Thursday, June 23, 2011

Painted Shady Tree Flowers

Coffee of the Day - Caramel Creme

Good morning! whew.... I had quite the scare on my compy just a bit ago...... after I downloaded the day's updates, I logged onto the internet to discover the dreaded Internet Explorer 9 had snuck its evil little way onto my beloved Sheldon!!!! oh no, I was NOT about to let that happen! after dealing with that monstrosity for a while on David's computer, Sheldor the Conqueror quickly took out the Sword of Justice and sent the horrid infiltrator on its way....... all is safe again and I can peacefully resume my blurffing and inspirational jaunts across cyberspace. disaster averted and joy has returned! grins!

now onto a project - FINALLY you say! I was so inspired by several projects I saw on Nichole Heady's blog recently featuring these glorious swaths of paint that I had to try it for myself. and of course I just HAD to use pink paint! ;) I really like the way it turned out, in my own shabby little style, and will do this again some day soon. I used the flower trio stamps from the Backyard Spring set by Shady Tree Studio. I stamped these in brown staz-on directly over the pink acrylic paint that I brushed onto a page from an old book. the aging on the page's edges is natural, not done with inks this time. Papers are from Basic Grey Curio and Sweet Threads. the little banner die in the upper right corner is from PTI. I adore these sparkly roses from Making Memories! they come with glitter already on them, but I added a bit of stickles to the leaves for a bit more shine. the same stickles was added to the centers of the stamped flowers. I also highlighted the stamens on those same flowers with white gel pen to help them stand out a little from the paint. Couldn't for the life of me find my label maker, which is what I wanted to use to make a sentiment, so opted for these metal tiles I received in a swap eons ago......

All of you have a wonderful day! and big new stuff is coming from Shady Tree in the next few weeks! keep your eyes open for fun! :)


Deep Ocean - flowers
Use it Tuesday - die cut or punch not used before or in a while (banner die)
Hooked on Crafts - Anything Goes
Karen's Doodles - flowers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - metal
Pile it On - metal
Stampin Sisters in Christ - doodles (around the banner die, but gosh, I didn't do a very good job of it.....sigh)
Crafty Emma's - sparkly flowers
Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle - photo inspiration
Stamp Something - pretty papers
Totally Papercrafts - diecuts and punches
Southern Girls - anything goes


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow jennifer! i love this! it's elegant, shabby and just plain stunning!

do you think IE is just too popular and hackers like to "have at it"? i sure hope not. hope your compy stays safe & sound.

have a terrifically PINK day, my friend.

hugs :)

Maria Matter said...

this is a great card for Pink Day Jennifer!
Gorgeous, LOVE the swoosh of paint!
hugs & blessings!

Bee said...

Happy Pink Day Jennifer - now I know it's tough for you to use pink but you just have to try (what was that?? Pink is your middle name :o) )

Loving the card, if it tried it I'd end up with a splodge of paint not a swoosh.

Beryl xxx

Craftyanny said...

This is a gorgeous card Jennifer, it's stunning.
Thanks for joining the fun on Totally Papercrafts and Karen's Doodles challenges
Anne x

Lisa-Jane said...

Happy Pink Day! That's a very pretty project there - I can tell you are excited about the new class! Those Jelly stamps are so cute!

Tracey said...

Thankyou so much for your lovely comments on my blog, I appreciate your kindness, and er hmmmm I think it might be you inspiring me looking at your card - wow - love that paint technique going to be trying that out real soon, cant wait to get to know you better xxx

Karen said...

Such a lovely card!Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

Grace said...

Wow Jennifer this is really pretty and I love that it's pink! Happy pink day to you! I love stamping on the acrylics! I need to try this! It looks freeing!!!

PeggyR said...

I love what you did. I know my pc is acting strange.

Kari said...

This is wonderful!Love the flowers!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

Hugs,Kari :)

ike said...

That's a great idea - LUV it. Thank you for joining us at SSDS this time.
Ike xx

*Vicki* said...

Hey girl!! Really gorgeous art work here with the paint!! I love your design, so creative hun!! Thanks for sharing this!! :)

Roxie said...

I like the paint Jennifer, I'll have to get me some paint! I agree that it's elegant shabby chic!

Julie said...

Fabbie card - so elegant! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CES this week, Juliexx

Becky said...

Fabulous card Jennifer!! Very creative. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

kaylou said...

aww such a gorgeous card , thank you for joining our sparkly flower challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

MariLynn said...

This is so pretty. I love the pink paint. I think you did a great job with your doodling. Thanks for joining the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

LynneForsythe said...

ohhhhhhh the SHABB~Y~LICIOUSNESS of your creation....LOVE IT!!

thanks BUNCHES for playing along with the Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

landofstamping said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing at Use it Tuesday. Hope to see you again. - DT Heather

Gerri Herbst said...

just love your style!

Helen said...

Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Louise said...

Hi there :)
What a gorgoues card, love the flowers :)

Thank you so much for joining us at DOC :)