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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Can You Stand Some More Good News?

I am telling you that I am the luckiest girl! I am so excited to share with you my newest great news.
I have been lucky enough to be ONE of the new members chosen to join
Creative Inspirations Paint design Team!!!

This is another of those products I knew I wanted to play with-and I am so lucky to be able to.
Today is my first post so I hope I don't disappoint you with my first attempt.
I have a tutorial of sorts to share.Last week I was watching a U-stream video night with  Tracy Weinzapfel  from Helmar.
She made a heart canvas  that set my mind to thinking about using Creative Inspirations Paint.

I started with these four  mini canvases.

I started by using Gesso to prime them first. Using a baby wipe to add some colors to cover that white some.

Then I chose some colors I thought would be fun for a heart
Garnet,Rustic Red, and a little Fairy Dust.

Next I needed to pencil in a heart centered between all the canvases. I was pretty pleased with my shape.
Charcoal pencil was used to outline the image

I started by mixing the garnet and rustic red-I added some crackle medium, can't say I am thrilled with the results of this brand.
Note to self: get some real crackle medium!
India Ink and calligraphy pen are very new to me- they worked perfect to write my phrase

I decided to add some Fairy Dust at this time, I wanted a little shine on my heart.
Added a little red ribbon and some flowers and leaves to dress up the corners.
Overall I am pretty pleased with my first attempt.
Can't wait to see what I come up with
Thanks for stopping.
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  1. Yay, congrats to you! Well deserved as your creations are amazing. Hugs!

  2. Yay! You rocked this one! Love the way you did the stripes on this pretty canvas!

  3. Great canvas's! Welcome to the team, so glad to have you designing with us!!

  4. WOW! Way to go you lucky gal! Love the painting on the canvas!!

  5. WOOOHOOOOOO Congrats on your new dts sweetie, that is WONDERFUL news!!! LOVE LOVE this, your canvas design LOOKS AWESOME!!!

  6. Congratulations, Dawn! Your heart canvas is wonderful~!


    Hooray for you DAWN - so pleased for you!

    What a fab first post and such a fab tutorial/project!

    Good Luck!

    Take Care
    Big Hugs

  8. look at you busy girl, congrats! love your canvas!

  9. Wow! Dawn, when do you sleep? Wowzers, what a great canvas - love, love, LOVE it! Thanks for sharing, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

  10. Congrats on your wonderful news. Can't wait to see your designs for them. Love your canvas. :)

  11. You so deserve to be on any team, you are extremely talented and such a sweet person on top of that!!!
    I love what you did here, stunning, not sure what type of paint this is, but should be able to add shading while wet, makes me think of fabric painting, did a few canvasses myself and it is so much fun and yes, the crackle meduim can make a big difference. This would look so good against a white wall, hope you hang this.......:))
    lotsa luv

  12. I'm doing a happy dance with you Dawn! I love the heart!

  13. Congratulations Dawn this is brilliant news and what a fantastic project, it looks superb, look forward to seeing lots more.
    Lorraine x

  14. Woohoo congratulations. That is so exciting. This project is beautiful. I love hearts.

  15. Yahoooo Dawn! Congrats on your new DT position! So well deserved! Your heart project is fabulous!

  16. Beautiful project!!! I am going through Dawn withdrawals!!! So I stopped in to say hey!!!

  17. sheesh! i'm tired just KNOWing all the dt's ur on!!! and who talks more on the phone????? lol.

    got your package. thank you, thank you, thank you. i love what's on there and can't wait to play!

    hugs :)

  18. Great project using Tracy's canvas art! Congratulations on the design teams!

  19. This is astounding…picking jaw up off of the ground!
    Can’t wait to see what you create this weekend!
    Congrats on your dt position!

  20. thats so beautiful Dawnie!

    ADORE this gorgeous wall hanging!!!

    So Sorry for my absence, promise to be better from now on!

  21. I think you did an amazingly fab job on your first attempt to do this with canvas!!! It looks great!


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