Tuesday, November 20, 2012

SHIMMERZ BLOG HOP



Welcome, welcome, to the Shimmerz Paints "We're Thankful" Blog Hop! 

The holidays are quickly approaching, and we will soon be entering into the gift giving season. Before black friday appears though, we want to remember all the things that we are thankful for this year. We've decided to put on a blog hop, telling you things that we are thankful for and along the way we will share with you our own personal favorite Shimmerz Products, and give you the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes! Have you seen our new collection? It's made up of of 4 new vibez colors, shimmering with golden luster! They will work amazingly with our holiday collection that we are re-releasing for the holidays! If you didn't get the opportunity to snag these last year, now is your chance!


 To play along with us, visit the following links, leave a comment everywhere you go, and finally, once you end up on the Shimmerz Blog page, tell us something that you are thankful for and what Shimmerz Paint product you wish you had. Make sure to leave a comment everywhere though, because there are a couple of prizes hidden within some of the Ed team, and DT blog posts! (To be eligible to win these, you must have left a comment on their blog hop post.)

So lets get on with it shall we.....
My project today uses some of my favourite Shimmerz Products.  I love all of them, and there are certainly colours I am drawn to, but I think I would have to say I really enjoy the Coloringz range, just for their brilliance and the fact they are opaque and lovely strong colours. 


Here is my project.......




There are many tutorials on PINTEREST on the melted crayon techniques, where you glue crayons to a canvas and heat them until they turn to liquid wax and drip down the canvas....It looks seriously cool.  This is reminiscent of this technique, just a little less involved!!!

I used a stencil to create the background numbers with texture paste, then sprayed the paints one by one along the top third, where the focus of the page will be, I let it drip down and assisted them here and there by blowing them with a straw.


I cut some little mini tags with a PaperTrey Ink die in my Bigshot, then painted them with the same Coloringz paints, with a paintbrush, like watercolours..


I added all kinds of different coloured flowers grouping them in the same colours as the sprays, and popped a dew drop in the centre of each.  (Pinterest is a fabulous source of inspiration, and this is not an original idea, I have seen flowers and butterflies used in this manner many times and it is so very effective!)



You can see all the things I am thankful for on this photoless page,  but something else I am thankful for though, is being able to be creative, with wonderful women from all over the world, using fantastic products.  Its my therapy, its my artistic outlet, its my bliss!!!

Thanks for stopping by today....and be sure to continue on to Heidi's Blog 
(number 6 on the list below)

Here are the links, in case you get lost somewhere around the way.
You have until November 25 to enter, and we will notify all the winners sometime shortly after!!


Thanks for playing along with us!! Have fun, be inspired... We are thankful for you crafty friends and fans like you!

52 comments:

  1. OMG. I LOVE that project! I have thought so many times about trying the melted crayon look with Shimmerz, but haven't done it. YOU MADE IT GORGEOUS!

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  2. Beautiful project!! love all this color!!

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  3. oh Lydell this is just so so yummy! Love all the bright colors!

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  4. Beautiful work. I really like those vibrant colors.

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  5. What a pretty project! Love the rainbow of bright colors and all the sweet tags! I'm "afraid" of brights but you surely have inspired me to give them a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. I love the rainbow of colors with the different embellishments!

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  7. This is so cute! Love the bright colors and cluster of embellies!!!

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  8. What a cool idea for a Thanksgiving layout! I just might have to lift this!

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  9. Wow oh wow oh wow! What a genius idea! Love the colors the numbers I love the whole thing! Gorgeous and artsy!

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  10. This is so awesome! I love this look and that is seems so much easier than dealing with the crayons!!!

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  11. great work, so colorful and positive :)

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  12. Beautiful!!!! so colorful and delicious...

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  13. This is amazing!! Just like rainbow of flowers, I love the bright colours and all the flowers you used, just Fab!!!

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  14. What a wonderful way to show what you are thankful for! I love it!

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  15. Love this!! Great use of color!

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  16. What a great idea. Love the colors. TFS!!

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  17. wow, love this! the colors and your work...amazing as always!

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  18. WOW! WOW! WOW! is all I have to say about these STUNNING Project..... x

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  19. Wow! I love everything about this layout! Such a great idea and beautiful design!

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  20. I just love how you have adapted the melted crayon technique. This is so totally cool - seriously this just ROCKS. Adore the strong colours. A total standout, just fabulous Lydell.

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  21. Such a happy colored project. I love it!!!!!

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  22. Oh wow !! The colors on this is .... I cant even think of a word that is good enough!! It reminds me of Unicorns and Fairies and sweet candy on warm summer days!! just YUMMY!! Amazing job hun!! I must try these Shimmerz!!

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  23. What a gorgeous layout! Thanks for the description and the different stages of it!

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  24. very beautiful rainbow.. thank yiu very much to visit my blog.

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  25. Fabulous! The colours are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the process.

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  26. this project is fantastic!! I am loving this hop and the use of Shimmerz products, I am trying to learn before I buy, so to speak, looks like working with these paints would be fun!!! TFS
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  27. What a fantastic tutorial!!! Thank you! So very inspiring!

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  28. This is so much prettier than anything similar I have seen on Pinterest! Love the mix of flowers, tags and numbers....

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  29. I love it , the use of color and dimension.
    Dawn RI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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  30. Lydell.....this is so COOOOL! Even more cool how you used the flowers!!!

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  31. Oh, I just love everything about this - from the dripping, to the little tags, to the way you used the "top ten" concept. Just wonderful!!

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  32. This is so colorful and pretty! I love it!

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  33. Gorgeous! So happy and colorful!

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  34. Wow! Colorings are my favorites also. They are so bright and substantial!

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  35. Hi Lydell :) That is one serious AWESOME piece of art!! I LOVE IT so much! XO

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  36. So so fabulous! I love colors and dripping so this page is just my cup of tea! Gorgeously done!

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  37. Fabulously creative take on the melted crayon idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Wow your layout is amazing Lydell! I have always been a huge fan of your work :)xo

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  39. Love your layout! thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! happy thanksgiving!
    Hugz
    Pam Allen

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  40. What a great project!!! So inspiring idea!!! Thank you!

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  41. Wow! What a fantastic idea!!!!!!! I love vibrant colors and the contrast to white backgrounds! Great inspirational work!!!TFS!!!

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  42. Such a pretty and colorful creation. I LOVE your interpretation of melted crayons. TFS.

    Tenny

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  43. love your take on the crayon technique. great colors

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  44. Wow wee, a rainbow of inspiration! I love this, so got to try it for myself. Thank you.

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  45. This is super cool...I love using numbers on my art and this is such a great use of color and dimension...Im way loving this... Thanks so much for the awesome inspiration.
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    Monica

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  46. I love the look, original or not. I think some ideas are meant to be copied. I had not seen the crayon technique done in this way, but I like this better.

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  47. love everything.... those flowers and number in the rainbow effect are stunning!

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  48. No matter how many times I see this "drippy rainbow" effect, I never get tired of it. I love your variation of this effect, and pairing the colors with the numbers really helps move the eye across the page. Lovely!

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