Thursday, February 24, 2011


Hello Everyone- Happy Thursday!!! Remember a few years ago when the big rage in flower land was these paper Primas? Well, they keep coming out with BETTER product yet we have these left overs laying around. ACK, of course, I buy all of the new stuff too, but need to be a wise steward and use up my older things too. In an effort to do this, I grabbed my Shimmery, fabulous Creative Inspiration Paints and thought I would make some leaves and paint my Prima flowers too, to match my card!

You can use any type of paint brush you wish! I used an Aquapainter. Choose your paint color and your Prima flower. I bought a large bin of white Primas, so I will be creating a leaf with this one!

Paint directly on the flower with the paints that you like. Be careful to not over saturate with water as you paint. If you do, carefully use a Heat Tool to dry the flowers.

I did not have the right color of rose, so I mixed my own color. I used a touch of Burgundy, Rose and Fairy Frost and painted the color directly on the second Prima.

Once the paint is dry, I trimmed the Prima flower to create more of a "leafy" look.

Don't you just love the shimmer with these paints???

 Here are a few more details:

Stamps: I Brake For Stamps -  Humorous Seniors, Whipper Snapper sentiment,save yourself 10% by using the code Save10Chris 
Paper: Craft, TPC Studio Ancestral DP, Espresso, White
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Accessories: Zva Pearls, Creative Inspiration Paints Primas, Scallop Punch, Offray ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, mini Glue Dots - 

Guess what!? Creative Inspiration Paints are now available at I Brake for Stamps too! 

Here are some more details from Della - New Prima Flowers from CHA 2011 are on the website. Some are very limited. I did not bring many in. You can see them all here:

Della has added more images to the website from the Embossing Arts line. You can see them all here:

 Don't forget to check out the brand new release! There are collage postage stamps and a carnation collage. You can view all of the new releases here:

Here are some challenges I participated in...

Challenges I am entering my tags in:

Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday  - Bling It On 
Ooh La La Creations - Pink, pink and more Pink
Stamps R Us  - For the Girls
Dutch Dare Card Challenge  - sparkle/glitter/bling
Some Odd Girl – Handmade elements (leaves)
Delightful Challenges- use your scraps (prima ribbon and scraps of papers)

 Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!Chrissy D


jimlynn said...

Great tutorial and I love that cute card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful tutorial and card. I am really tickled how you did the flowers from white to bright and beautiful and how you took the blossoms and made them into leaves. That is so clever. Thanks so much Chrissy!

Pat Bowman said...

Hi Chris. Thanks for the great tutorial and inspiration. Those flowers and leaves turned out so pretty!

Collette said...

Loved the tutorial. Cute card, like the way you tiled the image - Very nicely done! Thanks for participating at the Stamps R Us challenge!

Sarah said...

oh so pretty... and an awesome tutorial! Thanks for playing with us at Some odd girl

Karin said...

How cool! Thanks for showing us how the paint works :)

Paige said...

Love the look of the tiled image! thanks for joining us at Party
Time Tuesdays!

lalkygirl said...

fab tutorial and a superb card,love the tile effect and your sentiment is spot on,
tracey ollcb gdt

Shelly's Images said...

Great tutorial....and what a fun card. I love that sentiment! Thanks so much for joining our ribbon challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

leslierahye said...

Cute card! Great use of your scraps!
Thank you for joining Delightful Challenges this week!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful card! I love the flowers and blogs for the image. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Traci S. said...


Thank you for the great tutorial. I love the way you put photos in with the wording. It really helps this viewer!

I can't wait to paint some of my flowers with my Creative Inspiration Paints. I love how you cut the flower into leaves...and you could use the extra as future leaves, also.

I REALLY like how you just mentioned being a good steward of the things that we have been blessed with. I like to read little reminders like that whenever I can. Thank you.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Caz said...

Lovely card, and fab flower, thanks for joining us this week on Some Odd Girl.

Sarah Mullanix said...

sooooo fantastic, thanks for playing along at SOG!!

Scraphorse - ├ůsa said...

Wonderful! Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl.