I'm very excited to be part of the Design Team for Creative Inspiration Paints! For my first post I created a 'Memory Book' using a variety of elements to host the gorgeous CI paints. This book is a real book, once read by many, so with a little TLC (perhaps some would say sacrilege) it
has now been altered in a major way.
Every element on my book has been painted. I used 'Winter Frost' as the cover base. 'Winter Frost' is a brilliant colour to use over 'any' colour - it simply highlights in a magical manner. The page edges are coloured using 'Antique Gold', giving that old bible appearance. The chipboard pieces by Imaginarium Designs came up a treat using the 'Gold' CI Paint - the shimmer is amazing and when in the right light it looks like millions of beautiful diamonds.
The flowers have been washed in a mixture of 'Fairy Dust', 'Pink Highlights' with touches of 'Gold' thrown in. The large rose, was painted in 'TuTu Pink', and
Beige', then a watered down mixture of 'Winter Frost', and then 'Fairy Dust' applied. All foliage was painted with 'Green Olive'. I used a variety of colours of cardstock for the leaves, so the paint gave a different depth with each colour. Very pretty!
Every die-cut element was cut from 'White' cardstock, and coloured using various coloured paints.
The paper flowers (below) came up a treat and look at all that pretty shimmer! I used paper flowers on the inside of the book, due to them laying flat, therefore they will not get damaged when the book is closed.
And before I sign out, I want to let everyone know the challenge theme this week at Creative Inspiration Paints is Easter - Challenge details can be found 'HERE'! Call on over to the Creative Inspirations Blog for more details and to enter. You have a chance of winning 5 jar's of paints, AND this month there is also a 2nd prize consisting of a $20 voucher to spend at 'Sweet Stamps'!
Till next time
Creative Inspiration Paints: ‘Gold’, ‘Green Olive’, ‘Antique Gold’, ‘Pink Highlights’, ‘Winter Frost’, ‘Fairy Dust’, ‘Ivory’, and ‘TuTu Pink’
Craft Misc: Gold Key Charm, Vintage Postcard Image (bird), Vintage Flowers, Misc Large Rose, Old Book,
Hero Arts ‘Art Flowers’, ‘White and Cream’
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs ‘Olive Branches’. Die-Namics ‘Leafy Flourish and Vintage Flourish’, Spellbinders ‘Fancy Tags Two’
Pink Paisley: ‘Artisan Elements’
Meg’s Garden: ‘German Scrap’ Key-Hole, and ‘Vintage Little Girl Picture’
Prima Marketing: ‘Ledger Paper’ 12 X 12 Paper Pad, ‘Flowers – Laraine River Rock’, Bling ‘Say it in Crystals’
Jo Sonja: ‘White Gesso’
Kaisercraft: ‘Tiny Alpha Stickers’, and Ribbon
Imaginarium Designs: ‘Long Swirly Flourish' (IDFL0005), ‘Lower Case Letters’ (IDALC0001), ‘A Capital Letters’ (IDAUC0001A), and Oval Frames (IDT0002)
Bazzil Cardstock: Green, and White
Zutter: Distress It All