Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tuesday Trigger Butterflies

I'm playing along with the Tuesday Trigger challenge this week, and here is the inspiration pic:
Such a cute dress!  I thought the butterflies looked like they had been watercolored, so I played with my Creative Inspirations Paints.  Another focus:  the armholes.


The butterflies were die cut with Beautiful Wings Embosslit from Stampin' Up!, using white cardstock. I painted each one in the colors of the inspiration dress.


See the "armholes"?  I used a 1" circle punch to dress up the corners.  And just check out that shimmer on the 'flies!  I have a list of the paint colors used in the supplies at the end of my post.

Another challenge entered: Papercraft Inspirations, from the UK - Punched Shapes.

This is for my friend, Maria F (aka rieslingmama), who lives in Germany.  Maria kindly surprised me with a Tuesday Trigger card she made and a package full of German items, like sheet music, a menu, wine labels and more.  She congratulated me on my weight loss thus far (I am now down 17 pounds since 2/6/12) and gave me encouragement.  How sweet is that?!

And can I just say a few things about Creative Inspirations Paints?  These paints are so amazingly beautiful, and have many good qualities about them.  I even took a picture of the 59 colors, so you can see the range of hues:


Things I love about CI Paints:

  • They dry quickly (just mix paints with a little water to help slow drying time if you need to)
  • The shimmer is out-of-this-world
  • You can use it on cardstock without paper warping, but the range of paintable items is almost limitless
  • To blend two colors together, as I have here, just wet your paintbrush and gently blend where the colors meet
  • A little goes a long way
  • So many colors!

Thanks for joining me today!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Essential Messages - Hero Arts
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other: 1" circle punch - SU; Peach, Burnt Clay, Rustic Red, Tickled Pink, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Plum paints - Creative Inspirations Paints
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34 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Well if this isn't spot on I don't know what is!!!! So beautiful Col! I love your approach for sure! The armpits only you and your eye for inspiration would be able to bring beauty to armpits!!!! :-)))) Have a great weekend friend!

PS the shot of the paints are beautiful too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfect!! Love the colored bflies~

Leintje* said...

I've never worked with these paints, but your result looks AMAZING! The butterflies card is Beautiful!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Annette said...

Perfect....great take on the trigger...those butterflies are amazing..

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful beautiful butterflies!

Lin said...

Love your take on the Trigger! And those paints could be a trigger themselves :)

Judy Rozema said...

Well, how perfect is this???! Love the "armholes" and the colors on the bflies are just gorgeous! I am going to have to try that paint someday when I have some extra moolah. Gorgeous card, Colleen!

Anita said...

This is so gorgeous. Love the colors you've used on the butterflies.

Benzi said...

Oh, those butterflies are dancing with shimmer...so pretty and colorful. Who would have thought of arm holes for inspiration...good thinking, Colleen!!

Lisa said...

How PRETTY Colleen!!! Love your notched armholes😊! Congrats on your weight loss too , sound like you've been working hard.

Jennifer said...

Love this card! So gorgeous....your painting is beautiful. Love the shimmer...can I say love one more time? LOVE it! Congrats on you weight loss too!

Karen McAlpine said...

Ohhh! Love the colors and that big corner rounder is very cool!!

Maria said...

Wow! Simply gorgeous, Colleen! Love the shimmery butterflies in stunning color! Great touch with the armholes, too! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, hugs!!:-))

VanessaB said...

beautiful!!! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Marlena M. said...

This is breathtaking, Colleen!

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the insp. picture, Colleen! The butterflies are beautiful and lovely touch with the corners.

Linda R said...

Your card is so cute.. I just love your take on the inspirational photo.. Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Hugs~

Vickie Z said...

Love your butterflies and the cut out corners!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOooOOOVE those butterflies! GORGEOUS:) What a beautiful card using lots of white space!!

Julia S-W said...

Such beautiful, jewel like colours - I'm liking butterflies more and more!
This is a gorgeous creation - again! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog - I come here almost every day because your work inspires and I love reading what you post. Simple as that!
Love from the UK on a fab sunny morning.
Juliaxx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

These butterflies are gorgeous. I am intrigued with the paints. Are they wet? I just bought a couple H2O's that I have been dying to try-but these interest me too!

E.T. said...

beautiful CAS creation. love butterflies, I will soon get two of Martha Stewart's butterfly punches, I cant wait to use them!!! eeee!

Bonnie said...

What beautifully colored butterflies, Colleen! I love the shimmer of the paints and the white background really makes them stand out.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, I am speechless, Colleen! This card is amazing. If this doesn't earn a Trigger Target badge, I'll eat my hat. You use your CI paints beautifully!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

You are really making me want to give these paints a try, Col! LOVE the shine on those fabulous, embossed butterflies! I picked up that folder awhile back, but I just haven't gotten to use it like I should.

Jacqueline said...

Butterflies are very special. And you make them very special with this beautiful colors you used.

Jacqueline

Suzanne Russell said...

This is one i want to just stare at for a while-to take in all of the wonderful details. Beautiful variety of embossing and the shimmery colors are perfect for the challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!

Andrea Ewen said...

Such a simple design...yet it delivers quite an impact! Those colors stand out against the white beautifully!

Leslie Turner said...

Love this one too! Love anything with butterflies. You're really having fun with those paints! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE your take on the challenge!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Didre said...

cudowna praca!!

talha said...

I love these double shaded butterflies,its smart one.

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