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Saturday, January 20, 2018

PAINT SWATCH FLORALS

I have had a lot of fun playing with my new Fantasy Floral dies from Altenew and wanted to use them to make a set of cards for a gift.  My problem was I didn't have a great variety of coordinating colors - so off to the paint store to pick up some paint swatches.  They were so much fun to pick out and already were arranged in a gradation of colors - easy peasy!!  The new Pantone colors of the year were even there.



Also grabbed a bunch of different greens for leaves.  So now have a great selection of card starters.  The only problem I had with the paint swatches was that if you need to rub off some glue the color comes with it - I used a fine tip glue pen to put my flowers together and only messed up one flower.  Most of these colors are from Glidden paints and have a rather shiny finish on the paper.  Think I'll check out some other paint departments for a matte finish paper.

Have a good weekend.  Going to see the new movie "The Post" and out for pizza after with a bunch of friends.



9 comments:

  1. Paint swatches - what a fantastic idea, Betty! And I love your beautiful bouquet against the wood planking! Beautiful!

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  2. Great idea Betty, especially that you can get the swatches in larger cards now with just a single color on them. Enjoy your movie - I did, saw it with my Dad Wednesday. Have a great lunch too.

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  3. Thank you! Now I know how I can use the paint swatches I've saved in a box! LOL! I love your beautiful card!

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  4. awesome!! Saw and loved the Post. Hope you enjoyed it

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  5. Sounds like a fun day--a movie I want to see. Oh boy are those flowers beautiful! Thinking I may move those dies to the top of my Altenew wishlist! They look wonderful in every color! I have some paint chips around here, but never used them.

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  6. Paint swatches are great! Those are a lot of lovely roses!

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  7. What a great idea for making your flowers. The flowers are amazing in the different tones and colours.

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  8. What a great idea to use paint swatches...you clever girl! Love your choice of colors, too!
    Hope you had fun movie/pizza night with your friends :)

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  9. So creative Betty!! I would have never guessed that these were paint chips (as we call them here in Canada). Very cool! Love the flowers on the barn board background. xx

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