Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Using a Stamping Block with Missy

Hey there, Shimmerz fans!  It's Missy here today with my very first blog post as a Design Team Member!  I'm thrilled to be here, and I'm excited to share my first project with you.  

I absolutely LOVE rainbows, and I love creating backgrounds with the amazing colors in them.  There are tons of colors and textures to choose from in the Shimmerz family, and I used several of them here.  To create my background, I started with white cardstock and my small square acrylic stamping block.  I simply used it as a stamp.  It's really easy and you get a somewhat square yet messy watercolor effect.  Depending on the product you're using, either spray or spread it onto the block, turn it over and just press it down onto the paper.  I used Coloringz and Vibez to create most of my squares.  For an even cooler look, squirt two colors on at the same time!

I used a very old Crafter's Workshop stencil to create these blue lines, using a palette knife and Dazzlerz in Gummy Berry Blue.  Such great texture and color!  I am obsessed with machine stitching these days, so I added lots of that in as well as some American Crafts stickers and embellishments and this cute flair pin from A Flair for Buttons.

Isn't this orange color gorgeous?  That's the Mandarin Mai Tai Coloringz.  I love the look of the black stamps on top of it and the tangled thread under the photo.  Black always pops so nicely against bright colors.

Here's a close up shot of a random mix of patterned paper, washi tapes, stitching, brads, thread and lots of liquid color...that lovely green color is Hermit the Frog Vibez :)

And finally, here's a shot of the top left of the photo.  Gorgeous yellow (No Yoking Coloringz) blending with the Mandarin Mai Tai and Pretty in Pink Coloringz and a little bit of Magenta Shimmerz.  Such a gorgeous combo!

I hope this inspires you to give some of these awesome products and colors a try!  They blend so nicely together, and using the stamping block is a great way to get them to blend naturally.  Don't forget to mention my name when you place an'll get some free product!  Woo Hoo!!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a GREAT day!

Products Used:
Dazzlerz - Gummy Berry Blue
Shimmerz - Magenta
Coloringz - Mandarin Mai Tai, No Yoking, Pretty in Pink
Vibez - Jeni B Bleu, Hermit the Frog

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