Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Book of Memories - Creative Inspirations Paint

Hi Everyone,
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.
Inside Cover
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

Products Used:
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


Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous and I have to say those colours come out soooo beautiful! Stunning album!

Adriana B said...

Sandie this is amazing love all of it, so stunning :)

Vicky Pedlow said...

Sandie this is a beautiful piece. I am particularly loving the different hues and textures of your flowers. So pretty!

Lean said...

This is so beautiful wonderful details to.

Vicky Alberto said...

glorious details - wow

jessica said...

This is fabulous!! Way to kick off your first post as a Creative Inspirations Paint DT member!! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

Maggie Armstrong said...

I see what you mean about the paints having an amazing shimmer! And tht gold paint on the page edges looks stunning. Can't wait to try it!

Jodi said...

Wow oh Wow!!!! Absolutely amazing!!!! your work just blows me away!!!