Friday, August 3, 2012

Creative Inspirations Paints' Birthday Blog Hop

Creative Inspirations Paints is celebrating its third anniversary with a fun blog hop and a fabulous sale.
If you have arrived here from the CI blog, you're in the right place. If not, you'll want to start at Creative Inspirations Blog as you don't want to miss out on all the fun!
I'm glad you've joined us today. There will be lots of inspiration to see along the way and to a lucky winner, there is a wonderful prize. CI will be giving away 10 paints to a randomly chosen person, but to be eligible you need to leave a comment on the CI blog and all of the participating design team member blogs! You have Friday and Saturday, August 3rd and 4th to make your comments.
My project today is an ATB (artist trading block) or chunky atc. I've labeled my project "From white to bright" since I started out by gesso-ing my wooden block with white gesso and I used only white paper for the elements. Almost all of the color comes from Creative Inspirations Paints and other products.
I began by painting the gessoed block with sky blue and sage paints. I diecut two of the house diecuts from Tim Holtz complete with windows and a door. I dry embossed the house pieces with a brick texture fade, painted the house with rustic red, and layered the house over a scrap of paper painted with bright yellow for the lighted windows. I used the fence (on the edge diecut, used 2) around the whole atb to tie everything together. The fence was painted with winter frost. I cut a narrow roof and painted it with tan. On the top I added silk and paper flowers which had been dusted with Resplendence Angel Dust glitter.
On the reverse of the house, I diecut a tree (Tim Holtz) and added leaves (Cheery Lynn flourishes) and red jewelled inspirations gems for apples.




I place small flourished as vines on each side of the block.





On the other side I added a sentiment by Henry Van Dyke. (Club Scrap)
"Every house where love abides and friendship is a guest, is surely home, and home sweet home for there the heart can rest."




The result is a very colorful piece of art with lots of shimmer and sparkle.
The next stop on the blog hop is the very talented JESSICA.

Here's a look at the entire hop list:
Barbara (You're here)

I am also entering this project in several challenges:
Bloggers Challenge - alter it; City Crafters - solid colors; Three Muses - windows or doors; Marks Finest Papers Simple Salutations - building/sentiment

25 comments:

Sheri R said...

Very pretty, especially how you did the tree!

Sheri R

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

jessica said...

What a gorgeous creation Barbara! I have never heard of an Artist Trading Block but I LOVE this!!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Friday!!

Susan Martin said...

This is beautiful!! So much detail. I just love it! Love that tree with the gems for apples!

ScrappyRae10 said...

OMG this is adorable!

SAHLERS said...

Cute chunky block!
love the shimmer from the paints

Naomi Edwards said...

ooooooooooooh!!! Love your project!!! I love the trees!!! Good Luck in your challenges.

Naomi Edwards said...

I am now following your blog and pinterests!!!

www.scrapbookingforbeginners-naomi.blogspot.com

Shanna Shands said...

Thanks for sharing this with me. I have never heard of a chunky ATC!

mytherapyroom said...

Awesome opportunity to get my hands on some of your amazing paints! Great project! Love the little block house. ;) Thanks!

silvia said...

Gorgeous block!!

Dawn H said...

I LOVE the Hoouse Idea! My Grandbabies would LOVE a project like this!! thanks for the Inspiration!!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow! what a totally cool project, i love all the fabulous little details you have added! :)

Sandie Edwards said...

How adorable is this, it is so gorgeous!!

Basement Stamper said...

Your house is gorgeous, love colors of it!

Kassi said...

great job! I love the details!

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butterfly said...

Great project - I love that it's got something lovely to look at in every direction!
Alison x

Pat Moore said...

Well this is just the beginning of the fun. I love the paints.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a fun project, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous project ... I can see you really enjoyed making this ... Thanks for playing at CCCB!

~ Kendra ~ said...

How cool, beautiful project! Never heard of an artist trading block, but you did such an amazing job!!

Stampsnob said...

Great project >Looks like a lot of time and thought . Good job...........Llis

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the layers to your card. Thanks for entering MFP Simple Salutations Ch#5 Bldg.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP Simple Salutations

Linda R said...

Such an amazing project. So creative.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab chunky ATC - love the shimmer of the paints!