Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Shimmering Mixed Media fun and some news...

Hello all and welcome! Things are getting back to normal after my long absence, and today I have some projects as well as some news to share.

While I was away in Australia, I was contacted by the owner of Shimmerz Paints to ask if I wanted to be part of her design team..... Well, I nearly fell of my chair, - little old me on a team like that. It took me about 5 seconds to decide lol.
So today I am sharing some fun little experiments with their amazing paints and sprays, - mixed media bliss for sure.

Just to be clear, these little cards are not yet DT pieces, I was just having a play to get to know the products, but I thought I would share them with you anyway. My first proper DT piece will be due only in about 10 days time, and of course then I'll share a proper step by step over on their blog.
Meanwhile, here are some close ups of my play time :o)
If you don't know Shimmerz, - they do paints, sprays, coloured texture media, etc etc, both with mica and without. Both the background and the flower were coloured with a mix of their products.
Oh and they blend in with all my favourite Distress inks to perfection too!
I certainly loved creating these, the saying is from the Tim Holtz small talk collection stickers.
Love how the sprays seep into the crackled background. 

The butterfly is a Tim Holtz die cut from the Butterfly Duo.

Well, there you have it, just a little taster here, but if you do decide to check out the paints and make a purchase, mention my name (in the notes to merchant) and Stacey (the owner) will send you a sample for FREE!!!! Check out our Facebook page for more inspiration too, there is masses of inspiration there, give-aways and links to some super videos!
Thanks for visiting today and happy creating!

I am going to enter these into the following challenges:


Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

These are so pretty. Nice FB page too.

Patty O'Malley said...

Love these little works of art, Astrid, and congratulations!

Suzanne C said...

No surprise here that they wanted you on the team! These are gorgeous and a big congrats!

Christi Conley said...

Stunning!! And a huge congratulations to you :)
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Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work, those paints look great, congrats on your new DT job. Hugs, Valerie

Margaret Mifsud said...

Oh Wow!! These little card are so sweet and soooo gorgeous, I looooveee them!! Huge congratulations for making the Shimmerz team Astrid, they are so lucky to have you. xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Biiig congrats to the new DT space Astrid and biiig congrats to them for having you on it. Your work here is just as beautiful as always hun. It looks just amazing and as usual I just love, what you´ve done and the colors you´ve used too. You are just as awesome as usual hun.
Have a wonderful week ahead and lots of great fun too.

brenda said...

Where to start with all those lovely tactile creations Astrid. I'm not familiar with the company but it sounds right up your street, congratulations and can't wait so see what you get up to with the new goodies.

B x

chrissie said...

These look very beautiful Astrid and I am sure you will make wonderful things with the products

Love Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

These are all so beautiful and I can imagine Shimmerz getting excited about your first DT piece when they see them! Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing what you create for them. I still seem to be here, there and everywhere - coming up to Scotland next week for afew days- hubby wants to see Edinburgh Castle. ..and I do believe there's a craft shop in Edinburgh! Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

Congrats on the new DT post Astrid. I'm sure you will enjoy working with these products if your little samples are anything to go by, gorgeous colours and textures, and I'm sure they can't wait to see what you come up with for your first piece. Looking forward to your creations.
Avril xx

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Astrid,

wow, ich gratuliere dir zu deiner neuen DT-Aufgabe. Deine Werke sind wieder so wunderschön geworden. Ich mag die verschiedenen Texturen auf deinen Werken. Die Farben gefallen mir auch sehr gut. Sie sind ganz nach meinem Geschmack. Ich mag eher die zarten pudrigen Farben. Ich bin absolut begeistert.
Ich freue mich das du so einen wunderschönen Urlaub erleben durftest in Australien. Ich war auch gerade eine Woche in meiner Heimatstadt Berlin. Das ist natürlich nicht vergleichbar. Ich denke an die Erlebnisse in diesem faszinierenden Land wirst du noch lange zurückdenken.
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Mittwoch. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats Astrid!! I love your creations and I have some Shimmerz ... They are lovely!

Terry said...

