Friday, August 28, 2009

Technique Talking about Shimmerz!

As promised, I'd like to share my last project with you using Shimmerz.  This has been a real treat using these glimmery, luscious paints!

Shimmery Happy Birthday:

This was such a quick project and one that you can customize to meet any occasion by just changing the color of Shimmerz paints.  I also think this worked perfectly with the Distressed Circle Scrapblock, because it's meant to be imperfect... on purpose.  I don't think I'd give this a go with something terribly intricate.

I used multiple colors for variation, which I LOVED.  The only hazard with this is... I can see myself needing a lot of Shimmerz paints.  Like all of them.  *gulp*
For all the details on the project with step-by-step instructions, stop by the Techniqe Talk forum at CHF for my tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by!

Distressed Circles Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Birthday Centers from the Mona Lisa Moments Collection by Cornish Heritage Farms

Tuxedo Black Memento ink by Tsukineko
Antique Linen Distress ink by Ranger

Simply Smooth cardstock by Cornish Heritage Farms

Sunflower and Burgundy Shimmerz paints
paint brush
paper flower by Prima Marketing
satin ribbon by May Arts
epoxy button by Making Memories
Black twine
rhinestons by Mark Richards
Sewing machine and thread
water bottle

Thursday, August 27, 2009

More Shimmerz

Of course, I couldn't just stop at one project with the new Shimmerz I received.  I have two more projects to share with you... so be sure to check back in here again on Friday (and a the CHF Forum) for the last one.

Historic Poster:

I love the vintage feel of the East-West Historic Poster image, paired with fun colors.  I embossed the image with detail black embossing powder.  I sprayed the entire image with Ruby Spritz.  While the paper was still wet, I painted in large swipes additional colors and let them blend.  The Sunflower Shimmerz paint turned into a lovely peach color when paired with the Ruby Spritz and Burgundy Shimmerz paint.

And if that wasn't enough glimmer, I embossed the Ornamental Vines backgrounder on the Razzleberry layer with clear embossing powder and lightly sprayed with Ruby Spritz (as they are a very close match in color).  I really loved the subtle effect with the over the top shimmer on the main image.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to see you tomorrow!
-East-West Historic Poster (B&O Rail Collection) by CHF
-Ornamental Vines Backgrounder by CHF

-Versamark by Tsukineko

-Simply Smooth White cardstock by CHF
-Razzleberry Med., Orange Med. and Kraft by Prism

-Burgundy, Sunflower Shimmerz Paints
-Ruby Spritz Shimmerz Spray
-Clear and Detail black embossing powder by Ranger
-Corner rounder by EK Success
-Sewing machine and thread
-grosgrain ribbon by Offray
-Lace from Grandma's collection
-Flower and jewel by Prima Marketing
-vintage pin by Making Memories

-Emboss resist: After embossing the Historic Poster in black detail, I sprayed the entire piece of paper with Ruby Spritz. Then, while still wet, I used a brush to add Burgundy and Sunflower in sweeping strokes to give variegated color.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's all about the Shimmerz Blog Hop!

Today, the Cornish Heritage Farm design team is sharing projects that are all about the shimmer!  Even more specific, Shimmerz!  These little pots of paint are so dazzling.  The Shimmerz and CHF teams swapped products and oh, what a lovely combination...

Shimmery Poppy Pair:

This project was so easy to paint.  I first embossed the image with black detail embossing powder.  This helped me keep the paint where I wanted it.  Then, over time, I built up multiple layers of the paint to give a vibrant darker color.  The image was solely colored with Shimmerz paints.

I do have to apologize for the way the picture looks a bit wonky (very technical term here).  I think it's because I was getting a bit of reflection from all that shine from the paints that it looks that way. And... it's just dazzling in real life!

Since we thought it would be fun to blog hop, be sure to stop by and visit Joanne next...


If you stop by later and want to visit all us sequentially:

Be Creative CHF


Thanks for stopping by!

-Poppy Pair from the Shady Tree Studio line by CHF

-Versamark by Tsukineko

-Simply Smooth white cardstock by CHF
-Black and Kraft by Prism

-Burgundy, Sunflower, Opal and Evergreen Shimmerz paints
-Black detail embossing powder by Ranger
-Green linen fabric from grandma's sewing room
-brush and water
-Sewing machine and thread
-Coluzzle circle cutter by Provo Craft
-ribbon by May Arts

Monday, August 10, 2009

On the Desk

On the Desk is not just the pile and masses of scraps and stamps (haha!)... it's a new set designed by the fabulous Julia Stainton.

Just My Type

This is a fast and fun design.  The Vintage Text Scrapblock adds the typewriter charm that works really well with the sentiment.  And what's prettier than Lemonade Basic Grey paper?

Be sure to check in the On the Desk gallery for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

-On the Desk (Rummage Bin) by CHF
-Vintage Text Scrapblock by CHF

-Black Soot and Old Paper Distress ink by Ranger

-Simply Smooth cardstock by CHF

Patterned Paper:
-Lemonade by Basic Grey

-Paper flower and lace by Prima Marketing
-mini staples by Tim Holtz
-Worn Lipstick Distress crackle paint by Ranger
-Clear embossing powder by Ranger
-Polka dot ribbon by Bazzill Basics