Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Shimmerz October Challenge, a winner & Octobers Guest Designer!

Hi there Shimmerz Fans!!!
Its October already and we have a new Challenge (SPC007) for you all.  The months are flying by!

Before we begin though we will Check out some of the entries to the past months Challenge on Facebook.....which was Brights!  The Facebook links look fabulous.

So here are some that stood out to me.....
Remember if you entered during the month of September, then you are able to get a free Paint.  Just Mention that you are a Challenge Entrant in the notes to Merchant in your next Order and Stacey will look out for you!!!

Ok so, some "Bright" projects to share from our FB page......

Shell Carman posted this funky one

Татьяна Климшина submitted this stunning project....

Nadia Canizzo submitted this gorgeous Layout

Anita Bownds sent in this super pretty one

Cathi Smith O'Neill sent us this LO full of gorgeous texture...

Marina Chukaeva submitted with this pretty card.

And our Winning Project for the "Bright " Challenge is this one
Karen Grose

"Here's a LO I created using the bright Dazzlerz, and I love them!!  I have used Gummy Bear Blue and Lemon Drop, as well as some Tiddy Widy Texturez. Thanks for looking."

I love how she selected two brights from the Shimmerz Dazzlerz Ranges and used them as the base for her page with Stamping and stenciling.  She completed her Project by co ordinating her embellishments to the Shimmerz Colours.  
Her page is a fabulous Boy page, that is bright and colourful!

Contact Stacey on Facebook with your details and We will be in touch shortly regarding your Guest Design Position!  Congratulations!!!

So....our new Challenge.

We Welcome Екатерина Алексеева (Catherine) as our October Guest Designer.

Learn a little about her below.

Hello! My name is Ekaterina. I am almost 33. I live in a small town of atomic industry in the Urals, Russia. I am married. We have 4 children - 4 boys. The oldest, Yefim, is 6, twins Matvei and Timofei are 4, and the youngest, Yegor, is just 4 months old. 

I read about scrapbooking about 7  years ago and did my first project in 2007. It took me almost two years to fling myself into scrapbooking. This art came into my life and I believe it'll be with me forever)

In my projects I like to use different paints, texture pastes, stencils, alcohol inks and mists, stamps and embossing, and stitches.
This month I am honored to be a Guest Designer for Shimmerz. I found the products of the company not so long ago but fell in love with them from the first sight. Now I often use the products in my projects, which you can find in my blog.

For her First Project She created using the October Challenge.

Heres Catherine.......

"For this challenge I've done two cards.

The first one is very tender and romantic."

Here is a list of what I used:
Shimmerz – Babble Gum, Sky Blue
Dazzlerz- Spun Sugar

The card is made on the base of a Spellbinders die cut. The background I made with the help of an embossing folder and mists. I singled out the snowflakes with  Dazzlerz- Spun Sugar (mixed with water) and pants Shimmerz Babble Gum and Sky Blue. 

I also painted the die cuts-snowflakes with Shimmerz Babble Gum and Sky Blue.

The second card is more official.

Here is a list of what I used:
Shimmerz – Key Lime, Jilted Jade 
Dazzlerz - Spun Sugar
Pearlz - Sunnyside Up

The background is made with the embossing folder, the snowflakes are singled out by  Dazzlerz - Spun Sugar (mixed with water). 
The chipboard  "Weathered Clock Bigz Die" was painted by Pearlz - Sunnyside Up. 

The fir branch die cut was painted with  Shimmerz – Key Lime, Jilted Jade and covered with artificial snow. I also added fir strobiles, berries and a ribbon.

That's it for today! Stay tuned, there will loads of amazing goodies posted this week.

Catherine will be back next week with more gorgeous creations to share!


Create any kinds of cards using Shimmerz Paints!  

Christmas is heading up fast, so maybe its a great time to make a start on some Christmas cards?  Or just show us your general card making skills!
Make some interesting shaped cards or some different card folds to wow us with your talents!

to be considered 
(otherwise we might miss your entry)

Cant wait to see your cards.


Sar said...

So excited for you Karen!!! Well done!!!

Stac said...

Such beautiful work!