Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Simon Says..........Shimmer!


Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog!

Our theme this week is Shimmer, and the DT were treated to some Lindy's Gang products.  I received a set of Magicals and oh they are fun!  In case you don't know about these, they are vibrant colors with shimmer in powder form.  You can mix them with water, or into pastes or paint - the sky's the limit, and the shimmer is amazing!

I made 2 simple cards with them, letting the colors themselves be the stars of the show:

supplies: Lindy's Mermaid Seashells Magical Set, watercolor paper, gold foil cardstock, Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies, Wplus9 Doodle Buds sentiment, Simon's Stitched Rectangle die

For this card I wet an area of the cardstock, then sprinkled on a tiny bit of one of the colors.  Then I moved on to another area and did the same, changing the color each time.  Sometimes I spritzed water to help the powders move, and at the very end I splattered some of the droplets that had rolled off the paper.  The gold shimmer on this is amazing, but I can't seem to capture it for you ...... just know you won't be disappointed! I thought that gold foil embellishments were a perfect match for this background....and I hope it resembles an impressionist garden to you!

For my next card I diluted the same 4 powders with water in a little palette, and then just brushed them on haphazardly over this white resist panel. Again I added splatters of each color with a paintbrush before allowing the whole thing to dry.  I love how the colors mixed and blended.  The shimmer is not quite as explosive as on my first card - it's a bit more subtle, like that of Wink of Stella.  There is so much going on in just this background that I felt it needed nothing else but a simple die sentiment.

supplies: Lindy's Mermaid Seashells Magical Set, Prima Paintables Vintage Emporium paper pad, Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Cut die, white cardstock base

I really encourage you to try one of these Magicals sets - they are easy to work with, so versatile, and the colors are beautiful!

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher


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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin, both of them are absolutely stunning and I love how you used the powders on the first one, what a great technique! Love the 2nd one too, the colours and simple design are absolutely fabulous :-)

Lols x x x

Gunilla/Nilla said...

I love both your cards!
The colors, details and shine is sooooo pretty!

Torrey said...

Oh Lin, these are SO pretty! I especially love your second card. I'm a sucker for a rainbowy color palette!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, I love these two cards SO much! You really utilize the property of the Magicals! The first one is so artsy and gorgeous! I love the inking on the 2nd! Excellent ideas on using them in the Printables! Well done, big sis!

Cathy said...

Wonderful cards, love the look of these powders! Cathy x

Carol H. said...

I really love these two cards! Especially the first one with the gold butterfly and sentiment! What fabulous colors these are. I've never heard of these but will check them out! Lin, I also want to thank you for the very sweet comment on my card--so very appreciated! Hugs!

Lisa Elton said...

What artsy backgrounds on both cards!! Love your gold butterfly Lin, these are pretty!

kiwimeskreations said...

Lin these are wonderful cards, especially the one using the resist technique - thanks for sharing how you have used the Magicals - I have not had much success with them, but am encouraged to try again....

Barb said...

I fell in love with your first card when I saw it on Instagram this morning, Lin! And I'm even more in love with your second card! The colors are stunning and love the white butterflies and sentiment! ♥

Dawn T said...

Simply gorgeous Lin. I love them both, but the second one is fabulous. It's my favourite.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Lin, these are gorgeous, and I love how you've used the Magicals. I love that they have shimmer in them -- ooh! What fun! Beautiful designs, and I love the gold "blessed" and butterfly! Hugs, sweet friend!

Stephanie said...

Loving that gold "bling"! :)

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Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous shimmer, Lin, and I love the gold die cuts!!

Heather said...

Gorgeous cards Lin, I am just catching up with help of Lols with my lousey commenting at the moment!! I love the gold image put prefer the one on white better along with super gorgeous colouring!!

Heather xx