Monday, July 6, 2009

Shimmerz and Impression Obsession

We are super excited because Impression Obsession is sponsoring the Shimmerz Design Team this week. If you're not familiar with this stamp company, you should really check them out. They offer wood mounted, unmounted and acrylic stamps and with thousands of images in their catalog, there's something for everyone's taste. And both their line art and solid images are perfect to use with Shimmerz!

For my project I made a gift set, which includes a card, reading journal and bookmark.

Both the card and journal use the clear stamp set Damask Floral. The leaves and flowers in this set reminded me of peacock features, so I paired it with their Peacock stamp on the bookmark. Keeping with the peacock theme, I chose shades of blue, green and gold for my project.

The main panel of the card is a piece of water color paper that I created a salted background on with yellow ink. To create the flowers, I stamped three different images from the Damask Floral set with navy ink and colored them with Celery and Evergreen Shimmerz. I highlighted some areas with a gold paint pen and added extra sparkle with Gold Glimmer Blingz. Here's a closer look:

For the reading journal, I covered a chipboard album with Basic Grey patterned paper and sprayed it with one coat of Baby's Breath Spritz. The leaves are one image that I stamped onto the front of the journal with black ink and onto a piece of cream c/stock. I colored the three leaves with Copic markers and painted them with Celery and Evergreen Shimmerz and December Sky Blingz. I cut out the leaves, accented them with pearls and added them to the journal with foam pop dots.

And finally, the bookmark.

I sponged the background with numerous shades of green and blue inks, then covered it with a wash of December Sky Blingz. I stamped this gorgeous Peacock over the top with black ink and highlighted him with a gold paint pen. I cut the image into three, mounted it onto black card stock and added an eyelet and fibers. Here's a closer look:

Many thanks to Impression Obsession for sponsoring our team!

Keep a look out for more Impression Obsession projects on the Shimmerz blog this week....

9 comments:

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous makes so, so pretty. Kim

Shirley said...

Wow! Allison, What totally lovely creations. Each piece is so unique and truly beautiful.

Shirley from the IO blog.

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I love the shimmery color on the card especially!

Danielle said...

So gorgeous! Each one is fantastic. I really like the bookmark and how you painted it! Looks great!

Yvette said...

What a GORGEOUS set!!! Love them ALL!

liannallama said...

what fabulous projects! Perfect for shimmerz!

Stac said...

You knocked it outta the park Ali. So pretty!

Shar said...

Absolutely lovely! What a sophisticated set!

Deborah March said...

This is one of my all-time favourite IO sets, just LOVE how you've used it here...beautiful!