Friday, April 30, 2010
I absolutely loved playing with the Color Me Crazy Petaloo Flowers this Month, what a fun treat! I made a "headband"....a little bit of a crazy headband, but hey I guess the name of the flowers just got to my head. ;) The best part is that you can use customize the petaloo flowers for whatever your project may be just by using Shimmerz, Blingz, Spritz, Vibez or Pearlz!!
Hope this give you some fun ideas using Shimmerz and Petaloo Products....remember it doesn't always have to be about "paper". ;) There are lots of ways to play!! Thanks so much for watching, have a fabulous day! ((hugs))
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Here is some more eye candy and ideas for you!
By Design Team Member Tajanee White:
"The scalloped Maya Road chipboard banner, and small Petaloo flower were both painted with Shimmerz 'BlueBerry Cobbler', once that was dry I added a coat of Blingz in 'Hi Ho Silver'. I used a medium white Petaloo flower and sprayed it with Vibez 'Sunset Strip', then painted Blingz 'Pixie Dust' on top for additional shine. Then I finished it off with a large white Petaloo flower and sprayed a heavy coat of Vibez 'Hermit the Frog'. Once that dried I painted a coat of Blingz 'Pixie Dust' onto the flowers, and cut the flowers in half. I layered the rest of my embellishments.
The Petaloo flower at the top of the layout was painted with Shimmerz in 'Carmel'. I didn't add anything additional to that flower. The shine was perfect for the flower to be layered underneath the bird."
"The first flower and the last flower are the same. The white flower is two sizes of flowers glued together and the center is a pom pom from ball fringe trim that is added at the end. The white flowers are spritzed with Shimmerz Baby's Breath paint.
The peach daisy is two flowers of the same size painted Shimmerz Carribbean Sunset and glued together. The petal edges are brushed with Shimmerz Island Salsa. When they have dried I added a foam ball to the center that is painted with Shimmerz Island Salsa. The two levels of flower petals are built up with Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive to create dimension and the foam center is attached with the same adhesive.
The yellow flower is made up of three layer of petals spritzed with Shimmerz Sunset Strip and then I painted the tips of the petals with Sunflower. The center of the yellow flower is white small petals painted with Shimmerz Baby's Breath.
The large peach flower started as large white flowers with huge round petals. I cut each petal in small strips and them rolled and curled them to create a lacy effect for this flower. The paints that I used on the flower are Shimmerz Carribbean Sunset, Razzle dazzle Berry in the center of the flower, I used Shimmerz Island Sunset on the edges of the petals.
This was a really fun project I hope you get the opportunity to create your own floral creations using Shimmerz and Petaloo products."
Baby's Breath Spritz
Bed of Roses Spritz
Penny Pincher Vibez
Razzle Dazzle Berry Vibez
Angel Wings Shimmerz
Instructions for this project:
1. Apply crackle medium onto the roof of the house (follow manufacturer's instructions for best results) and paint over medium with cream acrylic paint. Allow to dry then spray the roof with Baby's Breath Spritz. Let dry.
2. Spray Petaloo flowers with Bed of Roses Spritz. Adhere flowers to the roof in layers to resemble shingles.
3. Paint a piece of scalloped metal with gesso and spray with Baby's Breath Spritz. Adhere to the the roof as shown and adhere mica glitter along the metal piece and top of chimney. Embellish chimney with pearls.
4. Paint chipboard hearts with acrylic paint, let dry, and cover with Angel's Wings Shimmerz. Adhere to roof as shown in photo. Embellish gable with rows of pearls.
5. Adhere white vintage trim along the bottom edge of the roof. Print sentiment on cream cardstock. Spray with Baby's Breath Spritz and ink edges with distress ink. Punch holes on both ends of the sentiment.
6. Spray pink ribbon with Penny Pincher Vibez and crinkle ribbon while drying with a heat tool. Thread ribbon through holes of sentiment and adhere this to the front of the house layering it above the vintage trim. Tie ribbon into a bow.
7. Spray a Petaloo flower with Baby's Breath Spritz and attach to bow with a pearl brad.
8. Paint the base of the house with cream acrylic paint. Spray vintage music paper with Baby's Breath Spritz. When dry, adhere paper to the house.
Once again, a huge thank you to Petaloo for their generosity in supplying our entire design team with their Color Me Crazy flowers. We truly had a great time with them!
Stay tuned tomorrow as we close the week out! Even more is in store.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Isn't Spring wonderful? All the flowers in the garden make my heart sing. It is also blooming here at Shimmerz! I've really enjoyed playing around with my Shimmerz and Petaloo flowers. In my video, I show you how to decorate a metal frame that I purchased at Target using white Petaloo flowers and Shimmerz Spritz and Pearlz.
The technique is very simple, but the results are stunning. (Of course, it doesn't hurt that the girl in the pic is adorable...giggle...)
You can see the detail in the following close-up shots.
In the video, I used the following Shimmerz products that you can purchase here.
Baby's Breath Spritz (on flowers)
Snow Storm Vibez (on flowers)
Ballet Slipper Pearlz (on flowers)
Gold Glimmer Blingz (on flowers)
Pixie Dust Blingz (on frame)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Here are some examples of Shimmerz and Petaloo in action!
