Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ranger Designer Challenge 2011

Hey friends!
Can you believe two posts in one week? LOL! I was reminded by Sharon today, that my project is posted on the Ranger blog. I was invited to be a part of the Ranger Designer Challenge for the winter show-I was so excited to be asked! Sharon was asked too! Her project is so sweet...

The challenge this year, was to use Ranger's Perfect Pearls with Sticky Back Canvas from Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Line. I had no idea what to make at first. The new Pearl colors are so pretty-the new colors are Grape Fizz, Blue Raspberry, Sour Apple and Pink Gumball. The sparkle reminded me of butterfly wings and that's when I knew what to create.

The background was made using a few different colors of Studio paint-Pink, Orange, Yellow and Red. After blending the colors and getting the shades just right, I added the Grape Fizz and Gold Pearl powders in different areas. I covered wire hangers with sticky canvas that were painted brown and dusted with gold to create the branches. I also colored some canvas with Lettuce Adirondack paint, stamped with the Perfect Medium and dusted them with Gold too. Then I cut out some leaves from it.

The flowers are, Prima Craftables. I added Studio paint in the flower center, sprayed them with Iridescent Pearl Spray and added a pearl. When I sprayed over the paint in the center of the flowers-the paint bubbled up a bit-the effect was so cool! I am definitely trying that again on another project soon.

I cut the butterfly out by hand. I sketched it on the canvas first. The base of the butterfly is one large piece. It came out a lot larger than I had originally anticipated. Haha!

Then I cut out several smaller pieces to layer over the wings. I painted it with Studio paint-Smidge of Blue, then added black around the wing edges. I mixed Blue Raspberry and Grape Fizz pearls-then blended them over the wings. I used the Perfect Pearls pen to outline the smaller shapes on the wings for a defined look.



I think this project looks way better in person. I was really happy with the outcome-it exceeded my expectations. And I was so nervous knowing it would be displayed in the Ranger booth, with all of the amazing pieces everyone submitted. No pressure-ha!

Here is a link to the Ranger Blog so you can see all of the other amazing pieces that were submitted:
http://blog.rangerink.com/blog/

Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo Cari
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14 comments:

LollyChops said...

I saw this in person and it's simply amazing!

HUGS Care bear!

shelley said...

are you friggin kidding me??? is there anything you cannot do! lordy - gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Cari, your project is absolutely amazing! You always come up with such creative ways of using products!

GrammaR said...

Cari, I love it! The butterfly is beautiful. I wish I could draw a butterfly, but they aren't straight lines. :D

Kelley

(I'm glad you got some Prima in there.)

bluucaca said...

Very pretty i love butterfly's also

Debby said...

I saw your project on the Ranger blog and I left my comment as your butterfly being one of my favorites. It totally Rocks! Thanks for the "how you did the magic."

MYLIFEMYPUGSMYSCRAPBOOK said...

Cari that is amazing! I love the all the little details you put into it, it really is amazing. I have to say that I think I like yours the most out of all of them! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Audrey Joy said...

Cari, This is so Beautiful, I love it. The colors pop!

my art. my life. me. said...

hi Cari. not sure if you remember me from cropper's cottage? wow, that was a long time ago. i am just now getting back into scrapbooking/art. love the butterfly! good to see you!

Audrey Joy said...

Cari I wish we were making this at inspired in May.

Audrey Joy said...

I hope we made a big Butterfly frame at inspired.

Pearl Maple said...

just gorgeous, flowers are such a fun theme to play with colors

Brenda said...

wow my mouth is still hangin open in awe...this is soooo amazing...beautiful colors
hugs
Brenda

Рысь-Рысь said...

Very cool!!! Thanks for inspiration!!!