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Toy 10-17-2010 06:46 PM

TLC295 ~ Make it Shimmer ~ (10/18/10)
Hi Friends!

Tonight we have been sitting around discussing where we were 21 years ago today. We lived in San Jose, California at the time and the San Francisco Giants were playing the Oakland A's in the World Series. At 5:02pm that evening, the Loma Prieta earthquake hit. My youngest two sons had not been born, so they got a kick out of listening to us talk about it tonight.

~ Make it Shimmer ~

Today's technique is brought to you by Lisa Spangler (Sideoats & Scribbles). Lisa tells me that she was taught the technique by Sally Traidman, but that it was also passed on to her, so we're not certain where it initiated. It's a fun one, though! You can find Lisa's step by step tutorial on here blog, HERE.

Here is my sample:

~ Toad-ally ~

Please remember when uploading to use KEYWORD TLC295 (no spaces)

You can find the entire TLC295 gallery HERE.

Your turn to make it shimmer!

dawnmercedes 10-17-2010 07:06 PM

Will pearl ex work for this??

kimsparks 10-17-2010 07:40 PM

I have never done a challenge anywhere but I think I will have to give this one a try. What a great technique!

dawnmercedes 10-17-2010 07:43 PM

Hey Kim, You'll be addicted!

vdutchr 10-17-2010 08:16 PM

Your timing is perfect I JUST got pearl stuff yesterday. I have never used it before and this looks fun and easy to do! Thanks for the tutorial on how to! Off to go try it out~~

markie's mom 10-17-2010 08:28 PM

GREAT challenge!!! Love this technique.... I haven't used the Perfect Pearls in a while!

Here's today's submission

vdutchr 10-17-2010 09:07 PM

I will be trying this again - my first attempt ---well

TLC295 - 1st Attempt

va.sunshine 10-18-2010 01:06 AM


Originally Posted by kimsparks (Post 17456780)
I have never done a challenge anywhere but I think I will have to give this one a try. What a great technique!

welcome Kimberly, you will luv doing the challenge!

n5stamper 10-18-2010 02:18 AM

Holly this sounds like a lot of fun, wish I could play but gotta plane to catch. Have fun

bambi64 10-18-2010 02:20 AM

What a cool technique. But do I even own any perfect pearls anymore? Yikes.

DawnL 10-18-2010 03:55 AM

fun Holly, thanks... think I do have some PP's...but might just sub another "shimmer" if I don't.

lazylizard 10-18-2010 04:00 AM

Couldn't find the perfect pearl, but shimmered things with stickles. Here it is:
Shimmering poinsettia by lazylizard - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Vicky Gould 10-18-2010 04:19 AM

You're gonna love the challenges, Kim - hope to see more of you.

Here's my


jdmommy 10-18-2010 04:44 AM

Here's mine, Holly. This was great.
TLC295 Shimmering Woodlands by jdmommy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

justwritedesigns 10-18-2010 05:06 AM


Originally Posted by dawnmercedes (Post 17456644)
Will pearl ex work for this??

From experience, lol, Pearl Ex will only work if you add Gum Arabic or use a spray sealer after you're done. In a pinch, you can use aerosol hairspray.

joan ervin 10-18-2010 05:29 AM

This sounds like a super fun technique, Holly...love all the shimmer!!!!! I'll get on this right now!!!!

kayne 10-18-2010 06:00 AM

I'll try it, but since I don't have the watercolor pencils nor the Perfect Pearls, I'll have to see what I can substitute, if anything. I'll just play with some scrap paper. I don't have the stamp, but I'm sure that I can find something to substitute for that.

I like the idea of it, though.

cher2008 10-18-2010 06:03 AM

Thank you for todays shimmer challenge :) I enjoyed bringing out my perfect pearls its been awhile :)

here is my card
TLC295 Tysons Shimmer snowman by cher2008 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Cook22 10-18-2010 06:41 AM

No Perfect Pearls here. I had a go at substituting by using a clear Sakura Stardust pen scribbled on my block and taking the shimmer from that. But it's just as well I doubled it with a HYCCT challenge, because I don't think it's worth uploading for this one :D.

ButterflyEars 10-18-2010 06:58 AM

Thanks for the great challenge, Holly.
Shimmer Reindeer
Thanks for looking and taking time to comment.

redwasher1 10-18-2010 07:37 AM

Loved the challenge and the tutorial!!!! It was really easy but my shimmer didn't show much on my photo. It really is sparklie.

TLC295 Shimmery Baby Bear by redwasher1 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

joan ervin 10-18-2010 08:06 AM

I'm really bummed that my shimmer didn't show in the picture...it looks sooo sparkly IRL!!

