Friday, March 9, 2012

CI + GI = fabulous!

Hello all my fabulous friends, as well as all those dropping by for the first time!  Today I am super excited to say that Creative Inspirations Paint and Great Impressions Stamps have teamed up for a fabulous blog hop to celebrate the Grand Opening of Great Impressions' new online store!!!!  

If you came here from Theresa's blog, you are on the right track. If not, you're going to want to start at the beginning by clicking HERE.  At each blog, you will find a letter. Gather all the letters to get the secret message, so you can leave it in your comment on the last blog (Great Impressions' blog) to be entered to win a prize!  And what is the prize?  How about 5 jars of Creative Inspirations Paint (winner's choice) and $25 gift certificate for Great Impressions!  Man, that's a prize worth hopping for! =)

Everyone on this hop was given GI stamps and CI paint and told to get creative...

 Isn't this Victorian Lady stamp just BEAUTIFUL?  So vintage-y and detailed! 

 I wanted to leave the image with a "hand tinted" look, so I used several colors of Creative Inspirations paint to tint the roses and leaves both above the frame and in her arms.  Although CI has a huge selection of colors, I still like making my own.  The dusty pink blend is one of my favorites made with Rustic Red, Lavender, and Winter Frost. 
You can see that even small painted areas are still filled with shimmer!

I didn't have a ribbon the right color, so I took a sheer white ribbon and painted it with the same blend of Creative Inspirations paint I used on the roses. You may also notice the faint swirls behind the lace.. the Simple Elegance stamp is fabulous as both a stand alone image, or a filler! It's gorgeous!

Ok, I suppose you want my letter now? My letter is O

Your next stop is the talented Kendra

Make sure to collect all the letters so you can be entered to win! You will have until March 11 @ 8pm EST to enter!

Enjoy!
~Kassi

Supplies Used:
Paper: My Minds Eye, white cardstock
Ink: Distress (Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Black Soot), Archival Ink (Sepia, Coffee)
Stamps: Great Impressions "Victorian Lady", "Simple Elegance"
Creative Inspirations: Paint (Green Olive, Rustic Red, Lavender, Winter Frost, Gold)
Deliquesce (Clear)
Other: Webster Page flower, Tim Holtz Adornments, bead, ribbon, lace

18 comments:

April said...

First of all I love your post title...too cute...second...omgoooooodnesssss....I am soooo painting ribbon now that I saw yours!!! Fantastic use of the GI stamps!

Anne Temple said...

Love the colors and how you highlighted certain areas with your pink mixture. Great vintage feel.

littlen said...

great project. beautiful work. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous card. I love that stamp and love what you did with it.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

So beautiful! love how you used the paints with this beautiful image. So creative to paint the ribbon. That is my favorite color

Lori said...

Beautiful. So lovely and delicate.

Holly said...

Oh MY! What a gorgeous, romantic, Elizabethan-age card! Stunning!

Kianel said...

Oh Kassi, your card is amazing and sooo vintage! Love it!
Love from France, Kianel.

Angela Crandall said...

Love that golden layer...with all that shimmer I thought your project was a tin! :) Simple Elegance is a beautiful image...my wish list just keeps getting longer...

Deloris said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!

2peasinapod said...

Wow! This is just beautiful!!! I love it! Hugs Brenda

~ Kendra ~ said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love what you did with the stamp, love the added crown. Great shimmer!!

superdidine said...

very pretty card

Shanna Shands said...

I really really love the work you did on this card!

Jenny said...

Wow! Love the paper tearing and the vintage feel of this - very inspiring!

~ Jo ~ said...

WOw just beautiful!!! Love the colors!

Mary K said...

Another technique to make my stamps do double duty...love it! The glimmer & shine is definitely my style.

Sammibug said...

What a wonderful vintage creation! Absolutely beautiful!