try this with some of my frames.

Denise Hill said...

It is elegant. Love the colors. It's a great gift.

Jean said...

I absolutely love this!! Great job. I am going to have to get some of these paints you are using.