Thursday, October 30, 2008

What NOT to do with Shimmerz

I have been playing with my Shimmerz some more, trying to figure out if I could get them to photograph better. I thought maybe if I applied more to the surface they would show up better in a photo. Wrong answer! You can see in my picture how the leaves and the pumpkins are white. I thought Angel Wings was clear, turns out if you use a lot, it's white.
So, I unstuck the leaves and made new ones, just added a light touch of Rustic Red and then added a little Rustic Red to my pumpkins to try to salvage them. It's better, but definitely not perfect. I guess I will be using less of my Shimmerz (amount that is, not frequency. I still love them.) I think I need to take a photography class.
Stuff I used: Stamps: Pumpkin Patch Riley (Hanna Stamps); Paper: Papertrey White, Dark Chocolate, pattern paper (unknown); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: circle classic and petite scalloped circle nestibilities, EK Success leaf punch, Martha Stewart scallop dot border punch, prismacolor pencils and goo gone, Cool Gray No. 1 copic marker, Shimmerz, Papertrey pure poppy twill ribbon

Have a blessed day!


Anonymous said...

Your card looks perfect! I love everything you did. I just ordered shimmerz the other day...I can't wait to play.

Gina Lindsay said...

I am going to have to try some shimmerz. Thanks for the advice on what not to do! I love your card, especially that pumpkin paper.

Jennifer Scull said...

super cute! and thanks for the tip - I never thought there was such a thing as TOO MUCH SHIMMERZ!!!! grins!

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a great card! I love the fall colors. Everyone says they can't get shimmerz to show up in their pictures, so its not your photography skills. I am sure the shimmerz adds a beautiful shine in person (: