Sunday, March 10, 2013

CI Paint~ Inspired By: Go Green!

Good Morning everyone and Happy Sunday!!!!
(if you are looking for the Trendy Twine Bunny Hop please click HERE)

It is time for another fun Inspired By Challenge 
over at
This weeks Challenge~
Inspired By: Go Green!
We want to see all those St. Patty's Day projects OR recycled projects!!
 and here is the project I made....
I wanted to make my boys a fun St. Patty's day treat...I know they are super excited about it~ I hope you like it too :)
For my project I started out with a clay pot that I painted black using acrylic paint. Once that was dried I went over the black with CI Paint in Onyx. I wanted that black to really shimmer :)
 Here is a close-up of my sentiment~ 
Using the sentiment from My Creative Time, my favorite embossing powder~ Deliquesce Black from CI Paint, I stamped and heat embossed it onto a die cut~ the Curly Label Die also from My Creative Time
I wanted to add some gold brads but didn't have any, so instead of going out and buying some I used silver brads from my stash and heat embossed them using Deliquesce Gold Glitter. They turned out AWESOME I might add :)
To hold my sentiment up I used a sucker stick~ kinda boring until I wrapped it using Twisted Lime Trendy Twine!! Did you know it is the color of the month??? Trendy Twine is having a sale on it HERE
~~Just a little enabling on my part...LOL!!~~
Finally here is a close-up of the shamrock die cut~also from My Creative Time!
I love Emma's dies and the stitching  she adds to them~ Awesome!!
I couldn't leave him unpainted so I added a layer of Green Olive CI paint as well as another gold brad.
Filled with some "gold" in the form of Rolo's and there you have it!

I hope I have inspired you with my project and you will play along with us over at
Remember you do not need CI Paints on your project but if you have them we would
LOVE to see how you use them!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!

Supplies Used~
Paper~ Bazzill~Easter Grass
Stamps~ My Creative Time~You're My Pot of Gold
Ink~ Versamark
Dies~ My Creative Time~Shamrock Die, Curly Label Die
Other~ Creative Inspirations Paint~ Deliquesce Gold Crystal, Onyx Black Paint
Trendy Twine~ Twisted Lime
mini clay pot
Glue gun, foam pop dots
3GJ bow maker
Entering this into the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion~ Luck of the Irish
Decorate to Celebrate~ St. Patty's Day
Everyday is an Occasion~ Linky Party
DL Art~ Linky Party
Go Fish Challenge Blog~ Gold
Craftin Desert Diva's~ Linky Party


  1. Oh so clever to make your own colored brads!!!! Awesome project Jessica and I can certainly see why your boys would be excited!!! Love the twine around the sucker stick.. you are full of great ideas today! hugs

  2. This is so creative, Jessica!! What an awesome St. Patty's Day decoration!! I love it!! The pot of gold is so fun!! I love how you wrapped the twine around the stick!! It looks amazing!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime and have a wonderful Sunday my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Paper Playtime DT

  3. Such a cute decoration Jessica. Would make a great teachers gift.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥

  4. This is so Adorable. Love what you did with the twine, this will make such an awesome gift.

    Hope your having a great weekend.

  5. TOTALLY Cute,Fun and Cool!YUMMY!Is this for
    Have a Wonderful Sunday my friend,

  6. Adorable!!!! Love your creative use of the flower pot!!!!!

  7. Love your pot of gold, yummy (rolo's) my fave....
    I got this die set too, but have not done anything with it yet.....
    Enjoy your awesome Sunday!

  8. What a cute project. Super fun idea. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.


  9. Jessica, this is fabulous - I absolutely love it!

  10. This is such a fantastic idea, Jessica!! How brilliant to use the gold-foiled Rolo candies! I am going to have to remember this for next year. I LOVE it!!

  11. so adorable!!! I LOVE this little decor piece! And the gold chocolate looks yummy!!!

  12. This is super, the rolo's were a perfect choice to add to the pot of GOLD
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  13. This is so adorable! I love it!



  14. Love your pot-o-gold and so clever!!! Love that you did your own colored brads too, they look great! Your boys will love this!

  15. What a great presentation! Thanks for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  16. So cute, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  17. Wow...what a F*U*N* project! You always come up with such clever ideas and might I add....super fun and creative ideas! Love this!
    The pot is adorable and love the twine on the stick-way to cute! NOW.....send those rolo's my way girly,lol! One of my favorite candies:)
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  18. What a great idea, I love the rolo's with your bright green! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Luck of the Irish" challenge :)

  19. Jessica ~ Okay this is so CLEVER and FUN! I LOVE the little flower pot ~ the twine wrapped stick and the sign!! Plus the candy is one of my FAVS!! I ADORE this idea and am going to have to try this sometime!! Have a great evening!

  20. How fun! I love the flower pot...what a great idea! And...that's my kinda gold...YUM! This is just cute as can be ♥

  21. How awesome is your project!

    Love that you painted the pot.

    Thank you for sharing your talents my dear.


  22. This is so cute, you're such a good mama!

  23. OMG! Jessica what a adorable project for sure, it would look great on your bosses desk for sure. I do feel a scraplift coming my way. My daughter is always looking for ideals for the girls she wooks with and I know she will love this one for sure. TFS!

  24. How very cute, Jessica! My favorite part is the "gold"....YUMMY!

  25. Jessica, this is AWESOME!! I love the sentiment and painted pot!! What a great idea!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  26. WOW! love this Jessica and yummy chocolates, I might just have to borrow this idea for my son and surprise him with it on St. Patty's Day! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!!

  27. This is such an AWESOME little project idea Jessica!SUPER cute and I LOVE IT,Have a great evening my sweet friend!!!:)

  28. Jessica, this is OUT OF THIS WORLD CUTE!!! I just bought some rolo candy and hope to use them for SPD treats - You're a GREAT inspiration girl!

    Have a great day tomorrow!

  29. what a great pot of gold! I would love to have this! Thanks for joining DTC!

  30. good grief you are so clever!!! :)

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