Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summer Stroll CI Paints Challenge

Another great CI Paints Challenge this week...SUMMER STROLL! I can't believe summer is almost over with! :( Pretty soon all the beautiful flowers will be gone. I love summer, for I just LOVE playing in my flower beds!

I sure am liking our weather better, last week it was up in the 90's all week (not fun to work in at all) and this week it's in the mid-70's! I love it! Makes working outside fun again!

When I think of summer, I think of flowers, so I first am sharing one of my favorite flowers from in my garden!
I just LOVE my Stargazer Lilies! Every flower bed I put in at least one Stargazer is planted! I think I have about a dozen of them throughout the yard!

And a picture of my front flower bed!

Make sure to check out the CI Blog to see all the other fun summer projects!

Now onto my project for this week's challenge!
I just got these awesome Great Impression's Stamps from a friend....I jusy love them!! Thanks for the stamps!

I thought it would be so cool to stamp the image twice and use the 2nd one to cut a few of the flowers to make it look 3-D!

I think it is so stunning! This stamps is their current stamp of the month called "Flowe Cluster" #G375.
I used CI Paints Amethyst, Plum and Lavender to color in the flower cluster with beautiful shimmer!

Here's a close-up of the other stamp! This one is alsp part of the stamp of the month stamps called "Dragonfly Wishes" #G377.

I used CI Paints Sky Blue, Sage, Mellow Yellow and Amethyst to give the flowers, dragonflies and butterflies some shimmer! I used a water brush to paing on these colors to give just a light detail to them. The dragonflies wings look irridescent.

Have a great day!

Size: 4" x 9 1/2"
Stamps: Flower Cluster #G375, Dragonfly Wishes #G377, "Friends" from Stampin' Up Set Garden Greetings
Ink: VersaMagic Purple hydrangea, Aegean Blue, Tea Leaves
Ribbon: Eggplant Shear Ribbon from the Robert Stanley Collection
Paper: Pansy Purple (Close to my Heart), Patterned Piece - Floral Dreams (K & Company)
Creative Inspiration Paints: Lavender, Amethyst, Plum, Mellow Yellow, Sage, Sky Blue
Misc: Dark and Light Purple Gems


Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- love the flower- and the bugs in glimmer is just perfect- may have to CASE this one!!! TFS

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card, amazing garden, I can almost smell those lillys here.

Clare said...

Fabulous card, love the details and WOW your garden is amazing!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful dimension and shimmer you added to your beautiful flower with the paints.

Ashley Newell said...

This is adorable! I love the shimmer on the flowers and bugs!

Creative Inspirations said...

Love the card!!! Very pretty I like the way you used the paints. Love the garden too looks peaceful.

Christina said...

I love what you have been doing with these paints, I really need to get some.

Java Jen's Creations said...

Wow!! Your flowers are beautiful!!! I really like your blog too! Your little helpers are simply adorable!! Thanks for starting this blog hop!!