Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Colorful Life

Hey People!  It's time for another installment of the E-Team's series It's Better With Color.  Today the team is featuring Claudine Hellmuth Studio products.

 Of course, it wouldn't be an E-Team ride without some goodies!  Stop by all the E-Team member's blogs and leave a comment for the chance of being one of three winners who will each win a Claudine Hellmuth Mini Acrylic Paint Set along with some other EP goodies.   Then mosey on over to the eP blog and leave a comment for the chance at a $25 eclecticPaperie voucher. We would welcome any comments with tips and techniques using acrylic paints in your projects.  You will have until Thursday, Sept. 1st, to leave your comments.Winners will be announced on the eP blog on Friday, Sept. 2nd. 

ME!


Due to unforeseen circumstances of having to travel out of state this past weekend to attend a family funeral and the massive invasion of ants that are trying to claim my kitchen as their new home, I was not able to complete my project!  I did start playing with a couple of techniques that I can't wait to share with you, but it will have to be at a later date.  Bare with me folks.  As usual, life is moving at warp speed and I'm just hanging on by a thread! LOL!

 I am so disappointed that I wasn't able to participate today as I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Claudine's acrylic paints!  If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that I do some back drop painting, as well as murals and such, from time to time.  This means that I use acrylic paints quite often.  To keep costs down, and because I often am painting on cardboard,  I usually use the small tubes of paint that can be found in your local craft store.  These work just fine generally for these purposes.

BUT!  For my personal art projects I will be using Claudine's paints from now on!  These paints are wonderfully creamy and smooth.  There is no need to shake and mix the paint.  And the coverage is great, with a rich pigmented color.  Believe me, these paints are what you want for your projects! 

Ok.....I am going back to battle the ants (again..........I think I'm actually just feeding the little buggers.  They are having a feeding frenzy around the nice "snacks" that I've laid out for them!! ewwwww.  HATE ants!!)

Thanks for dropping by!  I hope to be back this weekend with my painting projects! 

Till then...................

28 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

my sympathy to you...I hope you get the ant problem under control soon!

enjoy *~*

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Sorry you're battling critters again.

kathy/North Carolina said...

Hey, Starla...we're battling ants, too. Grrrrrr.....Look forward to seeing your artwork next time.

Clare Curcio said...

I hope you get to participate in the next challenge blog hop! Take care!

I'd love it if you would check out my blog!
http://ClaresPaperWorks.blogspot.com

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Nothing like a few critters marching through your kitchen to get your undivided attention! Go get em girl!

Joanne O'Brien said...

I hope you can participate next time. I love looking at your great projects! An ant problem sure isn't fun.

Carol said...

Ants are the worst to get rid of! Best of Luck - remember show no fear YOU are the boss (LOL).

Looking forward to your next project.

Carol
http://caroleesscrappinspot.blogspot.com

bethann said...

sorry about the funeral.
ugh. ants... we get the invasion every spring and i go on a homicidal spree, is that the right term for killing ants? thank goodness i'm not a Buddist cuz my karma would be in jepardy.

Janet L. said...

Yikes! Ants! Sorry to have missed your project, but getting rid of the ants surely comes first! Good luck!

Linda Hardesty said...

My sympathies to you and be safe during your travels. On the ant patrol front, tell those pesky critters to picnic in the woods. Seriously, I hope you get rid of those ants soon, they can be such a problem. Linda

Carol E said...

I'm sorry for your loss, and hope the ants leave soon, I hate them too. Can't wait to see the project that you do. I'm sure it's going to be great.

Sylvia said...

Starla, We are so dry here that my back yard is one giant ant bed underneath the grass and trees. I sit down on my porch and the pests are immediately climbing on my feet. I share your dislike for them! I do not have them in the house, I would hate that! good luck getting them to leave. I fear it will not be a good winter! Have a great day!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

So sorry for your loss Starla look forward to seeing your project on the weekend. Good luck with the "ants"
Marilyn

Kathy Eddy said...

Sorry for your loss and I sure hope you get rid of the ants! They are such a nuisance! We haven't gotten them yet this year but did last year. Ooooh, I hate them. Had a peek around your blog. Great stuff here! Love the card with the doves.

Mary said...

So sorry for all that you are dealing with!! I look forward to seeing your projects!! I love your quote "life is moving at warp speed and I'm just hanging on by a thread!"--I can totally relate!! :)
Hang in there!!!

Bunnyfreak said...

Hope you conquer those ants.

Cathy Y said...

Oh, so sorry to hear you've lost a loved one. Well be thinking of you.

Look forward to seeing more of your lovely work.

Dee in N.H. said...

Sorry to hear of the funeral....always a bummer. And so are the danged ants, where the heck do they come from! Love that beautiful carved stamp in the post below, an incredible piece!

Denise said...

Can't wait to try out these pretty paints! Hope you get things back in order again soon, and the ants pack up and leave!
DeniseB

Sue D said...

Hope you win your war against the ants and thanks for the review of the paint.

Christine said...

Will check back later for your project. Good Luck with getting rid of the ants!!

Shannon said...

Boy o' boy do I know what you mean, life really can get away from us sometimes and there never seems to be enough time in the day to get done all that I want to get done. Yes, we missed seeing some of your artwork for this Blog Hop but we are happy to wait for your next masterpiece. Hopefully life will slow down a bit for you and give you some "me time" to play with your paints and supplies. Hang in there. Sorry you had to attend a funeral for someone you cared about.

Danee said...

Ants- Ugh, they are also staying at my house this year. Thankfully they are the little tiny "sugar" ant. Somehow they seem "cuter" than the big gross ants.

Good luck with that battle and of course, my sympathy for the loss of your family member.

MORMOR said...

My sympathy to you and your family in the loss of a loved one. It is always difficult, but hopefully there are beautiful memories.

Good luck in your battle of the ants.

Micki said...

we generally have the 'ant' problem in the Spring.... only the type of ant get are the teeny tiny ones that generally come where there is lots of moisture... and since we've had nothing but moisture.... .
Hope you didn't stress too much, girl....

Carol P said...

My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I hate when the ants are winning. I am sure you will get control soon.

SusanK said...

Sorry you've been unable to participate but that happens. Hey, try sprinkling some cinnamon in front of the area where they enter. There are several 'green' methods that do work. Good luck!