Monday, June 14, 2010

Shimmerz helps out with a little HUG...

Hi everyone! This is Lolly (Shimmerz guest designer for the next couple-o-months)! I am super excited to share my first Shimmerz project with you!!!!

I was torn between sharing something with flowers (which are one of my absolute favorite things)... or a little tree... I decided to go with the flowers for now and we'll do the tree next time (that little tree is gonna steal your shimmery lovin' little hearts... I swears)!
Craft Goodies Used for this Project:
The Paper Studio
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Chip Decor Letters
Petaloo - Color Me Crazy Flowers (awesome mega pack with enough flowers for multiple projects)

Cuttlebug - Quilling Flower Folders (Daisy & Chrysanthemum)
Assorted Gems
Shimm
erz - Vibez - Sunset Strip & Jeni-B-Bleu
Shimmerz - Spritz - Bed of Roses
Shimmerz Paints - A
qua Marine & Celery
Shimmerz -
Pearlz - Carrot Top, Sunny Side Up & Green with EnvyShimmerz Blingz - Hottie Pink (this color totally rocks!!!!)
(shop for Shimmerz HERE)
...I also used an assortment of craft acrylic paints to paint the chipboard letters 3 different colors of green!

Now let's get started for real!

I tend to test and play around with things when starting a project... just to make sure that the
way I see it in my head has a fighting chance to become reality.



My initial plan was to cover all of the chipboard letters with quilled flowers, but they looked too packed together and plain... plus they needed way more POP!

So I busted out this awesome pack of Petaloo flowers and laid about them as the foundation for the quilled flowers...



Then once I added a few of those quilled flowers on top of the Petaloo flowers... things really started to take shape!



My Mom dropped by for a visit (she's also known as MomChops over on my blog)... so I put her to work painting all of the Petaloo Flowers with a nice assortment of Shimmerz Paints...

When you come to my house you have to be ready to dig in and do some crafts... especially on Saturdays!

(any man, women or child who enters the craft room on a Saturday is in danger of being handed a pair of scissors or a paint brush)
(even my husband has fallen prey to this phenomenon)



I decided that the color for my quilled flower petals would come entirely from Shimmerz sprays..
I really wanted them to have a nice shimmery shine to them and the best way to do that was to start with plain white paper and spritz the heck out of them!



Once they were nice and dry...
I cut them into one inch strips so they could be run through my Cuttlebug quilling folders!

(if you have never seen the quilling folders in action and want to see a video demonstration... leave a comment here and let me know!)
(I'll put a little video together of how I made the flowers for this project and post it right here on the Shimmerz blog!!!)



MomChops painted the chipboard letters and ALL of the Petaloo flowers for me...
(I took her to lunch to thank her after we were done... she was plum tuckered out!!!)

41 fabulous shimmery quilled flowers and 42 fabulous painted and shimmery Petaloo flowers later...



I started assembling the whole thing!

I filled the centers of those flowers with bright sparkly gems and used some of the quilling leaves under each flower pair.

To get everything to stick together nice and tidy...
I used an assortment of liquid glue, ZipDry and a hot glue gun!




Here is the finished sign of HUGS!
(this little sign is going to be given as a birthday present to the daughter of a very dear friend of mine who likes lots of sparkle and nice bright colors)!!!!

...and here are a coupla more pics so you can check out the details a little better!



Thanks so much for dropping by and big thanks to Stacey and the whole DT for having me over for a visit! I had a blast! I'll be back in about a week with another project!

Have a great day!

73 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Oh Lolly....these are just PERFECT!!! Love what you did with the flowers!!!

Thanks for sharing with us!!! :-)

slmpetersen said...

Done in true Lolly fashion! Love it!

Sarah said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! You need to come to Maine and help me do this!

Ann Martin said...

Really cute! The Cuttlebug dies sure make short work of quilling.

Dot said...

Absolutely beautiful! The lucky birthday girl who receives it will be thrilled I'm sure!! Love the colors you used!!