Congratulations, Astrid! You are a great fit for the DT and look how beautiful your grand entrance is! I love all the shimmer and gorgeous colors! Happy for you! Hugs!

Brenda Brown said...

These are utterly delightful Astrid and what a great playtime for you. Hugs congrats, you are perfect for the products - have fun and enjoy xxx

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, congratulations, I adore your little tasters , how beautiful, and with stunning texture they are all. Gorgeous looking after you have cracked, inked ,and glittered, ...the butterfly, the rose, and heart ,-they are all amazing and so beautiful, I will have to look at "your " shimmerz !!
Hugs and wonderful to have you back !!

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Astrid, these samples all look beautiful, I think we are in for a number of treats when you show us more projects.
Yvonne xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Congratulations, your experiments are so amazing, I love the texture and colors and the whole design.
Big hugs Anja

rachel said...

amazing texture Astrid - brilliant all round. Congrats! Hugs rachel x

butterfly said...

Many congratulations, Astrid - what a fantastic new DT gig! Astrid and Shimmerz - a great combination... perfect for your shabby chic vintage mixed media style, and how lucky they are to have you! Love these first little playtime creations, and can't wait to see what you cook up on this new adventure.
Alison xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Huge congratulations Astrid, so pleased for you. Love your experimentations . These products look fabulous, love the results, they look perfect for mixed media, can't wait to see your first official DT piece. Enjoy . Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

Congrats to you...of course they would want you! These are the sheen!

Kathy Bradley said...

Congratulations on being on the new design team - they have wonderful products. Your practice pieces above are absolutely gorgeous. I look forward to seeing your design team art.

Lynn Price said...

Congratulations on a wonderful new DT experience! Can't wait to see what you come up with. These look like beautiful products, judging from your fabulous examples here! xxx Lynn

Marisa Job said...

Congratulations!! You are going to make awesome projects with their products.
These are all so beautiful!!

JackieP Neal said...

Astrid!!! there is nothing "little old you" about you!! You are a star and you shine so bright you are noticed!! From my whole heart- congratulations to you and so well deserved to be asked for this new team!! I have been over to the site and will visit again- maybe even place an order!!
Your pieces are gorgeous- thanks so much for sharing and welcome home,dear friend!! xxoo

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Astrid and congratulations! Can't wait to see what wonderful creations you make for your new DT position! Deb xo

Sue C said...

Congratultions Astrid ! Great little pieces ! Sue C x

Klaudia/Kszp said...

Congratulations, Astrid! Gorgeous works :)

Anneke said...

Congratulations Astrid. You can be very proud of yourself.
The work you showed us above is adorable. The rose almost
looks like it was stone. I love special paints and can't wait to see your
first DT work.

Julia Aston said...

These are gorgeous creations Astrid - It looks like you've been using these products forever! Big congrats on being asked to be on their team - can't wait to see more! Julia xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Congratulations ! They are lucky to have you ! Fantastic little treasures here !
COrrie x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is such a gorgeous idea to create those toppers ready to embellish all manner of artwork.
Exquisite texture and colours on each one, they really are sublime.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Glorious art pieces, Astrid. beautiful texture and colors!! I will be waiting to see what you make next with Shimmerz paints!
Congratulations on your new team!!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Huge congratulations, Astrid! I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to see your DT makes for them! x
These little beauties are fab, love the heart.. beautifully textured! Thank you very much for sharing them with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid xx

Shari Trumbull said...

YAY FOR YOU ASTRID!! Big congratulations on your new DT post with Shimmerz Paint!! I'm going to have to go over and take a looksee!!
These cards are just astounding!! I love all of the yummy texture and the artsy grunginess of them so much! Just spectacular!! Congrats again!

Annie said...

Huge congratulations on the DT position Astrid......your mixed media work is fabulous and you will be an asset to the team.
Absolutely love the projects you have created and I look forward to viewing more

Hugs hugs Annie xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Congratulations, Astrid. No wonder they asked you - will look forward to seeing more!

Barbara Schiassi said...

First ... Congrats, well deserved , you are an artist so eclectic! Second I love so much this work! All cards are fantastic, I love every little detail! Wonderful! BArbarayaya

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