Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Painted Flower


Paint. She used to paint all the time in high school. She painted some in college. She felt rusty as she pulled out the paints in the bright colors. She timidly dipped the paint brush in the first color and let the bristles touch the paper. The creativity came back through her fingertips and she continued on with the other colors. Paint.

This card brought me back to the time when art was fun! I don't usually combine so many challenges, but the card kind of fell together with them in mind. I knew I wanted to use paint for Teri Anderson's Playing with Paint Challenge... and the colors of the paint were to be the bright and fun hues at Off the Wall Craftiness-not to mention that I loved the flowers in the corner, which brought me to... the tissue paper medium to fit with the 365 Cards Challenge... and the sentiment Mr. & Mrs. for the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World. The layout of the card is derived from the sketch at 2S4Y.


Supplies Used: Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific) Taken with Teal (Stampin Up) Ink: Taken with Teal Marker (Stampin Up) Embellishments: Sticker Sentiment (SRM Stickers) Rhinestone (Oriental Trading Company) Teal Twine (May Arts from Practicing Creativity Designs) Tools: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Flower Dies (Provo Craft), Acrylic Paint (Apple Barrel), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

38 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh, Karen! So pretty!

    Teri

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  2. Way to combine challenges like a pro, Karen! This card is spot on for all of them! I know what you mean about paint.. The closest I've come to using real paint since high school are my Twinkling H2Os.
    I heart that flower.

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  3. I so enjoyed reading your post, Karen. Sometimes we leave that innocent creative place and try to please others. We forget the gut, creativity that we came from. All we can do is strive for more and learn as we go. Your flower is stunning!

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  4. Gorgeous! I looooooove the colors in that bloom!

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  5. I honestly have a tough time thinking you ever forgot that art is fun! :)
    Wonderful job combining challenges- and what a great end product! That blossom makes you want to reach out & touch it! :)

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  6. This is so pretty! LOVE IT!

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  7. Beautiful, and I'm very impressed you combined so many challenges!

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  8. What a great take on the sketch and inspiration! Love that cutout!

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  9. How Beautiful! I love the effect of the tissue paper, so thin and life-like. I haven't tried paint, but I suspect the tissue would draw the color up like a long, cool, drink of water! Great idea!

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  10. Wow! I love this flower! You rocked it!!!!

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  11. I wish I lived near you so I could attend a class where you teach us lay folk how to make such stylin' flowers! Love it! I love the funky bow coming off the side as well!

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  12. gorgeous Karen - love the color combo and that flower is amazing! Good luck with your challenges!

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  13. KAREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!

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  14. wowza girl...you jam packed a bunch of challenges for your ultra-gorgeous creation!!!

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  15. Wow Karen! This is stunning. Love the white on white, the painted flower the touch of blue. This is so beautiful. I'd be surprised if you didn't win at least one of those challenges.

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  16. I was thinking of combining challenges, but wasn't sure. You pulled them together beautifully, makes me think I could combine challenges...think I will try it! Once again you have inspired me!

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  17. It is brilliant to combine all these challenges in a single card.
    The flower is fabulous, I like!

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  18. I enjoy coming here to read your "pre-post" comments so much Karen. Today's was great. It really made me think of my intention to major in art eons ago, and all the fun classes I took before "waking up" to join the working world by choosing a major more viable, money-wise!
    Great card. Perfect for the trigger challenge.

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  19. great job combining all those challenges.. wow! Love that bold and bright flower. Beautiful card gf!

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  20. Way to rock a number of challenges with one fabby card! I love your bold bright flower contrasting against the white! Simply fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  21. pure gorgeousness! fabulous take on the trigger!

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  22. GORGEOUS card, Karen! I love everything about it!Sorry that I won'be around much to comment. Please read my post in the next day or two. xoxox

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  23. Love, love, love that flower, Karen! Simply a-mazing!!!

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  24. FABULOUS take on T's challenge!! it's a great card- love the pop of color!

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  25. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!!!
    I LOVE that flower!!! Awesome card!

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  26. Love that flower and your card! Absolutely stunning!
    TFS!!

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  27. This is stunning, Karen! Such a 'wow' factor ... I LOVE, love, love it!

    Uh oh, someone got bit by the challenge bug, lololol! They're v-e-r-y addicting!

    Sending hugs!!

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  28. Wow this is a fantastic card!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  29. So cute girl! I love that flower :) Thanks for playing along in my challenge!

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  30. So, please elaborate. You must have painted your tissue paper? The color is so rich! You were right to let it have all the attention!

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  31. that is one crazy good flower, wow!! totally rocked those challenges:)

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  32. i LOVE the flower, and your design is SOO fabulous... great job w/ the combination of the MFW trigger and 2s4y--i love it all :D

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  33. You rocked all the challenges! That flowers is HOT HOT HOT! Thanks for sharing at 365 Cards!

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  34. wow! absolutely fabulous take on the sketch!! love love love this!

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  35. Hey Karen! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

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  36. Gracious! I don't think that I've ever seen anyone take on so many challenges, at once, so eloquently before! Just gorgeous!

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