Thursday, November 12, 2009

Our Daily Bread's Show Us the Shimmer November Challenge

For their blog challenge this month, Our Daily Bread would like us to make a holiday card with some sort of Shimmer. The winner gets $30 worth of goodies from their store! What an awesome prize. I love all of their stamps, and I mean just that - I love ALL of their stamps. I am only fortunate enough to have one set, so I could make great use of that prize money! I can only hope that they are doing a random drawing, but I am not sure.

So here is my card. The snowman stamp is from Stampington, and the sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado. The sentiment says, "O Come Let Us Adore Him" which might not seem to go with the snowman, but since he is carrying a basket of gifts, I decided he was going to see the baby Jesus!





I know you can't see the shimmer very well in this picture, but trust me, there is quite a bit of shimmer on the card. The gold ribbon that I adhered to the top of the red panel is pretty obviously a shiny gold, and you can see the blue jewel brad in the middle of the holly flower. Also the sentiment turned out with a very pretty gold shimmer. I stamped it with a gold pigment ink and then heat embossed it with some shimmery gold embossing powder. Here is a close up:





I adhered 3 shimmery red jewels to the panel, and then adhered it to a dark blue cs panel. I adhered it with pop dots for dimension.


I really had fun coloring the snowman. I colored most of him with Copics, but to get that shimmer I also colored him in with Twinkling H2Os and 2 colors of Smooch - Azure (blue) and Green Apple. I used Gold Stickles for the little star and to highlight around it. One of my favorite things to play with was painting the bottom of the snowman using Pearl White Lumiere's. I just love the consistency of it, and it turned out so pretty and totally shimmery in real life. If you haven't tried Lumiere paint, you need to! It is a metallic acrylic paint. You can use it alone or with water. I always like the way it looks everytime I have seen it used in a project. I think it maybe very similiar to Shimmerz. ??? I am not sure about that but would love to find out! I have never tried the Shimmerz. I just know they always look great and come in so many pretty colors. They are on my wishlist! Back to my snowman, I used chalks for the background of the white panel, adhered some cute little trees cut out from some pp and also adhered a little blue jewel in each corner of the panel. More gleam! I matted that panel with the dark blue cs and adhered with pop dots.


I did TRY to take a closeup of the shimmery portions of my snowman. This next picture shows the gold Stickles and the green Smooch on the "tree".




There's that shine! One more pic. It is blurry, but does show the White Luminere's, as well as more stickles on the tree on Mr. Snowman's coat and Twinkling H2O's I used to paint the little houses and lights coming from the windows. You can get the idea, at least.


I had so much fun making this. So glad Our Daily Bread gave us this challenge Thanks for looking at my card and have a blessed day!
Lynn

13 comments:

Grace said...

Oh my... you really did a great job coloring this snowman! I love all the shimmer... You captured it quite well! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Daily bread designs!

Cheryl said...

Your snowman is wonderful, Lynn!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving your lovely comment.

Sandee said...

I see the shimmer!!!! Such a great card!!!! Love that snowman! Thanks for playing in our challenge!

Randi said...

30 years in Special Ed. I am impressed. I worked a lot with Special Ed and it is rewarding.

Your card is beautiful.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Fun, fun card!

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