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Shimmery Spirits

Hi friends! I'm popping in today to share my October color challenge creation for Shimmerz Paints.  This month our entire team is trying one color that we normally wouldn’t chose. Something that helps us branch out and grow as designers. Come join us! Use the hashtag #shimmerzcolorchallenge to share your projects and how they inspired you to try something new. We can’t wait to see what you create!

I selected Mango Tango Vibez for the challenge. This is one of those misunderstood colors I think. I've actually put it in my cart at least 7 times, then realized I already owned it, but hadn't used it. As I started playing around with it for the challenge, I realized where the disconnect was happening. I kept thinking it was a rusty orange (the old website swatch was more orange in color, and mangos are kind of orange-ish right?). But Mango Tango is actually this gorgeous light red/coral color. Add in the shimmer of Vibez and this is one BEAUTIFUL color!

I started with the idea of using the Twist stencil from The Cat's Pajamas with the spray and some texture paste, but changed gears after a very messy first attempt.  I set my stencil down on a page to clean it and fell in love with the resulting ghost print. I jut had to use it, so cut it down to card size and then pounced some Angel Wings Shimmerz randomly around the panel with a stencil brush to create a snowy feel.

I then pulled out the Filled to the Brim stamp set I illustrated (psst... it's on a great sale!) and stamped the coffee cup, then watercolored with Mango Tango Vibez and fussy cut.  The sentiment is stamped on a circle die cut, then I layered them together adding in some mini holiday greenery die cuts from pine cardstock. I pounced on these with more Angel Wings and also flicked some Snow Storm Vibez for a little more texture and depth.

Next I took a newsprint tag from my stash and spritzed with Mango Tango, covered the bottom with a bit of washi tape and then accented with a seam binding bow and a couple jingle bells.

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Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is gorgeous, Julee! Love that happy accident with the fun stencil and the Vibez. So so festive!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a stunning creation - love how it started from what would normally have been some scrap - a great re-purpose and the fabulous result Julee - and what a gorgeous colour that spray is!

krcmasterpiece said...

LOVE your design. The background is fabulous!