Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Shimmery Butterfly

Hello!  I am so excited to be part of the Creative Inspirations Paint design team, and today is my first "official" post.


At Michael's craft store, I found some chipboard shapes in the Dollar Bins and bought several packs.  This pretty, embossed butterfly was in there.  I thought it was the perfect specimen to receive some shimmery paints.  :-)


First, I wiped Whisper White craft ink lightly over the butterfly, so it hit the raised areas.  Next, I used a bunch of paints on here (all listed at the bottom of this post), and love the pearly look.  The Fleur de Lis rectangle die seemed perfect for a frame.


The bottom of the card was punched with a new-to-me EK Success Scroll Pattern punch.  Love it!


Paints used:

Thank you so much for joining me on my very first CIP post!  Hope I've inspired you to get out your paints and try this, too.



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Ink: Whisper White craft - SU
Paper: white - PTI
Other: Big Shot; Fleur de Lis Rectangle die - Spellbinders; Scroll Pattern punch - EK Success; pearls, bling - Queen & Co.; Onyx, Evergreen, Green Olive, Winter Frost, Pink Highlights, Citrus, Tutu Pink, Tickled Pink paints - Creative Inspirations Paints
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25 comments:

ChristineCreations said...

What beautiful work on this gorgeous butterfly Colleen! Stunning card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WTG on your first post! What a gorgeous project - love the color against the white!!

Linda R said...

Your butterfly looks amazing. Such a pretty card!!

Julia S-W said...

Wow! So love this art work! Dainty, elegant and beautiful.
Juliaxx

Andrea Ewen said...

Congratulations...what wonderful news! I can see by your first post that you're going to be a fabulous fit to this design team! I'll be looking forward to some awesome paint-inspired ideas!

Linda Callahan said...

So pretty! And the fancy punching is perfect with that elegant butterfly!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So beautiful, I'm going to have to get some of those paints to try, lovely.

~Tammy~ said...

I think we might have been separated at birth....I bought a ton of these packs too! My little one goes, how many of those cardboard thingys do you need looks like junk...out of the mouth of babes.

This came out so beautiful! Well done friend!

Lisa said...

How pretty Colleen ~ and what a great bargain from Michaels! Well done ;)

Marisa said...

Beautifully painted, Colleen, and I'm loving the punched border at the bottom!

Sue Lelli said...

OOH! I just LOVE that painted butterfly! The shimmer is FAB! CONGRATS on your first DT post!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Colleen, I love what you have done with these paints. Such a pretty butterfly! Congrats on your new DT post, so well deserved xx

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous and so beautiful! I can't take my eyes off that butterfly. It's so beautiful!

Karen McAlpine said...

Really pretty!! Love your color choices!!

Vickie Z said...

I've tried some shimmery paints before...not sure the same ones...this butterfly is fabulous and the white showcases it perfectly!! Spellbinders rectangle makes it pop even more!

Anonymous said...

What a shimmering delight! So gorgeous against the white! Love the colors and so fun! Great project for your first post! Can't wait to see more!

Chris R. from Iowa

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHH! Col--this butterfly is GORGEOUS! LOVE the pearls and that border punch..WOW! My jaw is DROPPED (not surprised though!)!!!

Sandie Edwards said...

I adore your card and how you coloured the butterfly, it is so unique and beautiful...

yyam said...

This is just stunning! Amazing colours and texture on that butterfly. Nicely done! :)

jessica said...

This is so beautiful Colleen! Love the shimmer of the butterfly yet the CAS card layout!
Awesome job!

Benzi said...

Wow! You made that chipboard 'fly really come alive with color. I think you are having a blast with those paints...they look awesome.
Love your scrollwork at the bottom, too. What would we do without punches? :-)

Bonnie said...

Oh, be still my heart! This is GORGEOUS, Colleen! I love the butterfly. How lucky to find it in the dollar bin! and the punching, especially at the bottom really adds a WOW factor. Gotta try that.

Shirley said...

What a find your butterfly was and what an artist, the way you used it. I am going to have to look at those paints. The card is lovely and I went off to purchase that punch and 2 others. LOLOL Like I need them...right!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, wow! LOVE all the detail and texture you've given that butterfly, girl! So pretty!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Beautiful!!!! I also grabbed those chipboard shapes, well, all 4 of the diff packets I could find ;0)

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