Thank you for popping by. I know I don't very oftern "do" my blog in English but one of this year's resolutions is "DO" English.
So Let's see how I go with this one and forget about "Lose 5 pounds" ha!
Here is this week's TCR palette.
I was one of the very fortunate ones to be sent out Meg's garden design products.
And this is what I made with their beautiful papers.
The picture is my mum and her 3 grandchildren.
As my little journal says, she is the best mum and grandma in the whole world.
I love her very much and she is the one who I look up to most.
and here are some close-ups.
Today I will be doing a "tutorial-ish" post. ( you didn't see it coming? Neither did I!!)
My LOs are usually very much unplaned. I play by ear...
Anyway, here is how I created the background.
Some people might have a heart attack or be totally horrified.
So be warned....
I tore 3 different papers , 2 patterned papers from Meg's garden design and one which I painted with several different pinks, randomly into pieces.
(please note that I don't mean to mistreat the papers by tearing them. This is just the way I do it. I'd be doing the same thing with my own designed papers if I had any..)
Then I stuck them onto another paper, applied some gesso all over it and some stamps afterwards.
Here is how it looks when they are all stuck together nicely.
(my husband said, I thought Quilters were mad because they cut a big piece of fabric into many small pieces to make a big piece AGAIN but you do that with papers, too??? What's with you? )
Let's forget about him.
with some stamps. (I added more stamps and rub-ons later on, too)
Those pink flowers with green leaves on my LO, I fussy cut them from a patterned paper(and the rest of the paper was of course torn by my hands to be blended in the background. No waste!! )
I used some of my favourite tools, water-based pastels and of course shimmerz products to make the cut-out flowers look prettier by adding some colours.
They definately look shiny and more "alive", don't they?
I have to admit that I am in LOVE with shimmerz products.
For the cut -out branches and leaves, I used shimmerz coffee colour, too.
I also used the Apricot shimmerz to colour some white flowers.
They turned out very pretty with a shinny look.
Pearlz Peas B mine
Blingz Gold Glimmer
Some people might think this is all too much, too timid, time consuming and needing too much patience but I enjoy putting that extra time and effort to make something a little more special than it already is.
And Shimmerz products certainly take a big part of that.
If you want to know what Shimmerz has to offer or haven't heard of them, head over to their blog and online shop .
You will be in for a big treat I guarantee!
Thank you for visiting and hopefully I will be doing more of the "International language" posts in the future.