Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Shimmering Tree!

Cornish Heritage Farms and Shimmerz have teamed up for a bit of fun this week! Liz gave the Shimmerz design team some stamps to play with and Stacey gave the CHF Team some Shimmerz to play with!

Trees in full leaf often have a shimmering effect when the breeze blows through so I figured a tree would be perfect for the Shimmerz treatment!

I used detail embossing powder to emboss the image and then flooded each area with Mint Shimmerz paint - the raised line of the embossing keeps the paint contained. You can put a big blob of paint in the centre of the area and then just push it gently to the edges with a paintbrush, it's a really quick and easy colouring technique.

Hopefully this detail shot will give you a better idea of both the shimmery effect and the way the raised boundaries work.

I just used a marker to colour the tree trunk and cut little slits each side so I could thread through my sentiment strip. A vintage button adds that extra touch of whimsy to finish it off!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Summer Trees (Kim Hughes Collection)
Friend Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Cryogen White
Bazzill Monochromatics pack (Blue Green)

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Shimmerz paint (Mint - it looks like this colour just retired but any of the greens would work here - I think Celery or Key Lime could be particularly pretty!)
Detail embossing powder (black)
Tombow marker
Vintage button
Linen thread
Sewing machine and thread

You can check out the CHF Be Creative Blog and the Shimmerz blog to see more projects and the CHF girls will have a little blog hop for you tomorrow, too so drop by if you have a minute, we'd love to see you!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day has a little shimmer to it!


Anonymous said...

ooo I love your shimmery tree,beautiful colour choice and design.

lottie said...

Its lovely - CH stamps are gorgeous aren't they

Kaz said...

Oh I love this card Joanne. The tree is so funky, there's lots of white and the shimmer looks fab. Brill!

Unknown said...

What a lovely colour and what great shimmer ... I will have to check out those paints!

Gez Butterworth said...

Oooh Joanne your card is gorgeous. Love the shimmer. Will check out your links.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Joanne! The shimmer is lovely! x

Karen said...

oooo I love the paint on that tree...its a gorgeous effect Joanne XXX

Kathy said...

This is lovely. I like the sound of that colouring technique. Do you think that maybe I could manage something halfway decent with that method?

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Awesome tree! I love the outline in black!!!

Janice said...

You've been a very busy blogger this week! Love all your Shimmerz posts.

Traceyr said...

Love the simple design on this one Joanne. :)