Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Barrettes Tutorial

Hello everyone!  My blog has been quiet, I know.  I had trouble breathing last week during a hot spell, and thought it was just the weather.  Turns out it's bronchitis, and I've been lying down most of the time.  I hate feeling like I can't breathe!  I'm anxious to get back to crafting and feeling better and visiting all of you.  (at least I'm getting in time with a good book, John Steinbeck's East of Eden - it's hard to put down)

Today, it's my turn to feature a project at Creative Inspirations Paints.  I made a set of barrettes for my 10 YO for practically no cost.  I used barrette bases, some Creative Inspirations Paints and silk flower bits, found on the floor of our local craft store (I looooove freebies!).  My daughter chose the paint colors she wanted and this girl loves her neon colors! (her mother, not so much ;)

The flower parts before painting and assembling:



A happy girl, modeling them for me --



These are the paints I used today:




What a gorgeous, shimmery rainbow line-up!  I do love these paints.  They're so easy to work with (and clean up), provide incredible color and shimmer, and come in SO many colors.  Already at affordable prices, there is going to be a SALE at their web store -- 10% off the whole month of August!  Time to stock up.  :-)

Thanks so much for joining me today!

11 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh very nice! Sure hope you are feeling back to your normal, creative self soon!! :)

Jennifer said...

Very cute and fun! Hope your feeling better soon =)

Julia S-W said...

Very pretty! No doubt she will love wearing those - not sure my 20 YO would wear them if I offered to make them though - very sad!!
So sorry to hear you are unwell. I have a lung condition and I know how horrible such episodes can be. You must rest, look after yourself and do as you are told to by the doctor!!
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Juliax

nwilliams6 said...

Glad you are feeling better! What a lovely model! Fun colors on this project - love how you changed the colors on the flowers - wonderful idea - I just need to get me some paints...

Benzi said...

Colleen, I can tell you have so much fun with these paints. What cute barrettes and your adorable daughter is the perfect model.

Sorry you have been suffering and hope you're well on the way to a complete recovery.

Annette said...

oh i am sorry you have not been feeling good. I am glad to hear you are getting better...sending your hugs...these little flower hair pieces are too cute

Maria said...

Sweet colorful barrettes! And, lovely daughter as the model! Sorry to hear about your bronchitis! Hot crazy up and down weather is difficult for so many people. I hope you feel much better very soon! Take care, hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhh, I especially love the orange, yellow and buttercup barrette! Those are all such pretty paint colors!

yyam said...

Oh dear. Please rest well.

These are delightful!

Emily Keaton said...

Fantastic, Colleen!! These are just brilliant and beautiful. I know that K. will LOVE wearing these off to school in the fall and will get a ton of compliments! Your painting and layering are spot on for each :)

Bonnie said...

These are so pretty, Colleen! Beautifully painted flowers!

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