Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Painted Lilac card

Hi, it's Tuesday and Trena is here again with more painting. :o) I'm having such a ball with Sheena's images! I enjoy painting just as much as coloring (it's all coloring!). That is why I am having such a wonderful time with Paint Fusion. The images are versatile and Sheena's videos make it so easy to get lovely results.

To paint this lilac, all I can say is I followed the directions in Sheena's lilac video. I know! Not very creative on my part, huh?! :o) One of the things I appreciate about Sheena's videos, is that no matter what experience you've had with painting, she gives you the basics and you can go anywhere from there.
Also, she's funny and makes me feel like no matter how I may mess up, my painting can still come out nice! If you are an experienced painter, you can use her images as a guide and spice them up with your own style. For this card, I did add my own spice by using dimensional paint to outline each flower pedal.

I have the same philosophy for art and cooking. I approach new art/craft techniques, like I approach a new recipe (my mother-in-law taught me this) - the first time I use a new recipe, I follow it closely. The next time I add more of the things my family likes and less of the things that don't appeal to us.

Here's what I did:
  1. Stamped the large lilac image on card stock.
  2. As Sheena did in her video, I stippled my background layer. I double loaded the scruffy paint brush with dark blue and white acrylic inks and then pounced to cover the image.
  3. Allowed the paint to dry, then stamped the same image over the paint.
  4. I used a smaller flat paint brush to double load in lavender and white paint, and painted the pedals.
  5. I then used dimensional paint to outline each pedal. Set aside to dry.
  6. Meanwhile, I found a shinny design paper in my stash for my background. I used a stencil, distress ink pads, and small stipple brushes to create the little butterfly.
  7. I adhered all the layers then dipped a toothpick into white acrylic paint to add dots to the butterfly's wings.
Announcing last weeks Giveaway winner!! Congratulations, Carol B!

Carol said...
This is so gorgeous! Love the coloring, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B

Carol, Please email your snail mail address to: bindy@crafterscompanion.com.

This week, I had the awesome opportunity to share a card for Inspiration Monday at Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog. Please go visit for inspiration and a change to win more cool stamps!!
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Kathy said...

WOW, I love it,the lilac is beautiful. I love the way you did the butterfly,Excellent!

Paula Huiras said...

Great card and great philosophy too!

Stacy H-W said...

Great job on the card!! Congrats to Carol B!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I have looked at this a couple times and thought each piece looked cut out-great dimension with the painting!

Kathy said...

Congrats to Carol B! Make us something pretty!!!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

congrats Carol! and Trena, you really are very artistic. It's gorgeous!