Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring fever!

I don't think I'm alone when I tell you that I am dying for SPRING!!  I can't wait for the bulbs, the flowering trees, the warm air and especially the sunshine.  Bring it!  On the subject of Spring, I've been inspired lately by rainbows and butterflies.  I created the cloud effect on these projects with a cloud template, a stipple brush and Blingz paint in Under The Sea.  I was also itching to use buttons...  a whole lot of buttons!!

Just look at how shimmery the Under The Sea Blingz is! 
Blingz have a ton of glitter mixed into the paint!
After I created the rainbow I was reminded of a quote that I heard years ago that I just love..

"As a child I was told and I believed that there was a treasure buried beneath every rainbow.  I believed it so much that I have been unsuccessfully chasing rainbows most of my life.  I wonder why no one ever told  me that the rainbow and the treasure were both within me." -Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD

I love this quote so I printed it out on some vellum paper and added it under the rainbow.
I got this cloud template years ago from Stampin' Up!.  If you don't have one you could simply cut one out of cardstock or plastic.

I also tried this technique on some cards.  Here is one of them:

I did the stipple brush with the cloud template again on the white cardstock with Under The Sea Blingz.  For the butterflies, I used a bunch of the new Coloringz.  They are so bright!  I used Pink Stiletto, My Bleeding Heart, Mandarin Mai Tai, No Yoking, Lime In Da Coconut and Mama Sings The Blues.  I gave them all a bit of shimmer with Goldie Lox Shimmeringz, except for the red one (My Bleeding Heart) I used Heavy Metal on that one.  Also on the blue butterfly I added a little of the Under The Sea Blingz with my stipple brush.
Thanks for stopping by the Shimmerz blog today!


Stac said...

Lori - You did indeed brighten my day and lift my spirits. This LO and card have captured my heart. They are so special! Thank you so much my sweet friend!

Heidi Kelley said...

These are so fun!

Roberta said...

Great card! Love the idea!!!