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August 11, 2014

Paint the Town Red!

City-Country Birthday Card

Paint the Town Red model

For a feminine lady who loves all things girlie.

The card is 4"x6" and sets the scene with a cityscape .
Our model enjoys fixing things up, so "Painting the Town Red" takes on a double meaning for this DIY-er.

Inside Left Panel

Paint the Town Red, model with paint brush

The scene inside is similar to the front but on a smaller scale. On the front, our model is 5" tall. Inside, she is 4" tall. And instead of posing with her lovey silver bag over her arm, our model here is ready to paint something red. For real! 

The following picture illustrates the rest of the story. 

Details about the paint brush are below.

Paint the Town Red, inside verse
The country scene features a lawn chair that is in the throes of being painted. In real life, the recipient has many colourful Muskoka chairs by the lake. I can totally picture her painting one red, then smiling at the idea of relaxing in it later.

Paint the Town Red, full inside spread

Cartridges Used:

Forever Young - model
Going Places - cityscape
Elegant Edges - red sign frame, inside frame for verse
Life Is A Beach - Muskoka chair and paint can
Heritage - lamp post


Paint Brush
Walk In My Garden - handle for paint brush
With my Gypsy, I created a paint brush handle using the tools shape from WIMG. I sized it by dragging it over the model's hand and sizing down until it reached a realistic size (still big enough to know what it is). I cut the rest free-hand. In the end, the handle was too big so I ended up cutting the whole thing down. FYI, the only paint brush available is on the Handy Man cartridge.

The chair is made from white CS with layers (arms, legs) cut from red. For a realistic paint job, I painted half of it with my Pro Markers. The colour was a perfect match!

Paint Pail
I used the sand pail shape from LIAB but made it narrower and trimmed the sides with scissors. Paint drips are painted with Pro Markers.

I tried various grass shapes but decided to make my own, freehand. I wanted the grass to be "grassy" and dimensional. I must admit, I love how the grass worked out!

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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!