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Day 1 – May Arts / Creative Imaginations Blog Week!


Jen here and what fun it is to participate in our swap weeks!! This week is full of playing with Luminarte twinkling H2O’s and beautiful papers by Creative Imaginations!


Here’s what I’ve done:


Isn’t that paper amazing? It’s called Bazaar Noir Chintz foil paper; it reminded me of the very popular zentangles. I chose an area to paint, and using the twinkling H20’s this paper made me feel like an artist! I cut out the section I’d painted & mounted it on a card base.



Then I framed the image with satin string. Simple & elegant- you should see the shimmer in person!



Next up is a simple card- this is not a new idea, but I love the way the shimmer adds so much! I used each of the colors to paint a rainbow on watercolor paper, keeping them just wet enough to bleed into each other a bit. A stamped sentiment from PTI was the perfect addition.



I tied burlap string around the focal panel, and used pop up adhesive to attach the focal panel to the card base. Again, so blown away by the shimmer!



I got a scrapbook page done!!! 🙂 I used the Monarch Define paper, as well as the Monarch die cut frames– so pretty! I painted and splashed the mallard green Twinkling H2O’s all over the page.



I machine stitched around the page, which also helped secure the 5/8” scallop edge satin, and 3/8” chenille center dot ribbons.



I’ve also added a doily; I painted the center with watered-down mallard green & inked the edges. A little acrylic paint to use as journaling areas. A burlap string bow topped with a ric rac flower finish off the details.



Thank you so much to Creative Imaginations for such beautiful products to work with! And thank your time; I hope you’ve been inspired!


Blog post by: Jen Shears


Hop on over to Creative Imaginations for more Inspiration!

  1. Michelle Mathey - POMI

    Great job!! You are doing your job – makes me want to go get some May Arts Satin Cord and those gorgeous paints!!

  2. meme

    Great use of the products! Love the colors!
    That second card is simple but very colorful!

  3. Karen B.

    Fabulous projects! Shows such a diversity in what you can do with these products. Each is perfect in its own way.

  4. Addie Wyatt

    Wow …just amazig … luv how you put the colour on the paper so crative… will have try this .. thx for sharing 🙂

  5. Helen LeBrett

    Love what you did with those paints!! Coloring in the black print paper looks wonderful, and the rainbow effect is so fun too!!

  6. Emily K

    Love your painting section, such detail. You are an artist!
    The color your world card is so simple and elegant. It would make anyone smile. (It made me just looking at it).

  7. Bhavana Patel

    amazing projects, colors are so fun, bright and bold! Love it!

  8. erin t

    Wow, love the colored in paper, and great idea to trim it in satin, and the color my world is great, CAS at its finest and what a beautiful layout with Hadley, love the text that you’ve incorporated into the layout.

  9. Sue D

    Great ways to use color.

  10. Kristi

    Nice work!!! You are so very creative and talented, keep the ideas coming.

  11. Megan

    Beautiful!! I love how you painted the paper. What a fun idea. The creations on your blog are beautiful as well. For some reason Iit won’y let me leave a comment.

  12. jean marmo

    Amazing projects!

  13. Janet Sisk

    Oooooooooo! Love that paper! It reminds me of coloring books from long ago. 😀 I also LOVE the card you made with the paint. So creative!
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  14. jeanne

    The time and love you put into each of your projects — shows!! Nice work, as always!!!

  15. Karen K

    Great idea on painting a section of the cool patterned paper. Also I love that you did a scrapbook page. I like to see the chenille center dot ribbon used because I like it but wasn’t sure what I could do with it.

  16. Holly Tolman

    Wow, these projects are all amazing!

  17. Denise Coulter

    The colors are so bright and bold 🙂 What a fun idea to color the paper.

  18. Jennifer

    What a great idea to add a splash of color to a project!

  19. Janet L.

    Love all these projects! They’re just simply amazing!

  20. Christine Dring

    Fabulous projects! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Kelley

    I love the coloring on the foil paper. Actually, all the projects are wonderful! 😀

  22. Anita A

    Stunning projects! I love the ideas.

  23. Kristie Maynard

    Wonderful ideas for using these! TFS!

  24. Marcia D.

    I love that rainbow card!

  25. indy

    Wow! Love all your projects!

  26. Charlene

    Awesome cards, Jen…love the rainbow!

  27. Doris Widder

    Beautiful inspiration! TFS

  28. Heide D

    What super work on all of these great projects! Love them.

  29. Marilyn Nimmo

    So much fun. I love how the H20’s make you feel so artistic–like a real painter!

  30. Sue McRae

    Love how you coloured a part of a large sheet of paper and used it on your card, beautiful!

  31. Linda Dristas

    Love the color my world card! So simple yet bold.

  32. Kim H

    Wonderful projects. I love how you chose a part of the pattern and painted it for the 1st card, and love the addition of the satin ribbon. A very elegant look. The 2nd card is great, I love the colors and shimmer. A fabulous CAS card. The layout is awesome, love the layering, and textures. Love how you did the journal notes. Thank you for sharing them.

  33. b. poteraj

    I really like the first one. The colors stand out against the background. And even though it’s a casual subject, it’s fancy.

  34. sharon gullikson

    How pretty the yellow looks with the black and white….

  35. natasha g.p.

    I really like the one with all the colors!

  36. ellen s

    gosh, that rainbow card is gorgeous

  37. Ashley N Newell

    WOW! These are GORGEOUS! I LOVE the flower one!

  38. Sherri

    That rainbow card is super cute, I’d love to get a card like that in the mail.

  39. virginia ogg

    Beautiful projects and they don’t look really difficult. You give such great ideas. I really like the rainbow effect.

  40. Tammy V

    Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing

  41. DeeDee Catron

    You color my world is striking, bold, beautiful, graphic… it definitely steals the show in this blog post!

  42. Jingle

    These are just gorgeous!!!!


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