Sunday, March 13, 2011

Shimmer Spray Challenge

I consider myself an expert of sorts when it comes to crafting and have to admit I was a little intimidated when I saw the challenge to use shimmer spray over at Moxie Fab. It's not something I've ever tried even though I've seen it. I didn't even own a bottle of it but plucked one up on a whim in my "happy color" orange to give the challenge a go. This was a few weeks ago and here I am sneaking my entry in on the last day!

The first thing I'll say about the mist is that it's about a mess if you're not expecting it! I'd suggest just going in the garage or outside and misting onto newspaper. I sprayed my desk good and I'm still cleaning up little flecks of orange. Good thing it's pretty!

I haven't mastered control of the spray the way I want to yet so it faked it a bit for this card. I did some concentrated half sprays in the corner of the paper and used gravity to pull the color the way I wanted. The darker streaks are where the color just ran and the lighter where I pulled color with the edge of a sponge. In real life the effect is quite's beautifully shimmery!

I stamped this chipboard shape with some flowers and added marker and some yellow sparkle with Atyou Spica glitter pens.

1 comment:

Cath said...

Hey Sarah! Thanks for entering the Stamping with Shimmer Sprays Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)