Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy News!

I can finally spill the beans:  I have joined the Creative Inspirations Paint design team!  Have you seen their paints?  Oh. My. Goodness.  Check HERE to see the gazillion colors!  They also sell glittered and embossing powders, and jeweled and metallic inspirations (you can check out those pretty little things HERE).

For my first painted project, I chose Lavender, Plum and Fairy Dust paint colors to dress up a plain paper flower from the wedding aisle at AC Moore craft store.


The paint is concentrated, so a little goes a long way.  I used some recycled packaging as my palette, to place just a tiny dab of paint, then spritz it with water to help the paint go further. (you could use a plastic bag as your palette, too)



I painted the petals with the two shades of purple, and used the sheer, pearly Fairy Dust to shimmerize those leaves.  Pretty, huh?

There are at least 87 tutorials on ways to use these amazing products.  One day, I sat and looked through  many of them and feel so inspired.  :o)  I can't wait to show you more projects!

Creative Inspirations Paint has a weekly challenge, with chances to win some paints of your own.  Always check the right sidebar for their current challenge link.

I'm really excited to be part of the CIP team; thanks so much, ladies, for inviting me!


Thanks for joining me!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Everyday Sayings - Hero Arts
Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke cardstock - SU; Picket Fence - Lily Bee Design
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Simply Khaki Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels
Other: pearls; Plum, Lavender, Fairy Dust paints - Creative Inspirations Paint ; Branch with Leaves Sizzlit - Sizzix; Big Shot
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27 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see what you create!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, Colleen...what fabulous news~ I have no doubt that you will make their product shine! Your card is beautiful...the shimmer on that flower is amazing! Congratulations!

lynn said...

a big congrats, colleen! very sweet card:)

Linda R said...

Congrats to you my friend. Your card is so pretty.

Marisa said...

Congrats on the DT!! Lovely card and flower.

Lisa said...

BIG hug and congrats Colleen!!! Yippee ;) What a sweet project to kick it off with too, love your twinkly flower and those cute Lily Bee papers!

Tracey said...

HUGE CONGRATS Col!!! SO happy for you!!! BEAUTIFUL card!!

Pauline said...

Big congratulations to you Colleen, I can see why they picked you for the DT! What a gorgeous flower, and a fab design on that card! Beautiful!

Benzi said...

Happy News indeed! Congrats and I'm sure you'll do a spectacular job. Those paints look like a lot of fun. Your flower is gorgeous and shimmery. Have fun trying out all those colors.

Jennifer said...

Congrats! How fun...can't wait to see more =)

Jennifer

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations on your new Design Team position, Colleen! It looks like you are going to have a lot of fun playing with their products. I LOVED seeing what you made for today's gorgeous card. Can't wait to see more of those pretty paints!

Anonymous said...

This is so freaking amazing! I am so excited for you! Your flower is pretty cool. I can just see your peacock feathers and butterflies using these fun paints and stuff. Boy, this is really fun. I think I need a couple colors to play with - just because! How about painting some of the pearls or would it not stick? Anyway, congratulations. Looking forward to lots of fun new projects! What a honor!

Chris R. from Iowa

Ruby said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations my friend, you TOTALLY deserve this. I look forward to seeing what you create, your flower is sooo pretty!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Congratulations! I bet they feel blessed to have you join their team! Can't wait to check them out! Your card is beautiful! I just love how the flower turned out!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is oh, so pretty, Col! LOVE the little bit of shine and your perfectly stunning, CAS design! HUGE congrats on your new gig, too!

Maria said...

Congrats on your new design team position! Fabulous painted flower on your gorgeous card! I can hardly wait to see more beauties from you! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

Marlena M. said...

Congratulations Colleen! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with paint. The flower is gorgeous. Beautiful card. ;)

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Congratulations Colleen! You are fantastic with ink and stamps, so this seems right up your alley! Love the card and gorgeous flower! It shimmer beautifully!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Congrats Colleen!!! The painted flower is heavenly! Your card is so pretty! I look forward to seeing what you will be creating with the paints!

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful colours and beautiful card.
Janny

Linda B said...

Congratulations, Colleen! How fantastic... and it looks like a great product line!

Bonnie said...

Love that purple!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations! Wow, what a beautiful transformation of the flower, and a really pretty card!

nwilliams6 said...

Congrats Colleen - they couldn't have picked a better DT member. I love how you showcased the product here - looks really cool! Hugz.

Cricutbug - Marie said...

Congrats! It looks like fun. Looking forward to all your creations!

Leslie Miller said...

Congratulations! Beautiful project. The flower is amazingly gorgeous with those pretty paints!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous card! And congrats on your DT position. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lily Pad Cards. :)

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