Friday, January 25, 2008

Painted wishes

For the Ways to use it challenge, Julie challenged us to use good ole paint!! I wasn't going to do it as I still needed to do the Sketch Challenge and didn't think i could combine the two. But on the sketch challenge, there is a section going across the middle of the card. hmmmmmm I have a whole stack of chipboard shapes... wonder if any of them would work? Lo and behold, one will work perfectly!! But what colors? well...

I decided on a Monochromatic card in shades of green.

Did you know you can add reinkers to white acrylic paint? I don't have a ratio, just keep adding drops of reinker until you get the desired shade. I may have had close to 40 drops of Mellow Moss and it still was light.

I painted a misc. chipboard piece and helped it dry some with the heat gun! Added holes with crop-a-dile for the ribbon. Using Always Artichoke ink, I stamped Birthday Wishes onto the chipboard. The background is Floral stamped in Mellow Moss Craft ink and stamped on Vanilla cardstock.

Stamps: Floral, Sincere Salutations
Paper: always artichoke, old olive, vanillia
Ink: old olive craft, always artichoke
Accessories: white acrylic paint, old olive reinker, crop-a-dile, ribbon, chip board


Kim Mraz said...

stunning card :)

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Sweet....Love everything about this!!!

Kathy W said...

Beautiful card. The colors are striking the way you have it matted, and the floral background is elegant. Thanks for sharing.