Sunday, January 9, 2011

CI Paints: Inspired By....Textures

Another fun challenge at Creative Inspiration Paints this week:

Inspired By: Textures

Here's my card I made for the challenge:
I love the Create A Critter cart and wanted to make some Valentine's card with it.  So I thought I'd make a card for the challenge using this cart.

A close-up of the bumblebee.
First off...look at all the SHIMMER!!  I just love these paints!!  For texture, I used some of my cuttlebug embossing folders.  I used "Tiny Bubbles" for the wings and "Candy Stripes" for the yellow stripe on his body.

I used CI Paints "Ivory" to cover his wings, "Coal" for his body and "Fairy Dust" to fill in a few of his stripes.

It is kind of hard to tell, but I used chalks to add some "blush" to its cheeks.
I used a polka dot background, but then did a little embossing by hand, the old way - before I had a cuttlebug.
I used my embossing style to randomly add a few circles on the sheet of paper.  I used the "Tiny Bubbles" folder.  I then used a paint brush to cover these circles with "Fairy Dust" CI Paint so they would stand out more.

I also embossed a little heart next to the sentiment with a brass plate I had of different shapes.  I then covered the heart with "Tutu Pink".

I hope you've enjoyed my card and hope you'll share a creation with us on the CI Paints Blog.  At the end of the month we draw a name from everyone that joins in our challenges for the month and the lucky winner gets to picked 5 jars of whichever colors they'd like! 

If you'd like to see all the different CI Paint colors or would like to place an order you can find them here.  These paints are really amazing!

Have a nice day!



Catch the Bug: Emboss
Craft Your Days Away: Anything Goes
CES Challenges: All Creatures Great and Small
Mark's Finest Papers: Embossing
One Stop Craft Challenge: Card for Kids


Cindy Gay said...

Love the little bee and the tiny bubbles on the polka dot background. Have a nice Sunday.

Doreen said...

This is just fabulous Kendra I love the colours. Thanks for sharing this with us at

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cute! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Becky said...

This is so cute! Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Berenice R. said...

So adorable! Love the cute bee :)

Chrissie said...

This is a really cute card, I love this bee!
Thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC this week!

Chrissie said...

Me again, I was wearing the wrong hat on my last comment...I meant to say OSCC! Ooops!

Crafting Joanne said...

A lovely card Kendra and such a cute bee.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Joanne x

gina g said...

Fabulous card Kendra. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This is SO CUTE!!! :-)

Jenny said...

This is adorable! I love the embossing on the wings, great idea! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge with us!

Virgo5 said...

Oh isn't that cute, great card!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Jodie Mackrell said...

this is adorable! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at Catch the bug!

Francesca said...

A wonderful card for a child

Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck!


sgc said...

Kendra--very cute card! Love the bee! Thanks for playing along with the Bugaboo Challenge.

Emma said...

Such an adorable the sentiment.
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges.
Hugs Emma x