Friday, February 12, 2010

The Gift of Vibez

I hope you have been enjoying all of the beautiful creations by the Shimmerz design team using the wonderful Vibez product! I have to confess that I feel so wonderfully blessed to be able to work with the new Vibez colors, and today I'll be sharing a project that I created which will allow me to share the amazing gift of vibrant shimmer with someone else (and hopefully make their day a little bit brighter as well! ;-D ).

For this gift set, I used Razzle Dazzle Berry, Sunset Strip, and Hermit the Frog Vibez as well as some Gold Glimmer Blingz.

A couple of white, swirl-printed Prima flowers were spritzed with Razzle Dazzle Berry Vibez which resulted in a great coordinating color for my card and purse. Two smaller pink Prima flowers were also spritzed with Razzle Dazzle Berry. I also dipped the tips of the larger flowers into a puddle of Razzle Dazzle Berry on my non-stick mat, and dried them with my heat gun (I confess I'm impatient when it comes to drying times! :-D ). That added extra shimmer to the tips of the flowers as you'll see in the close-up photos below.

The pink stripes on the border strip were also painted with Razzle Dazzle Berry Vibez. In addition to a spritz of Sunset Strip on the yellow flowers, I added some Gold Glimmer Blingz for extra textured and shimmer. The circles on the card's patterned paper from K & Company were embellished with some Gold Glimmer Blingz as well.


The mini purse was cut from white cardstock using the new Forever You Cricut cartridge set on "fit to page" so that I could get the largest purse from my 12"x12" piece of cardstock. I then spritzed it with Sunset Strip and spread it all over the cardstock using a foam brush. The result is a shimmery sunshine-toned purse! The great thing about Vibez is that the color intensifies with each additional layer of spritzing or painting, and you'll be able to see some variations in color on the purse in the photo that follows.

I cut the decorative border on the purse with my Cricut using a design I created in Sure Cuts A Lot (a software product that allows users to cut true type fonts and images using the Cricut). Next, I sprayed it once with Hermit the Frog Vibez for a more subtle shade. Once it dried, I adhered it to the purse front, zig zag stitched along the bottom border and embellished it with pearls. The purse has a small flap on which I attached the flowers using a Making Memories rhinestone brad.



Thank you all for taking the time to visit today! I hope that you all have the opportunity to work with this amazing new product on your own creations, and I look forward to sharing more Vibez creations with you again soon!

11 comments:

Elaine A said...

Christine -

These are just wonderful. What lovely work you do! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Elaine Allen

Bethany Kartchner said...

What beautiful work! I love it!

Jocelyn said...

Love this!!!! Just Beautiful!!!

Leah the Orange said...

oh WOW! they're lovely! the purse is too cute - what a great little party favour that would make! :)

loving all the projects featuring the new yummy Vibez!

Angela W said...

So very cute and creative! I love Vibez!

Samantha McElyea said...

How adorable, bright and cheery these are. I love the colors you chose! They remind me of spring. Such great work.

Stacy Cohen said...

So lovely!!! I love the color combo!

Princess Jessie Pants said...

Love the color choices! What a fun gift set!!

Daniela said...

Beautiful!!!

Samantha McElyea said...

Christine!! This is so beautiful!

Stac said...

Ooops! Samantha's first comment was really mine. That's what I get for using her computer. :) Had to leave ya some love Christine!!!!! :)