Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Shimmerz+Petaloo=Match Made in Heaven!

This week Shimmerz and Petaloo are joining forces to bring you some fabulous project ideas! Our design team has been having a blast working with Petaloo's Color Me Crazy flowers. Made from mulberry paper, Petaloo's flowers come in 9 different varieties and are a perfect match for Shimmerz Paints! They absorb our Vibez, Spritz and Pearlz but still leave behind our beautiful Shimmerz signature shine!

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."

By Design Team Member Lori Renn:

"For this project I used Teresa Collins Ballet Slipper and Morning Mist Pearlz on the Petaloo flowers for a soft opaque look. I also used the Shimmerz Pearlz on the title banner, the chipboard embellishments, the transparency and the edges of the papers.

Petaloo flowers and Shimmerz Paints are a match made in heaven! I used every type of Shimmerz products on the flowers for numerous projects and I was thrilled with the results. The colors really pop and they are true because the flowers are all white with a totally matte finish. You can really see the "shimmer" on them as well!"

And our last project for today By Design Team Member Stacy Cohen:

"I’m very big on sending thank you cards, so I like to keep a stash of handmade ones on hand. Here’s a simple thank you card I made using Shimmerz and white Petaloo flowers. I used the large Petaloo flower as a mask on white cardstock, sprayed it with Jeni-B-Blue Vibez, then I cut around the outline and added a little Tickle-Me-Turquoise Shimmerz paint to the edge of the cardstock flower. I layered the sprayed Petaloo flower on top of the masked cardstock flower. I sprayed and/or painted the other beautiful Petaloo flowers with Sapphire Spritz, Wintergreen and Tickle-Me-Turquoise Shimmerz. I painted the handcut leaves with Celery Shimmerz. I just LOVE the way the white Petaloo flowers absorb the Shimmerz products. Shimmerz and Petaloo are a perfect match."
So there you have it, 3 beautiful projects each unique and showcasing several different techniques! You can see why we are all loopy for Petaloo!

A Huge thanks goes out to Petaloo for their kind donation of flowers for our ENTIRE design team.
Stay tuned for more projects throughout the week.


Jocelyn said...

Oh I just adore all of the LO's and now I have to go off and purchase some of those Petaloo flowers!!!!

Great work and thanks for sharing with us!!!

Taj White said...

beautiful projects girls. love it all!!

Bethany Kartchner said...

gorgeous projects girls! I'm blown away!

Stac said...

You Girlz are AWESOME!!!!

Lori Renn said...

I love, love, love the Petaloo flowers! I will use them all of the time now!!

JgWM said...

These are each beautiful in there own unique design. Amazing that we started with the same flowers.

Princess Jessie Pants said...

Beautiful girls!!!

Roberta said...

Shimmerz+Petaloo=fantastic projects!