Friday, June 18, 2010

Vertigre, You're a Keeper.

Yesterday's Shimmerz Product Spotlight post introduced you to the wonders of Shimmerz Vibez Vertigre, and upon reading it, I set out to prove just how versatile this product can be. Mission accomplished!

Usually, I shy away from too-dark paint and mist colors, for fear that they will overpower my pages. NOT SO with Vertigre.

This color may look like a bit of a bad boy in the bottle, but it really is a keeper -- and quite the charmer, playing well with other colors. Dena mentioned in yesterday's post that Vertigre blends well with other colors, and I discovered this to be 100% true! For instance, I used Vertigre Vibez as a base color over the Sweet Vintage muslin fabric flower, and then I sprayed over it lightly with 4 Leaf Clover Spritz, to create a darker, more subdued green. I also added Vertigre over the Sweet Vintage green doily to darken it a bit.
As much as I love my doggy dear, Vertigre is the real star of this layout, in that it is responsible for the "blocked" background. I folded the Lily Bee patterned paper into squares, sprayed Vertigre Vibez on the corners, and, since I wanted a darker color on the creases, I sprayed Vertigre onto the bottom of a cardboard box, and rubbed the edges of the folded paper in it. I uncreased the paper, added a bit more Vertigre and 4 Leaf Clover in sections, and ta da! I love the effect.

In sum: we may be biased about our products here at Shimmerz, but I think we're onto something.

7 comments:

LollyChops said...

This is soooo amazing! I really love that little dog (and the vertigre is pretty amazing too)!

What can you tell me about that crochet doily / flower you have in there (and that rose... be still my beating heart!!!). Did you make all those lovelies?!?!?!?!?!?!

HUGS!

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BeeBeebabs said...

Beautiful layout tfs

Christie Bryant said...

What a FANTASTIC layout! I love how you folded the paper and used the Shimmerz! What a fun technique!

Taj White said...

Ok so this is like the hotest pet layout I have ever seen. I just love it so much I wanna lift it :) Fab work my dear!!

Gio said...

This LO is stunning! So full and rich in details!

Stac said...

Great page, great ideas. . .great, great, great!!!