Thursday, May 6, 2010

All in the Icing...CI Paint Challenge

Another fun Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! Our challenge this round was "All in the icing"! We were to alter our ribbon, embelishments, ect. with CI paints. I had a great time with this challenge! The possibilities of what you can do with these paints is endless!!

Make sure to check out the CI blog to see all the other wonderful creations!!
This round I made 3 different cards (Frog, Tulip and Congrats)! I was having so much fun I couldn't stop!! :)

For both my "Frog" and "Tulip" card I took plain colored brads and dipped them in the cover of the CI paint of choice. I used CI paint Sunshine and TuTu Pink for these two cards. After I dipped the brad in the cover I gently blew the paint to try and evenly cover the whole surface.
A picture of a brad altered with CI paint Sunshine and a plain one. I just love the shimmer!
"Frog".....Hoppy Birthday
This image is from Faith at Designed 2 Delight called "Charmed". I printed the digital stamp first on white cardstock, then gold and lastly on green. I used CI paint Sunshine to color in the crown and then used gems to give it a little bling. One the frog I used a darker green marker to color in her spots and then used a paint brush to go over the image with CI paint Fairy Dust. I also used Fairy Dust to color in the frogs eyes. For the flowers, I altered them also with Fairy Dust and Sunshine for the brads. The shimmer adds so much to the flowers, rather than them being dull. For the ribbon I used Fairy Dust also, can you tell it is one of my favorites!!

Both the tulip and butterfly image are stamped and I first colored them in using colored pencils. I then used CI paints Fairy Dust, Sage, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, and Tutu pink to give the images a ton of shimmer!! I used Tutu pink on these brads, just by tipping them into the cover of the paints, like I mentioned earlier. I also used a paint brush to cover the outer edge of the purple paper to give it some shimmer.


On this card I used Fairy Dust to give the ribbon some shimmer. I really liked how it turned out. It did make the ribbon a little more stiff, but I was still able to make a bow. For the sentiment "Congratulations" I first stamped the stamp in black ink and then used a Tsukineko Sponge Dauber dipped in Fairy Dust and dabbed it on the stamp to give the sentiment a little shimmer. In our last package of CI Paints from Molly she also sent use a Fantastix Coloring Tool Brush which I used to color in a few of the hearts in the image.
I hope you enjoy my creations!!


Lisa Somerville said...

Wow, you've been busy! Beautiful cards using the paints, great way to alter the brads!

Kassi said...

that frog is so CUTE! Great job!

Shelly Schmidt said...

You have been 'icing' up a storm! I love all of your cards- and great to see how you added the paints to brads, ribbons, and to enhance the colored images! I really like all of your cards- I cannot pick one over the others!

Conley Family said...

WOW! Great cards!! Love how you covered the brad wiht the paints!

cbuswell said...

great job on your cards, love the tulips!

Susan said...

lovely cards!

terrie said...

great looking card...well done

Anonymous said...

wow what a fantastic bunch of cards! LOVE the brad idea - never thought of that!