Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Day 2 of the Great I-O Shimmerz Swap

Today's two IO Swapers are Daniela Dobson and me. Wasn't yesterday just pure eye candy. If you just saw this today you can catch up by going on over the the IO blog and pick up the first day HERE.

Below is my card for today's swap and the details. If you would like to see Daniels card you will find her card and blog HERE. My card is done with **Halloween Window and will be in Mitra's new FALL-WINTER supplement coming out in the next couple of weeks. When it is released and the stamps are on the site both will be announced on the IO blog. I am quite sure I will mention it here too. Ha!

And definitely don't forget to check out the Shimmerz Blog for their DT creations with Shimmerz and IO stamps for today!!! Check out the Shimmerz blog tomorrow for the next two brand new DT cards using IO and Shimmerz.

On another note, don't forget that DT member, Dina Kowal, has IO BLOG CANDY through Thursday HERE.


I painted the whole image with Twinks and Shimmerz. The Shimmerz I used are:
Sunny on the left hand side of the windows to show the light shadow and on the pumpkin eyes and mouth; Apricot to highlight the right side of the pumpkin; Orange Sherbet to highlight the berries, and Key Lime for the light half of the leaves, with a very thin coat over the dark half.
Isn't that pumpkin and window just the greatest. I love that berry stuff too! Here how I did it. I painted everything in twinks and then used Shimmerz to highlight. And here's the kicker.
I had Shimmerz from a while back and forgot I had them. Now I used the Niji Waterbrush, so I tried using it with the Shimmerz and it turned out even more lovely than before. Look below to see how that happens. It's really hard to see it in a photo, but IRL, it just radiates a really rich shine giving it a silky look. This still doesn't do it justice. It takes on a radiance that is just pure loveliness. I think I'm in love with these as a combo with Twinks too. I've heard they are marvelous with Copics too.
Well that's it for today and I hope to see you either here on on the IO blog. Thanks for stopping by to look and share. I don't know if I will have time to visit blogs this week, but I am really missing that.

 

 Shirley

 

24 comments:

Lyn S said...

Fabulous card Shirley! I love all the shimmer and shine, great stamp too!

Anesha said...

Stunning card Shirley!! Hugs Anesha

Gvendalen said...

Fab card, Shirley! Love this image and your coloring.

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful card Shirley, love the way you have captured the sparkle, lovely. Kim

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the leaves with berries peeking out! The second picture captures the shimmer beautifully!

Norine said...

very cute love the shimmer
Hugs
Norine

Shar said...

What a great card, Shirley! I love the extra sparkle!

retiredheather said...

Great card Shirley. I love how you combined both paints. Great color choices.
Hugs
Heather

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Shirley.
Love the image, the effects of the shimmerz looks awesome!

Karen x

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your darling card, so pretty in yellows!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is gorgeous Shirley! The colours are so vibrant and I love this autumn window scene!

Daniela said...

I love this!

Etha said...

so cool! love what you did with this design, the colors are so rich and wonderful!! I use the niji brush with shimmerz as well, so used to it. Actually I really prefer the shimmerz in a highly diluted form for highlights and accents, it looks gorgeous that way.

Stamping Cafe said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley! Love the vibrant colors and the design!!

Christine said...

Fabulous card!

Anesha said...

Thank you for your kind words, really appreciate it. Anesha :-)

Elena said...

What a stunning card! Love the colors and design of the card!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - this is super Shirley! love all the shimmer! and great window with the pumpkin and punched leaves!

Beth said...

Shirley this card is so pretty I just love all the shimmer and glitz on it I bet it is even more beautiful in real life. Yummy colors

Rina said...

beautiful work, as always. I love all that shimmer thingy. Thanks for sharing Shirley! You're a blessing!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! Shirley, this is just amazing!! I love the whole card, but you've done a beautiful job capturing the shimmer in your image!! AWESOME!!

Curt in Carmel said...

This card of yours gets me so excited about Halloween! I LOVE this card Shirley! You did an awesome job as you always do. Can't wait for this set to be released! Best, Curt

Jenny Gropp said...

This is totally wonderful. It looks amazing in the pic... but I know it must be a million times better in person-- all that shimmer!!!!

LadyDoc said...

Just GORGEOUS!!!

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