Friday, March 9, 2012

Creative Inspirations Paint and Great Impressions Stamps Blog Hop


Hi! And welcome to the Creative Inspirations Paint/Great Impressions Stamps Blog Hop! The designers at CI teamed up with Great Impressions stamps to help them celebrate the grand opening of their new and awesome online store and to let you see how fantastic Creative Inspirations Paints look with these stamps. You should have arrived from Deloris's blog. My stop is halfway through the hop, so if you just stumbled here, you will want to go back to the beginning, at the Creative Inspirations Paint blog so you don't miss out on some fabulous candy and plenty of inspiration! You will have until March 11th at 8:00 pm EST to complete the hop - so that gives you the whole weekend.
That's right, I mentioned candy - and it is very sweet! The winner will get to choose 5 colors of paint from Creative Inspirations and will also get a $25 gift certificate to Great Impressions! To be eligible to win, you will need to leave comments on each of the blogs and collect letters as you go to find the mystery words, and leave a comment at the end, spelling out the answer. Pretty easy, huh?


So here is my card that I am sharing today. The main image is Lady in Love (G189). I colored in some of the details with Copics, but then painted over the shadows with Creative Inspirations Paint using Sea Foam for the dress, Autumn Wheat for the background and Amethyst and Royal Purple for the frame. I also added a layer of CI's gold glitter around the border of the frame.

My background paper matched the aqua color of my lady's dress very nicely, but there was no purple to tie it together. So, the Distressed Background stamp (K94) was the perfect solution. I inked it up and was able to add the purple that I needed. This is a stamp I will be using over and over again.

To add to the vintage look of the card, I stamped the Lace Frame (H212) and embossed in white. The embossing made it seem more like a layer, rather than just background.
I absolutely adore the look of gorgeous die-cuts that have been painted in sparkly goodness!

My letter is P. Don't forget to write it down, and collect one from each blog to form the secret answer. It's time to hop on to Shanna's blog. Have fun and thanks for stopping by!

Creative Inspirations Paint

19 comments:

April said...

OMGoodness...your coloring is to die for! I love your project...wow!! Great use of the GI stamp!

littlen said...

beautiful work. love the purple. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Anne Temple said...

WOW, this is stunning! Love the colors you chose.

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous card. Love that stamp and the painted die cut borders are beautiful.

Shanna Shands said...

Beautiful creation. I love the colors.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so stunning with the rich colors and beautiful stamp

Lori said...

I'm your biggest fan...love it.

Holly said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! Love the scalloped edges at the bottom and that romantic stamped image!

Kianel said...

Amazing card as always Gini! Love the colors!
Love from France, Kianel.

Angela Crandall said...

I love that Distress Border, too. Use it a ton! Pretty colors on a pretty card! I have been amazed with just how much this paint shimmers!

2peasinapod said...

Your card is lovely! I love purple! It's one of my favorite colors! Hugs Brenda

Deloris said...

What a beauty! Love it!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Love all the shimmer! Great stamps used!

superdidine said...

very pretty card

Jenny said...

This is just beautiful! You have inspired me to bring out my doily stamp! Amazing coloring too!

~ Jo ~ said...

WOW what a gorgeous card!!! I love the deep purple tone and that image is beautiful!

Mary K said...

The pastel colors blend nicely and the shimmer of the paint adds the dimension and shine. Beautiful card!

Sammibug said...

Stunning! Love it!

Kassi said...

beautiful! and the bow... gorgeous!