Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Mystery of Glimmer Glam

I admit it, the colours totally sucked me in....

...such a rich red, such a gorgeous turquoise. And the name? Glimmer Glam. It sounds lovely doesn't it? So I bought some :)

Last night I had the urge to make a page, and somewhere in the creating process it dawned on me that my turquoise (actually, it's called "mermaid") Glimmer Glam would match my project. Not long after that, I realised that I had absolutely no idea what to do with it! LOL! It doesn't come in a spray bottle like Glimmermist, and my computer was turned off, so I couldn't google some instructions....hmmmm...what to do?

So I found an eyedropper (from the baby panadol days) and made some globs of Glimmer Glam on my background paper...
...so far so good. Then I grabbed a paintbrush and painted some white chipboard letters with it...noice. The spots looked a bit plain, so I used the tip of a letter opener to make little sun shapes...it sorta matched the retro look of the sticker I was planning to use.

Then I got totally carried away and painted over the dress on the sticker! I can see how this stuff can get addictive :)
After leaving it overnight to dry, I ended up with this...


...which really is quite sparkly in real life! I must point out that this is a 9x9 layout, a size that I use for my little album where I put pages just about me :) and which I add to,on average, once a year :)
Paper is by Echo Park, sticker is Modern Homemaker by October Afternoon, and sparkles are Glimmer Glam Mermaid.
And yes...I started a new job today :)
TTFN xxx
P.S. I do usually use photos in my scrapbooking...you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise given my last few pages :)

10 comments:

Suzanne said...

That stuff sure is fun and I love what you have done with it.Good luck with your new plans for tomorrow.

Tracey said...

congrats on the new job and I love that you have recorded this little bit of your history.
well done
love me :-)

Mel said...

Wow... really love this LO Susan, even though it has no photo lol
The Glimmer Glam looks great!!

Linda said...

I can so not believe that you have used a glimmer product, i am lost for type...
how did today go?

Vicki said...

Good luck settling in to your new job Susan. Thinking of you....xx

Shiree said...

Suzi,it looks fantastic,

...so New year, new job, what are you up to gal? Good luck!

Beckie said...

Oooo I love the glimmer glam drops, it looks excellent!!

Linda said...

me again, what is the secret project in your to do list?

WillieburgScrapper said...

I just bought 8 bottles of this because I fell in love with one I got from an order by mistake and I was also stymied on how to use it- I've been applying with my fingers so far. :)

Janellybelly said...

Oh, I do ever so love your homemaker - she's precious ;)