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I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a best friend a daughter, and artist.

If there was a way I could spend as much time in my studio creating as I do working my regular 40 hour job I would do it in a heartbeat. I am loving discovering myself through art and I can't wait to see where the journey takes me.

10.25.2013

Do You Believe?

Hi Everyone and Happy Friday!!!!

Do you Believe? I sure hope you do, and I hope you never give up on your wishes or dreams.

I love wish fairies, I have never looked at them as weeds. There's just something about being able to take something from nature, and send it off in the wind full of wishes. To me they are magical and I wanted to do a journal page that was just as magical.

The CI Paints brought such a shimmer and added element of magic to this page and I just love how it turned out.























I did the background on and 8-1/2x11 piece of heavy card stock using Aquamarine, Sky Blue, Turquoise, Rose Quartz, Blush and Buttercup. I just kept layering until I achieved what I was after.

I love the way the colors blend...

Next I designed the wish fairies. I actually used chipboard shapes and just arranged them on a piece of heavy card stock then traced around them and cut it out as one piece with an exacto knife.

The greens of the stems were done with Emerald and Green Olive. I used fairy dust as a first layer on the wish fairies...I then glued the piece down to the back ground. Then I mixed Blue Ice with my Liquitex Coarse Texture Gel and applied it using a stencil and palette knife...after that dried I went over the fairies with another layer of the Blue Ice...glued a crystal in the middle of each and it was done.

Here are the colors I used



























Have a MaGiCaL Weekend!!!

x0x0x
Monica




10.20.2013

Take Flight

Finally finished this 6x6 canvas this morning. I started it a couple of weeks ago. Trying to do a series of 4. This is the 2nd...the first one is the Journey canvas I posted previously.

Really happy with how they are coming out...
























Thanks for stopping by.
Have a FaBuLoUs day
x0x0x
Monica

10.17.2013

My first Creative Inspirations Paint Design Team Project

So thankful and excited to be a part of the Creative Inspirations Design team and very excited to use these amazing paints.

If you know me at all, you know I am all about color. I love having so many different color choices with these amazing paints. They are awesome to work with and blend so great. The shimmer factor is amazing.

I did this project on the back side of a canvas because I wanted dimension.















The background is done on my Gelli Plate using Royal Blue, Aqua Marine, Turquoise, and Plum.

I placed a stencil over that after it dried and used Buttercup and Pumpkin for the swirlies. I used a dry stipple brush to apply the paints with the stencil. I outlined the swirls with a black ball point pen.

On the flowers, I used Plum, Aqua Marine, Fuchia, and Evergreen. I also used the crystals in the center of the flowers. I also used the crystals on the Tim Holtz ornate frame.




On the leaves, I used Evergreen, Buttercup, Fuchia, and Pumpkin. 
The outside of the frame was painted with Sapphire.



















For the bricks I used a brick stencil and Liquitex Coarse Texture Gel. I mixed Burnt Clay, Chocolate, and some Garnet into the texture gel before applying it to the frame. These colors stayed true and shimmery even with the blending of the texture gel...Amazing!!!! I then just used my finger to add depth and highlites with the Garnet, and some white gesso after the texture paste dried.



The butterfly was a print out that I cut into 4 individual wings. I printed it out on white heavy cardstock then filled in the outline. I used Garnet, Fuchia, Pumpkin, Buttercup, and Onyx. I used a white signo pen for the white dots and highlites on the butterfly.















Here are the paints I used...




 I hope this project inspires you and serves as a reminder that There is Always Something to be Thankful For.
x0x0x
Monica

10.14.2013

Creative Inspirations Paint Give-Away

Hey everyone. Really excited to share this with you! Creative Inspirations Paint is having a giveaway! It's in honor of the new design team as we wait for our reveals. 

Stay Tuned!!! My first post goes live Thursday, Oct. 17! Woo Hoo!!!

To celebrate and waiting to see the new DT members reveals lets have a fun giveaway!! 
All you have to do is share on the facebook and here on the blog http://creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.com/ your favorite CIP color! Every Sunday for the next 2 weeks we will be drawing names for 2 people to win their favorite CIP color!
Each day you leave a comment on the blog or facebook one a day per person on facebook, blog or both your name will be entered into the drawing for each day!
That means you have a chance for your name to be added 14 times for a chance to win, if you leave a comment each day on the blog and facebook!
The 2-winners will be announced Sunday night 10pm CST!
What's your #1 favorite Creative Inspirations Paint color?!
Go!!

x0x0x
Monica

10.12.2013

What a Week!!! And now for some studio time!!!

Whew...happy for the weekend...started my permanent schedule at the new job...getting up at 5 am is going to take a little more getting used to but I LOVE getting off at 330!!! awesome week and so much to be thankful for and look forward to.

Also received my Creative Inspirations paints and today, (insert SQUEEL here) after a trip to Hobby Lobby, I will be in the studio working on my first DT project. Very excited to get to use these amazing paints and I am looking so forward to the end result!!!

STAY TUNED!!!!

Have a FaBuLoUs EVERYTHING!!!!

x0x0x
Monica

10.06.2013

Be Your Beautiful Self

Starting this new job has been so exciting, and its also made me nervous, and kind of, just kind of insecure.
It's been so long since I've worked in a corporate environment with a lot of people. I just need to remember to be myself so I decided to do a journal page and share it to remind everyone to just Be Your Beautiful Self.























It's a gelli print background. The border is done with some left over borders from one of Nancy Baumillers kits at Crowabout StudioB at deviantscrap.com, and also some washi tape. I used india ink and my calligraphy pen to write in the words and the heart. The Be and Beautiful are a foam stamp and I used a letter stencil and white paint for the other words. Fun Stuff.

Thanks for stopping by...
x0x0x
Monica

10.03.2013

There are NO RULES in Art

Earlier today, one of my facebook friends, Nicci Dot C A, posted a colorful picture that said to Color Outside of the Lines...this has always been one of my favorite things to say, hear, read...etc...it inspired me to make this journal page using...BIG SURPRISE...hehe, one of my Gelli prints...

It's so important for EVERYONE to remember there really are no Don'ts...or NO RULES in art...and apparently DON'TS isn't even a word LMBO...awesome...that makes it even better...

I really hope that someday, when I am not here anymore, to physically have an impact on some future amazing person, that my art will inspire them to just follow their soul and just let the brush or their fingers or whatever flow...just do it...just make art...with no rules...
























Thanks for stopping by...
Hey tomorrow's FRIDAY...have a FaBuLoUs Weekend!!!!
x0x0x
Monica