Saturday, September 6, 2008

Shim Shim-ery, Shim Shim-ery Shim Shim Sher-ee!

Shimmerz In The House!
A New Blog Challenge to Play!

I'm sure you all know the Mary Poppins song Chim Chim Cher-ee right? That's the tune I got stuck in my head while playing with something new in my craftroom. Have you ever tried Shimmerz? This stuff is 'da bomb!! (More about Shimmerz later in the post.)

I found a new blog - Limelight Papercrafts. Every second Thursday there's a fun new sketch challenge and product focus. Check out the Blog for sketch #3 layout & details. This week's product challenge is to use bling - any kind of bling. Can you guess what I used?! Shimmerz of course ;)



You've got to click the pics to see 'em bigger!



The main image is from Whipper Snapper. I thought cutting out most of the tree and owl would look cool...so I popped it up on dimensionals. The moon is colored with a yellow Copic Marker and then painted with Shimmerz Golden Wheat. Looks awesome!! The rest is colored in with Koh-I-Noor colored pencils and Gamsol. Can you tell I used Crystal Effects on the owl's eyes?

Now back to the Shimmerz stuff. You can paint over the top of something you already colored in - or - you can use it alone to color in an area. I love how you only need just a little and it goes a long way. Plus...you can paint it all over in big areas without getting streaks. And...it doesn't chew up your paper. It dries super fast & doesn't rub off. As a matter of fact...it didn't really feel any different from how the paper felt after coloring it with my marker! (btw - I don't have any connection to Shimmerz -- I just bought this stuff and wanted to share my thoughts about it.) The only bad thing about Shimmerz is trying to decide which colors to get! I seriously want them all! Well....did I just enable anyone?! LOL Read all about this product on the Shimmerz Blog.

Recipe:
Stamps -
Whipper Snapper Owl & Tree, Hero Arts Clear You Hoo Owl
Paper -
Bazzill Textured cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Die Cut With A View Boo Patterned Paper
Ink -
Tsukineko Brilliance Graphite Black, Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Charcoal
Misc. - Shimmering Products Shimmerz Golden Wheat,
Copic Marker, Koh-I-Noor Colored Pencils, OMS, Misc Brad & ribbon, Dimensionals, Fiskars handheld hole punch.

Shim shim-ery, shim shim-ery shim shim sher-oo! I draws what I likes and I likes what I drew :)

8 comments:

Danni said...

Nice card and the Shimmerz looks so neat!!

Lorie said...

Oh, my goodness...I love that stuff! I'll have to check it out! Oh, and I love your card too! :o)

Mandy said...

This is GREAT! The Shimmerz looks so cool, and your card just looks fantastic!!

Katie Renz said...

I've been seeing the Shimmerz and it looks very cool. Love the look it gave your card.

JenMarie said...

LOOOOVE this!!!

Rhonda said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the effect on the moon and all the cut out layers!!!

Cambria Turnbow said...

Oh dang... this just makes me smile ear to ear! How cool is that moon? YOU ROCK my friend!

Linda Beeson said...

Your moon is just plain amazing - I want that color now!