Rae said...

Wow, that's adorable! Great job! Hugs.

~rae

Margaret said...

That's a lovely project Lolly - could be used for lots of things on a smaller scale but you don't really do small! Well done Momchops for all the colouring in - I could do with you round at my house....

pam said...

As USUAL, I am NOT disappointed!!! I would love to see the demo on the quilting thing you were talking about. Hope your video and computer start working together in your favor soon. Take care and have a great crafting week!! - Pam

Fanboy Wife said...

Those are pretty cool. I like how the bold colors make the flowers pop.

Decomom said...

Lovely! Soo Lolly-licious! :)

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

Lolly is beautiful i love the flowers...

Harriet

Nicole said...

Just beautiful!! I love all the shimmering bright colors! My daughter would love something like that!

Shawna said...

ooooooo, Lolly! 'Tis truly beautiful! A fabulous gift for that lucky girl!!

Mary said...

I love the flowers with those pretty colors. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Daniela said...

Lolly, this is awesome!!!! You need to tell me more about the Cuttlebug flower thing, LOL. Shimmerz is lucky to have you!!!!

bumblesnbees said...

Sendin' ya some HUGS Lolly! These are scrumptious!!! I have to ask-what/ how does a quilling folder work? ;0) ~Romaine

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

SWEET!!! I love them! Such a happy project!

Chelsea said...

Beautiful!!!

meg said...

love the hugs, and sending you hugs! Even without the TV, you are a crafting legend! Nohow nobody could do 3 or is it 4 projects a week, plus directions (it's the directions and videos that take most of the time) and still get on with life. I'm gonna send you pics of the flowers I made not knowing about yours this week.
craftastable hugs!

Rachel M said...

That's lovely! Here's a hug for you! XxX

Joanne said...

Cute project AS ALWAYS! :)

Nancy W said...

Lolly, love it!! You are a genious!! *hugs from conroe, tx!

AnitaRex said...

WOW Absolutely stunning! Love this! The flowers are amazing!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Such a cute hug! Love this! That shimmerz paint looks so pretty on those flowers! I'd love to see how you made the quilling flowers! ;)
If I were ever close enough, I'd love to get sucked into crafting with you and MomChops! As always, MomChops did a great job, too!
Rebecca@RootsAndWingsCo

Little Ol' Liz said...

Dang - I wanna come live in LollyChops World. At the very least it would be much prettier -- and you have great skillz and lotsa products. I never would have thought those flowers started out plain white.

NanaBeth said...

Way to go Lolly-perfection!

Moz said...

Lollychops, I am your biggest fan in Africa..... cannot wait for your blog postings an have followed youthrough to Shimmerz. Totally in love with your HUGS. Did I tell you I have a birthday in September????
Super project.
Many hugz

Just this... Alice said...

Lolly, that is an awesome project. Please accept this hug with tealings from JustThis...Alice

Stacy Cohen said...

I love this Lolly!!!!! I just KNEW you would rock the Shimmerz!

Scrapamum said...

Lolly this is fabulous!!!!!

edyB said...

Love those flowers, Lolly! Cute as can be! Sorry about your fatal video! Keep trying, please!

LollyChops said...

Thanks everyone! I had so much fun with these products!!!!

The Blingz rock my world!!!

The Cains said...

OH my! That may be the best hug ever!!!The shimmer! The colors! The flowers! And the shimmer! Be still my heart!!!! Great job, Lolly! Great job, indeed!

Erica Hettwer said...

This is so cute! I'd love to see a video about how you made the quilled flowers. :)

Merriven said...

I really love the HUG! My daughter is visiting my parents this week, so I think as a surprise I am going to have to make her something like this for her room. But I need to go find these quilling flower folders you speak of. Thanks for sharing

Linda said...

Wow! These are beautiful... ah, to have even 1/2 your talent!

Martine said...

OOO those look amazing! you and Momchops did a greath job! HUGS!

Holly Denghel said...

