Saturday, January 4, 2014

Finger Painting





Hello Bloggers! It has been a while since I've posted. We had a great Christmas except for so much sickness. I was sick, my dil's were sick while visiting, and my son was suffering from back pain. I think I am about to get over my allergies after a doctor visit which included a shot and meds. My family left on Monday and the trees and decorations started coming down immediately. Everything is packed away and the house cleaned. Hubby returned to work yesterday after being off work for three weeks and I really miss him being here.

My card is a bit different today...no stamps.  It's rather small, too, being a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2. I really like the size.  I wanted to do the MIX49 challenge on Splitcoaststampers and the challenge is Happy Little Clouds with finger painting. I smeared Tim Holtz Broken China paint at the top in a way that snow caps were made and then finger painted some white clouds with Liquitex modeling paste.

My trees were painted using Inka Gold Metallic Rub in green yellow and copper. I also painted some of the Tim Holtz paint for highlights in the snow.

As you can see, I used a polaroid style image. 

Well, that's about it. I'll be by to visit your blogs and see what I've missed. I may not be able to comment on all but I'll see them.

Recipe:
Stamps-None
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Tim Holtz Distress Paint/Broken China
Accessories-Inka Gold Metallic Rub/green yellow and copper, Liquitex Modeling Paste

22 comments:

Marisa said...

Too fun! Finger painting is quite relaxing and love those trees :) So sorry to hear so many were sick over the holidays :( We had some sickies here too, but all up and running again.

Desire Fourie said...

Such a cheerful scene with great colouring. Hope you get totally better soon.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Diane said...

Love it, what a fabulous way to create a scene.

Hugs Diane

Carol L said...

First of all Happy New Year! I'm glad you got to spend lots of time with your family & hubby, even if you didn't all feel your best. So you're into finger painting now, and it looks like you had fun creating this! I love the blue skies and fluffy white clouds! well done!!

MaryH said...

Oh this looks like fun and what a great result you achieved. Never thought of fingerpainting for cards....what a wonderful idea, and this is really pretty. Love those trees & great job with the clouds too. Hope you are all better now & glad you got the meds for the allergies. Those are definitely No Fun! TFS & Hugs.

Donna Hanley said...

Well you have a hidden talent here in finger painting I see. I am surprised however that you didn't find a way to paint in a snowman. LOL Seriously, this came out very nice. I to hope you are all back in good health at this point. Sickness plagued a lot of homes this Holiday season. I'm also sorry Hubby had to return to work. I know how nice it is to have them around with us. I was so excited when we got out snow storm because this was the first storm since Hubby retired and he was able to stay home with me for the duration. YAY. Well enjoy the rest of your weekend. Glad to see you back to crafting.

Bonnie said...

Sorry to hear that you were sick over Christmas. That's the pits! Glad you are feeling better. This card looks like a lot of fun to make. Finger painting was always a favorite when I was a kid. I love the texture!

jimlynn said...

So sorry you've been feeling under the weather! Hope things start looking up soon. Allergies are always so bad to have too.

So much FUN!!! I haven't even thought about finger painting in years. You did a fantastic job on this and love those little clouds! Absolutely adorable!!

Lynn

Charlene said...

Hi Breand!! I hope your feeling better! I was sick also :-( I had to get a nose spray because apparently I have developed sinus problems...Thank goodness the spray is working!!

I love your finger painting, very creative!!! Happy New Year!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww, sorry to hear your allergies are still bothering you, hopefully you'll be on the up now after your shot :)

Bet your house feels strange with all your visitors away and decorations down ... I'm still getting used to my living room feeling CAS!

Your card is fabulous, bet it was fun getting your fingers inky making this!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - you did a fabulous job. Happy New Year and hope you and your family are feeling better!!!

Cathy said...

I love this little card! The scene is abstract! So talented! It is inspiring! Makes me want to try it! Today was the worst day at work! I am whipped!
Let's get together over some Butterpecan! :)

Loll Thompson said...

So fun Benzi!! I really need to try the mixed media! Loll xx

Donna Ellis said...

It's only right to get good and messy with your paints and inks after doing all that cleaning after kids leave and hubby goes back to work! LOVE your finger painting - such a great effect and really does bring wonderful dimension to your little card, doesn't it? hugs, de , who is glad you are feeling a little better.

Davi said...

Love the fingerpaint, beautiful card!!! The clouds are too cool with the added texture!

Maria said...

Wow! How creative and it looks like you had lots of fun making this lovely card! Sorry to hear about you and family being sick over the holidays! Hope you and all are feeling much better now! Take care!

nwilliams6 said...

Super fun! I need to play in this one - I loved to finger paint as a child. Your creation is darling Brenda. Hope you are staying warm and everyone in your family is getting better or well. Hugz!

Pam~ said...

Doing something different and fun ... the results are wonderful! Fun card!

Hope you are feeling better!

JD/ Jill said...

So sorry to hear that you were sick...glad you're feeling better now...
Looks like a fun technique...and you made a cute card with the technique...Happy New Year to you!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So sorry to hear there was so much sickness. And I remember you saying you got out of Dodge really quickly after your DIL had come down with the flu. You still got sick, huh? :(

Love your happy little trees and happy little clouds on the mini masterpiece. :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

primitive and sweet....great technique

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Sorry to hear you were sick Benzi but glad to hear you decorations were down and your house cleaned. I am still cleaning mine. I haven't felt this good in years. I am able to breath so I am doing a deep clean. You know magic erase cleans everything with no chemicals. I am loving that stuff!!!! My house was never a "Mess" sort of speak and people will think I am crazy that know me, but I have to clean the way it makes me happy. I get such satisfaction knowing that everything is "clean". It's a big job because I have collectibles, but I am getting there. I won't have to do it again for a long time. I love your finger painted card. It looks like mixed media which is so popular. I love getting messy when crafting!!!!
Bear Hugs,
Carol