Monday, December 1, 2008

A Richard Scarry Christmas

I can't help but think about Richard Scarry books when I use this image; which makes me smile even more because I love flipping through his books. Between cleaning up the house and digging my way through a pile of laundry, I just couldn't resist sneaking in here to make a card. The holiday kept me crazy busy so I didn't have any stamping time. However, that was completely okay because we had a wonderful few days visiting with a bunch of family. I found this sketch over on Paper Craft Planet and decided to give it a try. I wanted to keep my card fairly simple to help get my creative juices flowing again and I also wanted to try out my new Shimmerz. I finally gave in, did a little reading up on them and bought some Shimmerz from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. WOW, WOW, WOW -I will definitely be buying more soon. It's mega shimmery and so easy to use! I just painted it on and was surprised at how fast it dried. I can't tell you how many times I've picked up the card and just stared at that shimmery ornament. I'm excited to play with the other colors I picked out. Have you tried them before? Do you have a favorite color? So far :) I have Royal Red, Spiced Cider, Aqua Marine, Golden Wheat, Bubble Gum, and Angel Wings. From what I've read, everyone loves the gold! Okay moving on, sorry - I'm just a tad excited about these, can you tell, LOL. To add a little more detail to the image, I covered parts of the hat with white liquid applique. I used glitter brads so they are nice and sparkly as well and I sponged the edges of the card with Close to Cocoa. Thanks for stoppin' by. Go check out the Shimmerz - you won't be sorry and Happy December!

Stamps: Max Wheels (Stampendous) Wishing You (TAC, retired)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey - Figgy
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, Close to Cocoa
Other: Circle Nestabilities, sponge, Glitter Gumdrops (Imaginisce), hole punch, white liquid applique, Koh-i-noor pencils, OMS, Royal Red Shimmerz, ribbon from my scrap box

8 comments:

Jessica said...

This is so adorable!! And it totally does remind me of Richard Scarry!

Tammi said...

Ack, that's adorable! Please don't try anything new, then I'll have to get it! :) Wow, that bulb is awesome!

Lynda said...

OMG Kimberly, this is awesome! I LOVE your close-ups of the Shimmerz!!! LOL!!! I do the SAME thing! I love ALL the colors and so will you!!! LOL!!! Great job!

Anna said...

Oh, I swee we have a new bling product to try! Way cute card!

Rachel Hope said...

SO CUTE!!!


WOO HOO SHIMMERZ!!! :)

Barb said...

This is just adorable! LOVE the look of the Shimmerz... very cool!

Leslie said...

I love how you used the Shimmerz! The paper and the image rock! You are a wicked awesome stamper!

Cindy Karasz said...

this is so cute! the bulb looks wicked awesome!