Way cool project, Lolly!! And so awesome to see you as a guest designer.

Life Made Creations said...

These flowers are so beautiful! I've got to check out these quilling folders. Can't wait to see your next Shimmerz project!
Hugs!!

Becky said...

these flowers are gorgeous. I will ahve to give them a try

Rebecca Johnson said...

An adorable project, Lolly. You're the best and your sense of humor makes my day each time. Thanks to you, I'm sold on Shimmerz and all their products. Peace, Becky J.

Stac said...

Lolly you can leave a shimmery hug on this blog anytime you want. I just knew you and Shimmerz would be a great match. Thanks so much for the inspiration. LOVE IT!!!

Barbara said...

Whoa! love these.

Tiff said...

Lolly i love this project! I have never seen the quill dies for the sizzix. I'm going to check those out!

Sew Frenzi said...

Hi Lolly! As usual you have made an adorable creation! Love it!

mamakat said...

Very huggable project!

Fiorella said...

Thank you! I didn't know this blog: it's just beautiful! and I don't know the cuttlebug quilling flower....a video would be great!

tgmagazine said...

Lolly - this is gorgeous! I'll vote for the quilling video. I've heard of these folders but have not seen them in action. The colors and flowers are just perfect and would love to have this in my house. Hope your computer and video woes get fixed soon. Heather

Kristen said...

Hi Lolly! Just popped over from your blog... LOVE this project! I think it would be adorable as a name in a little girl's nursery. So bright and peppy! (Is peppy a word?)

Christie Bryant said...

Wowzer! This is amazing!

Liz of Wool Boutique said...

Guest hugs for you Lolly :)

The flowers project is really amazing, but then i wouldn't expect anything less from you ;)

Love.

Luzanne said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! As always, Lolly, you've outdone yourself... MomChops is the best!

Hugs from a chilly South Africa!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Those are gorgeous. The colors are SO beautiful.

Ann said...

So cute! Would love to see the Cuttlebug quilling folders in a video.

Kat said...

Just lovely Lolly! As usual ;)

sewtakeahike said...

look at you go Lolly! Hugs to you too!

Regan Rothery said...

Lols, you are too precious! Where is that HUGS sign going? Is it replacing the tealy bird life preserver??

Danielle said...

Wow Wow!!! This is fantastic :)

doulanana said...

hugs and happiness all wrapped up into one beautiful sign! great job lolly!

Wanda Peña said...

Beautiful!!! I love it!!

Wanda P.
From Dominican Republic!

LMcBurney said...

Gorgeous! I would love to see a video on Cuttlebug quilling folders if RonChops is up to it. Give him some kind of treat and I think you can talk him into it.

Coffee&Cream said...

Really gorgeous - love the summery colours :) *hug*

*jean* said...

beautiful project!!

Thimbleanna said...

They're BEAUTIFUL Ms. Lolly!

Sharon said...

hugs to you too lolly! these are so bloomin' cute i think i need some for jubel's little hooves!

gladyschia2010 said...

Beautiful as always!!

Taj White said...

OMG this is amazing. so so gorgeous!!

L'Hélène said...

Lolly, this is so cute!! HUGS!!

Yarni Gras! said...

you've done it again!

Juliana said...

OMGoodness Lolly! This is amazing! Once again you just blew me away with your craftiness!!!

Siri Fjørtoft, Fjørtoft Design said...

Lollychops, I love your hugs! (And you are giving me way to many ideas for my brand spanking nez scrap room walls...) I would love to see a video!

Siri

carrieferrier said...

You have officially WOWED me!!!!
Perfection!!! Thank you for your amazing inspiration!

Sadie said...

Tealy hugs for sharing the tutorial Lolly!!!

I'm kinda wondering how you said just 41 quilled flowers later and not 41 (thousand hundred)... lol

Please pretty please share the video for using th Sizzix with us... I've been so keen to know from when you mentioned them on your blog as well as here...

P.S - Hugs!!!