By Design Team Member Jana Eubank:
"My favorite thing about working with Petaloo flowers is that I am able to customize them with my Shimmerz to match my page exactly!
Here on this page I used Princess Vibez and Plum Pudding Spritz to color my flowers. While spraying them, I allowed my index finger to intercept the mist causing large drops of color in random places on the flowers.
I LOVE the way this looks. Next, I pressed my flowers into the puddles and drips from the overspray. I allowed the colors to mix for a variegated look. I LOVE the way they turned out!
The result is very artistic! Finally, I added two more layers of patterned paper flowers using Martha Stewart Craft punches. I secured everything together with a Making Memories brad. Patterned papers and diecuts are by My Mind's Eye."
Monday, April 26, 2010
I've put together a video tutorial showing how to make a lacy effect that you can use on many projects! Hope you enjoy!
And some close-ups of my project - I used Shimmerz in Flashee Fushia, Magenta and Hottie Pink for my background and added a sublte shimmer to the Petaloo flowers with Tuscan Sun Spritz.
LOVE that SHIMMER!!!
We will have many more gorgeous projects to share with you this week from the Design Team and Jeni and Beth both have videos to share later in the week, so stay tuned! See you soon,
Friday, April 23, 2010
I used an old box to turn it into a sewing emergency kit.
On the white cloth in the center I brushed Angel Wing Shimmerz.
Have a great day with creativity!
and needless to say, Jeni B. Bleu has become a favorite color of mine. It's color is so vibrant and versatile. It literally can go with almost ANY project that I am working on and has quickly become my go to color. Just like Jeni is my go to friend!
So today we honor one hot momma and the special color that is her namesake: JENI B BLEU
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I added some of my Shimmerz paint in Blueberry Cobbler to the upper corner that is torn on the cardboard...look at how beautifully it shines!
I also sprayed the edges with my Shimmerz Spritz in Truffle to give this layout a little extra sheen. Again, just look at how beautifully the colors shine and how subtle this color is with the cardboard.
I really love how the cluster of flowers an also the title turned out, this layout was just too fun to make!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I wanted to create a fun and whimsical feel to this layout, and I decided to have some fun with coloring my flowers on the page. This is an easy and fun tip to do to color your own flowers when you want to. What I did was used some plastic wrap, poured some colors onto the plastic wrap from my Shimmerz paints, for the first set of colors I used Shimmerz in Marigold, Sunny, and Fire Engine Red. For the second set of color I used my Shimmerz Tickle-Me-Turquoise, Vintage Wine, and Sugar Plum. I then I took a toothpic and swirled the colors together, just to get the colors together versus being seperate colors. Then I took the flowers and just placed them on top of the colors, lifted them up and the colors were right there on the flowers. Some white was showing through, so I just used my finger as a paintbrush and added some extra color in the areas that were still white. For the more pastel looking flowers, I used my Shimmerz Spritz in Rock-a-Fella Blue and Cotton Candy and with the second flower, Shimmerz Spriz in Tuscan Sun and Bed of Roses, as these made a very pretty combination. I sprayed half and half of the flowers with 2 colors. I wanted a little extra shine on these two, so once they were completely dry, I used my Shimmerz in Angel Wings and painted on top of the flowers. Seeing as this is more translucent the original colors still show through, just with more shimmer.
The thing I love about this layout is that even though I am using a lot of "girly" elements, the pages still kept it's masculinity and really shows off my son and my Shimmerz paints! Thanks for coming by today!
Monday, April 19, 2010
I started with some fun papers from My Mind's Eye called Quite Contrary. I used Tickle-Me-Turquoise to paint my circle stamp. I really like how the Shimmerz paint filled in around the edges of the stamp providing more definition to each circle. Then, using Celery, I painted the edges of the butterfly for a distressed and sharper pop. Finally, I chose three polka dots on the butterfly wings to paint with Hi Ho Silver.
It must be working...it was 70 degrees and sunny here today! Do you have a little happy in your spring?
~ Jessie A.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
On this layout I used Sunset Strip Vibez to really brighten up the look of the page. The background paper (from Jenni Bowlin) was white with a very pale yellow edge. I wanted to change the look and really make the colors pop so I Spritzed it with some Vibez. I also used the Vibez on the banner title and the journaling spots.
We are enjoying lots of "shine" here in Eagle, Idaho today. :)
Blessings to you,
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I used a piece of cardboard as the foundation for this project, and I used Before Dawn Vibez to add some color to the distressed edges of the cardboard. To complement the raw color of the cardboard, I splattered some Penny Pincher and Before Dawn Vibez onto it before laying down the papers and embellishments.
Next, I highlighted the harlequin patterned paper by painting some Coal Shimmerz paint onto the black diamonds. I love how it brings attention to the pattern in a pretty, shimmery way!
Next, I painted the metal nameplate with gesso and covered that with Coal Shimmerz paint for a distressed look. I included vintage flowers painted with Angel Wings Shimmerz and Gold Glimmer Blingz, and finished the project with some crinkled seam binding ribbons that was "aged" with some Penny Pincher Vibez.
I hope that this gives you some ideas for highlighting some elements on your next project! Thanks for visiting today, and I hope you continue to enjoy the creative process using Shimmerz!