Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A great deal..hurry before it's too late and homemade glimmer mist.

Hi everyone,
Have you guys seen the vacations and getaways quarterly membership at Paperthreads. All the designers have pitched in and made a wonderful bunch of files for you to enjoy for only $15.00. All proceeds from the membership go to a fellow designer and mother of 7 whose hubby has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. You get at least 60 files and possibly a few more. Hurry don't pass up this offer! It expires the 30th of this month (September) so purchase your membership and start collecting all these amazing files. Click here to purchase the membership. Still not convinced take a look of what I contributed below.

The title I used in my layout is cut with a file you can get only in the membership.

The wonderful file above was made by Gina using some more vacation membership files. The title, swim suit and sandals are all part of a file I donated for membership.

The beach tickets you see in Sue's wonderful layout are my creation and the sea shells are Sam and Hailey Designs creation so you get both if you purchase the membership.

Here are my other contributions.

So now that you have seen some of the file you get why not go purchase the membership today. I mean you really can't go wrong...60+ high quality files for $15.00...where else can you get a deal like that! You'll feel good too knowing you helped out someone in need. Click here to purchase the membership.

I have seen this video for making your own glimmer mist by Tim Holtz and the one on two peas thinking ink classes but never got around to trying it that is until Lady Dawn started talking to me. I got all excited and had a birthday card to make so I figured why not give it a try! I am so impressed with the results if I do say so myself. I only had 3 bottle of distress reinkers (frired brick, faded jeans, and mustard seed) and the Perfect (Pearls Bronze, Gold, Copper, and Pearl). OH MY GOSH! In an effort to get out the package so I could list for you the colors of PP I had I spilled the entire container of copper! I did manage to salvage quite a bit of it and it did clean up well with Lysol wipes on my laminate floor and furniture. Actually, the copper sheen looked kinda nice on my black cabinet! Oh the waste though...I could just cry! Anyway, I was able to mix the reinkers to achieve almost all the colors I wanted except for purple....supposedly red and blue make purple but I couldn't get purple...mostly brown came out! I use my newly made glimmer mist for the card below. I am so tickled with the way the background came out...the shimmer is amazing in person but very hard to photograph. I also used the gold perfect pearl to highlight the stamped "happy birthday" sentiment.

I also used the distress crackle paint for the flower as you can see in the closeup. This stuff is wonderful....thin layer of paint equals small cracks like the ones in my photo. Thicker layer equals larger cracks. Just one step paint and let dry. So easy. I also enhanced the cracks with some brown paint. BTW the flower is from one of my best selling files Playful flowers, leaves and branches. Click below to purchase if you are interested.

Thanks for looking and if you can give me any other hints on how to use the homemade glimmer mist or perfect pearls I'm all ears!


Deb C said...

ah Shelly I am so sorry about your copper. but so glad you got to make homemade glimmer mist. I did tell you it is so much fun. I have to get back to playing soon as I finish the wedding stuff.

Carole N. said...

Shelly, your card is so gorgeous. I love that you shared about your homemade glimmer mist. I didn't know I needed the alcohol inks, though. I thought it was just water and the Perfect Pearls....or maybe I don't need it. LOL
Great job, girlfriend.