Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Feeling the Vibez with Shimmerz

Ok, I am telling you ladies, this new Shimmerz Vibez is the ultimate when it comes to some kickin' color! I decided to have some fun and do some experimenting with the newest product offered by Shimmerz, and I just have to say - WOW! I am really happy with how much color and shimmer I am able to get with this new colors!

In my first project, a layout that is using a lot of product from GCD studios, Prima and Shimmerz, I decided to do a layout with one of my best friends.

 I also have always wanted to try different materials for making flowers, so in this layout, I used fabric softner sheets to make the centers of the flowers in the upper cluster of the layout. First, I went ahead and sprayed the sheets with my new Shimmerz Vibez in Red-y or Not. I let it dry and then sprayed with Shimmerz Vibez Snow Storm, let it dry and did a final spray with the Vibez Red-y or Not again. After it was dry enough, I cut a large circle (2 times) out of the fabric softner sheet, and cut that into a spiral, rolled it up and then glued it down on a little base that I left from the spiral. I sprayed the white Prima flowers in both Vibez Red-y or Not and then Vibez Penny Pincher to give both of them some different coloration. Loving the results of these flowers! The colors are just beautiful!
I also colored the flowers in the second cluster with the Vibez Red-y or Not and then also used the Vibez in Rolling in the Hay. The colors are wonderful and so shimmery. These colors are just amazing, especially in person.
Finally, I went ahead and sprayed the chipboard element in Vibez Red-y or Not and a little of the Vibez Before Dawn. The shimmer on this chipboard rocks! For the border, I used my Shimmerz VIbez in Rolling in the Hay, the color is very nice and compliments the other colors in the layout. The color just absorbed wonderfully in the are the results:

The final project that I made was a mini album. It's just the start of the album, but I love the feel of what is started with this. I used the colors Red-y Or Not, Rolling in the Hay, Before Dawn, and Penny Pincher for the cover. I used a piece of chipboard to create a mask and have the outline of the chipboard flourish on the cover. I also had some American Crafts Thickers on the cover and sprayed over them to create an outline as well. The stickers did start to come up but I love the little painterly effect that is going on with the title "You".

For the heart, this was a ghost shape by Heidi Swapp. I went ahead and sanded it a little at first and then sprayed it with both Vibez Snowstorm and Vibez Red-y or Not. I then added clear embossing powder to it, heated it up really well. After it was cooled down, I sprayed some more of the two colors, and reheated the heart and the colors were absorbed nicely into the embossing powder. I let this dry and then cool down again, and did a final spray down with the Vibez Snowstorm, and the results were a very pretty and subtle mixture of the two colors used. I also liked this effect because it gives the heart a little bit of a distressed look and a little bit of a crackle effect as well. As you can see in this close up photo, it is quite shimmery as well!

And just a close up shot of the flower cluster I made on the cover as well, in the background you can see how shimmery the album cover really is. Just stunning!
These were some really fun projects to make, and I hope I have inspired you to go out and buy some of the new Vibez and try them for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by today!
~ Deanna


Lori Renn said...

Beautiful colors, Deanna!

Jana Eubank said...

Deanna, these are WONDERFUL!!! :D

Taj White said...

beautiful deanna. love that second one totally.

Samantha McElyea said...

I LOVE the tie dyed flower!!! Fabulous!

Bethany Kartchner said...

Beautiful projects!

Stacy Cohen said...

These are gorgeous!! Love how you used the Vibez on them!

Samantha McElyea said...

Great detail and colors. Thanks Deanna!