Friday, February 26, 2010

Antiqued Glimmers Dec/Jan '10

Hi TJers! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I don't know about you, but I have been waiting with bated breath for the new Tim Holtz Distress ink colors to come out. This past weekend a friend of mine and I stopped by Archivers after our stamp club meeting and were excited to see that they had all the new colors in stock! Showing extreme self-control, I only picked up two of them - Rusty Hinge and Forest Moss.

I had a feeling they would pair wonderfully with the Antiqued Glimmers technique from the Dec/Jan '10 newsletter and I was right! Unfortunately, scans never show anything shimmery very well, but it is absolutely glowing in real life.

All of the stamps I used were from one of Tim Holtz's acrylic sets. The flower/weed was stamped with gesso prior to doing the technique - I thought it gave the tag a nice bit of contrast. Antiqued Glimmers is one of those techniques that I will never get tired of. If you haven't tried it yet, take some time this weekend and make a quick tag like this!

xoxo
Shelly

9 comments:

Orion Designs said...

Beautiful card Shelly -- I love that technique. I think I need all the new colors of the distress ink!

Ramblin Rose said...

Lovely card. Now I have to look for the new distress colors. You didn't know you were an enabler did you?? LOL

stamps&cars said...

Just beautiful. You have such a knack for this type of card.

Cathy Y said...

That is gorgeous, Shelly. And that's one of my favorite techniques.

Kathie McGuire said...

Shelly~Your creations are always so unique and marvelous and this one is no exception. I love your style, as it is so different from mine. You've inspired me to give another technique a try. Hmmm....the term "understudy" comes to mind. Love ya!!

Lulu said...

Stunning! I completely love everything about this card!

Denise Taylor said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it, love the colourings... so yummy...

Beth said...

Oh Shelly this is a beautiful tag and my favorite technique.

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful Shelly. I can't wait to get my hand on some of the new colours too.