OLW 43 Shimmer

Susan’s challenge on Simplicity this week was to add a little shimmer.  Once again this was indeed a challenge to me.  I rarely add shimmer and could only think of one product  I had which would provide any shimmer: some pearl ex powders from SU.  I have hardly used them and have forgotten the techniques I once tried.

To make the top card I flicked around a bit of masking fluid first then rolled the dragonflies with versamark  before brayering celery and bordering blue over the top of that.  I shook pearl ex powder onto the coloured panel and it stuck to the versamark but also lightly to the rest of the area.  You can see a bit of shimmer at either edge of the card but the string of shimmery dragonflies actually goes right across the card.

The card below was done in a similar order but I embossed a string of dragonflies first.  After that I added a string in versamark and pearl ex and a few coming off onto the ivory cardbase.

All in all it was a fairly experimental exercise which is half the fun of challenges.  As others have said in their posts there is a lot more shimmer to be seen in real life but there are glimpses in the photos.


Stamps: Dragonfly roller, Paint Prings,  Simple Sayings 2 (all SU)
Inks: Versamark, Certainly Celery, Bordering Blue
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory
Also: clear e.p., Pearl Ex powder


7 Comments on “OLW 43 Shimmer”

  1. Valerie says:

    Love the colours Heather, I don’t have any SU products but feel I need to rectify this, I keep seeing certainly celery being used elsewhere! Love the escaping dragonfly on the 2nd card 🙂
    Val x

  2. Lindsey says:

    These are beautiful! You seem to be using the Pearl Ex like a master. 😉

  3. Susan Goetter says:

    Beautiful. Love how you’ve masked off an area.

  4. Suze Bain says:

    Wow, these are beatiful cards. Love the techniques you’ve used and the colours are gorgeous.

  5. Frieda says:

    Wunderschön und perfekt wie immer,Heather !

    lg Frieda

  6. stempelomi says:

    2 wonderful cards! I love the colors you used!


  7. Vicky says:

    Stunning as usual Heather! I love the colours you’ve used which remind me of the kind of habitat dragonflies hang out in! The masking fluid looks like a great idea too.

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