Finding Kindness

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Hi friends! Today I'm up on the Shimmerz Paints blog. Samantha challenged the design team to select one color and create an autumn themed project with that color as the focal point. I recently purchased a pretty wreath for my front door, and thought that I could sort of recreate it on a card with Don't Rain on My Parade Vibez. This color is a beautiful, shimmery, dusty blue that takes my breath away.

To create my wreath, I pulled out the Petite Poppies Stampz set and selected one of the leaf images to create a wreath from. I then stamped in a circular repeated pattern to form a wreath base. I also stamped another slightly larger wreath to tuck behind. Then I stamped the leaf image multiple times and embossed everything with gold embossing powder. I then watercolored with Don't Rain on My Parade and fussy cut the pieces while my boys watched football.

To compose the wreath, I layered all of the pieces around a sentiment circle from my stash. It's a digital design I created, printed on a laser printer and foiled with a minc machine. When I had the wreath shape arranged how I liked, I started with the accent pieces. I embossed one of the petite poppy images in gold and then painted with Don't Rain on My Parade Vibez and Miner, Miner 49er Inklingz. While I was at it, I gave some wood embellishments a coat of Salt of the Earth Paste-eez to prime them, and then painted with Don't Rain on My Parade and Miner, Miner 49er. I used the same colors for a small  paper flower, then tucked everything together and arranged with some berries and gold ball floral picks.

While all the glue was drying on that, I set out to make a cozy background. I used a plaid stencil to sponge the Don't Rain on My Parade Vibez onto cream colored cardstock for the background. Doesn't it look like a cozy blanket? When I'm ink blending with sprays, I like to use mini ink blending foam. The trick is to dab your foam off on your palette until it's not too watery and then take it to your stencil. If it's too wet, it will seep under the stencil, so start with a little, and you can always layer more color on as needed.

I loved how the background turned out, but decided I wanted a pop of color between the blues for contrast. I wanted a rusty color, but didn't have one in my stash. So I decided to create one with a bit of Scarlett's Fever and Freshly Squeezed Coloringz mixed with  So Sappy Shimmerz. It turned out a beautiful shimmery copper color and was perfect for some die cut leaves. I tucked them in behind the wreath to finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed this bit of fall shimmer! And if you need to stock your stash with some more shimmery (or stampy) goodness, be sure to take advantage of the promo going on at the Shimmerz Paints shop through October. 5 with code HELLOOCTOBER. If you place an order, put my name, Julee Tilman, in the comments, so they know who sent ya!

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Stampz - Petite Poppies
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Inklingz - Miner, Miner 49er
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Vibez - Don't Rain on my Parade
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Coloringz - Scarlett's Fever
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Coloringz - Freshly Squeezed
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Shimmerz - So Sappy
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Paste-Eez - Salt of the Earth
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PW100 Gold Embossing Powder - Hero Arts
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink...
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Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps...
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49 and Market Snow Botanical...
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Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Julee, this is oh so beautiful! I love the navy/pumpkin color combo! The layering of the leaves to form a wreath is so inspiring! Gorgeous work. Hugs, Autumn

Purple Princess said...

So gorgeous!!

Constance Hollenbeck said...

I am totally in love with this color and the gold accents are just perfect! Nice blend of classy with the cozy blanket! Love it!

Maxine D said...

Wow what an amazing creation Julee - I love the gold and smoky blue, with those wee touches of bronze as highlights.

JoAnn said...

Wow, so many gorgeous details on your lovely creation. Love the blue plaid background and gorgeous wreath you created.