Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Girlee, Shimmerz inspired, palette!

What is it about girls and their dresses? My daughter, Sarenna, is definitely not a total girlee girl... she loves to get her hands dirty, she isn't afraid to jump into the pile of boys to get her ball back, and outside is where you will normally find her (rain or shine.) But put her in a dress, and she is transformed into all that is feminine. She twirls, she flits about the yard, and when you ask her to hang it up... she pouts. 

For this layout, I truly wanted to capture the girlee in my girl, and I chose a perfectly girl-esque Shimmerz palette. Golds, and pinks, in their Shimmery beauty did exactly what I hoped.

I first laid down a few scraps of paper, and then smeared crackle paste on the background for dimension. I then flicked Shimmerz Vibez in Pop Art Pink around, and then spritzed Shimmeringz in Goldie Lox all over the paste for an all over shimmer. 

Then I flicked a bit more Pop Art Pink and Goldie Lox on top of my letters, and after that dried, I painted a bit of Blingz in Gold Glimmer in random spots to highlight/distress/glam up my title.


then I dripped some more Blingz in Gold Gimmer around the cluster that I created, 
as well as painted along some of my watch parts and gears. 

But my favorite use of Shimmerz on this layout? The photo effects. I dipped my paintbrush into Shimmerz Spritz in Caribbean Sunset and then colored in parts of her dress. The pale pink color immediately reacted with the printed black and white image, and turned each blossom in her dress a beautiful peachy and green hue, which I think really made the layout come alive. 

xx Heidi
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Alyssa said...

She looks so stinkin' grown up!! The page is amazing.

Jasmine S said...

How stunning. I just love the fussy cutting, the layering and the pics look fantastic. Gorgeous work.

Rbarakat said...

Adorable Heidi!

Jamie said...

What a cutie pie! Great work!