Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Shimmerz "Samrock" Pearlz

The NEW Shimmerz Pearlz colors are so beautiful! Each of them has such a rich, shimmery quality to them . . . I can't wait to try out every single one!

The color I chose to play with on this project is called "Samrock" . . . I know, it looks like I'm spelling it wrong, but I promise it's not a typo. LOL! Samrock is named for the Owner's daughter, Samantha. :) Isn't that sweet?!

This delicious color has so much depth to it. It's the most beautiful, bright shade of green with warm gold mixed in. I can picture myself using it on so many projects! Nothing soft and subtle about this color! LOVE it!!!

Recently, I went with my daughter on her school field trip to a dairy farm. The country setting inspired me to use a country-inspired color scheme . . . salmon pink, sage green, cream and aqua. Page created with the NEW Noel Mignon Lemonade Stand Kit.

I began by spritzing my Kraft cardstock background with Bed of Roses Spritz and Hot Fudge Vibez by Shimmerz Paints. I laid out my design and then used the Samrock Pearlz to create my own page accents.

The flowers are made by painting a sheet of bookpaper with Samrock Pearlz paint. After the paint dried, I punched out several flowers using a craft punch. I layered the shapes together, added a decorative punched circle, and a pink metal flower by Making Memories (from the kit).

Next, I cut out the word "Field" from Kraft cardstock with my Silhouette machine. I also cut out two scalloped strips using a Stampin' Up punch. I painted these with the same Samrock Pearlz paint. I love the way the painted elements naturally curled up on their own creating instant dimension. I chose to let them curl on my page as well, and only applied glue where the accent made contact with the page. The title and scallops appear slightly darker in color than the bookpaper flowers because the Kraft cardstock shows through the paint. The subtle change in the color green is a good thing. It adds adds depth to the page design. When the Samrock paint was dry, I decided to add tole-painted-inspired dots to the scallops and title with 3D Paint.

Have you pulled out your paints lately? Try making your own painted page accents next time you create a page. It's fun!


  1. Great LO and love your ideas for the paints. I need to get some and try the techniques! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Oh, love pink and green together! This is gorgeous!

  3. what a fabulous layout!! The samrock color IS gorgeous, I love how you used it! Adorable photo of your dd. :)

  4. Great page! Love the design, title work, colors! It's all so AWESOME! :)


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