Friday, March 22, 2013

Paint Sample Dreams


Happy Friday everyone!  I'm joining in with Unity's Friends With Flair hop today and also playing along with the ombre challenge at the Moxie Fab World.  I've used paint samples on cards before and thought they'd be perfect for the ombre challenge.  This tall Unity image fit beautifully across four colors and I love it embossed in white.  I thought the names of the colours were rather ironic (as this lady chasing her dreams doesn't seem to be in the least bit blushing or dainty) and decided to leave them showing. 

I haven't shared any pooch pictures lately so I thought I'd share a new one of my co-worker's puppy Kenzie (last seen here).  Here she is in her crate at work passed out mid-play!  Ah the life of a pup!  :)  Be back tomorrow with more paint sample cards!




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Love Life set) Unity
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Gems:  Teresa Collins
Paint Sample:  True Value

34 comments:

Lynn said...

The sentiment on the paint chip is absolutely AMAZING! Seriously in love!

Brandi said...

What a great idea for an ombre challenge with the paint chip! You were a genius stamping over it with that awesome image.

What a cute lil pup! So adorable!

Jocelyn Olson said...

First, LOL about the picture. I guess he was playing hard. :) Second, the embossing on the paint chip? BRILLIANT! It is such a clever idea and that particular stamp is fab, too. :)

Lindsey said...

This is a fun one, Jen! And it's always good when I get a reminder to get out my tiny selection of paint chips (LOL) and play with them again, so thanks!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Linda said...

smiple and fun lol great card.

Ruby said...

Great idea. Love the card.

Tracey McNeely said...

This is unlike anything I have ever seen and is so rocks Jen! Kenzie is absolutely adorable.

Laurie said...

Now THAT is a really unique, fabulous card!! I think all workplaces should have puppies to cuddle with - that would reduce stress leave, I'm sure!!

Angeline said...

i love the idea of using paint samples! TFS!

Julie Odil said...

I was hoping you'd be on FWF this week! I've been wondering about you and your pooches! And here you are with an adorable pooch pic bessides! Your embossed image across paint chips is a brilliant idea. I love the colors you chose and the names on the chips. So cool!

Cynthia said...

I've collected paint samples, but could never come up with just the perfect design. LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Ombre is the "thing" right now, and you did an awesome job using it!

Shelly said...

Your card is AWESOME!! Love what you did with the paint sample! :)

Kary said...

What a cool idea!! Love your card!!

Karen (karey2005) said...

Neat idea to use the paint sample! That pooch pic is hysterical!

Barbara Thompson said...

Great color idea with the paint chip card! Love it!

Gaylynn said...

Your paint chips are great for that theme. It's cool how you used the stamp with them. Adorable pup photo too. :)

Michelle said...

Great card! I need to try this with paint chips. I have some I haven't used yet.

Corrie said...

Beautiful I love the stamped image on the paint chip

Helen F. said...

What a fun idea, Jen! Fabulous use of paint chips ~ I must have hundreds of them, but never thought of this :o) TFS

Kelly Griglione said...

Ummm, wow, this is fantastic!! LOVE the white embossing, love the large image across the chips, and the titles of the colors are the icing on top. Great design!

And, sadly, I have to say that the picture of your co-worker's pup reminds me of myself, falling asleep in mid-type on the laptop!

Mary said...

Love how you used the paint sample! I would have never thought of embossing on it!

Gwen said...

Love the contrast of this white embossing on the paint chip! Wow!

wienerhoneymooners said...

OMG!!! This card made me gasp it is so ROCKIN COOL, and that is Rockin at 163size Font!

I am glad I looked at this before I sent it, I mispelled gasp as gass, that would have been a very funny reaction (!), (apologies if this is juvenile, I do have 2 - 10 year old boys goofing off with me today)

And thanks for your (always wonderful) comments on my blog! I did add to Moxie..Never have before, but hey. Couldn't hurt!]Have a great week!

Greta said...

Oh there's nothing like a puppy! Mine is now 14 yrs old, but I still remember those days. Your cards are fabulous!

FeistyCrafter said...

very cute and unique!! your pooch looks quite happy with his buddy

joetterer said...

Great idea, stamping on the paint sample!

lostinpaper said...

This one is pinned!

Emily Leiphart said...

LOVE this, Jen! So beautiful and works perfectly with the image. What a cutie!!! Ack, the little cow paw in the dog's mouth is adorable! Heehee.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

WOW!!!!!!! I love this!!!!
I know what I'm picking up next time I got to Home Depot!!!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

OK, this is just too awesome! The names of the colours just kick it up that extra little notch :)
(BTW, Rob often refers to me as dainty & lady-like....bwahaha)

Jenny said...

Congrats on winning with this card at Unity..... Love the idea of embossing on a whole paint strip, I've only ever used one to punch shapes from. Perfect choice of colour base card too :0)
Jenny x

Cath said...

Hey Jen! Thanks for linking this up to the Ombre Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)