Here is my card - Shimmery Iris

heavensent 10-18-2010 08:22 AM

Don't have any perfect pearls, but used some radiant pearls watered down ... tried to get a photo showing the shimmer on the mummy-wrap and the pumpkin but couldn't do it. Looks cute IRL.

auntie65 10-18-2010 08:27 AM

No Perfect Pearls for me either. Since I haven't been able to upload for a looong time, You won't see what I want to try. Maybe Twinkling H2O's will work. They sure add shimmer and I have lots of colors in those.

kayne 10-18-2010 08:41 AM

I tried it, but ......

Originally Posted by kayne (Post 17457771)
I'll try it, but since I don't have the watercolor pencils nor the Perfect Pearls, I'll have to see what I can substitute, if anything. I'll just play with some scrap paper. I don't have the stamp, but I'm sure that I can find something to substitute for that.

I like the idea of it, though.

I tried it with what I had, but like everyone else, the shimmer does not show up too well on the photograph. I used a Santa, cartoon type, and since I didn't have the pencils, I used Staedtler watercolor crayons instead and that did seem to work. I used the red, on Santa's coat.

I used Stampin' Up's Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint over the watercolor, again because it was all I had, and it worked as well.

I have uploaded my card, even though I'm not all that satisfied with it. My pink was too dark, I should have used a lighter one. The stars on the card worked out well, but all the colors don't go together as well as I thought they would, again possibly because the pink was too dark. I will try it again with different colors later on today and see if I can do better. One thing I did, which I did like, was to use the same color ink for the distressing on the sides of the picture cardstock, in this case Night of Navy by Stampin' Up, as the base card itself.

Thanks for a great challenge!

Biggan 10-18-2010 09:38 AM

Thanks for a fun technique! Here´s mine;

TLC295 Christmas rose by Biggan - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


sleepyinseattle 10-18-2010 10:19 AM

Thanks, it was high time I dusted off those Pearl Ex powders! I feel guilty that I haven't used them before now, they're fun.
Here is my shimmery snowman:
TLC295 Shimmery Snowman by sleepyinseattle - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

whim6915 10-18-2010 11:59 AM

Well, I think I did this okay but anyway, I had fun trying!

HYCCT02C SC233 TLC295 by whim6915 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I love rubber 10-18-2010 12:47 PM

I was so glad to do this challenge and use my perfect pearls. I use to use them all the time but got out of the habit. This was timely with Christmas coming up, a perfect Perfect Pearls season, we could all locate them and dust them off in time for our sparkly season. I used black cs and they came up extra shimmery and eerie looking for Halloween. Here is my "HOCUS POCUS MAKE IT SHIMMER"

virgo5 10-18-2010 12:57 PM

What a fun challenge, I love shimmer!

Shimmery Bear!

Close up!


Silly Princess 10-18-2010 02:11 PM

It was so fun to use Perfect Pearls again! Here is my submission, Perfect Pearls Pumpkin. No matter how I took the photo I couldn't get the shimmer to show, but it IS there...very shimmery IRL. :)

bambi64 10-19-2010 06:31 AM

Here is my second attempt: HYCCT19 Pink Christmas_ajh by bambi64 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers as my first attempt didn't work out at all!

bon2stamp 10-19-2010 12:53 PM

Here's myShimmering Angel.

Thanks for taking a look.

DellsDani 10-20-2010 03:15 PM

Can anyone do this challenge? It looks like a fun one.

fauxme 10-20-2010 10:45 PM

Thanks for a great challenge. I enjoyed trying out the shimmer with the water colouring. I decided to stretch myself by combining a few challenges. Here is my version.

Karen Wallace 10-21-2010 01:38 AM

Wow, looks like lots of new cards have been added since yesterday so I will have lots of new eye candy to check out today. Here is mine, some new papers and images from Melissa Frances, just love her papers.

Brat Cards 10-21-2010 12:25 PM

Halloween Birthday with a shimmery bow.

n5stamper 10-24-2010 05:25 AM


2manycookbooks 10-24-2010 02:26 PM

Hi Holly,

Fun technique.

Here's my DH Shimmery Tommy Turtle Birthday Card.

I remember that day well too. I was sitting in my office and one of my staff came in and said "The bay bridge just collapsed". I didn't believe her. Then I went home and watched the horror stories of the cypress structure for the next 3 or 4 days.

My girlfriend was actually at the game, underneath a huge cement overhang. I'm still amazed by how she said nobody paniced. They just left. It took her about 8 hours to get home to Sacramento I think.

ckbythesea 10-24-2010 07:37 PM

That day, I was up here in Oregon, but I am from the Bay Area originally, and there were friends to be concerned about. DH was watching the game, and it was a while before we understood why the game had suddenly dropped off the air.

I did two, just a bit behind uploading, as usual!

Gotta Have Mail F4A33 by ckbythesea - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Shimmery Pumpkins #2 by ckbythesea - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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