Friday, January 15, 2010

Celebrating with Pearlz

Hello! Christine here, and this is my very first post as one of the new design team members with Shimmerz! Hasn't this been an exciting week with all of the new product announcements and gorgeous projects by my fellow design team members? It certainly has been for me, and I can't tell you how giddy I am to be able to share another project with you using the fabulous products from Shimmerz including some of the new Pearlz!

This is a birthday set that I created using a combination of Shimmerz, Spritz, and Pearlz:

For the card, I added some Angel Wings Shimmerz to the flower trim as well as on the embroidery on the lace. This gave both of the trims some interest. I also added a touch of Ballet Slipper Pearlz to the center of the flowers on the trim for added color. The beautiful Prima flower was originally white and aqua, but I wanted it to coordinate with the rest of the projects in this set so I painted it with Ballet Slipper Pearlz. To my delight, it gave it a nice pearlescent touch as well!

Next is the crown fit for celebrating an occasion like a birthday. I used a water brush to add a layer of Ballet Slipper Pearlz to the pink patterned paper. I added two layers of the Pearlz to it, and I love the results! There are hints of shimmer throughout the paper now that are suble and not too "over-the-top".

Finally, we come to the wand...I had so much fun creating this! Starting with the doily, I sprayed it with Baby's Breath Spritz. Once dry, I used a paint brush to add Morning Mist Pearlz along the border of the doily as well as on selected flowers. On top of the doily is a layer of vintage dictionary paper that I sprayed with Bed of Roses Spritz. These two layers are adhere to the paper mache star which I painted with white acrylic paint and stamped and embossed with a damask design using Versamark ink and iridescent embossing powder. Next I sprayed the star with Sea Foam Spritz and wiped off the excess so that the embossed image would show. I did this step twice until I got the color that I desired. The edges of the star have been sprinkled with Martha Stewart mica glitter. Finally, I cut the word "create" using my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot from white cardstock four times and adhered all four layers on top of one another. I painted the word with three layers of Ballet Slipper Pearlz for an opaque effect, painted Bed of Roses Spritz along the edges of the word for shadowing, and then added a bit of ultrafine glitter around it using a Zig glue pen to adhere it.


I hope you enjoyed seeing these projects as much as I enjoyed creating them with Shimmerz, Spritz, and the NEW Pearlz!

14 comments:

Lori Renn said...

Gorgeous, Christine! Love your projects!

Deanna Kroll said...

WOW! That is all I can say, gorgeous work!

Scrapamum said...

That is all just beautiful!

Taj White said...

stunning project!!!

LG said...

this is amazing Christine!

Karen Taylor said...

Beautiful!!

Stacy Cohen said...

BEAUTIFUL, beautiful, beautiful!! So soft and pretty!!

Helen F. said...

Christine, this is simply gorgeous!
Love all the texture.

Stampin Mindy said...

Stunning. I bet the photo doesn't do this justice! Absolutly Gorgeous!

Roberta said...

Your project is unique, beautiful, elegant ..... and much much more!

Samantha McElyea said...

Oh Christine! This is precious! I love it. Wonderful job :)

Bethany Kartchner said...

Wow! These projects are absolutely stunning! I love them!

Daniela said...

So pretty!

Stac said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! What more can I say?