Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shimmerz

I played with Shimmerz last week and, as usual, it was FUN! If you need to buy some head over to FTLOA..Norma just loaded a bunch of the new releases.

When I was little, we would collect seashells at the Jersey Shore and my mom would bring watercolors along and after we showered and ate, we would paint shells. We carry on this tradition when we go to the beach with owen and this year was no exception. Well, a little one;) This time I tried Shimmerz and rubons and bling! When owen saw these on my scrap table he was SO excited. So guess what we are doing this weekend?

I practiced on this shell first, he was a little abused so if I made a mistake than I wouldn't be bummed but I love it! I used some Tuscan Sun on here...Love how it picks up the shimmery goodness.


Here I used some paints...mix of Pearlz and Aquamarine.


And this one was a mix of Pearlz and Ultra Marine.



Thanks for stopping by!!!

20 comments:

Mary Jo said...

Those shells are gorgeous! What a creative project!

Wendy Kwok said...

Oh.. these shells are so nice! Pretty shades of blue. I like them!

Pamela said...

Very cool! :)

Andrea Amu said...

How FUN, Ellen! Such a great tradition, and now made even better with Shimmerz and bling!

deana said...

Very, very COOL, Ellen! :-)

Jen Martakis said...

What a neat project! Love these!

Audra said...

how fun!! thats such a neat idea!! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Hey, hey, Ellen! What a fabulous idea this is to decorate seashells. I love the idea that you painted them when you were little and now you are taking that tradition one step further. They look fabulous with the sprays and the rub-ons! Who would guess?
That's just genius!

Amy said...

wow! who would ever think you could do that to shells!!! so pretty

Linda Beeson said...

What a clever and adorable project.

Marlene said...

Craftastic!!! I have a few shells from my Virginia Beach vacation....hmmm...the gears are turning!

Jocelyn said...

Look at you go girlie....love these!!!

Have a great one!!!

sarajf1 said...

What a cool idea! I'm going to have to try this with my kids!

Casey Wright said...

What a cool project! I have a ton of shells from different locations and this would be a great thing to do to give them some life again - thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

JessiW said...

beautiful, and I love carrying on family traditions:)

Leslie Ashe said...

OH! I totally LOVE what you did with the Shimmerz on this!! GORGEOUS Ellen!

Sherry said...

Love the shimmerz shell!!

Rebecca said...

Those are beautiful. I love the pearls.

Jill Sarginson said...

What a super cool idea! Love it!!